Senior Software Engineer, Windows - Cisco Cloud Security

  • Location:
    San Francisco, California, US
  • Additional Location(s)
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
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The Business Entity

Cisco Umbrella focuses on cloud-based security.  We operate as an Agile company, with low management overhead in a startup-like environment.  We use a variety of technologies across many operating systems, including web technologies, analytics, and client software.  The company is fun, high-performance, celebrates success, and allows employees to really own their work.  

We are leading the charge within Cisco to transition its security strategy to the cloud, and you will be a major contributor to that effort.

About the Team

The Umbrella On-Premises team develops software agents that live on customers’ machines, which enable DNS layer protection from various Internet-based threats.  We’re a smallish agile team responsible for OpenDNS’s Windows and MacOS clients, looking to add people with good attitudes and the right expertise.  With our agents’ install base numbers in the millions, we are a critical link in providing Umbrella security to our customers.

Roles and Responsibilities

We’re looking for a software engineer with a good knowledge of C#, C++ and win32 to improve our Windows on-premise software.  You’ll be writing software that helps protect millions of endpoints from malware, phishing, and other internet nastiness.  You may get exposure to web services and MacOS development as well.  You will also be working with our support team to support our Windows Endpoint Roaming Client (ERC), and will have the opportunity to help us build new clients.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience developing with Windows C/C++ and C#

  • Multi-threaded software design & development

  • Knowledge of Windows UDP and TCP networking

  • Experience using Win32 APIs

  • Object-Oriented development expertise

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills

  • A strong collaborator, who is passionate about helping the team grow

Desired Skills

  • Networking, DNS

  • COM

  • Windows UI (WinForms, WPF and win32)

  • Windows Installers (Wix)

  • Scripting languages (Python, Perl)

  • Experience in an Agile environment

  • Strong troubleshooting & diagnostic abilities

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. 
• 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.   
Colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Be you, with us! #WeAreCisco 

Why Cisco Cloud Security

Cisco Cloud Security enables you to securely adopt the cloud and better manage security for the way the world works today. It protects users against threats anywhere they access the internet and secures your data and applications in the cloud. You can also leverage the cloud to enhance security through simplified policy management and dynamic threat intelligence. With Cisco Cloud Security, you gain complete visibility into internet activity across cloud applications, all office locations, and roaming devices, plus faster threat detection and response. Cisco Cloud Security provides an  effective security platform that is open, automated, and simple to sue. And it’s backed by industry-leading threat information delivered by the Cisco Talos security intelligence and research group.

We Are Cisco.



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