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Sr. Research Engineer - Security Response

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

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Sr. Research Engineer - Security Response

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

Your Role:

The Tenable Research group is a high-talent and high-energy team that is pushing new technologies that are achieving the best detection in the marketplace. Tenable is looking for a Security Response Manager to join our Research team. Security Response Managers champion the efforts within Tenable to augment coverage for high profile security events and create external facing material like blogs, whitepapers, conference presentations, etc. for these events. Team members work closely with Researchers, the Intelligence & Publications Team, the Marketing team, and Program Managers to coordinate the release of Security Responses and Security Advisories in response to high profile cyber security events.

Your Opportunity:

  • Monitors the threat landscape, researches the impact of existing vulnerabilities, and tracks high profile events in real-time.
  • Coordinates with various Research team leads and champions for the Security Response process end-to-end. Responsible for driving completion of all Security Response process activities, including, but not limited to: notifying PR, ensuring the right teams have coverage, ensuring the blog/community/PR are armed with the information they need, and completing the postmortem
  • Creates and refines technical content for identified events (blogs, whitepapers, conference presentations, etc.)
  • Automates discovery and data processing of high profile events from various channels
  • Responds to media and customer-driven events as they occur

What you'll need:

  • Research newly published vulnerabilities and security advisories in order to help guide the team in responding to the latest threats & vulnerabilities
  • In depth understanding of common security vulnerabilities, CVSS scoring, vulnerability detection, exploitation and classification techniques.
  • Ability to manage the progress of security incidents through the response process and coordinate & track the activities of the various functions simultaneously within Tenable Research to ensure that all deliverables are completed in a timely manner.
  • The applicant must be able to make quick decisions, sometimes based on minimal information, and be able to communicate those decisions in a clear and concise manner to other members of the worldwide Tenable Research team and to upper management when required
  • In order to respond quickly to security incidents the position sometimes requires the candidate to be available at short notice
  • Ability to operate independently with minimal supervision as well as collaborate and work with others as part of the larger research team.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrable experience writing blogs, technical papers as well as presenting to various types of audience
  • Strong attention to detail and able to shift priorities as needed
  • Willingness to explore and learn
  • B.S. degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years Programming/Scripting experience (Python, Ruby, BASH, NASL, comparable)
And ideally:
  • Strong and broad knowledge of infrastructure including networking services, common protocols, technology landscape, etc.
  • Experience with search engines such as Shodan and Censys.
  • Malware reverse engineering experience
  • Ability to influence others, even though they are not in the same line of reporting
  • Experience scripting with RESTful APIs


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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