Application Security Engineer - Penetration Testing

Engineering - India Bangalore, India Req.Num.: 15655

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The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a strong working, hands-on knowledge of application security and secure development lifecycle (SDL)
  • Have experience with penetration testing, related tools and techniques. Manual testing must be an area of expertise, not simply automated “scanning.”
  • Work with product teams to coordinate penetration testing, including verification of environments and accounts and negotiation of additional access when necessary
  • Have experience integrating static code analysis and into penetration tests
  • Have experience evaluating cloud environment configurations, such as bucket policies, IAM policies, security groups and ACLs, for security vulnerabilities and integrating these findings into the pen test
  • Have interest in expanding skills to include newer technology areas, such as Kubernetes, with an eye to security weaknesses
  • Have understanding of application development and build practices
  • Have strong communication skills such that defects found during penetration tests can be communicated effectively to development teams
  • Run ad-hoc burp security scans of web applications and APIs that present complex authentication scenarios.


  • BS degree or 3+ years of information security and/or application security experience.
  • Seasoned experience with modern web applications frameworks and their security requirements
  • Experience in bash, java, python, and Javascript
  • Strong proficiency with tools like Burp Suite Professional, nmap, zap, sqlmap, dirbuster, Kali Linux generally, and other penetration testing tools
  • Working knowledge of Rest API testing and related tools, including Postman
  • Working knowledge of json, xml, http headers and related rest api authentication / authorization approaches
  • Knowledge of top security flaws and resolutions as listed by OWASP and SANS
  • Knowledge of Web Application Firewalls, SSL/TLS, Forward and reverse proxies.

Desired Skills  

  • Ability to write scripts in bash, python, ruby, java and similar modern programming languages
  • Working knowledge of at least one cloud computing platform, such as AWS or Azure
  • Ability to collaborate with technical and vendor personnel, cloud service providers

Nutanix is an equal opportunity employer.

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We expect and require the cooperation of all associates in maintaining a discrimination and harassment-free atmosphere.