Security Engineer, Xi – Engineering at Nutanix
Seattle, WA, US / San Jose, CA, US

The ideal candidate will have a passion for Cyber-security, system monitoring and analysis, and developing/automating creative solutions. As a Security Engineer you will be expected to be skilled at identifying security gaps in infrastructure and process, effectively execute projects/initiatives to address them, demonstrate excellent judgment, prioritization and communication of technical security risks, and act as a security liaison supporting business units.

Key Responsibilities may include:

  • Be a strong thought leader and clearly communicate and build support for your ideas
  • Proactively identify gaps, risks and issues and navigate organizational structure to resolve them
  • Operate our key security tools and constantly tune and build automated response playbooks
  • Defines security configurations for endpoint, network, etc.
  • Designs automated workflows to streamline security operations
  • Analyzes and estimates feasibility, costs, time, and work effort needed to design and implement moderately complex technical solutions.
  • Monitors and proactively manages supported products and services to assure their performance, availability, security, and capacity.
  • Researches, analyzes, and formulates recommendations regarding technologies, products, and solutions to fulfill requirements within the enterprise.
  • May act as a consultant on special projects for multiple teams.
  • May provide coaching and guidance to more junior staff
  • Evaluate and propose best practices/standards, process improvements, and security policy to provide the highest levels of availability, security and data privacy.


  • ​​​​​​​​​​Highly motivated, able to take ownership of tasks and see through completion.
  • Must be well organized and able to leverage best practices, able to thrive in fast-paced environment, and, most importantly, have the ability to approach problems with an innovative, can-do attitude
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently and proceed with objectives
  • Strong communication skills to work with both collaborative cross-functional team of peers and departments within the company.
  • Experience deploying and managing various security technologies including system scanning, network security, SIEM, automation, etc
  • Experience with cloud technologies
  • Knowledge of enterprise logging, with a focus on security event logging.
  • Strong understanding of security operations concepts
  • Proven expertise with networking protocols
  • Experience working with Cloud Architecture standards and processes.
  • Experience with 1 or more programming or scripting language such as Python, Bash, etc

We’re an equal opportunity employer

Nutanix is an Equal Employment Opportunity and (in the U.S.) an Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other category protected by applicable law. We hire and promote individuals solely on the basis of qualifications for the job to be filled.

We strive to foster an inclusive working environment that enables all our Nutants to be themselves and to do great work in a safe and welcoming environment, free of unlawful discrimination, intimidation or harassment.