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.

Sr. Software Engineer (Nessus - Javascript, REST, SQLite)

Research & Development 

Remote, United States

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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 (Nessus - Javascript, REST, SQLite)

Remote | United States

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, backend software engineer to assist in the continued design and development of our industry-leading vulnerability scanner.

Your Opportunity:
  • Work with other developers to implement new features
  • Promote great software design and quality
  • Drive innovation by coming up with new ideas for our products and processes
  • Point out issues with the existing architecture/code—and fix it up
What you'll need:
  • Excellent understanding and working knowledge of any server-side language, such as: PHP, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, or NASL
  • Excellent understanding and working knowledge of SQL (specifically sqlite)
  • Experience with building and maintaining APIs using REST and JSON
  • Experience with troubleshooting and debugging issues
  • Experience with writing functional and unit tests
  • Familiarity with Shell, Python, or Node scripting
  • Familiarity with Docker and/or running virtualized software
  • Familiarity with git or version control
  • The ability to work independently and as a part of a team
  • The ability to rapidly—and frequently—change focus amongst many tasks
  • The desire to continuously learn and be exposed to new technologies initiative
And ideally:
  • The ability to learn a new language and to build full framework libraries from scratch


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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