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.

Software Engineer (PHP)

Columbia Gateway Drive | Columbia | Maryland | United States | 21046

Your Role:

Tenable is looking for a Software Engineer to join the Tenable.sc product team. Tenable.sc gives companies a comprehensive picture of their network while keeping their data under their control. Built on leading Nessus technology, Tenable.sc discovers unknown assets and vulnerabilities and monitors unexpected network changes before they turn into breaches.

Your Opportunity:
  • Make meaningful contributions to a product that forms the backbone of security infrastructure for companies and governments across the world.
  • Work collaboratively in a fast-paced agile environment
  • Design, architect, and code new features
  • Participate in improving the team dynamic and processes
  • Contribute to code reviews
  • Document your code contributions

What You'll need:
  • 6 months + development experience, ideally in PHP, but development in Java/Groovy, C, or JavaScript would also be accepted.
  • B.S or M.S. Degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Good knowledge of modern programming practices: MVC, OO, unit tests, etc
  • An understanding of good testing methodology
And Ideally:
  • Preferred, experience designing and developing Restful API’s
  • Preferred, experience with efficiently querying relational databases
  • Preferred, experience with Linux operating systems, particularly Red Hat variants

If you’ve reached this point in the job description and feel you’re still not sure if you should apply…Just do it! We know there are no perfect applicants. You may not have 100% of all those bullets listed above - and that’s okay. If you’re feeling like you’re not going to fit in with our teams - that’s not okay. We're One Tenable which means however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, we encourage you to submit an application if it’s a role you can be passionate about doing every day.


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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