Senior Software Engineer - Security

  • Location:
    RTP, North Carolina, US
  • Alternate Location
    Remote, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Compensation Range
    125400 USD - 184600 USD
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
  • Job Id

The successful applicant will be performing work in FedRAMP environments, and therefore, must be a U.S. Person (i.e. U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, asylee, or refugee). This position may also perform work that the U.S. government has specified can only be performed by a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil.

Who You’ll Work With

We encourage employees to hone their talents and skills every single day with creative and challenging projects. Employees are self-motivated, results driven and engaged. We recognize and reward quality results and dedication to our company's purposes and principles.

This is an opportunity to work in the TD&R (Threat, Detection, and Response) Security Team. The TD&R Security Team provides a security center of excellence to new and existing products within our organization. We provide key services within the organization: transformation of security controls into meaningful engineering requirements, reviewing evidence to ensure continuous compliance, development of tooling to automate security relevant tasks, operate shared services which provide functionality to all product teams, and defining creative ways to share knowledge across teams.

We are looking for a Security Software Engineer to join our team.

What You’ll Do

You will be tasked with:

  • Crafting security-focused tooling to improve processes and coordination among groups
  • Building new tooling for use within the organization
  • Deploying code to production environments
  • Ensuring new code meets security requirements and writing supporting documentation
  • Understanding the security posture of various offerings
  • Writing and reviewing system architectures and documentation
  • Providing guidance to teams on building secure software
  • Supporting continuous monitoring and audit requirements
  • Contributing to the key services provided by the TD&R Security Team
  • Assisting with production issues
  • Participate in a 24/7/265 on-call rotation

Who You Are

  • Self-starter that is capable of effectively working with various customers, facilitating discussions, building consensus, establishing priorities, and building credible relationships
  • Detail oriented individual who enjoys the challenge of multi-tasking, articulating project requirements, and keeping up to date with changing standards as set by various organizations (NIST, AICPA, ISO, FedRAMP, etc.)
  • Technically skilled individual who can take projects from start to finish

Basic Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience in software development
  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases
  • Programming with Ruby, Go or Python
  • Experience working with Ruby on Rails or an equivalent web framework
  • Experience working with HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Linux systems maintenance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Git or a similar version control systems
  • Knowledge of data structures and algorithms
  • Experience with unit tests
  • Familiar with OWASP
  • Networking knowledge
  • Experience with production systems
  • Experience with agile software development methods
  • Experience in Secure Development methodologies
  • Experience performing secure code reviews
  • Experience in security
  • Experience working with security standards (FedRAMP, ISO, PCI, etc.)
  • Excellent collaboration skills

Why Cisco Secure

We're global, we're adaptable, we're diverse, and our security portfolio is as extensive as it is groundbreaking. Have you heard of Threat, Detection & Response, Zero Trust by Duo, Common Services Engineering, or Cloud & Network Security? Those are only a few of our product teams! The only thing we're missing is YOU.

Join an enterprise security leader with a start-up culture, committed to driving innovation and giving you the opportunity to make an impact. We #InnovateToWin and we know we're better together, that's why we're dedicated to inclusivity, collaboration, and diversity in everything we do.

We're proud to be the Best Small and Mid-Size Enterprises Security Solution Cisco Secure continues to grow and evolve year after year with 100% of Fortune 100 Companies using our products, and we're excited to see the new heights we'll reach with your passion for security, your customer focus, and your desire to change things up!

There are so many amazing reasons to join Cisco. Learn more here!

Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S. and/or Canada:

When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. and/or Canada locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. or Canada hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

Employees on sales plans earn performance-based incentive pay on top of their base salary, which is split between quota and non-quota components. For quota-based incentive pay, Cisco typically pays as follows:

.75% of incentive target for each 1% of revenue attainment up to 50% of quota;

1.5% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 50% and 75%;

1% of incentive target for each 1% of attainment between 75% and 100%; and once performance exceeds 100% attainment, incentive rates are at or above 1% for each 1% of attainment with no cap on incentive compensation.

For non-quota-based sales performance elements such as strategic sales objectives, Cisco may pay up to 125% of target. Cisco sales plans do not have a minimum threshold of performance for sales incentive compensation to be paid.