Sirius Computer Solutions Sr. Solutions Specialist - Data Security in Helena, Montana

The Sr. Solutions Specialist - Data Security is knowledgeable about industry best practices and is capable of assisting Customers with Data Security strategies to ensure regulatory compliance. This role is responsible for delivering technical solutions against a defined Statement of Work (either remotely or onsite) to meet Customer’s business needs. This individual will work actively with our Customers to understand their business requirements and to design, configure, test, train and document the Data Security solution Sirius provides. This position also provides technical pre-sales support to assess the tasks required to deliver the final solution, estimate the effort, and provide input to the final Statement of Work. . This role reports directly to a Security Practice Lead or Manager in our Information Security Services practice and may work out of a home office when not at customer sites.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Functions as the technical architect and primary implementer for all Data Security solutions based on industry best practices. Installs and configures software solutions to meet the Statement of Work and business requirements.

  • Determines requirements by evaluating business strategies and requirements, researching technical security standards, conducting system security and vulnerability analyses and risk assessments, studying new/existing architecture & platforms and identifying integration issues.

  • Works with Customers’ systems or applications teams to understand requirements and outline system architecture and design.

  • Reviews and understands all assigned Statement of Work (SOW) obligations prior to services delivery.

  • Assists the Project Manager with creating a defined project schedule (work breakdown structure) to deliver scope as outlined in the Statement of Work.

  • Works with the Sirius Project Manager and Sirius Sales Team as well as Customer’s application teams, developers and other project stakeholders to ensure Data Security solutions are installed, configured in a standard manner, and are compliant.

  • Delivers against the project schedule and works with the Project Manager and Customer teams to identify and mitigate risks to scope, schedule or budget.

  • Identifies Customer technical hurdles and works to overcome any challenges using available resources.

  • Consults with Customers and internal project team members on project technical status of projects and provides clear and documented status updates to Management and Project team(s).

  • Conducts Unit Testing

  • Resolves issues discovered during System/Integration Testing, and User Acceptance Testing.

  • Documents completed solution installation, and configuration work for the Customer.

  • Maintains technical specifications.

  • Educates the Customer’s staff during the project implementation to ensure effective turnover. Conducts an informal knowledge transfer session with Customer on utilizing the system to increase proficiency and ensure maximum results are achieved.

  • Responds to functional and technical questions and communications in a timely manner.

  • Identifies opportunities for add-on business during the implementation, cultivates relationships to drive new business opportunities.

  • Works on multiple projects at a time of various sizes with various demands.

  • Works in a virtual team environment where other team members and Customers are scattered across the United States and in different time zones.

  • Educates internal Sales staff and Solution Architects on Data Security solutions and industry trends.

  • Analyzes emerging technology trends with security vendors and subject matter experts, analyzes compliance with regulations.

  • Will shape the emerging model of the Data Security practice. Contribute content and advice to expand the Data Security Practice offering.

  • Engages in professional development to maintain continued growth in professional skills and knowledge.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field

  • At least seven (7) + years’ experience in enterprise IT/security environment, to include at least five (5) years experience with database security tool sets and processes (database activity monitoring and encryption) experience, including any/all of the following software solutions: Imperva Data Security, Thales Vormetric Data Security Platform, Varonis Data Security Platform, STEALTHbits, and/or IBM Security Guardium.

Other Position Requirements

  • Demonstrated understanding of data masking, server/file encryption standards and technologies, encryption key management and information security policies.

  • Basic knowledge in security industry regulations/standards (Payment Card Industry (PCI DSS), HIPAA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and compliance frameworks (ISO 27001 and 27002, NIST, and COBIT)

  • Knowledge of enterprise environments including contemporary operating systems and major database platforms:

  • Experience in Relational Databases (ex: Oracle, Sybase, DB2, Microsoft SQL)

  • Demonstrated knowledge of operating system administration in MS Windows, MS Exchange, UNIX, and Linux systems, MS Active Directory

  • Demonstrated knowledge of TCP/IP, network topology and troubleshooting

  • Demonstrated knowledge of LDAP including Windows Active Directory

  • Demonstrated knowledge of unattended installation methods for software products

  • Reasonable knowledge of Web Servers such as IIS, Apache and Tomcat

  • Experience with database monitoring (such as security, auditing, performance, uptime, etc...)

  • Experience with supporting technologies that interact with databases (OS, networking, scripting, etc...)

  • Experience applying security controls and/or compliance mandates to database implementations

  • Exposure to basic developer/coding skills: Python, Java

  • Experience with investigation, troubleshooting, and resolution of technical issues

  • Demonstrated business acumen with a proven ability to map business requirements to technical solutions.

  • (repetitive)Proven success in contributing to a team-oriented environment.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and the ability to succinctly communicate security and risk-related concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences.

  • Well-organized with the ability to multi-task and prioritize with minimal supervision. Proven ability to maintain schedules and commitments to Customers.

  • t Demonstrated problem-solving skills, experience in making informed decisions with limited information.

  • Ability to see the big picture and conceptualize and document creative solutions.

  • Ability to assess the Customer’s technical environment and business requirements while managing expectations and following through on solutions or consulting on deployments.

  • Demonstrated aptitude for mastering new software applications.

Preferred Requirements

  • Consulting experience.

  • Experience with a diverse range of industries including financial, manufacturing, chemical, healthcare, and state and local government.

  • CISSP or Security+ certification

  • Knowledge of mainframe (DB2 on zOS)

  • Knowledge of cloud platforms (AWS, Azure) and/or cloud database-as-a-service (Amazon RDS, Azure Cloud SQL)

Data Privacy and Security :

  • All Sirius employees are responsible to safeguard the information and information systems that they use or handle in the execution of their duties. Employees are obligated to know and perform their duties in accordance with Sirius policies, standards, and procedures related to security and report security violations to the appropriate Sirius authority.

  • Participate at hire and annually in the Information Security Awareness training as well as other required training identified by the Human Resources department. Other data privacy and data security related regulatory training may be required based on your role or assignment.

Essential Functions

  • The position exists to provide technical consulting solutions to customers and as such requires the ability to travel to and from customer sites and interact with customers on an as needed basis.

The above primary duties, responsibilities, and position requirements are not all inclusive.

Sirius is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. As a government contractor, Sirius takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans; maintains a drug-free workplace; and participates in E-Verify.

Individuals who receive job offers will be required to complete pre-employment screening that includes a background check verifying name, residences, education, work experience, and criminal convictions consistent with the Fair Credit Reporting Act; and a drug test for controlled substances consistent with the Drug-Free Workplace Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Sirius will not sponsor work eligibility for this position.