Senior Security Research Engineer (Linux, Security, Kernel) - 1372183

February 06, 2023 - Remote

Considered locations for this position could be US, Canada or International.

Cisco, worldwide leader in networking and IT, is increasingly growing into all aspects of the security space. 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, senior level security researcher to join our growing team as a Senior Security Research Engineer. If you have a passion to stop bad guys and love working with large datasets, then we need you.

What You’ll Do

As a part of the Talos Threat Response: Endpoint Team (TR:E) supporting Cisco Security products, you will provide security research, detection content development, support assistance, and product capability enhancements. 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 TR:E team secures and protects 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 in reverse engineering, operating systems internals, and file formats.
  • 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.
  • Work 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

At Cisco, each person brings their unique talents to work as a team and make a difference. Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays, and learns, but our edge comes from our people. Our People Are The Heart of Cisco.

Cisco is proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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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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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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