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.

Principal Software Engineer

Columbia | Maryland | United States

Your Role:

As a Principal Software Engineer at Tenable, you play a key role in the delivery of highly reliable, scalable, and maintainable systems. You will drive projects end-to- end, collaborating on product definitions with Product Managers, architecting and implementing technical solutions with talentedteams, and ensuring continued success even after deployment. You will lead and participate in design reviews, architecture discussions and other technical leader activities. You’re comfortable working independently as well as supporting other team members. You’re pragmatic, tenacious, and comfortable with ambiguity. You’ll be able to balance technical leadership and acumen with strong business judgment to make the right decisions about technology choices. You’ll strive for simplicity, while bringing technical insights into how to refine and improve the system, ultimately ensuring performance, stability, and an exceptional end user experience.
Your Opportunity:
  • Expertly implement designs using modern programming practices
  • Participate in the architecture and design of systems
  • Perform code reviews and ensure exceptional code quality
  • Drive innovation by contributing new ideas for our processes, tools, and technologies
  • Functionally decompose complex problems into simple, straightforward solutions
  • Serve as a technical lead on our most demanding, cross-functional projects
  • Fully and completely understand system interdependencies and limitations
  • Possess expert knowledge in performance, scalability, enterprise system architecture, and engineering best practices
  • Assist in the career development of others, actively mentoring individuals on advanced technical issues and helping managers guide the career growth of their team members
  • Exert technical influence over multiple teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and experience
What you'll need:
  • 10+ years of relevant engineering experience
  • Demonstrable experience developing in Java 8 or higher (Groovy / Kotlin experience is a plus)
  • Experience developing components in a microservices architecture
  • Experience working on teams with heavy emphasis on DevOps, Automation, CI/CD, and Quality
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment
  • Comfortable working with a remote team operating in multiple time zones
  • Experience with a variety of data storage solutions (e.g. Elasticsearch, Dynamo, RDS, PGSQL)
  • Experience with fault tolerant message queuing/brokering systems (e.g. Kafka, SQS, Kinesis)
  • Experience with AWS or similar cloud platform (e.g. Google Cloud, Azure, OpenStack)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

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?