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Digital Realty

Technology Innovation

Security Automation Engineer

  2323 bryan street, Dallas

Position Title:  Security Automation Engineer  

Location: Remote

Your role

The Security Automation Engineer will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining security automation solutions that help measure, monitor, and report on the state of key security metrics and compliance requirements for a brand-new SaaS product. The role will work closely, and collaborate with Service Fabric development and site reliability engineers to design, develop, secure, and maintain multiple cloud infrastructures.

What you’ll do

  • Act as an authoritative resource in application, system, network and physical security from an attacker’s perspective
  • Design, implement, and maintain security automated solutions with a focus on compliance and regulatory requirements
  • Participate in Cyber Resilience operations and be a key stakeholder in compliance as code (CaC) initiatives.
  • Manage security assessments of third party and internal applications, networks and physical systems
  • Define security requirements, and evaluate processes, network designs and access controls
  • Collaboration with Service Fabric development and sir reliability engineers, system/network administrators, and other stakeholders to ensure correct design, development, and implementation of applications and networks.
  • Participate in our product development process from refining requirements through design, development, deployment, testing, and beyond for a SaaS application
  • Participate in design and code reviews
  • Maintain and optimize existing systems
  • Participate in after-hours on-call support rotation
  • Travel globally, as needed.

What you’ll need

  • 7+ years experience:
    • conducting vulnerability scans, network and web application penetration testing; red team experience preferred
    • conducting compliance and regulatory audits including artifact collection, analysis and security assessment report generation (PCI, ISO, SOC 2, NIST, GDPR, etc.)
    • administering, operating, and securing Linux systems, and tools
  • 2+ years experience:
    • NIST SP 800-171 and CMMC requirement definitions for cloud environment (AWS, GCP, Azure, etc.)
    • Experience with Python (or equivalent language); tool development a plus
  • Understanding of:
    • software development tools (Github, Jenkins, etc.) and software development practices
    • cloud environments and integrating security controls through DevOps techniques
    • container ecosystems (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
    • automation tools (Ansible, Terraform, etc.)
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
Nice To Have

Experience with:

  • Architectures and technologies around Zero Trust and Software Defined Infrastructure
  • SaaS applications security operations
  • Cloud environments and integrating security testing automation through DevOps techniques
  • Using Docker for development and/or deploying containerized production systems
  • Using infrastructure as code tools like Ansible or Terraform

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

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


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Natalie Lucas

Natalie Lucas


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