Cisco Information Security Engineer in RTP, North Carolina

Information Security Engineer

  • Location: RTP, North Carolina, US

  • Additional Location(s) Austin TX, San Jose CA

  • Area of Interest Engineer - Software

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest Security

  • Job Id 1240050

Who You'll Work With

The Corporate Information Security organization is responsible for protecting the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of information and computing assets, while enabling business productivity. Our global organization strives to exemplify operational excellence, defend and protect Cisco, and provide an easily understood operating structure and enhanced customer service to our internal partners and clients.

Cisco’s Information Security (InfoSec) group is working to evolve next-generation security models and architectures for Cisco to enable our Trusted Device, Mobility, Collaboration, Virtualization and Cloud initiatives. Our mission is to innovate and adopt the most effective information security technologies and policies in order to protect Cisco; and reflect these in our products and services.

What You'll Do

To help engineer and drive adoption of our security models, InfoSec's Enterprise Infrastructure Security team seeks someone with experience, flexibility and strong communication skills to provide leadership in the role of Information Security Engineer. The position is focused on providing security solutions in regards to Cisco's infrastructure security initiatives for all aspects of the network and end user platform including: differentiated user access, mobile devices, physical and virtualized systems, strong identity systems, and cloud services integration. You will:

  • Use cutting edge network security technologies to provide identity, device security posture and differentiated network access to our employees and partners

  • Develop, review and approve network security designs and architectures

  • Influence and drive the advancement of Cisco's Mobility, Cloud Service, Trusted Device, Network and Data Center Virtualization strategies

  • Deliver solution proposals to continuously improve the security posture of IT infrastructure, labs, extranet, acquisitions, and Cloud based services.

  • Evaluate and test security architectures including Cisco products, third party technologies and services, and locally developed toolsets

  • Partner with Cisco product development and IT teams to influence product roadmaps and adoption

  • Showcase and share security standard methodologies with Cisco customers, partners and internal organizations

  • Remain cognizant of emerging security threats and industry standard methodologies, and advise the organization of potential risks and threat mitigation techniques

  • Establish, evolve and enforce information security policies, standards and guidelines

  • Document security solutions and operational methods and procedures

  • Help design, implement, and support an updated lab anti-malware solution

  • Assist in the design and implementation of a large scale, virtualized lab segmentation solution

  • Aide in the design and upgrade of a new security services platform and test to determine the ideal hardware configuration for compute models to support multiple security services on the platform

  • Assist in analyzing existing Interconnect sites, business needs for Interconnect, migration options (based on current models) and efforts needed from InfoSec

Who You Are

  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems or equivalent and 4+ years of technical experience. Security (CCNP Security, CISSP), network/system administration or design related certifications are a plus

  • Security fundamentals with a solid understanding of threats, vulnerabilities, risks, defenses, security principles and policies

  • Strong foundation in network security technologies such as firewalls, remote access, application security, device hardening, intrusion detection and prevention, network segmentation, encryption, mobility, collaboration

  • Solid presentation, demonstration and written communication skills

  • Systems engineering, design and operational experience

  • Experience with cutting edge datacenter and network virtualization technologies

  • Applied conceptual and analytical thinking, problem solving skills

Desired Skills:

  • Consulting and partnering skills with enterprise perspective and influence

  • Design and implementation experience in network security (Firepower, Identity Services Engine) for large scale organizations

  • Experience with 802.1x implementation and support

  • Ability to work in a global, multi-cultural team setting

  • A genuine sense of curiosity and a love for learning

  • Ability to speak both the language of technology as well as the language of the business

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 securely – 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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Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and 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.

Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and 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.