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

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

Your Role:

As a Principal Engineer at Tenable, you play a key role in the delivery of highly reliable, scalable, and maintainable applications and services. You will drive projects end-to-end, collaborating on product definitions with Product Managers, architecting and implementing technical solutions with talented teams, and ensuring continued success even after deployment. You will lead and foster participation in design reviews, architecture discussions and other technical leadership 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:

  • Be a lead voice in a fast moving and mature team that is working on an innovative product and is utilizing modern technologies.
  • Work with other Principal Engineers and Team Leads to help develop and implement engineering patterns and architecture.
  • Be at the forefront of technological initiatives by evaluating and working with management to recommend solutions to the team.
  • Make a difference by evangelizing engineering team’s principles, not just internally but cross functionally.
  • Ability to contribute to the overall delivery methodology and framework to continually improve our quality and efficiencies.
  • Collaborate with an amazing group of cross functional team members including product management, design and other engineers in your Agile team.

What you'll need:

  • Track record of working on successful deliveries and enhancing teams technical ability with heavy emphasis on DevOps, Automation, and Quality.
  • Experience building high volume fault-tolerant, highly-available, and globally distributed applications and services in a cloud-based environment.
  • Experience working on modern Javascript frameworks, preferably with React/Redux.
  • Experience with visualization tools (d3, three.js, raphael.js) and node.js is preferred, but not required.
  • Solid understanding of basic Javascript and CSS concepts and techniques, experience with CSS pre-processing frameworks (such as Sass, Less, or Stylus).
  • Experience with different distributed data storage and caching solutions.
  • Experience with fault tolerant message queueing/brokering systems.
  • Experience with AWS or similar cloud platform.
  • Experience with dependency injection concepts is necessary.
  • Experienced using DevOps and Automation tools to deploy, test, and support your project in a CI/CD fashion.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with other engineers and cross functional team members.
  • Willingness to take ownership of project priorities, deadlines and deliverables.
  • Passion for keeping up to date on current trends related to system architectures, performance techniques, testing, accessibility, localization, security and web design/user experience.

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 1200 colleagues, 27,000 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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