Systems Software Engineer - Cisco Umbrella

  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
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Why Cisco Cloud Security

We enable our customers to securely adopt the cloud and deliver security the way the world works today.

We protect users against threats anywhere they access the internet, and secure customer data and applications in the cloud. We use the cloud to deliver simplified security policy management and dynamic threat intelligence.

With Cisco Cloud Security, customers gain complete visibility into internet activity across cloud applications, all office locations, and roaming devices, plus faster threat detection and response.

Cisco Cloud Security provides an effective security platform that is open, automated, and simple to use. And it’s backed by industry-leading threat information delivered by the Cisco Talos security intelligence and research group.

The Team

The Umbrella Data Platform Team builds the infrastructure that thousands of customers rely on to get visibility into the security of their networks and mobile devices. Our systems process billions of events every day, and we present it via powerful reports and analysis tools.

Who are you

You are a self-starter and have a passion to learn technologies. Your strong interpersonal skills, critical thinking and problem solving capabilities coupled with your ability to stay focused while working under pressure make you a great fit for our team.

What you'll do

  • Deploy and maintain infrastructure in a 24x7 production environment.
  • Collaborate with team members to design distributed, highly available systems.
  • Debug system and performance issues. You enjoy diving into the difficult and obscure things that others can’t.
  • Help us integrate security at all phases of the development process.
  • Work with other security advocates in the organization to drive adoption of standards, and build tools to make developers lives easier and our products more secure.
  • Perform vulnerability assessments, threat modeling and routine security posture reviews.
  • Help your team deliver the most secure platform that can achieve the highest level of security certifications.

Skills and required experience:

  • Experience with Linux systems. You know your way around the command-line and are close friends with lsof, strace, tcpdump, and their associates.
  • Strong development experience. You know how to write code and make sure that it is well tested. We use a lot of Go, Python and Java, but your language of choice isn't as important as how effective you are with it.
  • Experience running large databases.
  • Proven experience with AWS. You can build AMIs with Packer, deploy and manage resources with Terraform, and automate things with Ansible.
  • Experience with the software release process. You can create Debian packages, publish them to APT repositories, and get them deployed. You also know how to have a rollback strategy in case things don’t go as planned.
  • Experience performing vulnerability assessments and threat modeling. You know the difference between CSRF and XSS and you love to share your knowledge with others.
  • Familiarity with Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Familiarity with Prometheus and Datadog for monitoring and alerting.

We Are Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference. Here’s how we do it.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (30 years strong!) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. An AI/Machine Learning 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, we give our egos a break and we give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, we take bold steps, and we take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a commitment 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.