Security Researcher - Data Science - Cisco Cloud Security

  • Location:
    San Francisco, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Big Data, Analytics, Security
  • Job Id
The Business Entity
We’re an agile, fun, passionate upstart culture within Cisco—balancing collaboration and integration with autonomy and innovation—to deliver the most effective solution to our customers’ problems. The unique mix of our disruptive approach to security and Cisco’s industry dominance surpasses what any other security startup could ever achieve on its own.

What You'll Do
You are interested in disrupting the status quo and in massive data sets, large customer bases and solving hard problems. You will help identify and classify potential threats and malicious activity using Cisco Umbrella’s extensive data store generated by the DNS requests of our 50m+ users to Umbrella’s 26 global data centers. year-over-year usage growth. You want to help protect your family, friends, colleagues, local coffee shop, financial institution, health care provider, alma mater, and other people or companies from malware, fraud, phishing attacks, and inappropriate content--this is the career you were born for.

Who You Are
You are excited to use Umbrella’s vast data repository, in addition to tools and threat intelligence feeds provided by partners. You identify potential threats, patterns, and other malicious activity to protect our global customer base. You excel at creating new tools and statistical models to identify new security threats and constructing and prototype proof-of-concept classification models. You are proficient at building and testing experiments for new methods / algorithms for large-scale classification. You will represent Cisco Umbrella by contributing to security communities through papers, blogs, and presentations while identifying new technologies that should be incorporated into the research technology stack. Your intellectual curiosity brings you to the intersection of machine learning and security and you'll be creating research papers, blogs, and potentially speaking publicly on such topics.

Minimum qualifications for the role:
· MS/PhD in CS, Mathematics, Physics or BS with equivalent work experience and notable accomplishments.
· Solid practical experience developing with either Python, C/C++, or Java in a *nix environment.
· Solid practical experience working with algorithms and data structures (a big plus for high performance and large scale implementations).
· Experience using graph theory and machine learning algorithms on real world datasets.
· Passion for solving complex problems and taking initiative.
· A top performer working independently or with a team.

Desired Skills:
· Experience working with a MapReduce framework (Hadoop, Spark).
· Experience analyzing terabyte sized datasets using rigorous statistical methods and machine learning techniques such as classification and clustering.
· Experience or interest in cybersecurity and network protocols.
· Research record (papers, talks, etc) and public speaking.
· Familiarity with numpy/scipy stack
· github link to your best coding projects.

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.
* We connect everything - people, process, data and things - and we use those connections to change our world for the better.
* We innovate everywhere - From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more - from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.
* We benefit everyone - We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.
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Why Cisco Cloud Security
Cisco Cloud Security enables you to securely adopt the cloud and better manage security for the way the world works today. It protects users against threats anywhere they access the internet and secures your data and applications in the cloud. You can also leverage the cloud to enhance security through simplified policy management and dynamic threat intelligence. With Cisco Cloud Security, you 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 sue. And it’s backed by industry-leading threat information delivered by the Cisco Talos security intelligence and research group.

We Are Cisco.

We connect everything - people, process, data and things. We innovate everywhere to create fresh ideas and possibilities. We make a meaningful difference that will benefit everyone - our people, our customers and the world around us.

Our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. But our edge doesn't come from technology. It comes from our people. We're looking for the kind of people who take smart risks, thrive in diverse environments, inspire their colleagues, and are committed to having an impact on the world. Whether you create technology solutions that redefine business or build connections that strengthen the community, you can make it happen at Cisco!

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