Sr. Technical Leader / Software Architect, Security, Talos

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Alternate Location
    Bay Area, CA, Fulton, MD, Canada
  • Area of Interest
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center, Security, Software Development, Testing
  • Job Id

Location:  Ideal locations for this role are Fulton, MD, California Bay area or Vancouver Canada.   

Are you interested in solving dynamic cybersecurity problems? Are you passionate about building systems to handle tons of data that is constantly growing?  

Come join Cisco’s Talos Research & Intelligence organization focusing on software development and architecture as we create and innovate critical software pieces of our security backend systems by the best and brightest engineers.

Who We Are:

The Talos Backend Software DevOps organization plays a pivotal role in providing critical security intelligence, data, and tools to both the research teams and Cisco security email, web, enterprise networking, and firewall products to protect our enterprise customers from cyberattacks.

What You'll Do:

As a Senior Technical Leader, you will be responsible for overseeing a portfolio of software applications in the security backend to both innovate and maintain these mission-critical systems from technical perspective.  Project delivery requires adherence to effective delivery processes, specifically Cisco Agile.  You are required to collaborate with a wide-range of cross-functional teams, both within and outside the organization to cover program management, architecture, infrastructure, deployment, and support during all phases of the software application life cycle.

About You:

You are experienced in providing technical leadership to solve business problems.

You have 10+ years of product development and delivery, with expertise in security, application programming, big data, threat intelligence data, and threat intelligence research.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • You have strong communication skills to proactively represent the team in meetings, write architectural reference documents, detailed functional and cross-functional requirements, conduct technical discussions with backend team leads, and members, present a high-level product plan to executives, and report project status to managers.
  • You are passionate to provide technical leadership to make everyone around you better.
  • You are passionate about winning over the bad guys.
  • You look at the big-picture and are able to turn ideas into demos, demos into shippable products, and data into efficacy.
  • You are comfortable with early- and late-phase software development, from concept to execution and performance optimization
  • You take hands-on ownership of the backend products from top to bottom: architecture, design, development, documentation, test, deployment, and operations.
  • You have the discernment to know when you need a rocket ship and when you need a bicycle, and the organizational skills to plan and deliver either one.
  • You are team oriented and will enthusiastically unite diverse teams across the globe to tackle complex problems effectively.
  • You can provide mentorship, motivation, and vision to senior engineers.

Technical Qualifications & Experience:
  • Background in Content Security, in the area of cloud, email, web, and backend development. 
  • Previous programming skills preferred, such as Python, Scala, Golang, C/C++ would be beneficial
  • Strong AWS architecture skills architecture a requirement
  • Networking expertise in Big Data offering a huge plus.
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum/Kanban development
  • At least a BS/BA in a technical field (CS/CE ideal). MS or PhD preferred

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