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 800 colleagues, 23,000 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.

Vulnerability Research Engineer

Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo | Tokyo | Japan

Your Role:

Tenable is looking for an engineer to join our research team. This position will involve researching existing vulnerabilities, looking for new vulnerabilities, and developing scripts to detect vulnerabilities. The development will be in Nessus Attack Scripting Language (NASL), although experience in NASL programming is not required.

Your Opportunity:

  • Research newly published vulnerabilities and security advisories in order to determine safe and reliable methods of detection and exploitation
  • Develop plugins for the Nessus vulnerability scanner based on research findings
  • Research and develop methods of detection for currently unsupported services and products
  • Perform original research by looking for vulnerabilities in software popular with our customers, coordinating disclosures, and providing plugins to detect these findings

What you'll need:

  • In depth understanding of common security vulnerabilities, detection and exploitation techniques
  • Demonstrably strong programming skills in at least one language.
  • Knowledge on the operation and management of network services
  • Protocol analysis and interaction
  • Experience with search engines such as Shodan and Censys.
  • Experience with git version control
  • Ability to operate independently with little supervision as well as collaborate and work with others
  • Ability to self-educate and keep up to date with current exploitation methods
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work within a virtualized lab environment
  • Experience working with multiple operating systems (proficiency with Linux a must)
  • Strong attention to detail and able to frequently shift priorities as needed

And ideally:

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • 2-4 years of development experience
  • Some reverse engineering experience including basic binary analysis, packet capture analysis, and firmware analysis (using binwalk)
  • Experience with C, C++, Assembly (x86/x64 and/or ARM/ARM64) and scripting languages
  • Fuzzing experience
  • Proven experience researching vulnerabilities or participating in bug bounty programs or other security related activities
  • Experience with pentesting, researching, discovering, or publishing vulnerabilities
  • Prior experience with debuggers, disassemblers or decompilers (e.g. IDA Pro, Immunity Debugger, gdb)
  • One or more security related certifications (e.g. OSCP)
  • Experience with CVSS scoring or vulnerability classification
  • 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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