Application Security engineer

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    San Jose, California, US
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    Engineer - Software
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Application Security Engineer – Information security

What You'll Do

The Security and Trust Organization has corporate-level responsibility for customer data protection and compliance, corporate information protection, and government and product security. Security is a key concern of our customers and a top investment area for Cisco. Join our fun team and and help us become the #1 Trusted IT Company in the World.

As a member of Global Information Security (InfoSec) team, the Application Security Engineer's responsibilities will include:
• Review and remediate Cloud architectures, designs and hardening standards for securing cloud applications and services
• Perform technical security assessments on our web applications, mobile clients, and architecture designs, addressing all communities – Employees, Vendors, Partners and Customers
• Establish, continually evolve and enforce information security policies, standards and guidelines
• Deliver Solution proposals to continuously improve security posture of Applications.
• Triage security related questions and cases to drive effective resolution, collect operational metrics and drive efficiencies, maintain knowledge base
• Stay abreast of emerging threats and security practices in the industry to advise the Organization on direction and influence roadmaps
• Document security solutions and operational methods and procedures
• Work cross-functionally across the Security and Trust Organization in all of the theaters effectively to achieve the organization’s goals and objectives

Who You'll Work With

Our team works with third-party cloud providers and ensures their security posture is as good, if not better, than Cisco's once they get deployed. We run our security assessment but also drive the remediation of our findings. The work is extremely varied, insightful and rewarding, as none are the same!

Who You Are

  • You have a passion for security and a solid understanding of Web Application n-tier architectures, design and secure coding practices.
  • You have a solid understanding of threats, defenses, security principles and policies.
  • You have a strong knowledge of security vulnerabilities and remediation as listed in sites like OWASP, SANS, and applied conceptual, analytical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • You possess consulting and Partnering skills with Enterprise Perspective and influence: be able to compromise when it's necessary and hold firm when it's essential.
  • You have a strong foundation in security technologies such as Web Security, Cloud services, Identity/Access Management, Web Application Firewalls, Intrusion detection etc.
  • You are able to multi-task several projects at once and drive for results independently and use your superb communication for presentations and demonstrations.
  • You thrive working in a global multi-cultural team setting

Minimum Qualifications

• BS in Computer Science or equivalent, plus 5+ years of technical experience. MS (eg Computer Science, Information Assurance and Security, Cyber Security and Information Systems) or additional experience strongly preferred.
• Requires experience with at least 3 of the following: Security code review, Static analysis security testing, Dynamic application security testing, mobile development and securing mobile applications (iOS, Android, other), Threat/Attack modeling, Secure coding practices, Web Development technologies
• Security related certifications a plus
• Experience with AWS, Azure or Rackspace services a plus
• Work experience with a Cloud Provider (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) a strong plus

Why Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren’t afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns.

We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers.

We Are Cisco.


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