Cisco Cloud Security Engineer in San Francisco, California

Cloud Security Engineer

  • Location: San Francisco, California, US

  • Area of Interest Engineer - Software

  • Job Type Professional

  • Technology Interest Cloud and Data Center, Security, Software Development, Testing

  • Job Id 1228293

Cloud Security Engineer

What You’ll Do

Cisco Cloud Security Group is a leading provider of Cloud Security and DNS services, enabling the world to connect to the Internet with confidence on any device, anywhere, anytime.

Our approach is twofold; first Umbrella, our cloud-delivered security service, blocks advanced attacks including malware, botnets, and phishing threats, while our predictive intelligence engine uses machine learning to automate protection against newly-discovered threats before they can reach our customers. Today, we handle more than 80 billion daily Internet requests from 65 million+ users around the world. Our global network has proven reliability and adds no latency. We protect each and every one of our customers' devices globally without any hardware to install or software to maintain.

Working at Cisco Cloud Security group means being surrounded by passionate, intelligent and creative people that are determined to disrupt the Internet security industry with innovative ideas, world-class research and unrivaled products and services. It's a place where the best ideas are quickly transformed into products, features, campaigns and company-wide practices, so it won't be long before you witness the results of your hard work. But don't just take our word for it. We've seen nearly 100% year-over-year usage growth.

Who You’ll Work With

You have the opportunity to join a fast-moving, multi-talented Engineering team where new features are delivered to customers multiple times a day. our mission is to improve the OpenDNS customer experience in hundreds of small ways that add up to the best security solution on the planet. We cover the full stack, so you can start the day fixing a Javascript bug, hack on the API over lunch, and investigate database performance issues before heading home. Or if you like, take a few days to focus on delivering a small feature that our tens of thousands of customers have been asking for, and measuring exactly how often it's being used. This team does it all, so you'll never be bored, and you'll constantly be learning new technologies.

Who You Are

Role & Responsibilities

As a member of the Cloud Security SaaS engineering team, you will use DNS, various proxy and firewall products (open source and proprietary) and custom code to develop a predictive security platform in the cloud. The team focuses on delivering high speed, low latency enforcement of DNS, HTTP, TCP and alternate protocol traffic from our global fleet of datacenters. As an agile team, we strive to deliver value to customers early, often and in a continuous fashion.

We work in small teams building big technology. We work on global scale problems and push the edge of modern systems to solve: core pieces of internet infrastructure, high performance proxies, low latency computing etc. We work intensely together and have the sanity of a regular work schedule.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Expert C programming experience

  • Experience developing high performance distributed client/server system

  • Solid understanding of network protocols like TCP/IP, UDP, HTTPS, DHCP, DNS SaaS design experience

  • At least one scripting language (Python, Perl, PHP,etc..)*minimum of 1 year experience

  • Very strong Linux experience.

Desired Skills :

  • NGINX, Storngswan module hacking

  • Experience with working on IPS technologies

  • Docker experience

  • SSL/TLS proxies

  • Go programming experience

Why Cisco

We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren’t afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns.

We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers.

We Are Cisco.


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.