WHAT WE DO MATTERS

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.

We give the power to every member of the team when we invite all developers, engineers and researchers to our own internal developer off site hackathon, where they compete to create the next great thing – a functional prototype, related to our technology, that makes our operations better.

Your ideas may become a reality – and even change the future of security.

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.

Sr. Vulnerability Research Engineer

Remote | United States | 97458

Your Role:

Tenable is looking for a Senior Research Engineer to join our 0-day security research team. This position will involve exploring the attack surface area of various software and systems, looking for new vulnerabilities, developing checks/plugins to detect these vulnerabilities via our products and coordinating disclosure of the 0-days found with vendors.

Your Opportunity:

  • Works on complex research and development initiatives
  • Implements advanced detection logic while minimizing false positives & false negatives
  • Participates in detection logic discussions and the research of new methods for detection
  • Interfaces with stakeholders on externalizing the outcomes of some of the research
  • Helps / trains other researchers, when needed
What you'll need:
  • Proven track record of discovering 0-day vulnerabilities<span
  • Keep abreast with the advancements and developments in the security industry and perform original research to keep our customers secure
  • Develop detection scripts for Tenable’s sensors (Nessus vulnerability scanner and others) based on the research findings
  • Research and develop methods of detection 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
  • 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
  • B.S. degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent work experience
  • At least 5 years of R&D experience
  • In depth understanding of common security vulnerabilities, vulnerability classification, detection and exploitation techniques.
  • Reverse engineering experience including binary analysis, packet capture analysis, and firmware analysis (using binwalk or other). Prior experience with debuggers, disassemblers or decompilers (e.g. IDA Pro, Immunity Debugger, gdb)
  • Experience with crash dump analysis and some exploit development.
  • In-depth protocol analysis and interaction. Expert level knowledge of common protocols such as HTTP, DNS, SSH, SMB, etc. and fuzzing
  • Some prior experience performing open-ended research when given high-level requirements and details of the desired output.
  • Experience with researching, discovering, and publishing vulnerabilities
  • Experience with C or C++, Assembly (x86/x64 and/or ARM/ARM64) and scripting languages
  • Experience writing blogs and whitepapers to showcase research as well as presenting at security conferences
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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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 1000 colleagues, 24,000 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?