Security Engineer, Information Services

University of Cambridge

Hammond, IN

ID: 7060159
Posted: September 9, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary
As the Security Engineer you will focus on the availability, latency, scalability and efficiency of security services by engineering reliability into software and systems. Focus on the operability of the security services including security, privacy, resiliency, business continuity and disaster recovery; and to protect the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of information assets and network infrastructures. The ideal candidate will maintain an unwavering focus on quality and have passion to improve, evolve and revolutionize the systems they manage. The individual will have experience running, designing, building, and defending scalable, secure, and robust enterprise systems in a team environment using agile practices. In addition, this position requires an individual who can demonstrate the ability to ensure highly resilient and scalable secure service designs through partnerships with other members of the Information Services teams and university departments. The individual must take proactive measures to monitor and protect sensitive data, systems, and networks from intrusion; including steps to detect, minimize the impact; protect, respond, and recover from incidents. This position requires strong collaboration and you’ll play a vital role in engineering critical security services.
Core Competencies
Ability to measure effectiveness of security processes; provide metrics and reporting; originate change, drive results, and foster a continuous quality improvement environment. Demonstrates analytical, decision-making, and problem solving skills. Project planning, researching and recommending/developing security policies, standards and procedures. Ability to communicate information security issues effectively with technical and non-technical audiences. Participate in the incident management lifecycle, including escalation, communication, debugging, resolution, and problem management. Ability to prioritize personal work tasks, and accept project priorities. Knowledge of disaster recovery, computer forensic, and risk assessment (tools, technologies and methods). Programming/coding skills for one or more of the following: C/C++, Python, and/or PowerShell scripting. Maintains up to date knowledge on current technology and security trends, attacks, vulnerability and risk mitigation techniques. Ability to handle stress and work well under pressure; use MS Office; use PC or laptop; and Multi-task. Skills needed: Analytical and Critical Thinking; Interpersonal and People; Oral and Written Communication; and Organizational. Ability to work occasional off peak evening and/or weekend hours required for testing or maintenance of systems. Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times. Excellent oral, written, and organizational skills. Must have the ability to work in a dynamic environment and effectively interact with numerous diverse PNW personnel and university partners; and maintain positive and collaborative working relationships. Knowledge of regulatory compliance (i.e., HIPAA, PCI-DSS, GLBA) preferred. Professional certification in information security and/or training preferred: ISSAP – Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP), ISSEP – Information Systems Security Engineering Professional (ISSEP), EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), GIAC Certified (i.e. GCIH, GCED, GISF, etc.).
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Computer Technology, Information Security, or related field preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
Two (2) years of experience with network and/or information security related work managing high-availability environments. Experience in a system administration role supporting multiple platforms and applications. Experience designing secure on-prem and cloud networks, systems and application architectures to protect unauthorized access, disclosure, modification and deletion of university information. Experience with security monitoring and alerting (i.e. Firewalls/IPS, SIEM, Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, DLP, SPAM, malicious links and attachments, social engineering, phishing, etc.). Proven experience with security system administration including firewalls, VPN, encryption, log management, intrusion detection, and endpoint protection.
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Professional references will be verified prior to any offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check along with a motor vehicle records check if applicable.
Purdue University Northwest is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


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