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.

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 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?

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.

Sales Engineer

San Francisco | California | United States

Your Role:

Tenable is seeking an experienced Security Sales Engineer to own and drive the Business and Technical aspects of strategic Enterprise selling in your assigned region. You will be partnering with Enterprise Territory 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 Vulnerability and Risk Management SME 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 network security.

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 25% 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 
  • Knowledge of compliance standards (e.g., PCI, FISMA, SOX, NERC)
  • BS in Computer Science or related field, 8+ years of direct SE experience
  • CISSP
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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