Technical Writer at Tanium in Dallas, Texas

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Technical Writer

At Tanium, a Technical Writer in our Support Center fulfills a necessary role in our organization to serve our customers by documenting technical solutions and best practices. With a primary focus on customer satisfaction, Technical Writers focus on improving the overall experience of our customers when using Tanium. This role will report to the Support Director.

What you’ll do:

  • Produce high-quality documentation that meets company standards and is appropriate for its intended audience
  • Work with internal teams to obtain an in-depth understanding of the product and the documentation requirements
  • Translate internal best practices, complex problems, community discussions, and support cases into externally consumable documentation, such as knowledge base articles
  • Coordinate with other organizations, such as Enterprise Services and Engineering, to ensure published articles are accurate and reflect the current state of the product
  • Manage updates and revisions to existing technical documentation
  • Analyze existing content, focusing on reuse and single-sourcing opportunities.
  • Participate in the development of documentation style standards, information architecture, tools, and best practices

We’re looking for someone with:


  • BA/BS or equivalent experience required from the following:

    • Journalism, English, Communications, Computer science, or Engineering

Experience and Skills

  • 5+ years experience in software documentation
  • Writing for a system administrator audience
  • Experience documenting for both Windows and Linux environments
  • Familiarity with XML, HTML, topic based/structured authoring, and single-sourcing; knowledge of DITA
  • Self-starter with ability to learn software applications with little direction
  • Experience with IT security software/products a plus
  • Effective communication skills
  • Security +, CCSP, GCIA, CEH, OSCP or other related security certifications are a plus, but not required.

About Tanium:

At Tanium, we empower the world’s largest organizations to manage and protect their mission-critical networks. There’s a reason why six of the top ten retailers, 12 of the top 15 US banks, and five of the US Armed Forces use Tanium. We provide lightning-fast capabilities at their fingertips to see everything and do anything across their computer networks – with unparalleled scale.

We pride ourselves on being unstoppable in the pursuit of our mission. We are diverse problem solvers driven to do the right thing and win as a team.

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