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Information Security Systems Engineer

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

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Position Number:


Functional Title:

Information Security Systems Engineer

Position Type:


Position Eclass:

EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earning

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The Information Security Office is a subset within the Information Technology Services (ITS) division that is charged with providing active information security assessment, risk analysis, incident management, information security controls, education, and guidance for the protection of UNCG’s information assets and information technology environment. The overall objective is to protect and preserve the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and information resources for teaching and learning, research, service, and the conduct of university business.

Position Summary:

The Information Security Systems Engineer contributes to the success of the University by developing, configuring, implementing, and supporting specialized information security systems and tools that protect critical information systems and resources from security threats. This includes implementation, maintenance, lifecycle management, and break/fix support for a wide variety of information security systems including:

  • Security Event Information Management (SEIM) systems
  • Vulnerability detection and management systems
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and data security scanning systems
  • Network traffic monitoring behavioral anomaly detection systems
  • Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) systems
  • Database access monitoring and security scanning systems
  • Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) systems
  • eDiscovery systems
  • Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) systems
  • Application security testing and Runtime Application Security Protection (RASP) systems

The Information Security Systems Engineer is also responsible for planning and executing short- and medium-term information improvement projects and initiatives intended to improve the sustainability, automation, efficiency, efficacy, performance, and coverage of information security systems and tools with guidance and support from the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and systems architects. This includes evaluating, proposing, acquiring, developing, and deploying new and/or customized security solutions to meet UNCG’s specific information security needs according to the adopted ISO/IEC 27002 control framework. The Engineer works actively with other IT staff and end-users from other University departments and divisions to help determine functional, interoperability, sustainability, and information security requirements for the security systems being deployed and is responsible for ensuring that deployed technologies provide the necessary protection, detection, and defense capabilities for the information resources that they are intended to protect. The Engineer also ensures that all supported systems are fully documented and supported in an auditable fashion.

Additionally, the Information Security Systems Engineer provides ongoing support and advice to other IT staff and end-users on a variety of security topics and issues, helping to ensure adherence to the University’s security policies and procedures along with compliance with applicable regulations. The Engineer recommends strategies to prevent security exposures and intrusions and plays a key role in helping University business units address extant and emerging security concerns through the use of appropriate security technologies.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Mid-career with Master’s Degree and 1 to 2 years of experience; or Bachelor’s Degree and 2 to 4 years of experience; or equivalent education and experience.
  • Degree should be in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Security or closely related discipline from an appropriately accredited institution or equivalent education and experience.
  • Demonstrated recent experience with server and network infrastructure operations, including Windows and Linux servers, virtual server systems, and complex enterprise network routing and switching.
  • Demonstrated recent experience with scripting and automation technologies.
  • Demonstrated recent experience with security configurations on cloud computing systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of technical experience supporting information security systems.
  • 2+ years of technical leadership responsibilities in previous positions.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communications skills.
  • Information security industry or vendor certifications are desired.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:
  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with experience

Org #-Department:

Info Technology Services - 23101

Job Open Date:


For Best Consideration Date:


Open Until Filled:




Type of Appointment:


Number of Months per Year:




Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Information Security Systems Support

Essential Tasks:

  • Act as technical lead supporting enterprise-scale technology solutions that provide critical information security services across a diverse functional environment.
  • Design, develop, test, certify, and fully document robust information security solutions according to documented requirements.
  • Deploy, support, upgrade, maintain, and administer critical information security systems in support of institutional business, security, and technology goals.
  • Respond to break/fix issues concerning information security systems, performing technical diagnosis, troubleshooting, and resolution for complex issues.
  • Act as an escalation point for other team members, providing technical expertise for support and resolution of production problems and security incidents, always seeking to identify root cause and prevent future recurrence.

Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Security Systems Consulting and Continuous Improvement

Essential Tasks:

  • Provide subject matter expertise and consulting services for information security technologies to other IT Staff and distributed technology groups across the institution.
  • Act as a lead security systems engineering resource for multiple parallel project efforts, helping to drive the technical components of those projects to completion.
  • Drive the creation of efficient, repeatable, and measurable human processes for deploying, maintaining, administering, and supporting information security systems.
  • Drive the development of scripts and other automation techniques to increase the manageability, efficiency, capability, capacity, and security of supported systems.
  • Analyze and assess existing systems and identify gaps leading to potential improvements throughout the technology lifecycle.
  • Create scripts, employ tools, develop automation techniques, and pursue ideas to increase the manageability, efficiency, capability, capacity, and security of information security systems, servers, and appliances.
  • Pursue new and evolving security technologies, and develop them for potential future use.

Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Technology Governance

Essential Tasks:

  • Foster and maintain relationships with architects and system operators in a manner that reflects the communications and feedback loops necessary to ensure that systems are usable, operable, efficient, and effective according to their designed purpose.
  • Maintain comprehensive technical documentation including functional requirements, technical designs, network diagrams, workflow diagrams, application communications diagrams, configuration standards, support documentation, procedural documentation, training materials, and some project documents.
  • Participate in vendor support relationships and take an active role in facilitating the exchange of information in order to improve the quality and efficacy of vendor product offerings in a direction that benefits the institution.
  • Work with risk management teams to help identify and articulate risks to supported systems, and to remediate, remove, or mitigate risks to the technology environment in compliance with established governance and risk management frameworks.
  • Participate in audit and compliance activities, always seeking to ensure that technology systems and human processes produce artifacts that prove compliance with applicable regulatory requirements and standards.

Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - F, Finger Dexterity - F, Reading - F, Writing - F, Hearing - F, Talking - F, Sitting - F

Work Environment:

Inside - C


UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now:

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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