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 give the power to every member of the team when we invite all developers, engineers and researchers to our own internal developer off site hackathon, where they compete to create the next great thing – a functional prototype, related to our technology, that makes our operations better.

Your ideas may become a reality – and even change the future of security.

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.

Director of Engineering

Columbia Gateway Drive | Columbia | Maryland | United States | 21046

Your Role:

Tenable is looking for a high-performing, experienced software engineering leader to lead our on-premise scanning engineering teams. These teams are responsible for building the on-premise products that identify and map every asset across any computing environments, and their vulnerabilities using active network scanning, endpoint scanning and network monitoring techniques.

Your Opportunity

  • Excellent communicator within Engineering and collaborates cross-functionally with Product Management, Program Management, Marketing, Sales and customers.
  • Direct and manage execution of all phases of engineering through managers.
  • Bring industry experience and contribute towards shaping the product strategy of the products you are responsible for.
  • Take ownership and pride in predictably delivering quality engineering releases.
  • Recruit top talent, scale, and maintain multiple high-performing engineering teams
  • Defend and shape the culture of the engineering organization.

What you'll need

  • 10+ years of software engineering experience, and 3+ years of prior experience as Director of Engineering with measurable success.
  • Superb leadership skills and the ability to harness teams to produce the highest quality deliverables with the greatest velocity, and emphasis of sharing and communicating context.
  • Ability to attract and hire great senior engineers and managers, build high-performing distributed teams, lead and mentor them, and make them successful.
  • Experience growing people and engineering teams, and possess a can-do attitude.
  • Ensure effective communication and coordination within the organization and across all organizations within the company in delivering projects.
  • Provide technical strategy, direction and standards to ensure they are adhered to, and excellent at influencing without authority.
  • Spawn and execute new ideas on your own to further your and your teams’ brand (writing blogs, contributing to organizational standards, and leading internal cultural initiatives).
  • B.S or M.S. Degree in Computer Science or a related field.


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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Tenable is more than ‘just’ the creator of Nessus. Our security solutions - including our first cyber exposure platform for modern assets, Tenable.io - are transforming global vulnerability management. We’re a global team, powered by creative thinkers who are wired for action, focused on delivering results and collaborating to enable decisive actions to protect what matters most. We’re in this together - colleagues, customers and partner communities working as One Tenable.

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?

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