Sr Staff/Staff Engineer (Security Architect)

Engineering - Seattle Seattle, Washington San Jose, California Req.Num.: 15853

Sr Staff/Staff Engineer (Security Architect)

We are looking for a Sr Staff/Staff Engineer (Security Architect) with strong background in security, architecture, design, and programming to be part of Nutanix Security team. You will get an opportunity to apply and broaden your expertise in distributed systems infrastructure. This role provides a unique opportunity to solve some of the hard security problems across many layers of our Nutanix Cloud OS.


Key Responsibilities

  • Architect, design and develop software to secure large scale enterprise and hybrid cloud.
  • Design and develop authentication, authorization, auditing, data at rest encryption and other security features.
  • Work closely with development, test, documentation, and product management teams to deliver high quality products and services in a fast-paced environment.
  • Engage with customers and support when needed to solve production issues.


  • Deep understanding of architecting and designing secure systems.
  • Solid experience in C++, python, Java and/or C#.
  • Strong knowledge in web protocols, operating systems (preferably Linux), hypervisors and distributed systems architecture.
  • Deep understanding of Authentication protocols (Kerberos or similar) and Authorization models (fine grained permission model, RBAC and etc.)
  • Experience in developing or integrating federated identity solutions using SAML, OAuth, OpenID (Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services or similar).
  • Deep understanding of Cryptography and prior experience in using Symmetric Key and Asymmetric key encryption algorithms.
  • Experience in platform security (least privileged design, software lockdown, auditing, security monitoring).
  • Experience in distributed systems and cloud services is preferable.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's or Master's in Computer Science or related field.
  • 10+ years of industry experience.


About us

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Jose, California, Nutanix is a passionate team of 6000+ employees worldwide. Our people (we call ourselves “Nutants”) are the heartbeat of #LifeAtNutanix and one of the many things that makes Nutanix a great place to work at. We share an intellectual curiosity, a bias for action, and an obsession for our customers. We are builders and problem solvers with an entrepreneurial spirit. Above all, we celebrate what makes each of us unique. 

We are humbled to be recognized as one of Bloomberg’s Top 50 Companies to Watch in 2020 and one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® 2020

We’re growing fast and disrupting the computing industry. Join us and make your mark.

About our business

Nutanix is a global leader in cloud software and a pioneer in hyperconverged infrastructure solutions, making computing invisible anywhere. Companies around the world use Nutanix software to leverage a single platform to manage any app, at any location, at any scale for their private, hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

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.

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Nutanix is an equal opportunity employer.

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