Technical Lead, Senior Network Security Engineer (Remote)

Cisco Meraki

Location: Remote - US only

Job Type: Full time


At Cisco Meraki, we know that technology can connect, and drive us. Our mission is to simplify technology so our customers can focus on what's most significant to them: their students, patients, customers, and businesses. We’re making networking easier, faster, and smarter with technology that simply works.

At Meraki, we believe in fostering a positive culture by hiring, mentoring, and empowering sensible, helpful, humble people and providing equal opportunities for all employees to thrive. We maintain a positive relationship with Cisco that gives us the stability and resources of a larger company without sacrificing our startup vibe. We are confident you will love it here!

As a member of the Security Operations team, you will have a significant impact on the security of millions of Cisco Meraki users all around the world. We are looking for people that eager to build full stack security tools in a containerized cloud/data center hybrid environment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead solution design, development, and technical deployments for critical security systems working with teams across Meraki
  • Design and implement new network security technologies and initiatives including NAC and zero-trust networks
  • Detailed knowledge of security architecture; resolves how to apply security solutions across different areas of the company
  • Lead network efforts to mitigate and investigate security incidents
  • Deep technical understanding of basic network and common Internet protocols (Ethernet, ARP, IP, ICMP, UDP, TCP, TLS, HTTP, DNS, BGP)
  • Experience securing and running large-scale web applications and major Internet host/network services (HTTP, DNS, SSL, etc.)
  • Experience with audit and implementing new controls specific to with Government standards including FedRamp, DOD SRG, PCI, SOC, ISO
  • Partner with business and technical teams to maintain highly available, performant and efficient security systems and services
  • Author engineering level documentation, write and contribute to project plans, and develop detailed test plans
  • Familiarity with public cloud environments (such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Computing, Microsoft Azure)
  • Experience working Linux/Unix environments
  • Experience in a high-availability 24x7x365 environment with highly structured organizational change
  • Partner with the greater security team as well as our product and infrastructure teams to build scalable and user-friendly security tooling
  • Mentor junior engineers.
  • Communicate clearly with our business customers, suppliers, and partners
  • Participate in an on-call rotation
  • Enable automation and self-service platforms for internal teams

You are an ideal candidate if you:

  • 7+ years’ experience working with network security infrastructure (Router ACLs, stateful firewalls, load balancers, routers, and switches, etc.)
  • Have 1+ years in experience in Ruby or Python
  • Good understanding of incident response and response automation strategies
  • Love learning about the latest security tools, infrastructure
  • Have experience developing in a hybrid environment using AWS or other cloud providers
  • Enjoy interfacing across other engineers and sharing your knowledge of secure coding practices

Bonus points for:

  • Know and recognize common vulnerability types, including SQL/command injection, XSS, CSRF, and SSRF
  • Experience with IoT platforms, large-scale distributed systems, and/or client-server architectures
  • Cisco certifications will be a plus: CCNP, CCIE, CISSP, CISA, PCNSE, CEH, CISM

At Cisco Meraki, we’re challenging the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we connect different perspectives, we can imagine new possibilities, inspire innovation, and release the full potential of our people. We’re building an employee experience that includes appreciation, belonging, growth, and purpose for everyone.

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.


Compensation Range:
$164,200$241,700 USD

Message to applicants applying to work in the U.S.:
When available, the salary range posted for this position reflects the projected hiring range for new hire, full-time salaries in U.S. locations, not including equity or benefits. For non-sales roles the hiring ranges reflect base salary only; employees are also eligible to receive annual bonuses. Hiring ranges for sales positions include base and incentive compensation target. Individual pay is determined by the candidate's hiring location and additional factors, including but not limited to skillset, experience, and relevant education, certifications, or training. Applicants may not be eligible for the full salary range based on their U.S. hiring location. The recruiter can share more details about compensation for the role in your location during the hiring process.

U.S. employees have access to quality medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a Cisco matching contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance and numerous wellbeing offerings. Employees receive up to twelve paid holidays per calendar year, which includes one floating holiday, plus a day off for their birthday. Employees accrue up to 20 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) each year and have access to paid time away to deal with critical or emergency issues without tapping into their PTO. We offer additional paid time to volunteer and give back to the community. Employees are also able to purchase company stock through our Employee Stock Purchase Program.

Employees on sales plans earn performance-based incentive pay on top of their base salary, which is split between quota and non-quota components. For quota-based incentive pay, Cisco pays at the standard rate of 1% of incentive target for each 1% revenue attainment against the quota up to 100%. Once performance exceeds 100% quota attainment, incentive rates may increase up to five times the standard rate with no cap on incentive compensation. For non-quota-based sales performance elements such as strategic sales objectives, Cisco may pay up to 125% of target. Cisco sales plans do not have a minimum threshold of performance for sales incentive compensation to be paid.

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