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What you will do:
As a member of the Security Operations team, under the general supervision of the Assistant Director Security Operations and Incident Response, the Security Operations Engineer assumes daily operational responsibility for the university's system and network security infrastructure and its response to security incidents.
Primary responsibilities include but not limited to:
Assisting in the evaluation, development, and implementation of technologies for safeguarding the campus computing environment, including hardening systems, network vulnerability scanning, intrusion detection systems, firewalls.
Collaborating with the ServiceDesk and other Cornell Information Technologies (CIT) units in the on-going use of incident response tools, security services, and processes.
With guidance from the Senior Security Engineers, triaging initial incident response services, including general threat assessment, preventive and corrective action, system remediation, investigations and analysis.
Partnering with staff throughout the university in all aspects of IT security awareness and outreach.
Serving as point of contact for the office including after-hours and weekends on a rotational basis.
This position is located in Ithaca, New York. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The applicant will be asked to perform this role remotely in the United States with a requirement of travel to Ithaca on an as needed basis.
The New York Convenience of employer guidelines require New York State individual tax reporting and withholdings for this position. Additional individual state income tax filings may also be required if working temporarily outside New York State.
Please Note: Effective immediately, all new Cornell hires, regardless of work location, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption by January 18, 2022, or before their start date if after January 18. More information.
What you will be:
You will be a people person who is passionate about technology and solving complex problems with a strong customer service focus. One who identifies opportunities in challenges and shows initiative. A problem-solving attitude with an ability to motivate your team to achieve specific goals are essential skills to perform well in this position/ Also, we work as a team here, so collaboration is key!
Additionally, you will have:
Bachelor's degree with a minimum of three years' experience in a technical role in an IT environment, with an emphasis on IT security, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong familiarity with contemporary approaches to system and network security. A thorough and practical understanding of both the technical and the social issues in development and delivery of security solutions.
Ability to prioritize multiple high-level tasks and to make sound judgment calls about security situations where the organization's reputation is at stake.
Strong service orientation. Excellent written and oral skills including communicating technical material to non-technical audiences and the occasional presentation of technical security topics to the campus IT community.
If you have all those things, great! We have a few more things that we would prefer you to have, but it's ok if you don't.
Experience with Security Information Event Management solutions. (Splunk, ELK)
Experience with IT security in enterprise computing environments, particularly heterogeneous environments composed of Windows, OSX, UNIX/Linux servers and desktops providing a variety of database, Web server, and other application environments. Sound familiarity with change management, configuration management practices in enterprise IT environments. Understanding of database security, access control, and monitoring required on at least one of: Oracle, MSSQL, or MySQL. In-depth knowledge of at least two operating systems: Windows, OSX, or Linux.
Electronic Discovery experience including digital forensics, network traffic analysis, log analysis, and proper acquisition and handling of digital evidence.
Ability to develop tools, software, and services in one or more of: Python, Perl, PHP, .NET, Java. Experience with secure programming practices is desirable. Experience performing security assessments of both in-house and outsourced applications.
Industry recognized certification in Security+, GIAC, CISSP etc.
What we offer:
Great benefits that include educational benefits, access to a plethora of wellness programs, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options to choose from, generous paid leave provisions: paid vacation and health/personal time with 12 paid holidays (including end of year winter break through New Year's Day) and superior retirement contributions.
An active and diverse community to work and thrive in! Cornell is situated in picturesque Ithaca, New York, the heart of the Finger Lakes. Ithaca is home to two academic institutions, state parks, waterfalls, gorges, and a wide range of art galleries, theaters, eateries, wineries, and breweries. Ithaca has something to suit all ages and interests!
No Visa sponsorship available for this position.
University Job Title:
IT Security Engineer III
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