Information Security Engineer
Posted: November 7, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
As a Security Engineer at the University of Alaska, you’ll have a direct impact on improving security, reducing risk, and ensuring the continuity of business operations at UA’s 20+ locations throughout the state of Alaska. Security Operations is responsible for a number of critical functions, including incident response, firewall management, operation and maintenance of a variety of cybersecurity tools and services, and education and outreach to the UA community on topics like security awareness, data handling, privacy and compliance, etc. You’ll work with stakeholders across the system to solve complicated problems and improve resiliency and efficiency of the people, processes, and technology that make up the University of Alaska.
On a typical day you will monitor networks and endpoints to prevent/detect breaches and other security issues. Security Engineers design, implement, maintain, and enhance key cybersecurity systems and services and ensure they conform with internal and external requirements and best practices. You may install and manage firewalls, configure or monitor applications and services, perform pentests, communicate with other internal stakeholders to assess and improve security, or support audit, assessment, or compliance efforts. Every day you will collaborate with your teammates (other Analysts, Engineers, and Student Analysts) to support enterprise-wide security initiatives.
To thrive in this role, you must be able to navigate and maintain a variety of cybersecurity systems and services, including next-generation firewalls, vulnerability scanners, administrative interfaces for cloud email, and endpoint security and protection. You’ll need strong written and verbal communication skills to convey your ideas and activities, as well as the ability to collaborate with people who have a wide range of technical knowledge. You need to be experienced, confident, and comfortable with the principles of information security and systems administration, and willing to research new ideas and solutions. You must be willing and able to achieve expert-level knowledge of email security in a blended environment, especially with regard to DMARC/DKIM.
Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of relevant experience, OR an equivalent combination of training, education, and documented professional experience.
One or more relevant IT/cybersecurity certifications (vendor-specific or those from bodies such as ISC(2), ISACA, SANS, etc.) desired at the time of hire, required within the first year of employment.
Travel and on-call are required.
This position can be based at the University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Alaska Fairbanks, or University of Alaska Southeast. This is a full-time, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and a full employee benefits package. UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental, and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 82, based on education and experience. In addition to the tuition waiver, we offer further development opportunities through conferences and training.