Security Analyst, Information Security
VMware 253 reviews - Palo Alto, CA

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# About Us

VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. A pioneer in the use of virtualization and policy-driven automation technologies, VMware simplifies IT complexity across the entire data center to the virtual workplace, empowering customers with solutions in the software-defined data center to hybrid cloud computing and the mobile workspace.

With 2013 revenues of $5.21 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers, 55,000 partners, and 14,000+ employees in 50+ locations around the world. At the core of what we do are our employees who deeply value execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. Want to be part of a compassionate community that thrives on architecting what’s next in IT? Learn more at

# Job Description

Do you have what it takes to defend the Cloud? Security analysts are needed to make sure VMware's Cloud environments and corporate IT Networks remain secure!

VMware is a leader in proactive security awareness and attack intelligence. As a security analyst, you will be responsible for tracking reporting on threat actors, monitoring network and OSINT resources for early warning indicators. Our team defends against existing threats and uses threat actor profiling to prevent future threats.

Individuals who should apply for this position have a minimum of:
2-3 years of advanced OS level experience, strongly favoring Linux
2-3 years of advanced Network experience, including PCAP analysis and full understanding of the OSI model
1-2 years of coding experience in Perl, Python, Ruby, C or C++
2-3 years of prior hands on security experience with in depth knowledge of firewalls, IDS/IPS, Content Filters, OS and Network Hardening, Packet Analysis, SIEM deployment/monitoring and tuning
1-2 years of VMware product experience, vSphere, NSX, as well as end user applications such as Fusion and Workstation.
1-2 years of Incident Response experience
Strong Communications Skills to both Customers and Executive Leadership
Experience working on a geographically distributed team
Commitment to on time success

Tasks include

  • Monitoring and response of Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS/HIDS)
  • Tune SIEM to identify previously unknown threats
  • Malware Analysis to extract Indicators of Compromise
  • Deployment and monitoring of Honeypots and Tarpits
  • Firewall and Content Filter Rule Review and Analysis
  • Antivirus and File Integrity tool administration
  • Threat Attacker Analysis and Profiling
  • Providing support and assistance during internal and external audits
  • Training and evangelizing information security to Executive leaders, Engineers and Users
  • Vulnerability management with enterprise awareness
# EEO Statement

VMware is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for all applicants and employees. Equal opportunity and consideration are afforded to all qualified applicants and employees in personnel actions, which include: recruiting and hiring, selection for training, promotion, rates of pay or other compensation, transfer, discipline, demotion, layoff or termination. VMware does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, family medical history or genetic information, citizenship, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, military status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. VMware also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees consistent with applicable law. Further, it is the policy of VMware to maintain a working environment free of all forms of harassment.

  • Posting Title: * Security Analyst, Information Security
  • Advertised Location (Select only ONE location): * Palo Alto, CA, US
  • Requisition Number: * 52792BR
  • Advertised Group (Place a checkmark to select multiple groups): * IT

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VMware is the leader in cloud infrastructure, business mobility and virtualization software. A pioneer in the use of virtualization and...