Security Administrator

Job Details

University of Tennessee

Office of Information Technology

IT Administrator III, HPC Security Administrator, OIT

IT Administrator 2, HPC Security Administrator, MR11

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Office of Information Technology, High Performance and Scientific Computing

Due to regulatory requirements the successful candidate(s) must be a U. S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a green card.

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is seeking qualified applicants for a HPC Security Administrator position which will provide a key role in evaluating, deploying, maintaining, securing, and operating the security posture of the research cyberinfrastructure resources used to support the research mission of the University. The OIT High Performance & Scientific Computing (HPSC) group operates computing resources and provides support to University researchers and their collaborators giving them the capability to investigate and solve cutting-edge and computationally challenging problems.  Reporting to the Director, High Performance and Scientific Computing, this individual will be part of an effective team that manages centralized high-performance computing and storage resources, a secure research computing environment, and works with faculty and researchers to make effective use of the resources for research following regulatory compliance and established University and OIT policies, procedures, and standards. 

Major Duties/Responsibilities

The successful candidate will have knowledge of and experience with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800 series publications, security tools, security techniques, effective security related policies and procedures, and best practices in Linux system administration for securing the research cyberinfrastructure. Responsibilities includes: support and maintain an effective security posture of the HPSC services and resources; perform

system administration, system programming, configuration management, and quality assurance and testing of the HPSC environment; create, update, and maintain OIT HPSC services security plans, policies, procedures, and standards; perform and document all HPSC service security impact analysis; have awareness of security alerts, advisories and directives and coordinate flaw remediation; perform recurring and ad hoc security assessments to evaluate the security posture of the HPSC services and resources; maintain an effective vulnerability scanning process and audit system review, analysis, and reporting capability; coordinate the boundary protection controls for the HPSC services and resources; and work with other OIT groups, such as, Networking Services, Help Desk, and Systems to support the continual, efficient, and effective operation and security posture of the research cyberinfrastructure


Required Qualifications

    U. S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a green card.A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.Knowledge of NIST 800-53, 800-171 and other NIST 800 series special publications and their applicationTwo years performing security administrator and/or Linux system administrator role in a university research or commercial environmentTwo years’ experience with Red Hat or CentOS 7 or higher LinuxKnowledge of security administrator role, duties, and activitiesKnowledge of security tools, security technologies, and security best practices in university research and/or commercial environment Knowledge of Red Hat Linux 7, CentOS 7 Linux or higherExcellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skillsAbility to work independently and as a member of a team and to prioritize assignments with minimal supervision
Desired Qualifications:

    In-depth knowledge of script writing in Perl, Python, and/or bashExperience with Tenable vulnerability scanning systemKnowledge of LogRhythm SIEM systemExperience with developing and maintaining security plans for a computational resources, services, and/or projectsExperience with the use of Microsoft productivity tools, such as, Teams, OneDrive, and SharepointDegree in Computer Science or other related scientific and/or engineering discipline is preferred 
UTK is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA Employer.

Job: Information Technology Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Vc Info Infrastructure # Oit General
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Sep 1, 2022, 10:22:57 AM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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