Nutanix MTS - Cloud Security Engineer in Seattle, Washington

Nutanix is disrupting the multi-billion dollar Enterprise Cloud market by groundbreaking the first converged compute & storage virtualization appliance that can incrementally scale out to handle 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.

Are you an experienced cloud security engineer with demonstrated penetration testing experience in application, network, platform and hardware security ? If so, we are looking for you.

In this role, you will emulate real-world attacks to penetrate systems to help with identifying the vulnerabilities in the system, device prevention and detection technologies and help the company respond to real world attacks.

Key Responsibilities

  • Emerging Security Research: You will be 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 dedicated security research on cloud services technologies.

  • Vulnerability Discovery and Test Automation: You will also be developing automation tools to detect vulnerabilities and driving resolution of the vulnerabilities.

  • Exploit Tool development: Developing the security toolset to exploit newly found vulnerabilities in order to perform real-world attacks.

  • Teamwork and Communication: Collaborate with the engineering organization to advise on secure architecture/design, attack surface area reduction, least privileged design, threat mitigations, and security standard methodologies. 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 desirable.

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.