Who is Tenable?

Tenable® is the Exposure Management company. 44,000 organizations around the globe rely on Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk. Our global employees support 65 percent of the Fortune 500, 45 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:

Have you heard of Tenable? Our cloud-based exposure management platform built for today’s dynamic IT assets, like cloud, identity, containers and web apps? Well, that’s what you’ll be working on in this role. You will need to continue to quickly build out the platform, scale it automatically, and make it more self-managing for our cloud customers!
As a Senior SRE, you will be a champion for customer experience, proactively driving initiatives to improve our service availability and user satisfaction. This is a hands-on role where you will actively contribute to building and maintaining our robust infrastructure and services while collaborating closely with product teams to embed SRE principles throughout the entire software development lifecycle.

Your Opportunity:

  • Champion SLOs and Customer Focus: Drive a culture of customer-centricity and service level objective (SLO) focus within the SRE team and throughout the organization. Integrate this philosophy into all design decisions, onboarding of new services, and daily operations, whether for infrastructure or user-facing services.
  • Observability Solutions: Design, implement, and maintain comprehensive observability solutions for internal services, leveraging metrics, logging, and tracing to proactively identify and address potential issues.
  • Collaboration with Product Teams: Partner closely with product teams to embed SRE best practices and principles throughout the software development lifecycle. Provide technical expertise and guidance on service reliability, scalability, and operational considerations. Understand their service-level objectives and translate them into actionable SRE solutions.
  • SLO Framework Leadership: Drive initiatives to promote SLO adoption across the organization. Mentor and guide other teams in defining and implementing SLOs for their respective features and services.
  • SLO Reviews and Improvements: Actively participate in and lead SLO review processes, ensuring that service level objectives are continuously reviewed, improved, and aligned with evolving customer needs.
  • Demonstrate a deep understanding of distributed systems architecture, particularly those leveraging technologies like Kafka and distributed datastores. Design and implement solutions that scale effectively and provide high availability.
  • Security First Approach: Employ a strong understanding of security principles to build solutions with security considerations embedded from the ground up. Champion a secure-by-design methodology across all development phases.
  • Cloud Expertise: Excel in a cloud-native environment utilizing Kubernetes for service deployment and management. Develop automation tools and solutions for robust operations in this environment.
  • Database Management: Solid database expertise in both relational and non-relational databases deployed in cloud environments. Ability to troubleshoot database issues, optimize performance, and understand data structures, partitioning strategies, and query optimization.
  • As a senior member of the team, you'll have the opportunity to design and lead projects within the SRE organization
  • Collaboration with cloud engineers in understanding new cloud technologies, assessing impact to security services operations, and proposing solutions to existing business problems
  • Collaboration in the secure software development lifecycle to develop detailed enhancement/bug definitions, write functional requirements, translate the requirements into solution designs/code, and navigate the functional requirements through to Production deployments
  • Proactively look for ways to create efficiencies within operations as it pertains to the tools and technology used by Tenable to support their customer base
  • Create/maintain documentation for operational procedures
  • Participate in an on-call rotation and support 24x7 availability of production application systems

What You'll Need:

  • 4+ years of related SRE or DevOps experience
  • Experience with Terraform or similar IaC technologies
  • 2+ years deploying public cloud infrastructures (AWS, GCP, Azure) preferred including administering managed AWS services (EKS, OpenSearch, MSK, Batch, etc.)
  • Experience with orchestration tooling such as Kubernetes
  • Experience with Docker or similar container solutions
  • Experience with datastore technologies: Kafka, Elasticsearch, DynamoDB, RDS Aurora PostgreSQL etc.
  • Experience with Jenkins or similar CICD tools and processes
  • Bachelor's Degree or Master's degree in a technical field such as Computer Science, Information Technology Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • Strong experience with the Agile software development methodology and collaboration with internal teams to deliver software and configuration artifacts
  • Strong background in bash scripting in addition to experience in higher-level scripting languages like Python or Node.js
  • Experience leading projects through to completion with a team of peers
  • Experience deploying distributed, microservice oriented applications at scale
  • Be an enthusiastic learner, user, and advocate of our technologies
  • Has desire to win as a team – make big things happen by working together and being open and willing to try new ideas
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills (written, verbal, & virtual) with ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Must have high degree of personal integrity and ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Must have a strong drive, be self-motivated, logical, and have a keen attention to detail

And Ideally:

  • Experience deploying distributed, microservice oriented applications

  • Experience with distributed monitoring tools such as: Datadog, Splunk, OTEL, etc.
  • Experience with Helm
  • Experience with Go, Java/Kotlin, and/or Groovy
  • Experience designing, developing, and operating distributed systems
  • 1+ years of operational experience with industry-leading "big data" services technologies 

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 Recruiting@Tenable.com for further assistance.

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