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Publix Senior Data Protection Engineer in Lakeland, Florida


Position Title:

Senior Data Protection Engineer


Information Systems


Lakeland, FL between Orlando and Tampa


The job responsibilities for the IS Senior Engineer 2 position are:

  • provide technical support and system administration for enterprise security tools such as hardware security modules (HSMs), certificate management, file encryption, tokenization.

  • Evaluate, Implement, and administer solutions to reduce risk and enhance the security around sensitive and private data.

  • Evaluate and update current policies to provide risk analysis and implementation guidance to advance data protection efforts

  • Stay up to date with the latest trends in Security and Software Engineering practices

  • provide project management for security projects and new security tools to include requirements development, evaluation, vendor selection, installation, configuration, tuning, and creation of program and process documentation,

  • fulfill the duties of the subject matter expert for cryptographic key encryption within Publix, including symmetric and asymmetric encryption methodologies, and

  • provide support for production, development, and disaster recovery (DR) systems with implementation involvement.

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Additional Information:

Your application may have additional steps that you will need to complete in order to remain eligible for consideration. Please be sure to monitor your email, including your spam folder, on a daily basis for critical, time-sensitive emails that could require action within 24-48 hours.

Please do not use your Publix email address when applying. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

Please note that Publix will not sponsor any hire for this position for an H-1B visa or permanent residence.


331 S. Florida Ave

Potential Annual Pay with Bonus:

104,520 - 156,715



Other Compensation Information:

Year End Bonus:

As a year-end bonus to associates, Publix issues one month’s extra pay (pro-rated in the first year) each year if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check that year. This is calculated as a 13th month of pay in the Potential Annual Pay with Bonus line above.

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Required Qualifications:

The required qualifications for the IS Senior Engineer 2 position are:

  • must have a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Business, or other technical/analytical disciplines, or equivalent experience,

  • must have at least four years of experience in IT security providing technical support/system administration for security tools such as hardware security modules (HSM), certificate management solutions, file encryption solutions for structured and unstructured data, or email security and data loss prevention solutions for large corporate enterprise,

  • must have basic knowledge of the following: PCI-DSS, SOX, HIPAA requirements

  • must have excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to relate to all levels of Publix associates,

  • must have the ability to resolve complex business and technical issues by making decisions using sound business judgment,

  • must have excellent customer service skills and commitment to teamwork,

  • must be flexible and able to handle stressful situations in a professional manner,

  • must demonstrate ability to work under minimal supervision,

  • must have strong analytical, problem-solving, and conceptual skills,

  • must have a high degree of confidentiality, maturity, self-motivation, commitment, and integrity and,

  • must show enthusiasm, initiative, attention to detail, punctuality, pride in work, and a commitment to Publix and our Mission.

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred qualifications for the IS Senior Engineer / Senior Engineer 2 position are:

  • continued education including additional or advanced degrees in analytical, technical, or business discipline,

  • six years of experience in IT security providing technical support/system administration for security tools such as hardware security modules, certificate management, file encryption solutions for structured and unstructured data, or email security and data loss prevention solutions for large corporate enterprise,

  • strong interpersonal and leadership skills including experience in organizing, planning, and executing large scale, cross functional efforts,

  • experience in project management and leading projects to completion,

  • strong understanding of systems administration on Windows, Linux/Unix, operating systems,

  • strong understanding of common communication and security protocols,

  • automation and scripting skills using PowerShell, Python, bash or other, and

  • one or more of the following certifications: Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer Associate (MCASEA), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), and/or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

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Benefits Information:

  • Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost

  • An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock

  • 401(k) retirement savings plan

  • Group health plan (with prescription benefits)

  • Group dental plan

  • Group vision plan

  • Sick pay

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Long-term disability insurance

  • Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death & dismemberment benefits)

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Vacation pay

  • Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria

  • Paycheck direct deposit

  • Credit union

  • Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless purchases

  • 6 paid holidays (associates can exchange the following holidays with their manager’s approval: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day).