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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.

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++

Columbia | Maryland | United States

Tenable is more than ‘just’ the creator of Nessus. Our security solutions - including the 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?

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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