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Sr UX Designer/Researcher (Hybrid/Columbia MD, Boston MA, San Jose CA)



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Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

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:

Are you excited about product design? Are you passionate about user interaction design and simple beautiful user experience? Do you like doing User Research, talking to customers and making improvement suggestions based on feedback? Tenable is looking for a Senior UX Designer/Researcher to contribute to a team chartered with creating the next generation of security products while at the same time pioneering unprecedented user experience in the digital security space. Our goal is to reset the UX bar, redefine expectations and bring world-class usability to cyber security in a way that ensures our products are easy to learn, use and manage. This role will have the ability to be both a researcher and a designer seeing the research findings become reality in the design and implementation.

Your Opportunity:

  • Be a team player - Collaborate between multiple cross-functional teams to solve complex interaction problems, humanize product ideas and develop these ideas into elegantly designed solutions

  • Be a strong critical thinker – You will collaboratively distill complex, large-scale and high-volumes of data into unique and stunning, yet highly-usable visualizations/data management paradigms

  • Collaborate on design - You have experience in visual design, interaction design and information architecture and will use those skills to turn research into wireframes, prototypes and high-fidelity assets

  • Be an advocate for the user/customer – By understanding the way our customers behave, you’ll base design solutions on real user problems and support your designs with logic and confidence

  • Recruit, Run, Analyze user research on your own products and assist the other designers in running their research projects as well.

  • Help develop a User Centered Design Process and implement it across the portfolio.

  • Communicate broadly - Present design solutions to the team, defend design decisions, and incorporate feedback into the design cycle

  • Be Agile – We operate in an Agile environment and in it, you’ll drive usability initiatives to improve overall user experiences

  • Emphasize organization and transparency – Organize your work so that it can be easily accessed and understood by others on the team

  • Make our products look great! - Design experiences that are beautiful to look at and natural to use

  • May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.

What You'll Need:

  • BS/MS in Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors, or equivalent experience

  • Expert knowledge of both user experience, user research, and user interface design

  • 3+ years of professional experience as a UX designer

  • Experience in UX research working with internal or external stakeholders. This includes research planning, execution, analysis and recommendation generation.

  • Successfully developed wireframes/mockups that were used to launch a product/feature

  • Mastery with tools like Figma, Axure, Invision, Sketch, Principle and similar

  • Ability to work effectively within a cross-functional and multi-cultural team environment

  • Strong communication skills and a positive attitude

  • A strong portfolio that showcases your work, provides detail of your role on projects and shows examples of functional designs that you have developed from requirements through design delivery

  • Familiar with current UX best practices and trends

  • Ability to sit and work at a computer for extended periods of time

  • Some travel may be required

  • Able to work in a hybrid/onsite at HQ in Columbia MD, Boston or the Bay Area

And Ideally:

  • Experience in the security domain

  • Interaction design experience



This is the base pay range for this position. Compensation for the role will depend on a number of factors, including the candidate's qualifications, skills, competencies, location and experience, and may fall outside of the range shown. Employees are also eligible for variable compensation in addition to base pay (commission for sales roles, bonus for non-sales roles), depending on company and individual performance. Tenable also offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits which include: medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; 401(k) retirement savings with company match; an employee stock purchase plan; an employee referral program; flexible spending accounts; an Employee Assistance Program (EAP); education assistance; parental leave; paid time off (PTO); company-paid holidays; health and wellness events; and community programs.

US Pay Ranges
$112,000$149,333.33 USD

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 [email protected] for further assistance.

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