System Architect

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LogoPosting NumberSTA00888PO19Classification TitleSystem ArchitectInternal TitleSystem ArchitectCampusColumbiaWork CountyRichlandCollege/DivisionDivision of Information TechnologyDepartmentDOIT Relationship and Risk ManagementBand 9Advertised Minimum Salary $77,092Advertised Salary Range$77,092-$135,842Location of VacancyPart/Full TimeFull TimeHours per Week37.5Work Schedule

The standard hours the employee is expected to work per week. For example, if the employee works 8:30 am – 5:00 pm with one hour for lunch, the hours per week is 37.50.

Type of Staff PositionFull-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis 12 monthsJob Search CategoryInformation Technology About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Are Indicated Below

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.

Benefit Eligibility TypeFull-Time Equivalent (FTE)South Carolina RetirementYesState Insurance ProgramsYesAnnual LeaveYesSick LeaveYes Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

This position (“Security Architect”) reports to the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer of Governance, Risk & Compliance. Responsibilities include: taking a lead technical role in designing and implementing secure systems, collaborating with the DCISO to plan and execute the enterprise security vision, strategies, and implementation plans in accordance with a) the mission of University of South Carolina, b) information security best practices, and c) University Policy and Federal and State laws and regulations; developing, implementing and reporting on security and related programs measures and metrics; other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology Systems and 5 years experience; 3 years of direct experience in the development and implementation of information technology and security controls; or at least 9 years of equivalent work experience in information technology and information security.

Preferred Qualifications

Desired technical skills: · Experience working in a major enterprise network environment (WAN, LAN, and Wireless) · Experience with Identity and Access Management systems · Experience in the evaluation of new technology, system designs, and secure configurations · Experience with vulnerability scanning and application security assessments · Experience in performing information security risk assessments and in developing formal recommendations for improvement · Experience with a standards based risk management framework (i.e. NIST SP-800, ISO, COBIT, HEISC, etc.) · Experience implementing and maintaining compliance requirements (i.e. HIPAA, PCI DSS, etc.) Professional certifications such as CISSP, CISA, GSNA, CCNP, CCDP or other information security and networking certifications are highly desired.


Knowledge and understanding of defining requirements, system design, access controls, enterprise architect, and system development lifecycle (SDLC). Experience with network firewalls, switching, routing, and security logging devices. Understanding of risk assessment process, monitoring, and reporting. Ability to apply information security principles to business solutions. Ability to act as liaison and effectively communicate information security topics (e.g., data constraints, information needs) to both technical and non-technical audiences at all levels of the organization. Knowledge in identifying and managing information security risks, threats, and incidents at an enterprise level

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather categoryNon-EssentialSafety Sensitive or Security SensitiveNo Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies1Desired Start Date11/01/2019If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end dateJob Open Date09/30/2019Job Close Date11/13/2019Open Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions to Applicant

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by November 13, 2019.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Do you have at least a Bachelor's degree in Information Technology Systems and 5 years experience; 3 years of direct experience in the development and implementation of information technology and security controls; or at least 9 years of equivalent work experience in information technology and information security?
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    Posted: 10/1/2019
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