Information Security Engineer

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

44450 IT Services General Admin

About the Unit
IT Services is an integral part of the University of Chicago, committed to service delivery and support of the university mission through innovative uses of technology.

Job Information

Job Summary:

The University of Chicago has a rapidly growing security program with many opportunities for a motivated person to work in a variety of roles and many technical areas.

This position is responsible for providing incident response, information security assessment, monitoring, and system administration under the general direction of the Information Security Officer and the Lead Information Security Engineer.


  • 30% Execute IT Security Network Monitoring and Incident Response procedures
  • 25% Lead or participate in IT Security projects
  • 25% Administer IT Security systems, including updates, backups, and upgrades
  • 5% Consult, advise, and provide security assessment services to application development or acquisition projects to assess security requirements and controls and to ensure that security controls are implemented as planned
  • 5% Research security issues and contribute to IT Security communications, web pages, blogs, and awareness materials
  • 5% Document internal processes, write security standards and guidelines
  • 5% Other duties as assigned

  • Excellent communication skills, especially in conveying technical concepts to a non-technical audience required.
  • Ability to diagnose complex technical problems required.
  • Ability to work independently and manage projects required.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and substantial deadline pressure required.
  • Ability to handle emergency situations and infrastructure maintenance outside of normal business hours required.
  • Ability to participate in evening and weekend on-call rotations is required.
  • Some travel required.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications;

  • Bachelor's degree OR a minimum of four years of experience in the Information Technology field OR an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • Minimum two years of professional experience in a technical Information Security role required.
  • Experience administering Linux/UNIX systems is required.
  • Experience administering Windows systems is preferred.
  • Experience with programming or scripting languages such as Perl or Python strongly preferred.

Technical knowledge or Skills:
  • An in-depth understanding of TCP/IP networking and related networking concepts required.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to use computers extensively for 4 hours or more required.

Required Documents:

Resume and Cover Letter required.

(NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.)

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt?

Drug Test Required?

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?

Health Screen Required?

Background Check Required?


Posting Date

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Posting Statement:

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

Full time

About Us
The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world.

We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.

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Job No:
Posted: 2/27/2018
Application Due: 4/28/2018
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