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IT Security Engineer or Senior IT Security Engineer - Office of the CIO (A1800370)

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IT Security Engineer or Senior IT Security Engineer

Office of the CIO

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Technology Services at Illinois is the provider of campus-wide computing, networking, communications technology, and instructional technology services supporting academic and research activities of faculty, staff, and students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Our mission is to provide a strong, agile, and customer needs-oriented organization by providing cost-effective, value-added IT services and solutions.

Technology Services has a job opening available for IT Security Engineer or Senior IT Security Engineer. This position is focused on cybersecurity solutions engineering and development; security design and recommendations for projects, security support, and cybersecurity vulnerability assessment. This includes development of technical solutions and automation for internal and external requesters; operational security input in all manner of strategic projects, identification, evaluation, mitigation, and/or response to vulnerabilities; response to security requests, and other proactive security duties as warranted. Both the minimum requirements and desired qualifications will be considered in choosing the most qualified candidates. This position reports to the Assistant Director, Privacy and IT Security Infrastructure who reports to the Chief Security and Privacy Officer.
Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • In consultation with senior IT security engineers, provide expert advice related to security analysis and design.
  • Define and coordinate security requirements and controls within the various stages of the solutions engineering and development process.
  • Design, develop, test, and implement expert technical solutions which advance both Privacy and Security's and larger-scoped strategic initiatives.
  • With guidance from senior vulnerability assessment staff perform vulnerability, risk analyses, and risk process facilitation of existing and planned systems.
  • Partner with e-learning faculty and technologists to ensure privacy protections are built into teach and research systems.
  • Collaborate with other security staff on an as-needed basis in advanced security incident investigations.
  • Apply understanding of regulatory standards and subject matter expertise to promote compliance and risk-based controls prioritization.
  • Plan and conduct reviews to monitor and evaluate system conformance with organizational security policies, standards and guidelines.
  • Maintain a professional expertise by attending outside seminars/courses and thorough review of published literature.
  • Work with individuals across the University of Illinois System to review existing practices and implement standards and industry best practices for IT security.
  • Understand the overall processes and procedures of the organization and make recommendations in the continual improvement of those processes and procedures, providing for management analysis and recommendations on continual improvement
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Set and manage customer expectations through partnership with Technology Services Service Center.
Additional Major Duties and Responsibilities for Senior IT Security Engineer
  • Provide expert advice related to security analysis and design.
  • Work collaboratively as an important part of the Privacy & Security Engineering team, and facilitate important team decisions.
  • In partnership with manager, oversee and coordinate further development of junior IT security engineers.
  • Design, develop, and document consistent, sustainable, executable action steps, focusing on developing capacity through automation.
  • Promote awareness of security issues among management and ensure sound security principles are reflected in the organization's vision and goals.
  • Participate in team discussions to formulate new or enhance existing playbooks, processes, policies, and standards.

IT Security Engineer Position Requirements and Qualifications:

Education:

Bachelor's degree.

Preferred Education:

Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, including but not limited to, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Computer/Information Technology, or Information Security.

Experience:
  • One or more years' working in a dedicated IT security role or could be substituted for three or more years' of experience working within IT with a focus on IT security or a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field.
  • Individuals will be required to submit to a background examination.

Preferred Experience:
  • One or more years' experience in a Research I University IT environment.
  • One or more years' working in a dedicated IT security role.
  • Experience participating in diverse workgroups.
  • Experience designing and running security solutions in cloud and/or serverless environments.
  • Familiarity working with a Security Event Management product.
  • Experience evaluating and mitigating vulnerabilities for IT systems.
  • Experience designing systems to meet externally defined security standards

Knowledge Requirements:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Knowledge Requirements:
  • Applied knowledge in one or more of the following domains including but not limited to Data Security, IT Systems and Operations, Network Security, Systems and Application Security, Vulnerability Management, or Identity Access Management.
  • Strong problem solving skills - able to reason, think analytically and derive core concepts.
  • Demonstrated ability in effective communication and collaborating in a high performance team environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service.
  • Experience and knowledge of FERPA, HIPAA, HITECH, GLBA, PCI, DFARS, GDPR, and related domestic privacy laws.
  • Experience and knowledge of NIST security frameworks.

Preferred Training:
  • CISSP, CEH, CISA, GSEC or similar certifications highly desired.
  • Project Management certification a plus.

Senior IT Security Engineer Position Requirements and Qualifications:

Education:

Bachelor's degree.

Preferred Education:

Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, including but not limited to, Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Computer/Information Technology, or Information Security.

Experience:
  • Three or more years' working in a dedicated IT security role or could be substituted for five or more years' of experience working within IT with a focus on IT security.
  • Experience participating in diverse workgroups.
  • Experience evaluating, mitigating, and working with stakeholders to reduce vulnerabilities within IT systems.
  • Experience designing systems to meet externally defined security standards.
  • Individuals will be required to submit to a background examination.

Preferred Experience:
  • Three or more years' experience in a Research I University IT environment.
  • Experience designing and running security solutions in cloud and/or serverless environments.
  • Experience evaluating systems, applications, and/or networks for vulnerabilities.
  • Familiarity working with a Security Event Management product.

Knowledge Requirements:
  • Applied knowledge in one or more of the following domains including but not limited to Data Security, IT Systems and Operations, Network Security, Systems and Application Security, Vulnerability Management, or Identity Access Management.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in effective communication and collaborating in a high performance team environment.
  • Strong problem solving skills - able to reason, think analytically and derive core concepts.
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service.

Preferred Knowledge Requirements:
  • Experience and knowledge of FERPA, HIPAA, HITECH, GLBA, PCI, DFARS, GDPR, and related domestic privacy laws.
  • Experience and knowledge of NIST security frameworks.

Preferred Training:
  • CISSP, CEH, CISA, GSEC or similar certifications highly desired.
  • Project Management certification a plus.

Appointment Status and Salary

This position is a regular, full-time, twelve-month academic professional appointment and includes salary and a benefits package (24 vacation days, 12 sick days, health, dental, vision, SURS retirement). For other University provided benefits, please go to: https://nessie.uihr.uillinois.edu. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. There will be no relocation costs included in this package. The start date will be as soon as possible after the close date.

To Apply

For full consideration, applications should be received by July 3, 2018. Please create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload in one file a letter of application and resume. The online application will require names and contact information for three professional references. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

For further information about this position, please contact Rhonda Miller at [email protected] or call (217) 333-4222.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

College Name or Administrative Unit: Office of the CIO
Category: Academic Professional
Title: IT Security Engineer or Senior IT Security Engineer - Office of the CIO (A1800370)
Open Date: 06/12/2018
Close Date: 07/03/2018
Organization Name: Technology Services - CIO

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Posted: 6/13/2018
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