Research Engineer - 1364650

August 15, 2022 - Remote

This position is a 100% remote role and the candidate can work anywhere in North America

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, identify product efficacy gaps and conduct research to fill those gaps, all to 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 detect and 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 interest in 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.
  • 2+ years of post college software development experience with C, C++ or Go. (Graduate Research experience does not count towards the 2 years of work experience that we are seeking)
  • Used Red-teaming tools such as Metasploit, CobaltStike, Powershell Empire etc.
  • Prior experience in sandbox technologies, threat hunting, security operations or managed defence will be preferred.
  • Work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team, providing domain expertise when needed.
  • Driven to perform all levels of research from identifying needs all the way through to Proof-of-Concept execution.

Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do – you can’t put us in a box!

But “Digital Transformation” is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!

Cisco Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements

The health and safety of Cisco’s employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco may require new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the role requires business-related travel, meeting with customers/partners (including visiting third-party sites on behalf of Cisco), attending trade events, and Cisco office entry, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.


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