Senior Software Engineer (Trust Engine) - Duo Security

  • Location:
    Austin, Texas, US
  • Alternate Location
    Ann Arbor, MI, Detrorit, MI, San Francisco, CA, or Remote
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
    Professional
  • Technology Interest
    Big Data, Analytics, Security
  • Job Id
    1326933

Duo Security, now a part of Cisco, is the top-tier provider of Trusted Access security and multi-factor authentication delivered through the cloud.

Duo’s mission is to make security simple for everyone. We were born from a hacker ethos and a desire to make the Internet a secure place. We believe in empowering people to follow their passions inside and outside of the office and enable every employee to bring their whole self to work.


What You Will Do


Our team is our secret weapon. We own the spectrum from artists to analysts, low-key to high-energy, and bring together a diversity of skill sets, experiences, and perspectives to tackle what we consider to be the world's most pressing geopolitical challenge — redefining the security industry as we know it. Together we build solutions that are easy, effective, honest, and enduring. And that’s why we are the most loved and trusted company in security.


Who You Will Work With


In a Zero Trust Architecture, the Trust Engine is a key component that assesses the risk of individual requests. On Duo’s Trust Engine team, we work with data scientists to translate machine learning research into Trust Engine features that assist our customers improve their security posture.

You are a self-motivated individual who is able to learn and adapt quickly. You are comfortable working as a member of a team but can also exercise good judgment and drive tasks to resolution on your own. You are passionate about building secure software. You continually find opportunities to improve and hone your software engineering knowledge and skills. You are not afraid to take on complex issues, take the initiative to solve problems, communicate solutions, or raise issues. You can weigh tradeoffs between tech debt and delivering value to customers. You are able to build strong relationships across multiple organizations and distributed teams.

Do you want to work closely with a pragmatic and diverse group of data scientists, engineers, and security researchers in Duo’s industry-leading R&D team?


Who You Are


Are you passionate about building usable and scalable machine learning applications for the world's most loved security product? Do you want to help us continue to democratize security?

If yes, then you might be a good fit for this role.


What you'll do...


  • Design streaming solutions to enable real-time machine learning applications.

  • Own data pipelines flowing in and out of streaming solutions.

  • Partner with data scientists on feature engineering.

  • Perform load testing and scaling feasibility.

  • Participate in infrastructure and architectural decisions

  • Assist with sprint planning and breaking down tasks.

  • Provide technical mentorship to junior team members via code reviews, written guides, 1:1s, and other professional development activities.

  • Design solutions to productionize research that helps organizations improve their security posture

  • Partner with data engineers and data scientists to deliver machine learning product features to millions of users at more than 21,000 Duo customers.


You should have...


  • Experience as a lead or core contributor on streaming pipeline projects with large data sets at scale

  • Developed REST APIs, and/or microservices

  • Experience owning a pipeline with one or more streaming technologies such as Kafka, Spark, Flink, Beam, etc

  • Experience performing load testing and optimization

  • Strong programming skills in Python or any other modern languages such as Java, Node.js, Ruby, or .NET

  • Experience clearly documenting ideas, plans, and system design proposals

  • Experience engaging stakeholders across multiple teams

  • A commitment to quality and an eye for details

  • The agility to work in a high-growth tech organization


Even better if you have a couple of these...


  • A passion for security and privacy

  • Experience with asynchronous programming such as asyncio, Twisted, Promises, .NET async

  • Experience running deployments at scale in AWS or similar cloud providers

  • Experience scaling a NoSQL database such ElasticSearch, MongoDB, DynamoDB, etc

  • A record of success working with data science teams in an engineering capacity in the past

  • A love to tackle sophisticated problems revolving around data

  • A desire for a company culture of patience, openness, and learning Employees love Duo

  • A passion to positively impact users Customers love Duo


This job may not be for you if…


  • You like to work alone and you prefer to avoid documenting your ideas for feedback

  • You need everything predefined and don’t want to be part of the discovery to build something new

  • You’re more interested in developing ML models or ML infrastructure than you are in surfacing ML results in the product to the customer. If so, keep an eye out for data science roles on our team.

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 the 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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