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Software Engineer - Security FirePower Engineering

Cisco Systems Inc.
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Software Engineer - Security FirePower Engineering

Software Engineer - Security FirePower Engineering

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    Austin, Texas, US
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What You'll Do 
The engineer in this position will be responsible for maintaining, updating, and adding features to the Next Generation Firewall & IPS appliance based on Fire Linux OS. This Appliance is managed by Cisco's Firepower Management Center.

Who You'll Work With
Imagine having the opportunity to work in a team developing security technologies to prevent emerging Internet security threats. You will join Cisco Security Technology Business Unit to develop next generation SSL applications for managing Firewall and Intrusion prevention systems. SSL/TLS provides exciting decryption/ encryption capabilities based in industry standard ciphers. SSL group in FirePower group provided hardware acceleration capabilities to the SSL software to provide maximum throughput performances. You will work with Cisco's Fire Linux OS system , the industry recognized CLI Feature to deliver next generation capability.

The engineer will be responsible for:
* Developing features over the Fire Linux OS delivering industry recognized Cisco CLI
* Keeping up with industry standards for SSL and TLS implementations like TLS 1.3 and new Ciphers emerging in the industry

* Maintaining (Build and Packaging) the Fire Linux OS including patching 3rd party software components
* Updating software packages to their latest versions
* Managing legal compliance and security compliance for all packages
* Demonstrate attention to detail, work well in a multi discipline-team environment, be highly motivated, and willing to learn new skills.
* Work with various cross-functional groups such as Product Management, other development teams, QA, System Test and Product Documentation
* Design, document and implement full stack features related to Cyber Security for our Next Generation Firewalls
* Work in a highly Agile based organization to deliver cutting edge features

Who You Are
* Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related field with 8-10+ years of relevant experience
* Proficiency over Firewall, Security, TLS, SSL concepts is preferable but not a must

* Proficiency in Development experience over Linux/UNIX platforms.
* Proficiency in administration aspects of Linux
* Experience with internals of Linux distributions
*Proficiency in Linux packaging
* Proficient with shell and scripting languages such as bash, Perl and Python
*Experience with the C/C++ programming languages
*Experience with Make, C Make, Ninja
* Experience with the full Software Development Life Cycle
* Problem solving and research skills
* Working experience in an Agile development methodology is a must

* Experiences in working and debugging Customer Issues in customers production networks is desired

Additional knowledge and skills desired:
Solid understanding of networking architecture such as routing/switching, IP, TCP/UDP
Knowledge of network security principles and security hardening

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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