Security Research Engineer - 1354266

June 27, 2022 - Austin TX or Remote

Location: This position can be fully Remote in the United States or Canada.

What You’ll Do

As a part of the Research and Efficacy Team (RET) supporting Cisco Security products, you will provide security research, detection content development and support assistance. You will work towards keeping yourself abreast of the latest malware techniques on Mac OSX, Linux and Windows. You will investigate, analyze and respond to malware incidents and collaborate with other security researchers to help address customer concerns and provide product efficacy gap guidance. You will develop security content, provide domain expertise and help protect customers from breaches and cyber-attacks.

Who You’ll Work With

The RET secures and protect customers through phenomenal products and takes a lead in customer focus, research and delivery. We work to understand attacker tactics, techniques and procedures at the deepest levels and write detection logic to prevent cyber-attacks. We work with data scientists, machine learning specialists, threat hunters and software developers to identify and remediate security gaps where they exist.

Who You Are – You have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline with experience or curiosity about reverse engineering of malware.
  • A deep understanding of operating system internals and strive to understand low-level details.
  • Experience in analyzing network pcaps, process memory, malicious scripts and executables.
  • Scripting skills with knowledge of Python, Bash and PowerShell.
  • Software development skills in C, C++ or Go.
  • Used red-teaming tools such as Metasploit, CobaltStike, PowerShell Empire etc.
  • Prior experience in sandbox technologies, threat hunting, security operations or managed defense will be preferred.
  • Worked collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team, providing domain expertise when needed.
  • Worked with customer support and have experience with trouble shooting and root cause analysis.

Why Cisco

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Benefits and Perks

We strive to keep our teams happy and healthy. Many roles have the option to be Remote or Hybrid. Cisco provides competitive pay, excellent medical, dental and vision coverage, 401(k) match, 20 days of paid time off plus holidays, support for parents and paid time to volunteer. View the benefits overview, Benefits and Perks - Cisco.

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U.S. Vaccination Requirements

Cisco requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated or have an approved religious or medical accommodation. Candidates accepting an offer must provide proof of vaccination status on their first day. If someone anticipates requesting an accommodation for this requirement, they must receive approval before the start date. Candidates receiving an offer will receive additional information about the accommodation process at the time of the offer. All offers of employment are contingent upon complying with Cisco’s vaccination policy.