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Research Engineer, Asset Detection

Research & Development 

Dublin, Ireland

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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.

Research Engineer, Asset Detection

Dublin | Ireland

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Tenable is more than ‘just’ the creator of Nessus. Our security solutions - including the 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 800 colleagues, 23,000 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 looking for a developer to join our research team. This position will involve developing Nessus plugins (scripts) to identify, categorize, and collect configurations of everything on modern networks, from IT to Cloud to IoT to SCADA. The development will be in Nessus Attack Scripting Language (NASL). Although experience in NASL programming is not required, experience in similar scripting languages such as Python or Ruby is a must-have.

Your Opportunity:

  • Build tools to characterize the attack surface of everything on modern networks
  • Research and investigate content available through Internet search engines such as scans.io, shodan.io, and internal products
  • Develop detection coverage for new device types and investigate additional use cases such as configuration assessment, passive assessment, or vulnerability assessment
  • Reverse engineer unknown services as needed to create detection coverage
  • Champion high-quality software practices and design
  • Manage, participate in, or directly work on any additional projects, assignments, or initiatives as assigned
  • Work with Tenable’s Support group to identify and troubleshoot issues related to existing plugins
  • Contributes to Tenable blogs, research talks, and white papers as needed

What you'll need:

  • Demonstrated experience building information systems in at least one programming language, preferably Python
  • Experience with git revision control system a must
  • Unit and end-to-end testing experience required
  • Must posses the ability to analyze problems logically, research options, and design data-driven solutions
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills

And ideally:

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • Familiarity with Tenable’s product line
  • 3-4 years of programming experience
  • Experience in Enterprise Compliance/Configuration & Vulnerability Management products
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python, Ruby, Nessus Attack Scripting Language (NASL)

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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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.

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