Information Technology Specialist II

Fairfax, VA, VA
Sep 21, 2018
Oct 15, 2018
Analyst, Research
Full Time

Job Category : Classified Staff

Working hours :

Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

Web Announcement :
IT Security Operations Engineer

George Mason University, Information Technology Services (ITS) - located on the Fairfax, Va., campus—invites applications for an IT SECURITY OPERATIONS ENGINEER position within the IT Security group. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.


  • Assists in supporting systems (hardware and operating systems), applications and processes that are critical to the operations of the IT Security Office
  • Installing, configuring and maintaining Enterprise Linux Servers and security applications
  • Participate in threat analysis and incident response when needed

    Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in information systems, computer science, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Demonstrated experience managing multi-user computer systems in an enterprise environment;
  • Demonstrated experience as Linux System Administrator;
  • Experience with a programming / scripting language; and
  • Good working knowledge of Ethernet and TCP/IP networking and associated IP and application protocols reflected by related coursework in Networking technologies or professional experience and/or Networking certifications.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with orchestration and configuration management tool (e.g. Puppet, Ansible or Chef);
  • Experience with Linux systems hardening;
  • CentOS or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6/7 experience;
  • Python experience;
  • Hypervisor administration experience; and
  • One or more of the following certifications is preferred: CISSP, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Network+, GIAC certifications, RHCE.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

George Mason University is a great place to work where employees are given an opportunity to develop skills and expand horizons. We have tuition waivers; telecommuting (typically one day a week) and flextime schedules; facilities that will meet your physical fitness needs; and the campus environment is dynamic and ethnically and culturally diverse.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position 02843z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information to include email address and phone number.

MasonAd : Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report Up and Coming spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Close Date : 2018-10-12

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