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Web Application Research Engineer

Research & Development 

Dublin, Ireland

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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.

Web Application Research Engineer

Dublin | Ireland

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Tenable is more than ‘just’ the creator of Nessus. Our security solutions - including the 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?

Your Role:

We are looking for an engineer to join our research team. This role will be based in our brand new International HQ in Dublin. The role will involve developing scripts to detect vulnerabilities in web applications. The development will be in Nessus Attack Scripting Language (NASL) and Ruby as needed. Although experience in NASL programming is not required, experience in scripting in Ruby or Python is a must have.

Your Opportunity:
  • Develop exploits, proof-of- concepts for web application vulnerabilities
  • Develop new plugins to detect web application vulnerabilities
  • Enhance existing plugins to improve detection of web application vulnerabilities
  • Analyse vulnerabilities in web applications through dynamic and static analysis
  • Installing vulnerable/non-vulnerable versions of web applications
  • Work with customer support to resolve false positive/negative reports
  • Manage, participate in, or directly work on any additional projects, assignments, or initiatives as assigned
  • Drive innovation by coming up with new ideas for our products and processes
What you'll need:
  • B.S. degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • 3-4 years of programming experience in Ruby or Python
  • In depth understanding of web application security vulnerabilities, detection and exploitation techniques
  • Understanding of Web Services technologies such as XML, SOAP, and AJAX
  • Web Server configuration knowledge: Microsoft IIS, Apache HTTP Server, Apache Tomcat
  • Strong programming skills in Ruby or Python
  • Experience with one or more web application security assessment tools such as BurpSuite, Arachni, sqlmap, w3af, sqlninja, and others
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with pentesting web applications
  • Research and/or development experience with web application security assessment tools
  • Experience working with OWASP Top 10, CVE, and other vulnerability taxonomy/classification systems

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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