Security Engineer, IT Engineer

College Park, Maryland
Oct 17, 2018
Nov 21, 2018
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time

The Security Engineer reports directly to the Director, Infrastructure Services Engineering. The Infrastructure Services Engineering group is responsible for designing the platform, network, and collaboration systems that the University of Maryland relies on.

The Security Engineer is responsible for understanding security requirements, industry best practices and current system designs. Responsible for identifying gaps or areas for improvement, and making recommendations for how to improve the overall security posture of service offerings. The Security Engineer will be involved in all stages of the service life-cycle both working to improve initial service/system designs from an architectural and administrative standpoint, as well as making similar improvements to existing production services.

The Security Engineer is expected to be analytical and follow a risk-based approach and able to effectively gather information about complex network and system configurations and prioritize improvements accordingly. The Security Engineer will need to work closely with system and network administrators, managers, the DIT Security group, and additional stakeholders in order to do this, so communication skills, both written and verbal, are very important.

The Security Engineer will be responsible for prototyping and testing new solutions, and will take part in, and sometimes lead, the hands-on activities associated with security enhancements. Assists Director, Infrastructure Services Engineering in developing and maintaining security improvement plans for the group.

Documentation and presentation skills are a critical component of this position. Design documents will contain diagrams, purpose statements, stakeholder requirements, test plans, required personnel and hardware resources, cost estimates and schedules. Presentation skills are required to present designs, market solutions to stakeholders, and to provide training to operations staff to medium sized groups (<50). Presentations may involve public speaking, utilization of current technology tools such as video clips and social networks and/or written communications.

Minimum qualifications: 


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; or an equivalent combination of education and experience;


5 years’ experience in large-scale IT environment (i.e. Higher Education/ISP/Internet/eCommerce/ASP/Web hosting/Large Enterprise).
5+ years of experience with both networking and systems administration
3+ years of experience performing security-related system improvements

Associates degree and 9 years experience.
HS Diploma/GED and 11 years experience.


- Understanding of virtualization technologies
- Understanding of Amazon Web Services (AWS) technologies
- Experience in analyzing current system configurations, and researching and proposing and implementing security improvements
- Ability to prototype and implement new applications and configurations that improve security
- Excellent oral and written communications.


 - Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology,  Information Systems     or related field preferred
- Security related certification such as CEF, CISM, CompTIA Security+, SANS GIAC Security Essentials, CISSP
- Additional systems and/or networking certifications a plus
- Experience in a higher education environment is preferred, but not required.
- Experience with scripting and the ability to implement automation tasks

-  Ability to integrate disparate systems

-  Identify functions that can be improved by process development and implementation.
- Work independently, as well as within a team environment.
- Participate in professional training programs and conduct presentations to engineering staff  


Physical demands:  ability to move, transport, and maneuver telecommunication equipment and supplies weighing up to 30lbs from trucks/loading docs to campus locations for installation or testing. 

Best consideration date: 11/09/18

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