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Data Security Specialist

Valero provides the energy to take people anywhere they want to go around the globe. Our 10,000 employees work together as a team with the single goal of maintaining our status as a top petroleum refiner and ethanol producer. As an employee at Valero, not only will you have an opportunity to impact people’s lives through the products we manufacture in a safe, reliable environment, you will also be a part of a culture that thrives on positively impacting the people in the communities where we live and work.

As a Data Security Specialist your function as a member of the Data Security team is to help implement and maintain appropriate data security for wide variety of applications. The primary focus of this position is to implement, monitor, and maintain data security for SAP systems and applications.

Plans, coordinates, tests, researches, and implements security measures to safeguard information in computer files against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure by performing the following duties.

Key Competencies:
Problem Solving
Results Orientation
Interpersonal Skills

Our goal at Valero is to continue to be the premier manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of quality transportation fuels and petrochemical feedstocks, while serving the needs of our employees, communities and stakeholders. You can help achieve this goal if you can:

Process security requests from end users and guide them to create appropriate security role requests in various systems
Conduct provisioning and de-provisioning in various systems and applications utilizing Identity management tool.
Create and modify SAP security roles for different SAP landscapes without causing Segregation of Duties (SoD) conflicts.
Test and transport security changes to production systems.
Tests and supports changes and enhancements in Active Directory, SAP systems and other applications.
Maintain appropriate security for all types of accounts in SAP ECC, S/4 HANA, BW, BOBJ, HANA DB and HR Systems.
Collaborates on critical I/S projects to ensure that security issues are addressed throughout the project life cycle.
Generate required security reports for measuring KPI and also for security analysis
Help develop, communicate, and implement data and computer security policies and procedures
Continuously monitors the status and effectiveness of security controls.

This position is salaried exempt status, which means you are not eligible for overtime pay.


Successful candidates will have:
A bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field is required.
Minimum of five (5) years of network and application security experience including a high degree of technical security technology expertise is required.
Good understanding of Windows Active Directory fundamentals and the security features.
Experience in managing user and computer accounts, security groups, and application-specific data security.
Experience in SQL Database is preferred.

The most competitive candidates will have:
SAP security experience for various SAP landscapes.
Knowledge of GRC (Governance Risk and Compliance) products for SAP.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills, systematic thinking, and a good understanding of technologies deployed in the infrastructure environment.
Understanding of business processes, controls frameworks, compliances and regulations, and segregation of duty concepts in an SAP ERP.
Knowledge of a wide range of security technologies, such as network security, identity and access management systems.
Possesses a broad understanding of Computer Network Infrastructure process and associated operations.
Excellent communication skills required to interact with internal and external contacts, as well as all levels of management.
SAP Security and ITIL Certification is preferred.

Position level and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Valero's employees are the heart of its success, and there is a reason why the company is an employer of choice in the fuels manufacturing and marketing industry. It’s not just the excellent benefits package, or the opportunities for personal growth, it’s also the caring and committed culture of the organization that makes everyone feel like they’re truly part of a team. For more information, visit

Valero is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status including sexual orientation, gender identity, Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities and protected Veterans.

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Primary Location:
US-TX-San Antonio

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May 5, 2020, 1:38:12 PM
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