Ruby/Rails Security Developer

  • Location:
    RTP, North Carolina, US
  • Additional Location(s)
    Knoxville, TN; Austin, TX
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Internet of Everything, Networking, Security
  • Job Id

What You'll Do

Develop a cloud-based security validation platform. Our security team is dynamic, talented, fun, and high-energy. At Cisco you’ll work on groundbreaking security solutions and gain experience in the latest technologies. Responsibilities in addition to development may include pentesting, evaluation of systems and applications for vulnerability discovery, and applied security research and mitigation development.

Who You'll Work With

Our security team is dynamic, talented, fun, and high-energy, and the work is done in a very casual environment. Additionally, there is a mentor program to surround you with security experts and resources to get you up to speed.

Who You Are:

Advanced Security Initiatives Group (ASIG) is looking for a mid-to-senior level Ruby developer with a strong security background and mindset to help develop a cloud-based security validation platform

Required Skills:


  • You have 4-7 years Ruby development experience
  • Well versed in gems/plugins, Ruby on Rails, REST API interactions, and data modeling
  • Proven background with object-oriented design and implementation
  • Strong TDD background using Rspec


  • Deep understanding of the OWASP top 10
  • Web security testing
  • Practical knowledge of cryptography
  • Strong understanding of PKI


  • Strong foundation using Docker to both create Docker images and deploy Docker containers
  • Experience with Devops CI/CD pipelines
  • Desirable skills:
  • Very comfortable with Git source control (gitlab/github)
  • Cloud development and deployment
  • Experience working with Terraform, Gitlab CI
  • Operating system fundamentals and secure configuration
  • Network protocol analysis and debugging
  • Penetration testing using a variety of tools
  • Cryptographic algorithm design and review
  • Virtualization platforms and techniques


  • Training and conference opportunities
  • Independent and team research of advanced topics
  • Collaborative training sessions
  • Opportunity for voluntary participation in CTF events
  • Home and work life balance
  • On-site employees have access to a break room w/ pool table, foosball, ping pong and pinball machines

We prefer applicants based in Research Triangle Park, NC; Austin, TX or Knoxville, TN.

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