Senior Information Security Engineer, School of Arts & Sciences
The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.Posted Job Title
Senior Information Security Engineer, School of Arts & SciencesJob Profile Title
Information Technology Senior Project LeaderJob Description Summary
The Senior Information Security Engineer takes a lead role in our school-wide information security program, using their advanced technical skills and knowledge of the constantly-changing information security landscape in support of our Windows and Linux server infrastructure and our blended Windows and Mac endpoint environment. The Senior Information Security Engineer uses industry-standard security tools like Splunk and CrowdStrike along with local scripting and automation to maintain awareness of the current state of our infrastructure and develop and respond to security alerts. At the same time, this role is highly collaborative, working with SAS Computing Directors to develop school-wide best practices and priorities for security improvements, and working with desktop support staff to implement improvements at the endpoint level among faculty and staff at the School.Job DescriptionDUTIES:
The Senior Information Security Engineer will maintain knowledge and awareness of changing information security threats and technologies, keeping up with current events and CVE releases and how they affect our environment. They will act as technical lead in consideration of evolving technologies and threats and the continued improvement of SAS Computing security protections.
They will develop and maintain alerts, dashboards, and reports using aggregated email, VPN, Windows, and Linux logs in Splunk. The Senior Information Security Engineer will combine data from multiple data sources (Penn Directory, endpoint management systems, etc) to provide richer context around projects and incidents. They will triage and take action on detections from industry-leading EDR product CrowdStrike.
The Senior Information Security Engineer will play a lead role in incident response, documenting incidents, and responding to security requests using our support ticketing system and maintain incident tracking records.
The Senior Information Security Engineer also works with the SAS Computing endpoint management team on security management, patching and updating (using BigFix and Jamf), and endpoint auditing.
As a primary liaison to the University's Office of Information Security (OIS), they will leverage security support available from OIS, especially in incident response, aggregated log analysis (Splunk), and collaborative work on policy and practice across the University.
Based on an understanding of the higher education environment, they will work collaboratively with SASC colleagues to develop good practices and communications to empower our end-users to adopt secure practices.
Additional duties as assigned.QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or other field and a minimum of four years' experience in IT, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Technical expertise in the development and implementation of information security systems, endpoint management systems, monitoring, and/or automation in an enterprise/higher education setting.
Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal project management skills and the ability to deal confidentially with people at all levels of the organization. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team and effectively collaborate with others.
Occasional response to critical incidents during non-business hours will be required.
Familiarity with computing in a higher education environment is a plus.Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaDepartment / School
School of Arts and SciencesPay Range
$72,837.00 - $205,981.00Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.University Benefits
- Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
- Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
- Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
- Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
- Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
- Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
- Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
- University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
- Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
- Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
- Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
- Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.
To learn more, please visit: https://www.hr.upenn.edu/PennHR/benefits-pay
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