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AppD Security Analyst

Cisco Systems Inc.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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March 24, 2020

(NOTE: Due to the compliance with US Government regulations, US citizenship is a requirement for this role.)

(NOTE2: The core hours of this role will remain 11AM PST to 7PM PST ) 

About Us:

AppDynamics is an application performance monitoring solution that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to provide real-time visibility and insight into IT environments. With our unique AIOps solution, you can take the right action at exactly the right time with automated anomaly detection, rapid root-cause analysis, and a unified view of your entire application ecosystem, including private and public clouds.  Using AppDynamics, youll finally align IT, DevOps, and the business around the information that helps you protect your bottom line and deliver flawless customer experiences at scale.

Find and tame evil in the cloud to protect our customers. Teach others to do the same.

The Challenge

Not your average SecOps role this one is primarily focused on protecting our customers through our cloud-centered assets. 

Why this Matters to Your Career

Improve security through the lens of customer trust, differentiate your experience, use a swath of cool tools, and broaden your career. 

Tools Youll Use

Your AWS know-how, street smarts from previous battles, a plethora of cool tech-tools inspired by open source, industry newbies, the classics, and all you can eat Cisco security gear. 

Must demonstrate expert knowledge in the following areas:

  • Monitoring and Detection
  • Intrusion Prevention and Detection
  • Access Control and Authorization
  • Policy Enforcement
  • Incident Response
  • Advanced Threat Protection
  • Email Security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Vulnerability Assessment

Core Job Functions Include:

  • Coverage  Must be willing to work weekends, and holidays as well as participate in on-call rotation. Additionally, this position may work remotely from anywhere within the continental United States provided that your working hours are 11am PST - 7pm PST
  • Responding to escalated events from security engineers to develop/execute security controls, Defense/countermeasures to prevent internal or external attacks or attempts to infiltrate company email, data, e-commerce and web-based systems.
  • Researching attempted or successful efforts to compromise systems security and designs countermeasures.
  • Provides information to management regarding the negative impact on the business caused by theft, destruction, alteration or denial of access to information and systems.
  • Digital Forensics  As it relates to information systems, performs HR investigations and legal holds in a forensically sound manner. Consults with HR and legal subject matter experts to adhere to local country law

To be successful in this position, you should be proficient with:

  • Incident Response  Getting people to do the right thing in the middle of an investigation.
  • Offensive Techniques  Penetration testing, IOCs, and exploits at all layers of the stack.
  • Logs - you should be comfortable with a SIEM to be able to gather and analyze logs to recreate incidents and hunt for threats.
  • System Forensics  Basic understanding of image acquisition techniques, memory forensics, and the like.
  • Networking Fundamentals - TCP/IP Protocols (HTTP, DNS, FTP, DHCP, ARP, etc.), and Wireshark/TCPDump.
  • Scripting  Should be familiar in scripting in at least one of the following: python, perl or a similar language.
  • Risk Analysis  Taking a vulnerability in a particular environment and understanding the practical associated risk.


  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, or related field.
  • Minimum five years of professional experience in incident detection and response, malware analysis, or digital forensics.
  • Ability to work in FedRAMP environment.


We know that the award-winning culture at AppDynamics is something to brag about, but here are more reasons that make you excited to get out of bed to come in the morning, like:

  • Medical, dental, vision coverage
  • 401k match (4.5%)
  • Wellness perks (hobbies, education, store discounts, personal finance)
  • 4 weeks paid time off (PTO), 5 days volunteer time off (VTO), 14 holidays (including 1 birthday PTO and 1 floating holiday)
  • Mandatory company shut down between Christmas and New Years
  • Weekly catered breakfast and lunch, and all the snacks, fruits and drinks
  • State of the art office in downtown San Francisco, centrally located near BART, Caltrain, Muni, the ferry, and a bike share station.
  • Free shuttle service and pre-tax commuter benefits

Just a Note

Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: AppDynamics does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any AppDynamics employee. AppDynamics will not pay fees to any third party agency or firm and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered property of AppDynamics. AppDynamics is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other unlawful factor. AppDynamics complies with all applicable laws, including those regarding consideration of qualified applicants with criminal histories (such as the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance). If your disability makes it difficult for you to use this site, please contact talent@appdynamics.com. AppDynamics participates in E-Verify.



Posted: 2019-10-07 Expires: 2020-04-25
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