Security Research Engineer SP&R

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    Alpharetta, Georgia, US
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What You'll Do

You'll build and prototype innovative new features of the Cisco Stealthwatch product line.

The Stealthwatch Engineering organization seeks a Research Engineer to join the Efficacy & Analytics team to understand the challenges our customers face in securing their environments and manifest solutions in our products. Cisco Stealthwatch has a long history of providing effective tools to SOC Analysts and Security Incident Responders. This is an opportunity to lead our next phase of product growth as we expand the capabilities of our product line.

Who You'll Work With

Our team works with customers and field teams to understand and define the challenges they face. They prototype and test solutions that use both existing and to-be-created architectural capabilities of the product. The team drives the features through implementation and validation, in partnership with development teams, as part of an agile software delivery process.

Who You Are

You are passionate about the changing threat landscape and you love the challenge of creating innovation that gives our users the edge against the adversary. You have a strong background in security software and threat analysis, and bring that experience to bear on the solutions you create. You articulate threat strategies, build plans and work with others to execute on those plans. You are able to work with other researchers to explore new ideas and run experiments. You can make objective tradeoffs and decisions. You work well with engineers to bring concepts and experiments to production.

Our minimum requirements for this role:

  • BS or Advanced degree (preferred) in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Cybersecurity, or equivalent experience in the computer security field.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in network and computer security, such as threat intelligence, malware analysis, vulnerability assessment or a related field
  • Experience with threat intelligence, security, and remediation for on-prem, cloud, containers, and serverless architectures.
  • Rapid prototyping to automate say a newly discovered threat pattern.
  • Proficient in developing software, with working knowledge of one or more programming or scripting languages.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication and advocacy skills, with the ability to express complex/technical issues in clear concise terms.


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