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Senior Security Systems Engineer- Database Security

Home Depot

Marietta, GA
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Senior Security Systems Engineer- Database Security (114495)

GA - Marietta

  • Date Posted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Company: The Home Depot
  • Travel: None
  • Functional Area: Information Technology
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Relocation Provided: No

Position Description:

The Home Depot in Marietta, GA is looking to hire a Senior Security Systems Engineer- Database Security. 
The Home Depot is seeking Engineers with strong skill sets in database administration are required not only to support Guardium but also to support database hardening planned for 2018.
This is particularly important to be able to:
Collaborate and work with the DAM team in the support of deployments of STAPs, KTAPs – these are currently deployed on zOS, DB2/AIX, Informix/RHEL, Oracle/RAC/RHEL, Cassandra, Hadoop
Work on tweaking Policy violations and alerting
Collaborate and provide direction working with Integration tool called jSonar that will feed the Guardium collector data to the GCP including review of HA/DR architecture
Proactively work with IBM and DataStax to develop a solution for Cassandra monitoring
Assist in building a program to use the Vulnerability Assessment and CAS modules of Guardium
Look @ DISA/STIG standards and make sure we are conforming to those standards for the DB platforms we are using
Pay special attention to the DBaaS platforms – work with the DBA /OSE teams across the enterprise and look @ MongoDB, MySQL, MariaDB and Redis DB configurations to make sure the security parameters have been setup correctly
Participate in Architectural Security Assessments
Review, refine and renew our Data Security Standards
Provide oversight to implementation of monitoring for any of our affiliates

The Sr. Systems Engineer develops, maintains, and supports The Home Depot's technical infrastructure that includes network, hardware, database, and system software components.  The Sr. Systems Engineer is responsible for collaborating with and enabling product teams with infrastructure. Sr. Systems Engineers are expected to leverage tooling and custom applications to monitor and optimize performance. In addition, Sr. Systems Engineers may be involved in routine upgrades and application support as well as root cause and post-mortem analyses around security incidents and service interruptions.  As a Sr. Systems Engineer, you will be able to operate independently, though typically working as part of a team with varying skillsets.

10% - Planning & Analysis:
Researches and analyzes business trends and behavioral data to identify opportunities for improvements and new initiatives
Drives the evaluation, development, and recommendation of specific technology products and platforms to provide cost-effective solutions that meet business and technology requirements
Researches and designs best fit infrastructure, network, database, and security architectures for products
Proactively creates and maintains tools for monitoring and support
Participates in project planning and reporting across multiple efforts
30% - Delivery & Execution:
Drives configuration, debugging, and support for infrastructure
Documents, reviews and ensures that all quality and change control standards are met
Drives field and corporate roll-outs of technology
Drives the stand up of necessary system software, hardware, and equipment (physical or virtual) to meet changing infrastructure needs
50% - Support & Enablement:
Collaborates with product and project teams to understand needs and enable them with infrastructure
Supports technology architecture design review efforts for project and product teams
Leverages tooling and custom applications to monitor the operational status of applications, infrastructure, networks, databases, and security; optimizes and tunes performance as appropriate
Drives root cause analysis, debugging, support, and post-mortem analysis for security incidents and service interruptions
Maintains, upgrades, and supports existing systems and infrastructure to ensure operational stability
Opens and manages vendor problem tickets to resolution
Drives the production of in-house documentation around solutions
Monitors tools and proactively helps teams struggling with systems issues
Provides application support for software running in production
Creates scripts and tools that drive automation and enable product teams and end users to move towards self service
10% - Learning:
Keeps abreast of innovations and industry trends as well as changes to internal systems and determines how they impacts tools, training, and support necessary to keep systems up, running, and secure
Participates in and contributes to learning activities around modern systems engineering core practices (communities of practice)
Proactively views articles, tutorials, and videos to learn about new technologies and best practices being used within other technology organizations


Typically reports to the Systems Engineer Manager or Sr. Manager.


Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.
Additional Environmental Job Requirements:

Additional Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on in-depth database experience across multiple DB platforms Experience including performance tuning, application development experience 
  • In-depth knowledge about configuration parameters, security settings for database engine
  • Working knowledge of database monitoring software like Guardium, Imperva and other similar security products, audit logging capabilities in the database engine.
  • In-depth knowledge of shell-scripting, Java, C#, Python and other programming languages 
  • In-depth experience with database and/or security administration in an enterprise environment with large deployments
  • Ability to communicate effectively at multiple organizational levels across the enterprise
  • Understanding of authorization and access control Understanding of data classification concepts
  • Strong analytical and problem solving ability
  • Ability to manage a catalog of security data and dashboards that can be tailored for various audiences
  • Strong listening and communications skills, with ability to clearly and concisely explain complex
  • problems and technologies
  • Highly collaborative work style and ability to work with a cross-functional team

Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Additional Minimum Qualifications:

Must be legally permitted to work in the United States

Education Required:

The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

Years of Relevant Work Experience:
1 years

Physical Requirements:

Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Action Oriented: Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
Cultivates Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful
Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances
Global Perspective: Taking a broad view when approaching issues; using a global lens
Interpersonal Savvy: Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people
Manages Ambiguity: Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear
Nimble Learning: Actively learning through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder
Self-Development: Actively seeing new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels
Situational Adaptability: Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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