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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.

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.

Director of Research, Vulnerability Detection

Los Angeles | California | United States

Tenable is more than ‘just’ the creator of Nessus. Our security solutions - including the first cloud-based platform, Tenable.io - are transforming global vulnerability management. We’re a global team, powered by creative thinkers who are wired for action, focused on delivering results and collaborating to enable decisive actions to protect what matters most. We’re in this together - colleagues, customers and partner communities working as One Tenable.
 
Can you join Team Tenable? Yes you can - if you’re excited by the thought of working with over 700 colleagues, 20,000 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?

Your Role:

Tenable is seeking a Director of Research for our Los Angeles office. You will lead the Vulnerability Detection team responsible for producing NASL Plugins to detect the latest vulnerabilities. As the first and most senior Research leader, you will also be the face of Tenable Research in our Los Angeles office.

Your Opportunity:

  • Be a great networker to position yourself to help recruit enthusiastic, innovative Research Engineers to join the team in Los Angeles, Dublin, and Tokyo
  • Be an active member of the California tech community by coordinating, hosting or participating in tech events meetups to grow the Tenable Research brand throughout the region
  • Collaborate closely with other research teams, program management and other parts of the Tenable Product organization
  • Mentoring current Managers, future Managers, Technical Leads, and talented Research Engineers on the team
  • Handling day-to-day management tasks such as performance reviews, time off, HR Coordination, and growing future Managers to perform these tasks in the future

What you'll need:

  • 5+ years of experience leading research teams
  • 5+ years of experience in security research as an individual contributor
  • Strong understanding of all of the security response challenges associated with Patch Tuesday
  • Experience managing 10+ researchers
  • Experience managing managers
  • Experience managing teams made up of remote members
  • Prior International experience of some form
  • Reverse Engineering experience
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to collaborate and drive efforts from teams across multiple organizations

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.

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