Top 5 Companies Hiring for Data Storage Cybersecurity Jobs

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For data storage companies, security used to be an add-on, perhaps third-party software installed to protect data or a firewall at the perimeter of the data center, but no longer — it’s absolutely vital, as are the personnel who run security systems. 

Storage cybersecurity cannot be a second thought for enterprises, with rising ransomware attacks and the growing importance of protecting customer data. Data is the most valuable commodity for many businesses, which means implementing baked-in security within storage platforms and hiring technicians who are familiar with current security concepts, like microsegmentation and zero trust.

The growing need for security means that storage companies will need to recruit and hire technicians, engineers, and specialists to protect enterprise data services and applications. Five major storage corporations are currently hiring a number of security professionals: 

Top Companies Hiring for Storage Cybersecurity Jobs

  1. AWS
  2. VMware
  3. Microsoft
  4. Oracle
  5. Google

1. AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s cloud computing platform, is one of the largest organizations currently hiring storage-focused roles. AWS also has hundreds of open positions related to security. Open storage- and security-related roles at AWS include: 

  • Data storage security specialist
  • Specialist solutions architect, AWS Storage Technologies
  • Senior solutions architect, storage 
  • Security engineer, application security
  • Security engineer, AWS Security Hub
  • AWS security engineer, new product security

Amazon receives 3.8 out of 5 stars from over 100,000 employee reviews at Glassdoor. It offers benefits like:

  • Multiple options for paid maternity and parental leave
  • 401(k) plan
  • Employee discounts on Amazon-sold items
  • Financial counseling and estate planning if employees encounter a life-threatening illness or death
  • Restricted stock units (RSUs)
  • Career Choice program; reimburses up to 95% of college fees for hourly employees

Also read: Guide to AWS Cloud Storage

2. VMware

VMware offers cloud computing and virtualization services to enterprises. One technology for job seekers to note is zero-trust architecture: VMware’s security solutions use a zero-trust approach, which limits data and application access to users who are approved. Open storage- and security-focused roles at VMware include: 

  • Offensive security engineer
  • Network security systems engineer 
  • Senior solutions engineer, network security
  • Senior offensive security engineer 

VMware earns 4.3 out of 5 stars from over 8,000 employee reviews at Glassdoor. Some of VMware’s employee benefits include:

  • 40 hours of service learning
  • Cafes at some office locations
  • Program to support employees who are raising neurodiverse children
  • Lyra, a coaching and therapy service available to employees and their dependents
  • Paid parental leave and pregnancy disability leave 

Learn more about companies offering zero-trust architecture: Best Zero-Trust Security Solutions 

3. Microsoft 

Microsoft is one of the top cloud computing providers in the world, holding the second-largest amount of cloud infrastructure market share, as of the third quarter of 2021, according Statista. Its cloud platform, Azure, includes Azure Data Lake Storage; Azure Disk Storage; and Azure Blob Storage. Azure has many open data storage and security roles:

  • Principal software engineering manager, Azure Storage Security 
  • Software security engineer
  • Application security engineer
  • Senior application security engineer
  • Azure security support engineer

Microsoft earns 4.4 stars from over 37,000 employee reviews on Glassdoor. To help recruit a wider range of talent, Microsoft has a program for hiring team members on the autism spectrum, creating a more skills- and performance-based interview process. Employee benefits include: 

  • Health reimbursement; for fitness memberships or other perks like wellness apps
  • Disability support
  • 401(k)
  • Generous time off policy, with multiple paid sick days and paid holidays as well as two personal days

4. Oracle

Cloud provider Oracle offers a range of data services, including containers, databases, data lakehouses, and storage. Many of its open positions center around Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), the provider’s cloud services platform. Open Ssecurity- and storage-focused roles at Oracle include: 

  • Senior security incident responder, OCI and on-premises assets
  • Oracle Database administrator 
  • Senior principal cloud security architect
  • Incident response engineer, JoinOCI-Ns2
  • Product security engineer, Netsuite 
  • Security engineer, WAF and intrusion detection

Oracle receives 3.8 out of 5 stars based on over 38,000 reviews at Glassdoor. The company’s health care is highly rated, receiving 4.3 stars. Benefits that Oracle offers employees include:

  • Employee assistance program (EAP) for mental health care
  • 401(k) plan
  • Work-from-home options
  • Reimburses partial college tuition for company-approved degree programs, up to $5,250 a year 

Also read: Best Database Software & Management Systems

5. Google 

Technology giant Google has one of the largest cloud storage platforms in the world, following Microsoft for third place in cloud computing market share, according to Statista. Google is hiring for over 600 storage- or security-focused roles, including: 

  • Software engineer, privacy, safety, and security
  • Senior software engineering manager, security, YouTube
  • Information security engineer
  • Information security engineer, open source security
  • Senior staff security engineer, cloud encryption lead
  • Security solutions engineer, Google Cloud 
  • Security manager, Google Data Centers
  • Security engineer, infrastructure protection

Google receives 4.5 of 5 stars from over 28,000 employee reviews on Glassdoor. Benefits available to Google employees include:

  • Employee assistance program for mental health care
  • Workplace accommodations for physical or mental health concerns
  • Fitness centers at Google office locations
  • One-on-one financial coaching
  • Hybrid work model for the majority of employees

Find new vacancies in cyber security on Jooble.

Learn about trends in the data storage hiring market: Data Storage Job Market Trends 

Jenna Phipps
Jenna Phipps
Jenna Phipps is a staff writer for Enterprise Storage Forum and eSecurity Planet, where she covers data storage, cybersecurity and the top software and hardware solutions in the storage industry. She’s also written about containerization and data management. Previously, she wrote for Webopedia. Jenna has a bachelor's degree in writing and lives in middle Tennessee.

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