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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 - Web Application Security

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:

We’re building something new around web application security and are looking for self-motivated, senior-level people who will help us define and develop the scanner engine powering this brand new product within a small agile team around the world. 

Your Opportunity:

  • Develop our web application security scanner engine written in Ruby
  • Implement new automated web application vulnerability detection plugins 
  • Discuss and define the product roadmap 
  • Help improving our product by being proactive and propose new ideas around web application security 

What you'll need:

  • Good Expertise in web application security technology and standards, weaknesses affecting a web application, how to detect and remediate them 
  • Experienced with modern web application development 
  • Good Ruby programming level
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

And ideally...

  • Already worked with Nessus and/or web application security / pentesting tools like Burp, OWASP, ZAP, Nmap.
  • Understand fundamental elements and concepts of webservices – REST, SOAP, or other API’s
  • Practical experience with databases and SQL language
  • Work already with commercial web application security products
  • Experience with development in a cloud applications environment

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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