Staff Software Engineer

Engineering Dublin 2, Dublin


Who is Tenable?

Tenable® is the Exposure Management company. 40,000 organizations around the globe rely on Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk. Our global employees support 60 percent of the Fortune 500, 40 percent of the Global 2000, and large government agencies. Come be part of our journey! 

What makes Tenable such a great place to work? 

Ask a member of our team and they’ll answer, “Our people!” We work together to build and innovate best-in-class cybersecurity solutions for our customers; all while creating a culture of belonging, respect, and excellence where we can be our best selves. When you’re part of our #OneTenable team, you can expect to partner with some of the most talented and passionate people in the industry, and have the support and resources you need to do work that truly matters. We deliver results that exceed expectations and we win together!

Your Role

Tenable is looking for a Staff Software Engineer with strong experience in building reliable and performant SaaS platforms. In this position, you will be part of a team responsible for the design, development and operation of services and APIs for large scale Cloud Native SaaS applications. 

Our system's core architecture is an event-driven system that relies on Kafka and AWS SQS. We are using Kotlin and Go to build our microservices. We adhere to DevOps methodology relentlessly and have enabled the team to be fully autonomous. Our teams build and own products end-to-end.
Your Opportunity:

  • Growth and Development: As part of working on a small but strong team, you'll have a broad scope as a Staff software engineer. You will team up with engineers to drive initiatives, define the architecture, and build new features
  • Collaboration: Work closely with Product Managers, other engineers, designers, and stakeholders to continuously iterate on our products
  • Creativity: We welcome engineers who are motivated and come up with their own ideas to help us build a better product
  • Architecture & Design: Help with design decisions and the ability to understand and improve our engine performance and stability
  • Integrate an early-stage taskforce working with lightweight develop workflows and requiring a high-level of autonomy
  • Contribute not only to the teams' product and services but also improve the Continuous Delivery platform, shared libraries and tenables infrastructure.
  • Constantly communicate with all parties involved in a project to ensure a high-quality product release

What You'll Need:

  • Practical, hands-on, previous experience on a full-time engineering team using JVM-based languages. An understanding and working knowledge of Kotlin is highly preferred
  • Experience leading and owning all technical aspects of a product end to end
  • Experience contributing to products and libraries developed in Kotlin or Golang (backend, database, etc.)
  • Experience building and running applications at enterprise scale in production
  • 10+ years of software development experience
  • Development experience working in cloud-based microservices environments
  • Operational experience with microservices architectures and its associated design patterns
  • Strong understanding of data structures
  • A DevOps mindset and desire to ship great software quickly
  • Design high-availability services to streamline the processing of large sets of data 
  • Knowledge of modern DevOps services (Kubernetes services, Prometheus, etc.)
  • Previous experience in queue-based architectures (Kafka, SQS, RabbitMQ, etc.)
  • Previous experience working with AWS services

If you’ve reached this point, and you’re still not sure if you should apply…..Just do it! We’re human and we don’t fit a perfect mold. Having diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, that’s a good thing! If you’re coming from outside of the cyber industry - great! If you’re looking to try something new - awesome! All we ask is you bring passion to all that you do, crave creativity and innovation, and embrace the hard work of gaining new skills and accepting big challenges.

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. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or recruiting process, please contact for further assistance.