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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 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 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.

Principal Research Engineer

Paris | France

Your Opportunity:

As the Cyber Exposure market leader Tenable is looking for a passionate and talented Principal Researcher for its Tenable Research team. Tenable Research is significant and growing global security research team consisting of reverse engineers, zero day and vulnerability researchers, data scientists, and software engineers. It has a mandate that includes, custodians and developers of Tenable Intelligence, asset and vulnerability detection signatures, research and development of next generation cyber exposure algorithms, and of course primary vulnerability, threat, and security research.

Your Opportunity:

  • Delivers original high quality and novel primary research. This research is grounded in various approaches including quantitative and qualitative.
  • Has strategic input and drives aspects of Tenable Research’s intelligence
  • Has the ability to deliver and tailor research to meet Tenable Research’s business goals and timelines.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally to deliver research to the market. Includes working with dependent teams and those downstream focused on publication and positioning.
  • Directly authors research content and contributes to more significant team efforts.
  • Collaborates with 3rd parties (e.g. academia/industry) to meet specific research goals
  • Presents primary research as key events and conferences.
  • Communicates at ease and appropriately internally and externally.
  • Helps defines the intelligence and publication strategy for Tenable Research.
  • Provides subject matter expertise to various internal teams.
  • Works relatively autonomously with minimal supervision within a small team.

What you'll need:

  • Masters level (preferably Ph.D) education or equivalent work experience
  • 10 years’ experience in the security research especially related to threats and vulnerabilities
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • A track record of producing high quality primary research (academic and/or vendor driven)
  • Strong project and time management skills
  • International/domestic travel is a requirement on occasion (<10%)

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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Tenable is more than ‘just’ the creator of Nessus. Our security solutions - including our first cyber exposure platform for modern assets, 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 1000 colleagues, 24,000 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?

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