WHAT WE DO MATTERS

We have big plans for continued global growth, and we’re looking for people who are creative, flexible and dedicated to helping us build something great – something that matters.

We've already created the world's first Cyber Exposure platform. Now we're looking to maximize the capability of this incredible new domain, through world-class, channel-focused sales - building on a customer-base that includes more than 50% of the Fortune 500, large government agencies and midsized organizations across both the private and public sectors. It's a simply outstanding environment to forge a successful sales career on honesty, integrity and customer satisfaction.

Can you join Team Tenable? Yes you can - if you’re excited by the thought of working with over 1000 colleagues, 24,000 customers and a range of revolutionary products that are shaping cybersecurity in 150 countries, being valued for who you are as well as what you do, you can embrace the pace (we’re recognized as one of the fastest growing security product companies by SC Magazine, Red Herring, Info Securities, Deloitte and E&Y) as well as enjoy a superb rewards package (we’re seen as a Best Places to Work by Glassdoor, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, The Baltimore Business Journal and Expert Marketplace). The key question is: Is This You?

We have big plans for continued global growth, and we’re looking for people who are creative, flexible and dedicated to helping us build something great – something that matters.

Associate Security Sales Engineer

California Street | San Francisco | California | United States | 94108

Your Role:

Tenable is seeking a Commercial Sales Engineer to drive Technical and Business value aspects of strategic selling in your assigned region. You will be partnering with Territory Sales Managers and a strong team of peers to: differentiate the Tenable solutions from our competitors, create lasting customers by positioning the unique business value they are looking for and most importantly, create raving fans of Tenable throughout your area of influence.

Your Opportunity:
  • Become a Cyber Exposure, Vulnerability and Risk Management Subject Matter Expert and advisor to some of the world’s largest organizations
  • Meet with prospective clients to discover what their biggest security challenges and highest priority business drivers are
  • Map Tenable’s unique business value and differentiators to their challenges and business drivers, perform custom portfolio demonstrations based on real intel
  • Partner with like-minded peers across Tenable to build exceptionally strong teams and shared knowledge
  • Influence product directions, make a difference, and be part of Tenable’s growth and leadership in the ever faster moving world of cyber exposure

What You'll Need:
  • Prior experience working in a security related technical pre-sales role
  • Understanding how to craft a custom demo vs delivering a canned demo
  • Skill and confidence in leading discussions from a deep technical level to the executive level
  • A strong self-starter attitude and determination to win.
  • Solid teamwork skills, teamwork is everything at Tenable.
  • Solid Interpersonal “smarts”
  • Willingness to travel where and when needed within your territory, typically around 10% on average

And Ideally:
  • Experience with Nessus and/or other network security technologies
  • Solid foundational knowledge of TCP/IP and network security concepts
  • Experience with Enterprise class operating systems at the security admin level
  • Demonstrable experience with modern compute infrastructures such as AWS, Azure, Openstack, etc.
  • Docker and DevOps knowledge, API scripting, Python SDK would be a ++
  • Knowledge of compliance standards (e.g., PCI, FISMA, SOX, NERC)
  • BS in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent experience (i.e. 4+ years of direct SE experience)
  • CISSP, GIAC, Security+ or other certifications relevant to systems security and vulnerabilities


If you’ve reached this point in the job description and feel you’re still not sure if you should apply…Just do it! We know there are no perfect applicants. You may not have 100% of all those bullets listed above - and that’s okay. If you’re feeling like you’re not going to fit in with our teams - that’s not okay. We're One Tenable which means however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, we encourage you to submit an application if it’s a role you can be passionate about doing every day.


We’re committed to promoting Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) at Tenable - through all equal employment opportunity laws and regulations at the international, federal, state and local levels.

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