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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.

Senior Research Engineer

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

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Senior Research Engineer

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

Your Role:

Tenable is looking for a Senior Research Engineer to join our security research team. This position will involve researching methods for testing configurations and adherence to security baselines and industry best practices and developing checks/plugins to evaluate customer environments via our products. This role will involve some interfacing with stakeholders outside the Research team.

Your Opportunity:

  • Works on complex research and development initiatives
  • Implements advanced evaluation logic while minimizing false positives & false negatives
  • Participates in discussions and the research of new methods for testing and validating target systems configurations
  • Interfaces with stakeholders on externalizing the outcomes of some of the research
  • Helps / trains other researchers, when needed
What you'll need:
  • Keep abreast with advancements and developments in the security industry and perform original research to keep our customers secure
  • Develop compliance plugins for Tenable’s sensors (Nessus vulnerability scanner and others) based on the research findings
  • Research and develop methods of testing compliance for additional services and products from different vendors
  • Demonstrably strong programming skills in one or more languages
  • Ability and experience in showcasing original research externally – via blogs, white-papers, etc.
  • Ability to work independently as a researcher as well as part of a larger team.
  • Experience working with multiple operating systems (proficiency with Linux a must)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Adaptable and able to shift priorities as needed
  • Meticulous in terms of quality & accuracy of work
  • Willingness to explore and learn
  • S. degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent work experience
  • At least 5 years of R&D experience
And ideally:
  • One or more security related certifications or interest in obtaining one (e.g. CISSP, CISA, CISM)
  • Experience with developing text parsers
  • Experience with transforming data using technologies like XSLT, JQ, and text processing
  • Experience with retrieving data from systems using technologies like REST API or text consoles
  • Experience with regular expressions
  • Experience with Automation and CI Systems (Jenkins/Bamboo)
  • Experience with systems administration and be comfortable working at the command line
  • Ability to implement requirements and scope levels of effort accurately
  • Participated in an auditing initiative (PCI, SOX, etc.) (Desired)
  • Ability to use general best practice concept to create configuration standards for a platform or application

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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