Software Development Team Leader, Security, Talos

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Alternate Location
    Fulton, MD, San Jose, California or Austin, Texas
  • Area of Interest
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Security, Software Development, Testing
  • Job Id

Location: This role could be based in the San Jose, CA, Fulton, MD or Austin, TX offices, once Cisco offices fully reopen.

We are looking for a People Leader with a technical skillset to join the Cisco Talos threat Intelligence Software Team in the Security Business Group.

The leader in this position will be responsible for front-line management of a small team of developers working on feature development and integration, code re-factoring and componentization, test automation, maintenance of deployed software and software upgrades for data pipeline services supporting a broad range of Cisco security products, including Cisco Secure Firewall, Cisco Secure Endpoint, and more. The ideal candidate will have experience operating in an agile environment with a keen focus on delivery of quality software products which provide the best possible security for our customers.

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Resolving security issues that are reported in 3rd party software components
  • Overseeing and delivering development, maintenance and testing of features for:
  • Data analysis pipelines, including databases and data warehouses
  • Software packages – build, install, upgrade
  • Linux and Docker deployment environment

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field
  • Minimum 5 years of related experience in software development
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in leading a software development team
  • Development experience with Linux/BSD/UNIX platforms
  • Knowledge of network security principles and security hardening
  • Knowledge of data analysis and statistical techniques
  • Best practices for building big data systems to operate at large scale

Additional knowledge and skills desired:

  • Experience with the C/C++ programming language
  • Experience with shell and scripting languages: Bash, Perl and/or Python
  • Experience executing in an Agile environment
  • Experience constructing and evaluating test automation frameworks
  • Experience with containerized deployment and cloud software deployment technology
  • Solid understanding of threat intelligence data models and classifications
  • Solid understanding of security threats and tactics, such as malware, phishing and botnets
  • Solid understanding of malware analysis techniques

Why Cisco

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Benefits and Perks

We strive to keep our teams happy and healthy. Many roles have the option to be Remote or Hybrid. Cisco provides competitive pay, excellent medical, dental and vision coverage, 401(k) match, 20 days of paid time off plus holidays, support for parents and paid time to volunteer. View the benefits overview.  Benefits and Perks - Cisco

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