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Sr. Cloud Security Engineer

Duke University
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The IT Security Office (ITSO) is responsible for the overall coordination, implementation, and assessment of information security at Duke University. The overall goal of ITSO is to achieve the optimal level of confidentiality, integrity and availability of Duke's information assets and systems while providing a safe and secure computing environment for research, teaching, learning, and everyday conduct of University business.

The incumbent will find themselves working on both small and large scale projects to improve protective and detective security capabilities while assisting teams within IT and campus-wide achieve their goals. The role is primarily an architectural/engineering role, but also will include operational aspects. As information security is an extremely fast-paced field, ITSO team members are expected to research new technologies and rapidly understand their uses and risks.

To be successful requires excellent oral and writing skills, project management, strong people skills, and a results oriented attitude. In all endeavors the incumbent must demonstrate the highest degree of ethics and professionalism.


# Performing technical evaluations of systems, services and networks to assess and decrease relative security risk, with a special focus on cloud security.

# Assist in the planning and development phases of projects to ensure that the system deployed meets the security objectives of the university.

# Creating and maintaining technical tools which assist the IT Security Office in its daily operations.

# Deep level support for ITSO tool sets including but not limited to the campus intrusion detection and prevention systems, and log analysis system.

# Keeping abreast of both new security threats and new technologies for mitigating these threats.

# Assisting in the development of IT policy appropriate to the campus environment

# Provide incident handling support for security incidents, including acting in the role of first responder.


Excellent verbal and written skills.


Required: B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering or related field plus 3 years of experience in security, networking, systems administration, etc.; or 5 or more years of experience.

Certifications such as SANS, CISSP, CISA, CISM, etc. are optional, but will be considered favorably.


Experience with cloud security, particularly in Microsoft Azure.

Experience in system security (Unix, Linux or Windows), systems administration, networking protocols, etc.

Experience in developing dashboards and alerting in log analysis technologies such as Splunk.

Experience with security practices in a large, decentralized heterogeneous environment such as a university.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Read our Diversity Profile History

Duke University was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. The Dukes, a Durham family that built a worldwide financial empire in the manufacture of tobacco products and developed electricity production in the Carolinas, long had been interested in Trinity College. Trinity traced its roots to 1838 in nearby Randolph County when local Methodist and Quaker communities opened Union Institute. The school, then named Trinity College, moved to Durham in 1892, where Benjamin Newton Duke served as a primary benefactor and link with the Duke family until his death in 1929. In December 1924, the provisions of indenture by Benjamin’s brother, James B. Duke, created the family philanthropic foundation, The Duke Endowment, which provided for the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University.Duke Campus

As a result of the Duke gift, Trinity underwent both physical and academic expansion. The original Durham campus became known as East Campus when it was rebuilt in stately Georgian architecture. West Campus, Gothic in style and dominated by the soaring 210-foot tower of Duke Chapel, opened in 1930. East Campus served as home of the Woman's College of Duke University until 1972, when the men's and women's undergraduate colleges merged. Both men and women undergraduates now enroll in either the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences or the Pratt School of Engineering. In 1995, East Campus became the home for all first-year students.

Duke maintains a historic affiliation with the United Methodist Church.

Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.

Mission Statement

Duke Science"James B. Duke's founding Indenture of Duke University directed the members of the University to 'provide real leadership in the educational world' by choosing individuals of 'outstanding character, ability, and vision' to serve as its officers, trustees and faculty; by carefully selecting students of 'character, determination and application;' and by pursuing those areas of teaching and scholarship that would 'most help to develop our resources, increase our wisdom, and promote human happiness.'

“To these ends, the mission of Duke University is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities; to prepare future members of the learned professions for lives of skilled and ethical service by providing excellent graduate and professional education; to advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship; to promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry; to help those who suffer, cure disease, and promote health, through sophisticated medical research and thoughtful patient care; to provide wide ranging educational opportunities, on and beyond our campuses, for traditional students, active professionals and life-long learners using the power of information technologies; and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship, and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth.Duke Meeting

 “By pursuing these objectives with vision and integrity, Duke University seeks to engage the mind, elevate the spirit, and stimulate the best effort of all who are associated with the University; to contribute in diverse ways to the local community, the state, the nation and the world; and to attain and maintain a place of real leadership in all that we do.”

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