Security Research Engineer

  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee, US
  • Additional Location(s)
    RTP, NC; Austin, Texas
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Networking, Security
  • Job Id

What You'll Do

At Cisco you will work on groundbreaking security solutions and gain experience in the latest technologies. Cisco has a diverse spectrum of skills and experience levels doing work that is vital to the security of Cisco products. You will enjoy working on independent and/or team research of advanced topics. We value your input and experience and our team prioritizes collaborative training sessions as well as work/life balance.

Who You'll Work With

Our security team is dynamic, talented, fun, and high-energy, and the work is done in a very casual environment. Additionally, there is a mentor program to surround you with security experts and resources to get you up to speed.

Who You Are

Do you enjoy finding flaws in mission-critical systems, designing mitigations to thwart motivated and inventive adversaries? If you have a passion for computer security, enjoy solving difficult problems, and relish working with emerging technologies, Cisco wants you! Global ISPs, Fortune 100 companies, and world governments all depend on Cisco for critical infrastructure and we want the best and the brightest at work ensuring that we keep delivering rock-solid solutions to meet their needs.

Some of the desired skills as well as those you'll have a chance to develop at Cisco are:

  • Applied security concepts
  • Problem-solving, troubleshooting, and debugging
  • Cryptographic algorithm design and review
  • Operating system fundamentals and secure configuration
  • Virtualization platforms and techniques
  • Network protocol analysis and debugging
  • Web application security
  • Web protocols and basic web development
  • Secure development practices
  • Application development using a variety of languages
  • Software vulnerability assessment, fuzzing, and code coverage analysis
  • Penetration testing tools
  • Reverse engineering
  • Custom exploit development

Our minimum requirements for this role:

  • 3-5 years experience required within 2-3 of the above areas of expertise
  • BSc preferred or equivalent experience
  • US Citizenship is required due to the nature of the work this position will perform and the government customers with which the role will work

Why Cisco

At Cisco, each person brings their rare 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.

  • We connect everything – people, process, data and things – and we use those connections to change our world for the better.
  • We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more – from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.
  • We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.

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