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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.

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 1200 colleagues, 27,000 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?

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

Paris | France

Your Role:

Tenable is looking for a Research Engineer to join our Web App Scanning Content team. This position will involve researching existing web application vulnerabilities, looking for new vulnerabilities and developing plugins for Tenable.io Web Application Scanning to detect these vulnerabilities.

Your Opportunity:

  • Perform original research by looking for vulnerabilities in web applications popular with our customers, coordinating disclosures and developing plugins to detect these new vulnerabilities
  • Research newly published vulnerabilities and security advisories in order to determine safe and reliable methods of detection and exploitation
  • Develop plugins for Tenable.io Web Application Scanning based on research findings and security advisories
  • Research, develop and improve methods of detection for currently unsupported web applications

What you'll need:

  • In depth understanding of web application security vulnerabilities, detection and exploitation techniques
  • Strong experience with web applications assessment like pentest, bug bounty or CTF
  • Robust programming skills in Ruby or Python
  • Ability to self-educate and keep up to date with current security trends and exploitation methods
  • Ability to operate independently with little supervision as well as collaborate and work with others
  • Robust problem-solving skills, the ability to learn from doing, personal accountability and a positive and professional attitude
  • Strong attention to detail and able to frequently shift priorities as needed
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
And ideally:
  • B.S. degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • 2+ years of development experience
  • Experience working with CVSS scoring, OWASP Top 10, CVE and other vulnerability taxonomy/classification systems
  • Experience with web application security tools such as Burp Suite, Arachni, sqlmap, w3af and others
  • Experience with systems administration and be comfortable working at the command line


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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