Data Engineer

Cisco Systems - Calgary, AB (4 months ago)

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Are you excited by the challenge of protecting people against advanced computer security threats? Do you have the programming skills and experience to improve the advanced detection capabilities of our cloud security platform?

Who You’ll Work With

Billions of times a day, computers around the world communicate with the Cisco Advanced Malware Protection Cloud and rely on the AMP product to protect them against advanced forms of malware. Some malware is straightforward to identify, but antivirus has done that forever. Our customers need protection against malware that’s tricky to identify: Viruses that generate different binaries on every machine they infect Things that seem benign until you start looking closely at their behavior Malicious programs that have invented new ways of hiding themselves To make the problem even more interesting: it may only become clear after a few days that a program or behavior was malicious. Does that sound fun to you?
The AMP Data Team is responsible for running advanced malware identification algorithms on incoming event data streams and storing and indexing that data. We index that data both for future detailed investigations of malware incidents, and to retrospectively detect previously unidentified malware in stored data. We strive for sub-second processing latencies in our streaming platforms and databases as they handle data volumes of >100TB/month and growing.
You will be tasked with maintaining and supporting a growing big data stack that includes technology such as:
Kafka
Cassandra
MongoDB
ElasticSearch
Flink
Storm
What You’ll Do

Our team is looking for a backend Software Developer who will help scale our infrastructure as the business grows and continuously improve the software and infrastructure stack.
Who You Are

You are self-motivated, results driven and engaged. You’re passionate about back-end development and enjoy collaborating in a team-based environment. You have fun learning new technologies. You want to get to the bottom of things, understand what’s going on, and make a difference. You are someone who doesn’t give up when faced with complex problems.
Must-haves 2+ years of experience writing production-quality code
Knowledge of algorithmic complexity
Able to debug, diagnose, and resolve occasional production problems
Experience with Linux command-line and system administration basics Nice to have:
Experience with AWS or similar cloud infrastructure
Exposure to streaming platforms like Storm, Flink, or Kafka Streams
Background with distributed databases like Mongo, Cassandra or ElasticSearch
Experience with any of: Java, Scala, Go
Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference. Here’s how we do it.
We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think we’re “old” (30 years strong!) and only about hardware, but we’re also a software company. And a security company. An AI/Machine Learning company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do – you can’t 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, we give our egos a break and we give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, we take bold steps, and we take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a commitment to equality for all, there is no moving forward.
So, you have colorful hair? Don’t care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? That’s cool. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us!