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Information Services
Senior Database Security Engineer
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Job Description

Senior Database Security Engineer
Reston, VA

Prestigious Firm is seeking a Senior Database Security Engineer. This Information Security Operations supports several enterprise tools and systems that are backbone for many of the critical applications and business processes. Information Security Operations team ensures and enhances the availability, reliability and accessibility of Information systems and tools through a cost effective standardized support model. We demonstrate the Information Technology (IT) department's vision and alignment to the business objectives and strategy, present IT's identity within the business model, execute IT's vision through the established technology roadmap and partner in setting the strategic direction for vendor management and product roadmaps.

Responsibilities include:

Support monitoring & encryption systems and provide tool administration support

Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups

Apply patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities

Configure new and maintain existing services as necessary

Establish and maintain operational, configuration and other process/procedures to ensure effectiveness of new and existing detective and preventative configuration policies

Coordinate with other infrastructure, engineering and application project/support teams to ensure new policies/assets are deployed and issues impacting tools and systems are resolved quickly and effectively without adversely impacting the affected business systems

Install, configure, troubleshoot and support Database Security monitoring tools such as IBM Guardium, Imperva SecureSphere Database Security solutions, and Trustwave DbProtect

Draft and maintain technical installation, configuration and customization specification documents

Support planning, coordination and execution of system changes per established enterprise change process

Augment production support team to ensure 24/7 coverage and operations. Responsibilities sometimes require working evenings and weekends, sometimes with little advanced notice


Bachelors (4-year) degree, with a technical major, such as engineering or computer science

5-7 years of professional IT experience, with at least 3 years of information security experience

Experience with Security products in a seasoned professional or senior role including experience with policy configuration, application integration and software deployment

Experience with administrating, implementing and supporting enterprise Database Security solutions.

Experience with developing and deploying connectors

Must have a good working knowledge of Unix commands, Shell Scripting (Unix, PowerShell, Python, etc.) and SQL

Ability to think critically to troubleshoot ability to fix identified system issues/failures, identify root cause and fix issues on a timely basis while maintaining the availability and integrity of the system

Experience implementing and/or maintaining Database Activity Monitoring (DAM), Vulnerability Management (VM), Baseline Security Compliance Monitoring and Data Discovery policies and processes

Knowledge and understanding of Unix commands, and other Scripting languages

Preferred Skills

Experience with additional web application, network, desktop endpoint and server monitoring, log management (aggregation/correlation), public key infrastructure (PKI) and encryption Security solutions

Understanding of server/file encryption technology, encryption key management and information security policy

Advanced technical proficiency with Windows and Linux Server support and Systems Administration

Advanced knowledge of security concepts such as data loss prevention (DLP), web application Firewall, infrastructure and web application vulnerability assessments, baseline hardening standards (CIS, DISA, etc.), endpoint protection is desirable

Experience with Unix, Windows, Database administration a plus

Splunk administration experience a plus

CISSP or Security+ certification a plus

Exceptional organizational skills with an ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced dynamic environment

Proven written and verbal communication skills with both Business/Management and Technical/
Engineering resources


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location