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Web Application Research Engineer

Tenable, Inc.
🏢 Tenable, Inc. 🇮🇪 Dublin, Ireland 🕑 January 22

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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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