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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.

Sr. Software Engineer - C/C++

ResearchDublin, Ireland


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Sr. Software Engineer - C/C++

Dublin | Ireland

Your Role:

Tenable is looking for a Senior C/C++ Software Engineer to join the Nessus Engine development team. The Nessus engine is the core of the Tenable network security product line, enabling organizations to address the ever-evolving challenge of understanding and mitigating their cybersecurity risk. As a Senior Software Engineer, you will contribute towards designing, developing and maintaining our core Nessus product.  

Your Opportunity:

  • Design, develop, and maintain new features and core improvements for the Nessus Engine
  • Provide engineering support to multiple product teams in the use of the core Nessus engine
  • Collaborate with other engineers within an Agile development environment
  • Work with Product development to agree on feature requirements and delivery timelines
  • Ensure full automation testing for all new features, to support CICD model of software delivery
  • Perform peer code reviews, unit and integration testing to assure high software quality

What you'll need:

  • 8+ years of experience in creating well-written C/C++ applications for Linux and/or Windows platforms
  • Experience in developing core libraries, infrastructure and/or software engines
  • Experience in custom scripting language or compiler development strongly preferred
  • Cross-platform development a big plus
  • Experience with JavaScript and/or Python a plus
  • Experience in, or a willingness to learn, a DevOps / CICD software delivery methodology
  • Experience in working in an Agile team, and an enthusiasm for working collaboratively within and across product teams
  • Bachelors or M.S. Degree in Computer Science or a related field

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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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. The key question is: Is This You?

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