As a member of the UCLA IT Security team, the Senior Security Engineer will be responsible for collaborating with campus organizations, IT Services units and leadership to assess, design, configure, implement and troubleshoot campus systems across the enterprise. The Senior Security Engineer will independently analyze IT security practices and develops comprehensive recommendations regarding the implementation of technologies and processes that improve the security posture of the organization; consults and advises campus IT staff in the implementation of firewall management services, compliance and enterprise security programs and tools. The Senior Security Engineer will participate in project planning activities including scoping of work effort, resource requirements, work estimates and documentation; contributes to standardized IT security architecture, solution administration, troubleshooting of highly complex systems or issues, and supporting the design and configuration of software products or tools to ensure standardization; participates in the regular penetration testing of enterprise systems and networks. The Senior Security Engineer maintains health of supported systems, ensures compliance with regulatory programs and maintains highly secure computing environments used by the campus enterprise to meet compliance requirements; provides technical expertise related to secure networks and associated technologies including firewalls, switches and router configuration and management. Provides after-hours support as needed or assigned; may conduct research and analysis of emerging security or network technologies.
Minimum of five years of experience applying advanced skills in the design, configuration, implementation of secure internal and external networks (LAN/WAN) and troubleshoot network systems to resolve problems quickly and effectively.
Advanced experience managing firewall technologies such as Palo Alto and/or Panorama.
Experience with load balancers, proxies, network monitoring tools such as NetDisco and Wireshark, etc.
Advanced knowledge of network security architecture concepts including topology, protocols, components, and principles (e.g., application of defense-in-depth); ability to design and implement secure configuration management techniques.
Extensive knowledge of cyber threats and vulnerabilities; ability to continuously stay abreast of emerging threats or vulnerabilities; ability to understand complex concepts and issues related to cyber and its organizational impact.
Broad knowledge and experience with IT infrastructure components with advanced understanding of internet protocols including TCP/IP, IPsec, SSH, SMTP, SNMP along with IP routing, Wide Area Networking technologies, and VLANs.
Ability and willingness to work after-hours as needed or assigned.
Possess the verbal and written communication skills to work effectively with technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization; ability to use standard English grammar and punctuation to convey complex technical information.
Ability to develop and maintain thorough technical documentation; ability to translate data and test results into evaluative conclusions. Advanced analytical skills with ability to produce system or network diagrams, logical data flow diagrams, and other required documentation.
Ability to develop and maintain detailed project plans including work estimates, resource needs, and milestones; skilled in the use of project management tools such as MS Project.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems (or similar) OR equivalent relevant professional experience and training.
One or more security certifications such as CISSP, CCNA, PCNSE, PCNSA, Security, Security+, CCSP, and/or GICA (Preferred).
How to apply:
Interested candidates may apply by clicking the apply button to be directed to the UCLA website. Alternatively, visit our UCLA Career Opportunities website at https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu and search for requisition #31786.
Internal Number: 31786
About UCLA Information Technology Services
UCLA Information Technology Services is largest provider of technology services to the university. We partner with many academic research and administrative units throughout UCLA to enable their mission, enhance their effectiveness and allow them to leverage cost effective IT infrastructure. We serve more than 60,000 students, faculty and staff through enterprise applications, information management, collaboration solutions, computing platforms, storage, data center facilities and the campus-wide voice and data networks.