Overview




Trail of Bits helps secure the world’s most targeted organizations and products. We combine high-end security research with a real-world attacker mentality to reduce risk and fortify code.

As a cyber security research and consulting firm, we serve clients in the defense, tech, finance, and block chain industries. We help with their most difficult security challenges by designing and building new technology, researching new techniques to advance the state of practice, and reviewing the security of the latest available technology products before they hit the market.

Our team consumes, produces, and presents research as a natural part of doing business. When we make new discoveries or developments, we strive to share our knowledge and release our tools as open source. It’s a practice that’s earned us industry accolades and helped contribute to our double-digit bottom line growth.

 

Role 

Trail of Bits is looking for an experienced Technical Editor with exceptional communication, writing, editing, and critical thinking skills. This position will be primarily focused on ensuring our clients receive clear and quality technical documentation. The ideal candidate will do the following:

 

  • Manage all print content development for a global technical team of security researchers. Digital, video and audio content development may also be incorporated
  • Edit, revise, contribute to, and create technical documents and regularly re-review completed documentation to maintain accuracy and relevance
  • Take complex or technical information and rewrite it to be actionable and easy to understand
  • Create consistent content management principles and workflows for optimal productivity
  • Self-manage communication and collaboration with technical project teams
  • Deliver edited publications and reports on time in a fast-paced environment with many quick-turnaround projects

 

Responsibilities

  • Maintain quality and brand alignment across all platforms and content
  • Play a role in creating, compiling and distributing of all blog posts, whitepapers, talk submissions, podcasts, publications, and marketing collateral to reflect Trail of Bits’ brand and drive consistency
  • Edit and finalize 3 – 15 technical client-facing reports per week, ensuring grammatical issues are resolved and corporate style guidelines are applied
  • Collaborate with consultant writers across the organization to improve technical writing skills
  • Provide internal one-on-one technical writing coaching sessions and develop supplemental writing resources and other training material for consultants
  • Keep a library of cyber security findings and research up to date, and leverage those resources when creating content
  • Improve technical editing workflow capabilities through strategy, analytics, and tracking
  • Assist with the training of other Technical Editors

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field preferred
  • At least 3+ years of technical copy editing experience
  • Content strategy experience is a plus
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to pass a writing test
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple work streams
  • Ability to quickly grasp complex technical concepts
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people across diverse project teams
  • Understanding of security threats and application security is a plus
  • Experience with G Suite tools required
  • Must live in the United States or Canada

 

Benefits for Eligible US Employees

  • Multiple generous health, vision, and dental insurance plans including zero-premium options supporting individuals and families through Just works
  • Ancillary benefits including life and disability insurance, pre-tax commuter benefits, free Citi Bike membership, access to a Health Advocate, a healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA), and a free One Medical membership
  • 3 – 4 months paid parental leave
  • 401k with 5% company matching through Betterment
  • Moving expenses: $5,000 one-time
  • Charitable donation matching up to $2,000
  • Bonuses for recruiting, public speaking, tool releases, blog posts, academic posters, proposals, and whitepapers
  • End-of-year bonuses based on company, team, and personal performance
  • 14 company holidays and four weeks of paid time off (PTO)
  • Carbon offsets for your personal and corporate carbon emissions through Project Wren

 

Benefits for Eligible Canadian Employees

  • Premium health, vision, and dental insurance plans
  • Life/AD&D insurance options, as well as short- and long-term disability insurance plans
  • RRSP plan with 5% company matching
  • Charitable donation matching up to USD $2000
  • Bonuses for recruiting, public speaking, tool releases, blog posts, academic posters, proposals, and
  • whitepapers, and end-of-year bonuses based on company, team, and personal performance
  • 14 company holidays including provincial statutory holidays and select US holidays
  • 2 weeks of PTO and 2 weeks of sick time per year
  • Carbon offsets for your personal and corporate carbon emissions through Project Wren

 

Dedication to diversity, equity & inclusion

Trail of Bits is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace where our employees can thrive and be themselves! We welcome all persons into our community. We embrace the diversity of gender, gender identity or expression, race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical and mental disabilities, medical condition, genetic characteristic, sexual orientation, marital status, family care or medical leave status, military or veteran status, or perceived membership in any of these groups.