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Staff Security Assurance Engineer - Vendor Security Risk Management



Spain · Remote
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024


The Databricks Security Assurance Team enables Databricks to achieve third party certifications and to manage vendor security risk, in order to help secure Databricks and provide confidence to customers. As a Staff Security Assurance Engineer with a focus on vendor security risk, you will be responsible for performing vendor security reviews, as well as maintaining and improving the Databricks vendor security risk management program. You will be an individual contributor reporting to the Senior Director of Security Assurance.

This is a work opportunity within the following geographic regions:

  • Netherlands, Great Britain / United Kingdom, Spain, Costa Rica, Brazil

The impact you will have:

  • Evaluate the security program maturity, security controls, and security documentation of Databricks vendors by performing security risk assessments and audits.
  • Maintain vendor security risk assessment procedures and related documentation.
  • Update the security language used in Databricks vendor contracts.
  • Help mature the classification and management of critical Databricks vendors.
  • Benchmark, identify, drive, and manage vendor security risk management program maturity improvements.
  • Analyze, develop, and maintain vendor security risk management program metrics for reporting.

What we look for:

We are looking for a professional with the following skills and practical experience in:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • 8+ years of security experience with at least 4 years of that in vendor security risk management including performing vendor security reviews.
  • Experience conducting security audits of vendors.
  • Experience managing and improving vendor security risk programs.
  • A comprehensive understanding of security controls across all domains.
  • A general understanding of key technical security controls.
  • Familiarity with vendor security questionnaires for third party assessments.
  • Knowledge and understanding of security regulations and standards such as SOC 2, PCI, ISO 27001, etc.
  • Experience working effectively across the spectrum of individual contributors and senior leadership within an organization (for example, Procurement, IT, Security, etc.).
  • Experience working with Legal Teams regarding the security language in vendor contracts.
  • Hands-on experience with BitSight or other vendor security monitoring software is preferred.
  • Experience classifying vendors by criticality and security risk is preferred.
  • Experience with Jira is preferred.
  • Security related certifications such as CISSP is preferred.


  • Private medical insurance
  • Life, accident & disability insurance
  • Equity awards
  • Enhanced Parental Leaves
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Annual career development fund
  • Home office & work headphones reimbursement
  • Business travel accident insurance
  • Mental wellness resources
  • Employee referral bonus

About Databricks

Databricks is the data and AI company. More than 10,000 organizations worldwide — including Comcast, Condé Nast, Grammarly, and over 50% of the Fortune 500 — rely on the Databricks Data Intelligence Platform to unify and democratize data, analytics and AI. Databricks is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices around the globe and was founded by the original creators of Lakehouse, Apache Spark™, Delta Lake and MLflow. To learn more, follow Databricks on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

At Databricks, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can excel. We take great care to ensure that our hiring practices are inclusive and meet equal employment opportunity standards. Individuals looking for employment at Databricks are considered without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.


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