Principal Cybersecurity Engineer

USA, CA, Home Office


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At Workday, it all began with a conversation over breakfast. When our founders met at a sunny California diner, they came up with an idea to revolutionize the enterprise software market. And when we began to rise, one thing that really set us apart was our culture. A culture which was driven by our value of putting our people first. And ever since, the happiness, development, and contribution of every Workmate is central to who we are. Our Workmates believe a healthy employee-centric, collaborative culture is the essential mix of ingredients for success in business. That’s why we look after our people, communities and the planet while still being profitable. Feel encouraged to shine, however that manifests: you don’t need to hide who you are. You can feel the energy and the passion, it's what makes us unique. Inspired to make a brighter work day for all and transform with us to the next stage of our growth journey? Bring your brightest version of you and have a brighter work day here.

About the Team

In support of the phenomenal growth in the number of Workday customers and Workmates, we are growing our cybersecurity tools program to continue to deliver world class capabilities. Our team is building a Security Excellence Centre of the future to foster our customer’s confidence in our platform. This means we are continually innovating our security tools capabilities in the areas of M/L, using NPL, Big Data and automation.

We work hard and push each other to constantly improve, but in an environment that is considered the best company to work for.

About the Role

Join Workday's Cyber Defense Security Tools Engineering team as a Security Engineer. This position involves architecture design of the security tools with a focus on SIEM, SOAR, Data Lake and automation and the validation of design choices. You will be working closely with the cybersecurity response, network, engineering, and IT teams in coordinating and automating data on-boarding in SIEM and in Security Data Lake. The team you would be on designs, architects, administers and supports a multi-terabyte per day Splunk clusters, SOAR platform, and Data Lakes. The team provides full-service support and Centre of Excellence (CoE) level mentorship to Workday’s internal teams and external customers.


  • Design and support the next generation of logging strategy as it relates to Data Lakes and SEIM.

  • Design and support the automated deployment of security infrastructure in both Data Centres and in Public Cloud

  • Install, build and maintain Splunk, Cribl, SOAR and related Apps and add-ons 

  • Lead cross-team efforts with other internal organizations

  • Support team and respond at any time on issues related to security tooling

  • Lead key initiatives and goals for the Cyber Defense Security Tools Engineering team

About You

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of B.S. Degree in STEM field or clear evidence of engineering excellence

  • 3+ years experience in IT/Security

  • 3+ years experience in any config management tools, such as Chef, Ansible, or Terraform

Other Qualifications

  • Programming experience in Python

  • Version Control System (Git or BitBucket)

  • Continuous integration tools (ideally Jenkins, Atlantis)

  • Experience writing and supporting open-source tools

  • Experience working in any of the major cloud service providers – AWS, GCP.

  • Basic understanding of Big data, and machine learning

Workday Pay Transparency Statement

The annualized base salary ranges for the primary location and any additional locations are listed below.  Workday pay ranges vary based on work location. As a part of the total compensation package, this role may be eligible for the Workday Bonus Plan or a role-specific commission/bonus, as well as annual refresh stock grants. Recruiters can share more detail during the hiring process. Each candidate’s compensation offer will be based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, geography, experience, skills, job duties, and business need, among other things. For more information regarding Workday’s comprehensive benefits, please click here.

Primary Location: USA.CA.Home Office


Primary Location Base Pay Range: $172,200 USD - $258,300 USD


Additional US Location(s) Base Pay Range: $155,800 USD - $270,000 USD

Our Approach to Flexible Work

With Flex Work, we’re combining the best of both worlds: in-person time and remote. Our approach enables our teams to deepen connections, maintain a strong community, and do their best work. We know that flexibility can take shape in many ways, so rather than a number of required days in-office each week, we simply spend at least half (50%) of our time each quarter in the office or in the field with our customers, prospects, and partners (depending on role). This means you'll have the freedom to create a flexible schedule that caters to your business, team, and personal needs, while being intentional to make the most of time spent together. Those in our remote "home office" roles also have the opportunity to come together in our offices for important moments that matter.

Pursuant to applicable Fair Chance law, Workday will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Workday is an Equal Opportunity Employer including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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Tags: Ansible Automation AWS Big Data Bitbucket Cloud Cyber defense GCP Machine Learning Python SIEM SOAR Splunk STEM Strategy Terraform

Perks/benefits: Career development Flex hours Flex vacation Home office stipend Salary bonus

Region: North America
Country: United States
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