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Research Manager

ResearchCampshires, Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin, Ireland


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Research Manager

Campshires | Sir John Rogerson's Quay | Dublin | Ireland

Your Role:

Tenable is looking for a Research Manager to head our Nessus Network Manager (NNM) Modules team. You will manage a highly focused team of security researchers working on researching vulnerabilities, threats, protocols, assets, configuration issues, etc. with the goal of producing NNM modules to detect them. The role will involve active collaboration with peers in the US and APJ regions for various research initiatives.

Your Opportunity:

  • Hands-on technical day-to-day leadership of the team in terms of prioritizing, reviewing and championing vulnerability, protocol and asset detection initiatives and other research projects
  • Mentors talented research engineers on the team and helps recruit enthusiastic, innovative researchers to grow the team
  • Collaborates closely with other research teams, program management and various parts of the Tenable Product organization on different projects
  • Handles day-to-day management tasks such as performance reviews, employee time off, HR Coordination, IT resource management, etc.
  • Is an active member of the local tech community by means of coordinating, hosting or participating in tech events and meetups to grow the Tenable Research brand throughout the EMEA region
  • Keeps team accountable & is accountable for the team and all its members
  • Enhances the culture

What you'll need:

  • 3+ years of experience in security research as an individual contributor. Management experience or team lead experience preferred
  • Strong background in OT (ICS, SCADA, etc.) and IoT preferred
  • Prior experience working with international and remote teams
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to collaborate and drive efforts from teams across multiple organizations
  • Keep abreast with the advancements and developments in the security industry and perform original research to keep our customers secure
  • Adaptable and able to shift priorities among initiatives, as needed
  • Prior experience leading and performing open-ended security research when given high-level requirements and details of the desired outcome.
  • Must possess the ability to solve problems logically, research options, and focus on meaningful data to draw the right conclusions under pressure
  • Familiar with Python or other similar scripting languages and able to do code reviews for quality and accuracy
  • B.S. degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent work experience; M.S. preferred

And ideally:

  • Strong background with Intrusion Detection / Prevention systems, dissecting protocols, etc.  
  • Reverse Engineering experience and in-depth understanding of common security vulnerabilities, CVSS scoring, vulnerability classification, detection and exploitation techniques.

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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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. The key question is: Is This You?

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