Research Engineer + Linguist - 1317984

December 03, 2021 - Fulton, MD

Cisco, worldwide leader in networking and IT, is increasingly growing into all aspects of the security space. As the Internet of Everything grows into its projected $19 trillion market, each element must be secured. Cisco is building an interconnected threat intelligence platform to safely connect these devices while leaving bad actors out of the picture. The Cisco Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group detects and correlates threats in real time using the world’s largest threat detection network, protecting against known and emerging cybersecurity threats to better protect the Internet. Talos is seeking a puzzle-loving coder to join our growing team as a Research Engineer. If you have a passion to stop bad guys and love working with large data-sets, then we need you.


  • Content analysis and categorization for email
  • Malicious email content detection
  • Perform exploratory, and targeted data analyses
  • Develop automation to eliminate manual tasks
  • Undertake development and support of cross-project tools and processes


  • BS/MS in Computer Science, Statistics or closely related field, or 4+ years of industry experience in a relevant role using Python (Pandas, NumPy, Matplotlib, Flask), SQL, Bash, Elastic Stack, MongoDB, Git and Linux (CentOS, Ubuntu)
  • Demonstrate strong analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner
  • Ability to read one or more of the following foreign languages Chinese, Japanese, Taiwanese, Korean is a must
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and take on additional tasks as required
  • Ability to work with small teams to solve complex problems

Work Conditions

  • Works closely with software reverse engineers and research analysts to quickly develop detection content for all our core applications
  • Moderate to high levels of stress may occur at times
  • Fast paced and rapidly changing environment
  • Extremely talented and experienced team members and mentors
  • No special physical requirements

About Cisco

The Internet of Everything is a phenomenon driving new opportunities for Cisco and it’s transforming our customers’ businesses worldwide. We are pioneers and have been since the early days of connectivity. Today, we are building teams that are expanding our technology solutions in the mobile, cloud, security, IT, and big data spaces, including software and consulting services. As Cisco delivers the network that powers the Internet, we are connecting the unconnected. Imagine creating unprecedented disruption. Your revolutionary ideas will impact everything from retail, healthcare, and entertainment, to public and private sectors, and far beyond. Collaborate with like-minded innovators in a fun and flexible culture that has earned Cisco global recognition as a Great Place To Work. With roughly 10 billion connected things in the world now and over 50 billion estimated in the future, your career has exponential possibilities at Cisco.