Senior Security Consultant/Developer- API
Tenable Network Security Inc. - Columbia, MD

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This is truly a rare opportunity – As a Tenable employee you’ll be part of a profitable high tech startup and have access to the people that many credit with building products that started the multi-billion dollar Internet information security industry: Ron Gula, Marcus Ranum, and Renaud Deraison who built the leading intrusion detection, firewall, and network scanner products respectively.

Tenable’s Professional Services organization performs Tenable product installation, configuration, customizations, and security audits for our clients, and is looking to hire a security consultant with expertise developing scripts, tools, and programs that leverage the Tenable product APIs to meet customer and Tenable’s needs.

Key Responsibilities:
Assisting Tenable partners who need assistance with Tenable API integration

Answering API questions on the Tenable Discussions Portal

Developing custom tools, scripts, and programs needed by sales, technical support, the Services department, or as part of scoped professional services engagements for Tenable customers that leverage Tenable’s APIs and other technologies.

Ensuring the Tenable software API documents are accurate and up to date

Assisting customers with configuring Nessus, Security Center, Passive Vulnerability Scanner, Log Correlation Engine, and other Tenable products and services

Research user needs and requirements and identify areas where changes can make maximum impact

Assisting clients with upgrades and migration to new hardware or software versions

Provide technical leadership to Support organization and serve as a point of escalation for API-related technical support issues with customers

Serve as Tenable instructor on an as-needed basis for Tenable product training courses when existing instructor staff cannot meet demand

Performing engagement tasks according to scoped statements of work by:

Leading the requirements gathering process

Developing and implementing Tenable security solutions and work plans aligned with client business objectives

Development of custom API scripts and programs, as well as standard reports and dashboards, within and along side of Tenable products to meet client business objectives

Conducting security assessments and audits using Tenable methodology

Meeting professional practice standards and demonstrating competence in core Tenable product and service areas

Developing and maintaining positive relationships with clients

Executing engagements that exceed expectations based on strong understanding of the client’s business and their unique needs

Creating additional value for clients through continual insights and consultative advice based on experience with the client, their industry, established standards and industry and company best practices

Participating in industry conferences and professional organizations

Required skills and abilities:
Bachelor's degree

4+ years experience in IT, security, risk management or professional services

Recent experience performing vulnerability scans, log analysis, security monitoring with Tenable (e.g., Nessus, SecurityCenter) or other industry solutions

Experience in multiple programming languages to include Phython, shell scripting, XML processing, web application development

In depth knowledge of networks, Linux/Unix and Windows administration, patch deployment and system configuration

Outstanding written and verbal communications skills

Understanding of security principles, policies and industry best practices

Experience with using, customizing and developing open source security tools

Travel: Up to 20%

It is the commitment of Tenable to promote Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) through adherence to equal employment opportunity laws and regulations at the international, federal, state, and local levels to which Tenable is subject.

About this company
Tenable Network Security provides security management solutions for large and small networks. Tenable offers products which perform...