Sr. Cybersecurity Engineer

Job description

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

Workday is using the latest software development and cloud technologies to build platforms and application services to support our growth while also ensuring the protection of Workday data and infrastructure is paramount. The Workday Security Assurance Team is responsible for the delivery of technical solutions, standards, and consulting to protect Workday's application services, infrastructure, and data. We empower Workday’s Product and Technology teams to rapidly deploy secure software!

About the Role

We are looking for a Senior Cybersecurity Engineer to support and grow the Security Architecture & Engagement program. The role will support security engagement processes (reviews, standards, and frameworks) with the goal of reducing the number of security fixes late in the development cycle while also providing increased efficiency for development teams. You will be driving the adoption of these security frameworks and techniques across the Workday development organizations. You will have the flexibility of a hybrid schedule. Some key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Promote and implement security processes and tools that support ongoing deliveries and promote a "shift left" Security mentality;
  • Support and build a growing Security Champions program;
  • Collaborate multi-functionally with Workday development, operations, and product teams to understand their requirements and priorities while influencing security culture;
  • Educate and support Workday to understand the changing application security threat landscape;
  • Stay ahead of industry technology and business trends. Actively drive product technology and engineering process innovation to help Workday be a leader in Security.

About You

Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience in one or the combination of the following: technical security consultancy or security engineering, or security program management
  • Experience with Information Security concepts, tools and standards, including vulnerabilities in application software
  • Knowledge of enterprise applications, SDLC

Other Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills -- building positive relationships with partners internal and external to the Security organization;
  • Knowledge of pipeline automation in CI/CD system e.g. Jenkins, Bamboo, Teamcity;
  • Experience with cloud platforms: AWS, Azure, GCP, OpenStack, VMWare;
  • Knowledge of deploying applications using containers and/or Kubernetes

As a federal contractor, Workday is requiring all new hires to verify that they are fully-vaccinated against COVID-19 within 72 hours of beginning employment with Workday, consistent with applicable law. Workday is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates who are not vaccinated due to a sincerely held religious belief, medical reasons, or other legally-protected reason should contact to explore what, if any, reasonable accommodations or exemptions Workday is able to offer.

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.


Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications.