Senior Security Researcher, Remote US

  • Location:
    Offsite, San Jose, California, US
  • Alternate Location
    Remote US
  • Area of Interest
  • Compensation Range
    109500 USD - 214100 USD
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
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Location:  This position can be fully Remote in the United States.

Cisco Secure, Talos is looking for a Senior Researcher/Scientist Engineer to help us build the next generation of detection algorithms for email threat defense technologies.  The ideal candidate is passionate about solving real problems by turning cutting-edge research into operational production solutions. They will collaborate with a global team to support research and detection efforts.

  • Forward-Looking Research – The researcher will develop leading-edge prototypes, features, and algorithms to solve emerging challenges with a primary focus on detecting Phishing, BEC, SCAM, and malicious attachment having email as a delivery vector.
  • Write detailed documentation of the developed prototype, feature, and detection algorithm, which the engineering team can use to productize the solution.
  • Perform data analysis to measure efficacy and continuously improve solutions to ensure the product stays ahead of the curve.
  • Evangelize the deliverables to the partners, leadership, and stakeholders
  • At least eight years of direct or equivalent experience in detecting email-based exploitation, particularly URL-based exploitation such as Phishing, BEC, SCAM
  • Prior experience in applied Machine Learning is a must.
  • Prior experience in developing and shipping detection algorithms is a must
  • Knowledge of Security and Malware detection technologies.
  • Patents, Paper in the premium conference is a plus.
  • Candidate should have effective communication skills to respond to support/customer queries.
  • Knowledge of at least a programming language, such as Python or go, is necessary.
  • Typically, Bachelors + 7 years related experience or Masters + 4 years related experience or equivalent experience.  
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