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Tenable Careers

Columbia, MD
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (TENB)
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Tenable®, Inc. is the Cyber Exposure company. Over 27,000 organizations around the globe rely on Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk. As the creator of Nessus®, Tenable extended its expertise in vulnerabilities to deliver Tenable.io®, the ... Read more

Mission: Tenable®, Inc. is the Cyber Exposure company. Over 27,000 organizations around the globe rely on Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk. Our goal is to arm every organization, no matter how large or small, with the visibility and insight to answer four critical ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2016 (#39)

Top CEOs: 2016 (#9)

Company Updates

  • Happy #InternationalWomensDay2020! Didn’t get a chance to properly celebrate yesterday? Tenable will be celebrating the many achievements of women all month long! See the link in our bio to learn what #EachForEqual means to us. #OneTenable #EachForEqual #IWD2020 . . . https://careers.tenable.com/iwd-each-for-equal-2020

  • Congrats to our Sales Development Reps over in the United Kingdom for completing TCSA Exam! #OneTenable #SDRs

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Tenable – Why Work With Us?

Can you join Team Tenable? Yes you can - if you’re excited by the thought of working with over 1,400 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?





We believe the future doesn’t need to be in the future. We believe the future is now. And we’re here to lead the way.

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.

Our APAC office in Sydney, Austrailia gathered to collect donation items for the Every Little Bit Helps Charity to provide care packages to people who are currently affected by the brushfires.

Tenable in Dublin organized an evening paint night activity at our office on the River Liffey

Group photo with the team and our Technical Support Engineer’s visiting from Dublin and Singapore. 


Lunchtime is no joke here at Tenable! We have a variety of food trucks that come visit our Headquarters in Columbia, MD weekly!

We have built our customer-focused sales culture on a foundation of hard work, integrity, honesty and respect. Our leadership provides the support, programs and air coverage needed to develop new and existing customers and increase market share in a channel focused model. Our sales pros can really stand behind our highly recognized and respected technology that protects every size and type of company. 


Our innovative development team gets to build modern web applications to defend the newest vulnerabilities. You can help shape Tenable’s next great product offering. That’s right, we’re working on something new and looking for software engineers to build it from the ground up.

We give the power to every member of the team when we invite all developers, engineers, and researchers to our own internal developer off site hackathon, where they compete to create the next great thing – a functional prototype, related to our technology, that makes our operations better. Your ideas may become a reality – and even change the future of security.

We provide an exciting opportunity to gain valuable hands-on knowledge and experience, backed by the support and resources of a market leader and global employer. You’ll work closely with industry experts and innovators who will challenge you to learn, design, explore and grow each day – and don’t be surprised when you exceed your expectations. We also offer the opportunity to unwind at events like movie nights, bowling, sporting events and much more.

Tenable Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "A growing company full of great engineers"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Remote, OR
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tenable full-time (More than a year)


    The culture is one that pushes for continued learning & growth by encouraging attendance at a conference of your choosing each year and hosting internal sessions like a weekly blog club. This is one of the few companies embracing a highly distributed model, allowing many engineers to work from home. There is a high bar for passing the interview, so if you make it in, you'll be working with some smart folks who will challenge you to become a better engineer. Compensation and benefits are also quite good.


    Tenable is a rapidly growing company, so be willing to accept change. As far as I can tell, management is great about helping in any way they can to help engineers with these changes and give them as much freedom as possible.

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Tenable Photos

Tenable photo of: EMEA Volunteer Day
Tenable photo of: Yoga at The Lifey at Dublin HQ
Tenable photo of: EMEA Volunteer Day
Tenable photo of: Sales Engineer in the Patagonia Mountains!
Tenable photo of: EDGE 2019
Tenable photo of: CEO Amit Yoran, protecting from phishing attacks at tenable EDGE user conference!
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Tenable Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Tenable (Columbia, MD) in January 2020.


    I had the worst experience with interviewing with Tenable. I applied and it took about a week for a recruiter to get in touch to schedule an interview for the next week. The recruiter screen went well and the recruiter told me they’d put me in touch with the Hiring Manager via video chat. That took one week for scheduling and another to actually complete the interview. The HM was very nice and told me she would love for me to come in to meet the team after the holidays. And so after about three weeks the recruiter scheduled an in person for me to meet with a few key people on-site. These interviews went well and the HM literally all but gave me an offer letter. She told me I was the top candidate but they wanted her to keep looking at a few other resumes but she was sold on me. I didn’t hear back for a week and that was only because I reached out to the recruiter who told me they were waiting for feedback from the team. I followed up again the next week and was ghosted by the recruiter. About a month later, a different external recruiter reached out for the same opportunity to me on LinkedIn, to which I did not respond. A few days later, this same recruiter seemed to have Googled my work email from LinkedIn and emailed me at my current job to follow up to his message to which I responded that I had already been through the process with the team and was no longer interested. Fast forward to about a month, and they have reposted the job yet AGAIN. The job has been posted for about four months and I truly think they are super disorganized and confused about hiring. Very slow and waste of time. Would not work here!

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Tenable Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplaces 2019, The Washington Post, 2019
  • Baltimore Sun Top Workplaces, https://careers.tenable.com/blogs/careers-blog-2017/tenable-wins-top-workplace-award, 2017
  • Best Place to Work for Recent Grads, Symplicity, 2017
  • Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2016, https://www.glassdoor.com/Award/Best-Places-to-Work-2016-LST_KQ0,24.htm, 2016
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies, Inc. Magazine, 2012
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