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 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.

Senior Software Engineer - Scala

Dublin | Ireland

Tenable is more than ‘just’ the creator of Nessus. Our security solutions - including the first cloud-based platform, 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 700 colleagues, 20,000 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:

We are looking for a self-motivated, senior-level Scala software engineer to assist in the development of an application security product, ideally with a background in program analysis.

Your Opportunity:

  • Work in a full-stack development environment on a small agile team
  • Contribute to every aspect of a product developed in Scala (backend, frontend, database, program analysis software & engines, etc.)
What you'll need:
  • Excellent understanding and working knowledge of Scala
  • Practical, hands-on, previous experience on a full-time Scala engineering team
  • Familiarity with Scala coding standards and practices
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
And ideally:
  • Previous experience with some or all of the following technologies preferred: Akka, Play framework, Elasticsearch, PostgreSQL, Slick, JavaScript, etc.
  • Previous experience in queue-based architectures (Kafka, RabbitMQ, etc.)
  • Hands-on experience with decompilers, disassemblers, sandboxes, reverse engineering, etc.
  • Practical, hands-on, previous experience developing program analysis software (static analysis systems, dynamic analysis systems, symbolic execution, etc.)
  • Previous experience working in AWS environments
  • Experience using unit testing frameworks
  • Previous experience on a distributed team
  • Ability to work well independently or in small teams
  • Knowledge of JVM internals
  • Strong understanding of data structures
  • Familiarity with grammars (from formal language theory)
  • MS or higher in Computer Science preferred


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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