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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 - Virtual Appliance

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

Your Role:

Tenable is looking for an experienced Senior Software Engineer to join the Appliance team. The Tenable Virtual Appliance is the platform of choice for delivering Tenable vulnerability assessment software in the ever-evolving world of cybersecurity risk identification. As a Senior Software Engineer, you will help design and implement the future of Tenable product software delivery, add customer-facing features and maintain the integrity and security of the platform. You will lead design efforts to implement new features and technologies and push those features to production straight to customer systems.

Your Opportunity:
  • Participate in design, refinement and planning discussion
  • Lead development projects from concept to design to implementation
  • Perform maintenance of the Tenable Core delivery platform
  • Act as technical lead on AWS/Azure/GoogleCloud offerings
  • Research new technologies and solutions and provide documentation around suggested implementation
  • Work in a distributed team in a global environment
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
What you'll need:

  • 5+ Years experience is a distributed environment working with virtualized technology in a DevOps capacity.
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced troubleshooting experience with the installation, configuration, and integration  of products on Linux operating systems
  • Ability to lead small technical teams in an operational setting, including assigning or overseeing tasks, and providing technical support, and mentorship to team members
  • Able to configure networked test environments and troubleshoot networking issues in IPv4/IPv6
  • Able to write unit and automated integration testing
  • Three plus years working with Unix/Linux/Windows Platforms in a virtualized environment
  • Advanced knowledge of scripting (Unix Shell, JavaScript, PowerShell, Python).
  • Knowledge of data formats (XML, JSON, YAML etc.)
  • In-depth knowledge with AWS and Azure service offerings (compute, storage, network, content delivery, database, analytics, big data, management, monitoring).
  • In-depth knowledge with HyperV and VMware Virtualization

And Ideally:
  • One or more years of experience in the development, deployment, and troubleshooting of Docker containers in distributed production environments
  • One or more years of experience working with Chef, SaltStack, Puppet, or Terraform and creating customized plugins, recipes, modules etc. for those platforms
  • Experience working with CI/CD pipelines (i.e. Bamboo, Jenkins) integrating with development processes
  • Comfortable with web technologies including HTTPS, SSL/TLS, and REST


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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Tenable is more than ‘just’ the creator of Nessus. Our security solutions - including our 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 1200 colleagues, 27,000 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?

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