21 days old

Systems Security Engineer

Cisco Systems Inc.
Vancouver, BC V5Y

Who We Are

The Cloud Infrastructure Engineering team at Cisco drives the technology that's transforming the way product teams secure their networks, and more importantly, their users. As a Systems Security Engineer, you will be a key member of the Platform Engineering team, which is responsible for building a PaaS based on Kubernetes to support Ciscos security and networking products that run on our private cloud. At its core, the Cloud Infrastructure team provides Infrastructure as a Service for engineering in dozens of our edge data centers.

Who You'll Work With

The members of the Platform Engineering team are building and operating a modern container orchestration platform that is tailored to support Ciscos secure, high-performance networking products. We are a team that is supportive of learning and experimentation. Our customers are other engineers in the organization, who we collaborate with to find the sweet spot of re-usable and specialized infrastructure solutions. We are building our platform to support existing offerings as well as co-designing for new products that havent launched yet. We work closely with the rest of the Infrastructure Engineering teams to build core Internet infrastructure, security applications and distributed systems at scale.

About You

As a member of this team you will collaborate with engineers to develop solutions to extend and enhance the overall CIE platform offerings. You enjoy looking for ways to solve problems for multiple teams with a considerate eye towards what kind of solution makes the most sense (i.e. thats not always writing more code) You are pragmatic and thoughtful and deeply aware of the fact that theres no such thing as perfect security, but rather a continuous balancing of risk tradeoffs that need to be adjusted based on a changing threat landscape.

Some of the things you will work on:

  • Support Cisco product teams by building an open-source based, network-optimized, security-focused PaaS that allows Cisco product teams to build systems that are secure by default
  • Participate in/drive threat modeling and risk management of our infrastructure and products
  • Design, build and operate highly available security services at scale, using golang, bash, and other languages/tools as fits the situations needs
  • Develop solutions for networking and orchestration problems with availability, scale, security and latency in mind
  • Collaborate with software and infrastructure engineering teams to design solutions to enable them 
  • Fine-tune configuration and improve the performance and security of a variety of systems alongside with your team members

 The team could be a good fit for you if some of these apply to you:

  • Experience in analyzing systems for security risks and providing feedback on ways to harden the platform and mitigate risk.
  • Experience with applications that span multiple data-centers and/or cloud controllers
  • Familiarity with Infrastructure as Code tools and containerization technologies
  • Experience with application delivery platforms for load balancing, caching, compression, application firewalling, reverse proxy, SSL termination, etc. 
  • Familiarity with CIS benchmarks and OWASP Top Ten
  •        Familiarity/experience with SOC2 would be a bonus
  •        Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or equivalent engineering experience


 Our interview process:

One of the aspects of job searching thats always nerve-wracking is the interview process. To help reduce that stress, our process is fairly straightforward and we aim to be as transparent as possible with it. The process generally is as follows:

  • Screening call with a Cisco recruiter
  • 30-minute call with the hiring manager
  • 1 collaborative coding exercise (not timed, not desired to take more than about 4 hrs of your time)
  • 4 hours of interviews with the team on-site or remotely (currently only remotely, of course)

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 arent 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 musicians. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers.

We Are Cisco.


Posted: 2020-10-02 Expires: 2020-11-18

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