CyberSecurity Engineer - DBA

Nelnet in Madison, WI

  • Industry: Information Technology - Information Security Specialist/Forensics
  • Type: Full Time
  • $75,820.00 - 119,640.00
position filled

The CyberSecurity Engineer - DBA has an analytical mind and a detailed understanding of cyber security methodologies. CyberSecurity Engineer - DBA's are expected to have meticulous attention to detail, outstanding problem-solving skills, work comfortably under pressure and deliver on tight deadlines.

Responsible for developing and/or securing enterprise wide cross-functional software solutions, working closely with Cybersecurity, IT Software Architects, IT Software Engineers, Infrastructure Engineers and IT Business Analysts technical teams.

This position requires work in support of the Company's contract with the United States Department of Education ("ED"). As such, the United States Government requires that any applicant for this position must complete United States Government security clearance. Effective June 1, 2018, ED has informed Nelnet that security clearance applications for foreign nationals are not being accepted or processed. In light of this direction from ED, Nelnet will be unable to hire applicants without United States citizenship for such positions.


Planning, implementing, managing, monitoring and upgrading security measures for the protection of the organizations data, systems and networks. Ensuring that the organization's data and infrastructure are protected by enabling the appropriate security controls. Participating in the change management process. Identifying system vulnerabilities. Maintain and implement technical solutions, specifications, and documentation for various sized projects or daily support initiatives. Works with multiple customers, stakeholders, and system owners to produce requirements, determine feasibility, analyze cost/benefits requirements, and recommend design solution options. Provide training and technical support for users with varying levels of IT knowledge. Adhere to Best Practices and Standards in the areas of technology and security. Keep abreast of advancements and changes in technology and develop an understanding of how new technologies can be leveraged provide business solutions. Daily administrative tasks, reporting and communication with the relevant departments in the organization.



Bachelor's degree or equivalent certification with focus on Microsoft Database technologies.


Minimum 3 years of experience working as a DBA.


Strong working knowledge of the latest versions of SQL Server. A proven ability to develop and implement data design models on enterprise level applications. Strong knowledge of the full software development lifecycle; with exposure to agile or iterative approaches to delivery preferred. Strong working knowledge of SQL Server administration skills: backups, scripting, administration, database maintenance and application maintenance. Familiar with SQL Server clustered environment. Database performance tuning. Database index maintenance. Ability to support the team on-call rotation. Strong critical thinking and analysis skills; ability to provide primary and alternate. Ability to perform effectively in a team environment. Ability to obtain a security clearance. Knowledge in the area of NIST compliance strongly desired.

EEO Statement

Nelnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer, complies with Executive Order 11246, and takes affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, national origin, gender, or sex, marital status, age, disability, use of a guide dog or service animal, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal or State law or local ordinance. Qualified individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations in order to apply or compete for positions at Nelnet may request such accommodations by contacting Nelnet Talent Acquisition & Recruiting. Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace
Associated topics: forensic, idm, information assurance, information security, information technology security, leak, malicious, protect, threat, violation

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