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Digital Realty

Technology Innovation

Security Automation Engineer

  2323 bryan street, Dallas

Position Title:  Security Automation Engineer

Location: Remote Applicants welcome except in Colorado

Your role

We are a highly skilled and motivated cybersecurity team in a large global, publicly traded, critical infrastructure enterprise.  We are looking for a person with a security automation and orchestration level of ability to help us “secure all the things”. This person must be able to work on small teams with minimal direction and be available for global travel.

What you’ll do

The ideal candidate will act as an authoritative resource inapplication, system, network and physical security from an attacker’s perspective.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, leading security assessments of third party and internal applications, networks and physical systems, defining security requirements, and evaluating processes, network designs and access controls.

This role requires collaboration with developers, system/network administrators, and other stakeholders to ensure correct design, development, and implementation of applications and networks.

What you’ll need

  • Experience with engineering security architecture of large-scale applications, systems and networks
  • Implementation of technical controls including WAF, IDS/IPS, SIEM, AV, EDR, Application Whitelisting, PKI, Vulnerability Management and 2FA
  • Must be knowledgeable and experienced with Zero Trust and Software Defined Infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of Defense in Depth
  • Prior experience with Infrastructure-as-code concepts and tools (i.e. Ansible, Terraform, etc)
  • Experience working in an agile environment and a working understanding of devops practices
  • Demonstratable experience with
    • Linux systems and tools
    • Automation tools such as Ansible and Terraform
    • CI/CD pipelines (Jenkins, Github Actions)
    • Scripting/programming in Python or equivalent language
    • Software development tools such as Git
  • Knowledge of network infrastructure security (i.e. MAC spoofing, man-in-the-middle attacks, etc)
  • Working knowledge of securing public cloud infrastructure (i.e AWS, Azure, etc)

Non-Technical Skills:             

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and people skills are essential
  • Should be able to take minimal direction and deliver positive results
  • Experience navigating business through complex risk decisions
  • Ability to present technical information in an understandable manner
  • Be a calming force under stressful conditions
  • Able to evangelize importance and value of security program

Desired Backgrounds:

  • 7+ years of progressive security experience in a technical role
  • Experience mentoring and developing junior resources
  • Experience in data center or other industrial space
  • Track record of success in securing large and complex environments
  • Certifications (ISC2, ISACA, GIAC, COMPTIA) preferred
  • Military, IC or LE experience a plus

A bit about us

Digital Realty supports the world's leading enterprises and service providers by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, our global data center platform, gives customers a reliable foundation for scaling their digital business and efficiently managing data gravity challenges. The size and scale of our business puts us in a unique position to offer customers access to 290 facilities in 50 metros across 26 countries and six continents.

A bit about our Digital team

Technology & Innovation

Our Technology & Innovation team strives to innovate alongside our customers and empower their businesses to thrive. We work closely with our customers to develop insights-based, data-driven technical solutions and differentiated value propositions on PlatformDIGITAL® across the world. Operating in almost 50 cities globally means we understand how rapidly the world is evolving, so we’ve built a best-in-class development model to qualify, package; and enable cloud to core to edge hybrid IT solutions. Our deep technical heritage, combined with our global footprint, means the Technology Innovation team can create and deploy services and solutions that are at the heart of the digital economy.

What we can offer you

Our rapidly evolving business sector offers the opportunity to be part of a courageous and passionate team who work together to understand and meet the changing needs of our global customers.

Join us and you’ll be part of a supportive and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. As part of our team, you’ll get to work with people from different business areas, challenge the way we do things and put your ideas into action. We’ll also give you plenty of development opportunities so you can build a rewarding and successful career with us.

This is an exciting time to join our business so apply now and make your mark on our future.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Digital Realty offers a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions.

Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or Company policy.

Digital Realty cares about the health and safety of its workforce, customers, and vendors. Digital Realty encourages all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated by their start date. Employees who are not fully COVID-19 vaccinated may need to comply with our weekly COVID-19 testing requirements if required per your job requirement, work location and customer obligations, subject to applicable workplace accommodation requirements

Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.


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Want to know more about this position?

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Natalie Lucas

Natalie Lucas


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