Cloud Security Engineer

  • Location:
    Offsite, San Jose, California, US
  • Alternate Location
    US Remote - strong preference for proximity to San Jose, CA office
  • Area of Interest
  • Compensation Range
    150900 USD - 222200 USD
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center, Security, Software Development
  • Job Id

As a Cloud Security Engineer within the Security and Trust Organization you will lead the implementation of automated tools and frameworks to help scale Cisco’s cloud security program. This is a key technical role that will support a multi-functional team delivering security solutions to business and IT teams within Cisco. The successful candidate is excited to embrace a culture of innovation, demonstrate ownership and engineering leadership and establish engineering methodology in how we develop security automation.

What You’ll Do

  • Design and develop high quality, scalable and maintainable automated solutions to implement cloud security.
  • Write clean, well-tested and well-documented code, following coding standards and best practices.
  • Conduct code reviews and provide constructive feedback to ensure code quality and consistency across the team.
  • Take ownership of complex technical issues, troubleshoot and resolve bugs, and provide technical support as needed.
  • Contribute to documentation, knowledge sharing, and technical presentations to enhance team productivity and knowledge.
  • Work closely with the Cloud Security Architecture and Services & Operations functions to build and operationalize the security tool set.

You will work with exceptional security professionals with technical expertise in various cloud security domains. The team comprises of Cloud security architects, engineers, operators and program managers that help design, implement and operate cloud security solutions for the company. You will also frequently partner with product architects and SRE engineers to provide security guidance and drive adoption of cloud security initiatives.

Who You Are

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in a security engineering or security operations role with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in cybersecurity, engineering, or a related field
  • Python, Java, Go, or Rust programming experience
  • Experience with multiple cloud platforms such as GCP, Azure, or AWS and their service catalogs, security offerings and automation opportunities
  • Experience in implementing cloud security controls and auto-remediation architecture

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Alibaba and Oracle cloud platforms
  • Experience with SIEM solutions like splunk
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to speak to both business and technical audiences with brevity and clarity.

Why Cisco?

#WeAreCisco. We are all unique, but collectively we bring our talents to work as a team, to develop innovative technology and power a more inclusive, digital future for everyone. How do we do it? Well, for starters – with people like you!

Nearly every internet connection around the world touches Cisco. We’re the Internet’s optimists. Our technology makes sure the data traveling at light speed across connections does so securely, yet it’s not what we make but what we make happen which marks us out. We’re helping those who work in the health service to connect with patients and each other; schools, colleges, and universities to teach in even the most challenging of times. We’re helping businesses of all shapes and sizes to connect with their employees and customers in new ways, providing people with access to the digital skills they need and connecting the most remote parts of the world – whether through 5G, or otherwise.

We tackle whatever challenges come our way. We have each other’s backs, we recognize our accomplishments, and we grow together. We celebrate and support one another – from big and small things in life to big career moments. And giving back is in our DNA (we get 10 days off each year to do just that).

We know that powering an inclusive future starts with us. Because without diversity and a dedication to equality, there is no moving forward. Our 30 Inclusive Communities, that bring people together around commonalities or passions, are leading the way. Together we’re committed to learning, listening, caring for our communities, whilst supporting the most vulnerable with a collective effort to make this world a better place either with technology, or through our actions.

So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us! #WeAreCisco


Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S. and/or Canada:

When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. and/or Canada locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. or Canada hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

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.75% of incentive target for each 1% of revenue attainment up to 50% of quota;

1.5% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 50% and 75%;

1% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 75% and 100%; and once performance exceeds 100% attainment, incentive rates are at or above 1% for each 1% of attainment with no cap on incentive compensation.

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