Information Security Consultant

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Information Security Consultant

Stanford University

Job Number:

JCC: 4793

Grade: K

Would you like to help shape the future of Stanford's School of Medicine as one of the most prestigious schools in the world? Join our Information Security team in leading and changing medicine as we know it today. We are looking for energetic self-starters who want to make a contribution as an Information Security Consultant to drive and support initiatives in the office of Information Resources & Technology (IRT). Stanford University is an employer of choice in the Silicon Valley, sitting next to, and interacting with the world's preeminent high tech companies. We offer a variety of benefits beyond traditional medical, dental retirement and savings options. This is a culture where you can make a difference working alongside some of the brightest and advanced thinkers in the world.

The IRT Information Security Consultant is a newly created full-time, continuing, benefits-eligible position reporting to the School of Medicine Director of Security Programs. The focus of this position will be to lead School of Medicine systems administrators, developers, and business owners to successfully implement best security requirements and practices to protect Stanford's critical information. In addition to advanced technical knowledge of security principles, tools, and best practices, it is necessary to understand the direct impact of security implementation to system administrators and developers in an academic environment, in partnership with SoM system administrators and developers to balance the School's research, teaching, and clinical missions with regulatory and University requirements.

Duties include:

  • Act as a project leader on large-scale computing projects in which strong technical, directional, and personal leadership is necessary. Design, configure, implement, and maintain system security strategies, policies, and procedures.
  • Combine strong technical expertise in both system administration and system security applications in order to support SoM system administrators and developers in safeguarding systems and data against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or exposure. This may include reviewing the procedures and work of other system administrators as needed.
  • Develop, implement and manage policies and procedures related to IT security, operational support systems, and systems policies and procedures, in collaboration with other campus security professionals and industry best practices. Develop strategies to ensure ongoing compliance with policies.
  • Lead the development and documentation of information security standards, best practices, and guidelines. Collaborate with IRT Security staff to develop and deliver information to system administrators and business owners individually or in groups.
  • Engage in long-term strategic planning with regard to development and integration of systems to manage or report on security stance of servers and applications in SoM. Actively participate in system and application improvement project teams.
  • Maintain a state-of-the-art awareness of information security issues, incidents, problems, utilities, legal requirements and solutions for all major information system platforms in use at Stanford.

* - Other duties may also be assigned
  • Direct experience in a major academic research or healthcare institution, with a thorough understanding of the University environment in contrast to the corporate environment. This includes understanding how issues of security, privacy, academic freedom, intellectual property, open systems and academic enterprise networks fit into a university backdrop.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully managing, coordinating and deploying complex technical projects, and in gaining consensus across a disparate variety of stakeholders and goals.
  • Experience with conducting training and developing training.
  • Develop materials to educate the community in understanding and mitigating risks or threats.
  • Proven expertise with Linux and Windows server systems, including configuration and troubleshooting.
  • Exceptional customer service and communications skills and experience are critical. Must be able to provide technical guidance and explain complex technical issues to non-technical audience and work towards consensus on sensitive issues.
  • Demonstrated experience with complex multi-system platforms and vendors and in coordinating multi-system and computing environments in independent computing facilities.
  • Proven ability to develop appropriate plans to meet computing needs.
  • Experience in multiple programming languages on multiple platforms.
  • Proven ability to lead and work on large/complex system deployment projects in a team environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of security trends and best practices.

    Bachelor's degree plus five years relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of IT industry trends and emerging technologies and an ability to relate them to Stanford and its objectives.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of networking protocols, principles and devices.
  • In-depth architecture and configuration knowledge.
  • Strong experience with debugging, troubleshooting, forensics, and security utilities.
  • In-depth knowledge of authentication protocols, encryption and other fundamental security technologies.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of industry standard information security practices.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to explain complex technical ideas to non-technical audience and work with individuals at all levels.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading/mentoring team members and providing technical guidance to customers and stakeholders.
  • High level of integrity and excellent judgment concerning proprietary and privacy issues. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, use a telephone, occasionally lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 21-40 pounds
  • Rarely writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 20 pounds and lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.

    * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
  • Occasional exposure to high voltage electricity.
  • Occasional extended and weekend hours.

    This position currently works in our Porter Drive office. We anticipate that this position will move to the new Stanford Redwood City campus in late May to late June 2019.

    Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.


    Location: School of Medicine, California, United States
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    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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    Posted: 9/11/2018
    Application Due: 11/12/2018
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