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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 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.

Engineering Manager

Columbia | Maryland | United States

Tenable is more than ‘just’ the creator of Nessus. Our security solutions - including the 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 800 colleagues, 23,000 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?

Your Role:

Tenable is not only building great products and carving out a completely new category, but we are also building a world-class engineering culture, and committed to hiring the very best.  We are seeking to add a superb technical Engineering Manager to provide leadership to the development teams that create the services for our flagship product, Tenable.io. This individual will report to the Director of Feature Services.

Your Opportunity:

  • Provide leadership to an exceptional team of globally-distributed Engineers

  • Create a culture where empowered human beings can be successful and grow

  • Be a highly effective change agent, and help create a world-class engineering team

  • Collaborate with multiple teams to achieve a high level of cohesion and alignment

  • Champion improvements to and measure the effectiveness of the team’s software delivery process and pipeline

  • Spearhead recruiting the best.  Make improvements to our hiring approach.

  • Attend company sponsored events and industry conferences

  • Showcase your team's accomplishments in the form of demos, initiative reviews, and blog posts

What you'll need:

  • Previous experience as a superb technical lead

  • Experience developing and designing highly-scalable elastic distributed systems

  • Solid understanding of building microservices, along with their benefits and challenges

  • Knowledge of best practices related to high availability, fault tolerance, scalability and performance

  • An ability to understand complex software environments and delivery pipelines from end-to-end - especially distributed cloud-based systems with massive data and scaling challenges

  • Ability to attract and hire great engineers, manage and mentor them and make them successful

  • Superb leadership skills and the ability to harness the team to produce the highest quality deliverables with the greatest velocity

  • Knowledge of software development process and lean methodologies, and ability to facilitate true agility and continuous improvement

  • An ability to work with a remote team and lead them to sustainable long-term success

  • A passion for DevOps, Automation, Quality and Testing, and a “Get Stuff Done” attitude that is balanced by a sense of responsibility to your customers and team

And ideally:

  • Comfortable working in a Mac/Linux environment

  • Comfortable traveling to team meetings and events at-least once a quarter

  • Comfortable handling support escalations related to your services and managing pagerduty rotations


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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