Senior Product Engineer - Security

Engineering - AMER San Jose, California Durham, North Carolina Arlington, Virginia Seattle, Washington Req.Num.: 17344

We are looking for Senior Product Engineer - Security to be a part of our fast growing Product Security team. 

The ideal candidate will have experience in the following areas: 

  • System Design - Distributed Software Systems design. You enjoy working with engineering teams in a collaborative role. You enjoy explaining and tailoring security best practices on topics ranging from AuthN/AuthZ of gRPC and rest services, to Identity Provider trust relationships, to digital signing, to cloud security controls, and to all the other elements that affect security of a complex, modern cloud product, whether on prem or deployed to the public cloud or in a hybrid configuration. Detailed knowledge of opensource components and libraries is a big plus.
  • Expertise in two or more technology domains including - Container Security, Linux Internals, Web Security, Network Security, Cloud Security, Data Center Networking, Trusted Computing
  • Experience in public cloud, private cloud or on-prem products 
  • Expertise collaborating with product teams on threat modeling and design reviews. You can sit down with a team, open your threat modeling tool of choice (or use a whiteboard) to capture system components, boundaries, protocols. Working with the product team, you identify threats and suggest short and long-term mitigating controls. You believe that threat modeling is an activity to which everyone can contribute, and that it’s an iterative, ongoing discipline.
  • Experience in designing and building Security controls 
  • Able to explain secure coding practices and conduct security-focused code reviews with experience in one more programming language
  • Working across cross functional teams, ability to reverse engineer products 
  • Creation of concise security requirements, directly relevant to the product
  • SDL experience working and influencing teams
  • Keeping abreast of industry trends and vulnerabilities and sharing this knowledge in the context of architecture and product design reviews



  • Bachelor or Masters degree, 7+ years of experience in security architecture and design, focused on cloud, systems and application security
  • Experience working with hyper-converged infrastructure solutions and hypervisors / virtual machines
  • Experience working in cloud environments like AWS, GCP and Azure
  • Self-driven, with a sense of responsibility and an internal drive to complete projects
  • Experience working with engineering groups, creating secure and scalable architectures, controls and policies, preferably in cloud environment
  • Experience in software delivery mechanism, hands-on technical role preferred, with the belief that architecture and sound design benefit from practical 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.

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.

As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please let us know by contacting [email protected]. #HP


Nutanix is an equal opportunity employer.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Policy is to provide fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability. Nutanix hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

Nutanix believes that associates should be provided with a working environment that enables each associate to be productive and to work to the best of his or her ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

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