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Research Engineer



Columbia, MD, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Who is Tenable?

Tenable® is the Exposure Management company. 44,000 organizations around the globe rely on Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk. Our global employees support 65 percent of the Fortune 500, 45 percent of the Global 2000, and large government agencies. Come be part of our journey!

What makes Tenable such a great place to work?

Ask a member of our team and they’ll answer, “Our people!” We work together to build and innovate best-in-class cybersecurity solutions for our customers; all while creating a culture of belonging, respect, and excellence where we can be our best selves. When you’re part of our #OneTenable team, you can expect to partner with some of the most talented and passionate people in the industry, and have the support and resources you need to do work that truly matters. We deliver results that exceed expectations and we win together!

Your Role:

Tenable is looking for a Research Engineer to join our Solutions Engineering Team. This role will investigate potential solutions to Tenable challenges by organizing and presenting information about projects, collaborating with other Tenable organizations, determining the path forward, and developing solutions to the challenges we decide to pursue.

Your Responsibility:

  • Contribute solutions to complex technical problems involving a wide range of technological knowledge.

  • Contribute to process improvement to produce faster and/or better outcomes.

  • Review current projects and understand the challenges that may need to be overcome for those projects to succeed.

  • Develop in many different platform languages depending on the current task.

  • Assess how secure a design may be when implemented.

  • Collaborate with your team and other teams to produce clearly planned work.

  • Provide documentation and training to other Tenable members so they can use the solutions provided.

What You'll Need:

  • A curious mind that is eager to learn and interact with new ideas.

  • A strong ability to communicate plans, ideas, and project details to involved members and key stakeholders.

  • An ability to challenge ideas constructively.

  • A solid understanding of the needs to architect and develop security products.

  • A good grasp of many programming languages and concepts, such as object-oriented programming.

  • Experience developing enterprise-level security products.

  • Experience with developing protocols (examples: SSH, SSL, HTTP).

  • Experience with multiple platforms (Windows, Linux, MacOS).

And Ideally:

  • Experience developing in the NASL programming language.

  • Skilled in presentation on complex topics.

  • Training of peers on new concepts and processes.

  • Skills to keep complex information organized and understandable.

  • Knowledge about developing successful processes.

This is the base pay range for this position. Compensation for the role will depend on a number of factors, including the candidate's qualifications, skills, competencies, location and experience, and may fall outside of the range shown. Employees are also eligible for variable compensation in addition to base pay (commission for sales roles, bonus for non-sales roles), depending on company and individual performance. Tenable also offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits which include: medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance; 401(k) retirement savings with company match; an employee stock purchase plan; an employee referral program; flexible spending accounts; an Employee Assistance Program (EAP); education assistance; parental leave; paid time off (PTO); company-paid holidays; health and wellness events; and community programs.

US Pay Ranges
$91,000$121,000 USD

If you’ve reached this point, and you’re still not sure if you should apply…..Just do it! We’re human and we don’t fit a perfect mold. Having diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, that’s a good thing! If you’re coming from outside of the cyber industry - great! If you’re looking to try something new - awesome! All we ask is you bring passion to all that you do, crave creativity and innovation, and embrace the hard work of gaining new skills and accepting big challenges.

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. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or recruiting process, please contact [email protected] for further assistance.

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