Technical Editor at Trail of Bits

| Greater NYC Area | Remote
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About Trail of Bits
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 cybersecurity research and consulting firm, we serve clients in the defense, tech, finance, and blockchain 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 to be used by both technical and non-technical users. The ideal candidate will:
  • Manage all digital, video, audio and print content development for a global technical team of security researchers
  • Edit, revise, contribute to and create technical documents as well as 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 publications and reports on time in a fast-paced environment with many quick-turnaround projects

Responsibilities

  • Develop, maintain and ensure quality and brand alignment across all platforms and content 
  • Lead writing, compilation and distribution 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 apply
  • Collaborate with consultant writers' across the organization to improve technical writing skills
  • Provide internal one-on-one technical writing coaching sessions, develop supplemental writing resources, and other training material for consultants 
  • Keep a library of cybersecurity findings and research up-to-date, and provide the knowledge and language to customers in your content
  • Improve technical editing workflow capabilities through strategy, analytics and tracking
  • Assist with the training and mentorship of other internal editors and writers

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 workstreams
  • Ability to quickly grasp complex technical concepts
  • Capacity 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

Benefits for Eligible US Employees

  • Multiple generous health, vision, and dental insurance plans including no-monthly-premium options supporting individuals and families through Justworks
  • Ancillary benefits including life and disability insurance, pre-tax commuter benefits, free Citi Bike membership, access to a HealthAdvocate, 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: $5k one-time
  • Charitable donation matching up to $2,000
  • 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 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 Paid Time Off (PTO) and 2 weeks of sick time per year
  • Carbon offsets for your personal and corporate carbon emissions through Project Wren

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Location

We're located in the heart of the Financial District, with ample commuting options including MTA, Path, and ferries.

An Insider's view of Trail of Bits

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our offices are very easy going. Since half our employees are remote, we’re a remote-first company that just happens to have 20 people working in NYC. This gives us the benefit of a flexible remote culture but also have a place to get away from home and socialize with coworkers without rigid hours.

Ryan

Principal Security Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Half of Trail of Bits is remote, so online collaboration and communication keeps us running. We make heavy use of Slack, Google Docs, Github, Trello, and video calls. Each project has its own Github repository and Slack channel, where most project communication occurs. A weekly video call provides high-level updates to the whole company.

Artem

Principal Security Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

My coworkers generally have deep knowledge in a technical area such as systems engineering, software vulnerabilities, cryptography, or something else and many are organized, good at communicating, and work well with a team. To be successful on the team I think it is best to be open minded, willing to learn new things, and easy to work with.

Sam

Senior Security Engineer

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Trail of Bits makes it really easy for each of us to create the work-life balance that works for us as individuals. There is a lot of flexibility around when and where we work, and our tools and workflows make collaboration easy in a variety of settings.

Amelia

Director of Operations

What are Trail of Bits Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
We work with LifeLabs once per year to deliver an unconscious bias and behaviors of inclusion training to our employees.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Inclusive language in job postings, prioritize under-represented groups in our hiring pipeline, work with specialized recruiters, avoid whiteboard coding during interviews.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Trail of Bits employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Short-term Disability insurance covers 60% of weekly salary up to $1,000 weekly maximum payout. Long-term Disability insurance covers 60% of monthly salary up to $5,000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Choose between premium MetLife or Aetna PPO+ dental plans, at no cost to the employee.
Vision Benefits
Choose between premium MetLife or Aetna Vision+ plans, at no cost to the employee.
Health Insurance Benefits
Trail of Bits health insurance policy covers up to 100% of out of pocket expenses. All health insurance plans include access to HealthAdvocate, OneMedical on-demand primary care, and Teladoc.
Life Insurance
All full time employees receive $50,000 in Life Insurance and $50,000 in AD&D Insurance at no cost to the employee
Wellness Programs
Full time employees in qualifying locations have access to fitness club discounts, a gym membership stipend, ClassPass, and bike share membership.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Trail of Bits provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Betterment. We match 5% of employee's annual gross pay.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Trail of Bits will match $2000 of charitable donations per year.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
We maintain a flexible work schedule that cares more about results than time in the office.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Trail of Bits employees receive 20 days per year of paid time off.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
We regularly host team reviews of new academic research publications.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
Learning is a continuous activity at Trail of Bits, and employees are bonused for completing online classes, frequently collaborate in study groups, and meet to discuss recent academic papers.
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