Technical Leader / Software Architect - Security, Talos (CA, MD, CAN)

  • Location:
    San Jose, California, US
  • Alternate Location
    Bay Area, CA, Fulton, MD, Canada
  • Area of Interest
    Security
  • Job Type
    Professional
  • Technology Interest
    Cloud and Data Center, Security, Software Development, Testing
  • Job Id
    1343244
Location: This role could be based in the California Bay, Fulton, MD or Vancouver Canada offices, once Cisco offices fully reopen.


Are you interested in solving dynamic cybersecurity problems?

Are you passionate about building systems to handle tons of constantly growing data?

Come join the Cisco Talos Research and Intelligence organization, focusing on software development and architecture, as this team of highly creative engineers innovates and creates critical software pieces of our security backend systems.

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 Technical Leader, you’ll be responsible for leading all aspects of a portfolio of software applications in the security backend to both innovate and maintain these mission-critical systems from a technical perspective. Project delivery requires adherence to effective delivery processes, specifically Cisco Agile. You will collaborate with a wide-range of multi-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
  • Experienced at providing technical leadership to solve business problems
  • Possess flexible 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
  • Motivated to provide technical leadership which makes everyone around you better
  • Passion about winning over the bad actors
  • Able to understand the big-picture and turn ideas into demos, demos into shippable products, and data into efficacy
  • Experienced with early and late-phase software development processes - from concept to execution and performance optimization
  • Possess the breadth of experience to take hands-on ownership of a product portfolio from top to bottom, including architecture, design, development, documentation, test, deployment, and operations
  • Have the discernment to know when a “rocket ship” plan vs. a “bicycle” plan is needed, and the interpersonal and organizational skills to develop and deliver either plan
  • Team oriented, passionate about uniting diverse teams across the globe to effectively tackle and resolve complex problems
  • Driven to provide mentorship, motivation, and vision to senior engineers
Skills and Experience
  • 10+ years of product development and delivery, with expertise in security, application programming, big data, threat intelligence data, and threat intelligence research
  • Background in Content Security, with focus in cloud, email, web, and backend development
  • Previous programming skills. Python, Scala, Golang, C/C++ preferred
  • Strong AWS architecture skills
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum/Kanban development
  • At least a BS/BA in a technical field (CS/CE ideal). MS or PhD preferred
  • Networking expertise in a Big Data offering is highly desired
Why Cisco
At Cisco, each person brings their unique talents to work as a team and make a difference. Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays, and learns, but our edge comes from our people.  Our People Are The Heart of Cisco

Cisco is proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

We see inclusion and diversity as essential to fueling the power of connection. Learn about inclusion and collaboration in action at Cisco. Diversity, Inclusion and Collaboration at Cisco

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), generous paid time off and holidays, support for parents and paid time to volunteer. View the benefits overview.  Benefits and Perks - Cisco

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U.S. Vaccination Requirements
Cisco requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated or have an approved religious or medical accommodation. Candidates accepting an offer must provide proof of vaccination status on their first day. If someone anticipates requesting an accommodation for this requirement, they must receive approval before the start date. Candidates receiving an offer will receive additional information about the accommodation process at the time of the offer. All offers of employment are contingent upon complying with Cisco's vaccination policy.

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