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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

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Research Engineer

Dublin | Ireland

Your Role:

Tenable is looking for an Research Engineer to join our Vulnerability Detection team. This position will involve researching existing vulnerabilities, looking for new vulnerabilities, and developing checks/plugins to detect these vulnerabilities via our products. The development will be in Nessus Attack Scripting Language (NASL), although experience in NASL programming is not required.

Your Opportunity:

Diagnose, research, reproduce and mitigate defects as part of the Tenable Research and Development team
Develop plugins for the Nessus vulnerability scanner based on research findings
Research, develop and improve methods of detection for currently unsupported services and products
Research newly published vulnerabilities and security advisories in order to determine safe and reliable methods of detection and exploitation
Perform original research by looking for vulnerabilities in software popular with our customers, coordinating disclosures, and providing plugins to detect these findings

What you'll need:

Ability to operate independently with little supervision as well as collaborate and work with others
Ability to self-educate and keep up to date with current security trends and exploitation methods
Ability to work within a virtualized lab environment
Understanding of common security vulnerabilities, detection and exploitation techniques
Experience with git version control
Experience working with multiple operating systems (proficiency with Linux a must)
Knowledge on the operation and management of Network Services
Good written and verbal communication skills
Strong attention to detail and able to frequently shift priorities as needed
Robust problem-solving skills, the ability to learn from doing, personal accountability, and a positive and professional attitude
In depth log analysis skills

And ideally:

B.S. degree in Computer Science or a related field
2+ years of development experience
Database technologies and SQL knowledge (Oracle, MySQL, MSSQL, etc.)
Virtualization Technology (VMWare, Hyper-V, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Docker, etc.)
Some reverse engineering experience including basic binary analysis, packet capture analysis, and firmware analysis (using binwalk)
Experience with C, C++, Assembly (x86/x64 and/or ARM/ARM64) and scripting languages is desirable but not a must
Experience with CVSS scoring or vulnerability classification
Experience with systems administration and be comfortable working at the command line
Experience in Industry Security Standards (DISA, HIPAA, CIS, ISO 27001, etc)
Analysis of Network Capture Files with tools such as Wireshark, Bro


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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