Security Consulting Engineer

  • Location:
    Herndon, Virginia, US
  • Additional Location(s)
    Chicago, IL
  • Area of Interest
    Professional Services
  • Job Type
    Professional
  • Technology Interest
    Internet of Everything, Networking, Security, Service Provider
  • Job Id
    1246784
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Who You Are

You’re naturally curious about how devices work and how they can be compromised or subverted. You’re a professional who collaborates with colleagues to deliver excellent results. You can communicate and present complex topics to customers clearly. You have a working knowledge of fundamental electronics concepts including passive components and transistors.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering
  • Fluency in C, C++, ARM assembly, x86 assembly and Python
  • 5 years of professional experience penetration testing
  • 3 years experience reverse engineering software with IDA Pro
  • 3 years experience working with embedded systems
  • Extensive knowledge of common threats and vulnerabilities affecting devices
  • Experience identifying and exploiting security bugs
  • Exceptional English communication skills, both oral and written

Desired skills (any of the following are a plus but not required):

  • CEH, OSCP or OSCE certifications
  • You have a deep understanding of networking concepts and tools (e.g. nmap, scapy, nessus)
  • Reading / capturing electrical schematics (e.g. Altium, KiCad)
  • Familiarity with common electrical test equipment
  • Oscilloscopes, Logic Analyzers, Bus Protocol Analyzers, Multimeters, Spectrum Analyzers
  • Soldering & SMT rework
  • You are comfortable working with SBCs such as the Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone
  • Verilog / VHDL and FPGA design
  • Intimate knowledge of the Linux kernel
  • Working knowledge of QNX
  • Practical experience with Software Defined Radio (SDR)
  • Solid understand of secure boot and ARM TrustZone concepts
  • Deep understanding of on-board and connectivity protocols
  • SPI, I2C, CAN, LIN, USB
  • Bluetooth / BLE
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3G & 4G Cellular
  • You are able to identify and exploit side channel attacks
  • Practical experience circumventing device security using clock/power glitching
  • Experience evaluating cryptography and protection of sensitive information

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Why Cisco

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