Cloud Security Engineer

Engineering - San Jose San Jose, California Req.Num.: 2158

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Cloud Security Engineer

Nutanix is disrupting the multi-billion dollar Enterprise Cloud market by pioneering the first converged compute & storage virtualization appliance that can incrementally scale out to manage petabytes of data while running tens of thousands of virtual machines. 

The Nutanix security team focuses on building a highly secure cloud platform. This team is responsible for developing customer facing security functionality and platform security. We are seeking an experienced cloud security engineer with demonstrated penetration testing experience in application, network, platform and hardware security. This person will emulate real-world attacks to penetrate systems to help us identify the weaknesses in the system, device prevention and detection technologies, and help the company respond to real world attacks.

Key Responsibilities

  • Emerging Security Research: Connecting with the security community and being on the forefront of emerging threats against cloud services. This includes researching externally found vulnerabilities and exploits as well as performing proactive security research on cloud services technologies.
  • Vulnerability Discovery and Test Automation: Developing automated tools to detect vulnerabilities and driving resolution of the vulnerabilities by working closely with the engineering organization.
  • Exploit Tool development: Developing the security toolset to exploit newly found vulnerabilities in order to perform real-world attacks.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Collaborating with the engineering organization to advise on secure architecture/design, attack surface area reduction, least privileged design, threat mitigations, and security best practices. Educating the company on vulnerabilities & exploits with proof of concepts.


  • MS or Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field.
  • 5-7 years of experience in security and software engineering.
  • Strong knowledge in web protocols, operating systems (preferably linux), hypervisors and distributed systems architecture.
  • Experience in developing automated tools or software in C++, Java, C#, Python and/or Ruby.
  • Demonstrated deep and broad understanding of security vulnerabilities and attacks (Hardware, Firmware, Network, Software, and People) and ability to apply them or find new ones based on new technology being developed.
  • Distributed systems and cloud services experience is desirable, as well as experience with fuzzing frameworks and exploitation frameworks (such as Metasploit, etc) is preferred.

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