Cybersecurity Engineer

Augusta University

Augusta, GA

ID: 7193580 (Ref.No. ej-4775047)
Posted: November 8, 2023

Job Description

Cybersecurity Engineer

Job ID: 265395
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.


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Our Riverfront Campus: Shaffer-MacCartney Building (RV2) 100 Grace Hopper Lane, Augusta, GA 30901

Job Summary

Cybersecurity Engineer position responsible for supporting Augusta University, in the areas of cybersecurity, safeguarding the organization's network, systems, and sensitive data. Helps to design, implement and support Security tools and programs with a focus on networking infrastructure. Provide technical guidance and hands-on engineering to ensure protective and detective security tools are implemented to support security objectives and act as a Network Security Subject Matter Expert (SME) form the organization.The engineer will be an active member of the design and build IT projects steering network configurations and services, to include Network Access Control, Network Authentication, routing & switching, firewalls, segmentation, and overall network architecture towards industry-leading security. The position will also provide support to data loss prevention and mobile device management. Additionally, provide daily, ongoing oversight of network security tools and their operation, to include the security impact of proposed modifications, additions, and technology implementation/refresh operations. Perform investigative research and analysis to troubleshoot, identify, resolve, brief and report complex security issues.


The job duties include, but are not limited to:

CONDUCT VULNERABILITY MANAGER: Conduct vulnerability management to include workstations, servers, network and audio visual infrastructure, to develop remediation plans for identified vulnerabilities and maintain remediation plans.

SECURITY APPLICATIONS & SOLUTIONS: Provide complete engineering, installation, and maintenance of security applications and solutions as they pertain to network security and monitoring.

NETWORKING STANDARDS: Develop, review, monitor, and assist in the enforcement of networking standards.

ENGINEER SUPPORT: Assist security operations center with engineer support to their monitoring, security event triage, and incident response roles, coordinate with other team members and management to document and report incidents.

ASSIST IN TROUBLESHOOTING: Assist in troubleshooting problems for security systems, assist other teams in troubleshooting.

OTHER DUTIES: Perform all other related duties/tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field of study and two years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Higher education degree from an accredited college or university desired, not required.
Must understand technical security controls and processes as well as technical network diagrams.
Knowledge of security hardware and software products that comply with current industry standards.
Direct work experience with one or more cloud services platforms and familiarity with change management process.
Familiarity with education relevant regulatory legislation and standards for the protection of student privacy.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to organize and carry out technical projects
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases
Knowledge of Risk Management Framework (RMF) requirements, the OSI model, routing protocols, and sub netting
Proven ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing and through formal presentations at the technical and non-technical level
Proven ability to develop an effective, collaborative working relationship with a variety of representative groups with potentially dissimilar priorities.

Knowledge of information security program management and project management principles and techniques and network attack and defense tactics
Knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy principles used to manage risks related to the use, processing, storage, and transmission of information or data
Knowledge of computer system support functions, system back-up and data security techniques and troubleshooting and problem resolution techniques
Knowledge of security systems, intrusion detection systems, firewalls, anti-virus software
  • , log management, authentication systems, content filtering, etc.
    Knowledge of complex multi-user network systems utilizing PCs, routers, switches, and servers and complex information technology security infrastructure hardware and software
    Knowledge of complex software applications running on LANS, PCs, and file servers and security and access control Issues and standards in a variety of environments and applications


    Shift: Days/M-F *Work outside of the normal business hours may be required.

    Pay Grade: 24

    Salary: $ 74,604/annually - $85,750/annually

    Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum midpoint) of the position.

    Recruitment Period: Until Filled

    Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.

    Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.

    Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program.

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    Conditions of Employment

    All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

    If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.

    Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.

    For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

    All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

    Credit Check

    This position will require the acquisition of a P-Card and/or handle cash, credit or other sensitive information and will require a satisfactory Consumer Credit check as a condition of employment.

    Other Information

    This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

    Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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