Security Research Engineer - Mac Security Research (Remote)-SP&R

  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Alternate Location
    All Americas Location-Remote
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
    Professional
  • Technology Interest
    Security
  • Job Id
    1330543

Who You’ll Work With

The Research And Efficacy Team (RET) secures and protect customers through phenomenal products and takes a lead in customer focus, research and delivery. We work to understand attacker tactics, techniques and procedures at the deepest levels and write detection logic to prevent cyber attacks. We work with data scientists, machine learning specialists, threat hunters and software developers to identify and remediate security gaps where they exist.


What You’ll Do

As a part of the Research And Efficacy Team (RET) supporting Cisco Security products, you will provide security research, detection content development and support assistance to our macOS endpoint customers. You will work towards keeping yourself abreast of the latest attack techniques on Apple's macOS Operating system. You will conduct research into bleeding edge attack and defense mechanisms. You will research detection and prevention strategies to maintain Cisco’s leadership in macOS malware defense and security. You will also develop domain expertise in macOS information security and provide guidance and help protect our customers from breaches and cyber attacks. You will publish internal and external reports and blog posts detailing your research findings.


Who You Are

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related subject area.
  • Development skills in C, C++, Objective C and experience in developing multi-threaded applications.
  • Deep understanding of macOS operating system internals and strive to understand low-level details.
  • Knowledge of macOS file formats such as MachO, DMG, Plist etc.
  • Familiar with attack tactics, techniques, procedures and threat landscape in macOS. Prior experience in big data technologies such as Hadoop, apache spark etc. will be preferred.
  • Work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team, providing domain expertise when needed.


Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.


We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do – you can’t put us in a box!

But “Digital Transformation” is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)


Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.


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! 


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