Software Engineer - Data, ML | Talos (Remote US)

  • Location:
    Offsite, Miami, Florida, US
  • Alternate Location
    Remote United States
  • Area of Interest
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Security, Software Development, Testing
  • Job Id
Location:  This position can be fully Remote in the United States.

Who You’ll Work With: 
The Talos Email Efficacy team is a multinational group of security researchers and analysts. We invent novel approaches to detecting phishing attacks and other threats, both in small groups and by working independently to build detection content and proof-of-concept models. These can transition to internally supported tools or to Talos development teams to be hardened and further developed based on guidance provided by us.

Who You Are, What You’ll Do:    
  • Good pattern recognition: identifying and anticipating new threats
  • Dependable judgment and attentive to details
  • Rapid prototyping of code to automate newly discovered threat patterns
  • Maintaining and bolstering our products' high catch rate for threats
  • Collaboration with similarly innovative interdisciplinary teams to meet efficacy goals
Experience and Qualifications:
  • Past experience in any of: development, IT, machine learning, security
  • Proficiency in Python and/or Perl and/or shell scripting (bash, awk, sed, etc.)
  • Regular experience using a UNIX command line (ssh, grep)
  • Comfortable with regular expressions
  • Good verbal, written, analytical, and persuasive skills
  • Flexible and adaptable, able to pursue multiple separate tasks
Bonus Skills - Familiarity or interest in any combination of these is helpful:

  • Pattern-based puzzles like Regex Golf, [](
  • Scripting basics in Lua and/or Go
  • Experience with AWS, K8’s, and/or Airflow
  • Anti-abuse advocacy
  • Exploring malware or obfuscated HTML/CSS/JS
  • SMTP, email headers, and related email and anti-spoofing standards
  • Big data tools (Elasticsearch/ELK, HBase)
  • Statistics, probability, and machine learning
  • Fluent in reading non-English language(s)
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.  Our People Are The Heart of Cisco

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Benefits and Perks
We strive to keep our teams happy and healthy. Many roles have the option to be Remote or Hybrid. Cisco provides competitive pay, excellent medical, dental and vision coverage, 401(k) match, 20 days of paid time off plus holidays, support for parents and paid time to volunteer. View the benefits overview.  Benefits and Perks - Cisco

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