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Research Engineer Talos

Cisco Systems Inc.
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Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, the escalating visa/travel restrictions in place and other practical difficulties associated with international travel, we are currently unable to extend offers to anyone who is not currently working/living in Singapore or whom we judge is unlikely to be able to start work for us in Singapore on our desired start date. Consequently, until further notice we will be prioritizing candidates who are in this location and whom we believe can start employment as expected in this location on our desired date. We're keeping the situation under review and we will adjust our position as relevant circumstances change.

The Talos Email Efficacy team is a multinational group of security researchers and analysts. We invent novel approaches to detecting phishing attacks and other threats, both in small groups and by working independently to build detection content and proof-of-concept models. These can transition to internally supported tools or to Talos development teams to be hardened and further developed based on guidance provided by us.

Position Roles and Responsibilities

      Good pattern recognition: identifying and anticipating new threats

      Dependable judgment and attentive to details

      Rapid prototyping of code to automate newly discovered threat patterns

      Maintaining and bolstering our products' high catch rate for threats

      Collaboration with similarly innovative interdisciplinary teams to meet efficacy goals

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

      Past experience in any of: development, IT, machine learning, security

      Proficiency in Python and/or Perl and/or shell scripting (bash, awk, sed, ...)

      Regular experience using a UNIX command line (ssh, grep)

      Comfortable with regular expressions

      Good verbal, written, analytical, and persuasive skills

      Flexible and adaptable, able to pursue multiple separate tasks

Bonus Skills

Familiarity or interest in any combination of these is helpful:

      Pattern-based puzzles like Regex Golf, https://regex.alf.nu

      Anti-abuse advocacy

      Exploring malware or obfuscated HTML/CSS/JS

      SMTP, email headers, and related email and anti-spoofing standards

      Big data tools (Elasticsearch/ELK, HBase)

      Statistics, probability, and machine learning

      Fluent in reading one or more non-English languages

Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all. 

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do you cant 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, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us! 


Posted: 2020-07-03 Expires: 2020-10-26
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