Information Security Engineer

The University of Vermont
Burlington, VT

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Safety & Security
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Advertising/Posting Title:

Information Security Engineer

Diversity Statement:

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Posting Summary:

Serve in high-impact technical, educational, and leadership role focused on securing both the physical and virtual aspects of UVM’s information environment. Implement, manage, and integrate systems and software that support of the Information Security Office’s mission to identify and remediate threats to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information in the University of Vermont’s information ecosystem. Manage information security projects of significant institutional impact and importance; work closely with Director, senior analyst, and staff responsible for enterprise technology infrastructure operations; and serve as a subject-matter expert/consultant to constituent and leadership groups. Participate in UVM’s Cybersecurity Incident Response Team (CSIRT), provide functional supervision to one or more Information Security/Identity Management Analysts and student employees operating in supporting roles, and report to Director of Information Security.

Develop and leverage a deep understanding of UVM’s information ecosystem in order to identify intrusion, exfiltration, and other threats to information security using ethical, repeatable, defensible methods. Exercise discretion and judgment and maintain strict confidentiality, while utilizing high level of access to maintain the security of University information, protecting individuals’ privacy, and educating constituents.

Minimum Qualifications (or equivalent combination of education and experience):

Bachelor’s degree in a related field and five years’ experience as an information security professional to include experience in a professional systems administration or network administration role performing cybersecurity incident response, endpoint/network forensics and/or continuous security monitoring required. Expert proficiency in the technical concepts underpinning internet-connected enterprise services required. Effective customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills are required. Effective written communications to produce both procedural documentation and activity/incident documentation in support of office self-assessment reporting required. Demonstrated ability to communicate information security concepts and concrete action steps to both technical and general populations through teaching, writing, presenting, and individual interactions required.Effective interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work and manage projects in a collaborative, cross-departmental, team environment required. Problem-solving, analytical, and decision-making skills required. Demonstrated ability to evaluate risks, costs, and benefits of security measures required.
Successful criminal background check required.

Desirable Qualifications:

Expertise programming in languages popular for orchestration/automation (e.g., Python, PowerShell, Go); experience implementing security measures across hybrid cloud/on-premises environments; experience applying machine learning techniques to information security problems; experience hardening servers, applications, and databases; basic forensic experience; network management experience with Cisco equipment; experience with implementation of operation of network access control (NAC), security information and event management (SIEM), firewalls, intrusion prevention and detection systems (IDS/IPS), managed encryption, and identity management (IdM); work experience in a higher education environment.

Other Information:

- Probation longer than 4 months (often unit uses 6 month as standard) – Occasional extended /weekend hours required

Special Conditions:

A probationary period may be required



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Read our Diversity Profile UVM campus

The University of Vermont’s hilltop campus looks out across one of America’s most vibrant small cities to Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains beyond. Here, students’ educational experience and activities are enriched by our location — from the energy and innovation of Burlington to the forests, farms, and independent spirit of Vermont.

UVM is a Public Ivy and top 100 research university of a perfect size, large enough to offer a breadth of ideas, resources, and opportunities, yet small enough to enable close faculty-student mentorship. With a commitment to undergraduate education, UVM professors — world-class researchers, scholars, and artists — bring their discoveries into the classroom and their students into the field.

You’ll find UVM faculty and students studying the effects of climate change aboard the Melosira, a research vessel and floating lab; testing new vaccines at the on-campus medical center; launching local start-ups; and working with refugees at Burlington community centers.

UVM doctorsSince 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. The fifth oldest university in New England, UVM boasts a legacy of important firsts in education: the first college to declare public support of freedom of religion and the first to admit women and African-Americans to Phi Beta Kappa.

Today, the university continues to provide endless ways to explore the world, challenge ideas, and dig in on the most pressing issues of our time.

At a glance:

  • Founded in 1791, became a Land Grant university in 1862
  • Home to seven undergraduate schools and colleges, the Honors College, Graduate College, Larner College of Medicine, and Division of Continuing and Distance Education
  • Enrollment: 10,267 undergraduates, 1,462 graduate students, 461 medical students, 23 post-baccalaureate certificates, 892 non-degree students
  • 1,556 full- and part-time faculty
  • Offering 100+ bachelor’s degree programs, 50 master’s programs, 29 accelerated master’s programs, and 22 doctoral programs
  • 18 Division I athletic teams
  • “UVM” stands for Universitas Viridis Montis, Latin for University of the Green MountainsUVM prof

Our vision

To be among the nation’s premier small research universities, preeminent in our comprehensive commitment to liberal education, environment, health and public service.

Our mission

To create, evaluate, share and apply knowledge and to prepare students to be accountable leaders who will bring to their work dedication to the global community, a grasp of complexity, effective problem-solving and communication skills, and an enduring commitment to learning and ethical conduct. 

About Burlington:

UVM BurlingtonUVM’s hometown perennially appears on national rankings that laud its livability, access to nature and recreation (including the best skiing in the northeast), thriving food and music scene, rising identity as a technology and innovation hub, and its status as a top college town. City perks include an active pedestrian marketplace in the heart of downtown, 8 miles of waterfront along Lake Champlain featuring stunning sunsets over the Adirondacks beyond, and a 12-mile paved bike trail that runs along the lake. Burlington’s nickname, BTV, comes from the code for its airport, just 10 minutes from campus. With Montreal a 90-minute and Boston a 3.5-hour drive away, international and metropolitan culture are easily accessible for weekend adventures.

With a metro-area population of approximately 210,000, Burlington is Vermont’s largest city. In addition to UVM, large local employers include Global Foundries, GE Healthcare, Keurig Green Mountain,, Seventh Generation and Ben & Jerry’s Homemade. Vermont’s public K-12 schools are perennially ranked among the best in the nation.

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