Information Security Engineer Lead

Job description

Job Title: Information Security Engineer Lead
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 221980
Job Summary

Provide leadership and advanced technical expertise to the information security program covering multiple units within a large campus organization. Efforts are aimed at establishing and maintaining the safety and ongoing protection of those units' information assets. Area within which the position operates may be centralized within the campus Office of Information Technology or within a campus department of significant size and complexity. This position will interact on a consistent basis with: Units' management and staff, campus and OIT security leadership and security engineering staff. This position typically will advise and counsel: Units' management. This position will supervise: N/A.


Job Duty 1 -

Develop and recommend information security policies, standards and best practices within assigned campus area or organization.

Job Duty 2 -

Perform periodic risk analysis, vulnerability scanning and testing; responding as appropriate.

Job Duty 3 -

Identify and mitigate vulnerabilities posing threats to information assets of assigned units.

Job Duty 4 -

Evaluate and, as appropriate, recommend acquisition of new and improved information security technology.

Job Duty 5 -

Develop and conduct training and instruction on information security related areas.

Job Duty 6 -

Maintain security systems in compliance with applicable regulations.

Job Duty 7 -

Perform other duties as assigned


Responsibilities relative to the position include:

• Understanding the tools that Cyber Security operates and consumes
• Acting as Cyber Security’s point of contact for the log management team
• Serving as the subject matter expert for searching Cyber Security’s log data
• Serving as the subject matter expert for the alerts produced by the security sensors
• Supporting the Security Operations Center in the creation and maintenance of event and incident procedures
• Supporting the Security Operations Center in the creation and continual improvement of security alerts
• Supporting the continual improvement of the Security Incident Response and Vulnerability Response services
• Assisting Cyber Security with other projects as assigned

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience

Other Required Qualifications

Overnight travel required for project delivery; flexibility in on-site daily service delivery hours (due to client shift schedules, project requirements).

Required Experience

Six to seven years of job related experience

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Certifications

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP); Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)

Preferred Skills

Experience with Security Orchestration platforms

Experience searching and visualizing data with log management platforms such as Splunk and Elasticsearch

Experience working in a Security Operations Center especially related to incident response

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


This position requires advanced knowledge of information security concepts, technology and practices and working knowledge of pertinent regulations. Skills in developing architecture for and implementing various information security tools and products and managing and promoting security programs within an organization is required as are skills in organization, project/team leadership and customer service.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

Other Information

This position is eligible for remote work.




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Posted: 11/19/2020
Application Due: 12/21/2020
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