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 Engineering Manager - Nessus Product Team

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

Your Role:

Tenable is not only building great products and carving out a completely new category, but we are also building a world-class engineering culture, and committed to hiring the very best. We are seeking to add a superb Engineering Manager to provide leadership to the Nessus development team at Tenable.

Nessus is the core of the Tenable network security product line, enabling organizations to address the ever-evolving challenge of understanding and mitigating their cybersecurity exposure by identifying key vulnerabilities and policy-violating configurations that put their systems at risk. Used as the foundational scanner for Tenable’s enterprise customers, Nessus is also the tool of choice for thousands of consultants worldwide, as well as home users, hobbyists, and students.

As the Nessus Software Engineering Manager, you will manage a team of engineers working to enhance and maintain this critical part of the Tenable infrastructure.

Your Opportunity:

  • Excellent communicator
  • Build & maintain high performing teams
  • Manage execution (does not micro-manage execution)
  • Train & mentor direct reports
  • Keep team accountable & be accountable for the team and all its members
  • Defend the culture
What You'll Need:
  • 5+ years previous experience as an engineering manager or a technical lead with measurable success
  • Experience in the cybersecurity space, with a preference for network security experience
  • Superb leadership skills and the ability to harness the team to produce the highest quality deliverables with the greatest velocity
  • Ability to attract and hire great engineers, manage and mentor them and make them successful
  • An ability to understand complex software environments and end-to-end system architecture flows.
  • Knowledge of software development process and lean methodologies, and ability to facilitate true agility and continuous improvement
  • Experience with developing and maintaining complex applications in a fast-paced, high-growth environment.
  • An ability to work with a remote team and lead them to sustainable long-term success
  • Knowledge of best practices related to high availability, fault tolerance, scalability and performance
  • A passion for Quality and a “Get Stuff Done” attitude that is balanced by a sense of responsibility to your customers and team


    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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