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Security Engineer, Cyber Defense
Chicago, IL

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Job Description

Department2010008 BSD - Data Security

About the Unit

Job Information

Job Summary:

Under direction, implement and operate security controls to minimize risk to physical and logical assets of the Biological Sciences Division (BSD) at the University of Chicago and continue to improve efficiencies for the management of all the BSD Information Security program elements in a consistent manner to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of BSD sensitive information. The Cyber Defense Security Engineer deploys security defense technology, manages existing security infrastructure and responds to cyber security incidents.


* Monitor organizational assets and security defenses for cyber security risks.
* Analyze log data, using a SIEM, performing traffic and data flow analysis to detect cyber attacks.
* Response and recover to security incidents using a standard workflow that limits damage and reduces recovery time and cost.
* Deploy and manage security infrastructure (Ex. LockPath, Qualys, QRadar, IBM BigFix and Casper).
* Facilitate lessons learned for security incidents and root cause analysis for operational deficiency with security infrastructure (e.g. system outages etc).
* Develop security incident response playbook and standard operating procedures.


* Develop security incident response playbook and standard operating procedures.
* Ability to respond to changing priorities, and operate effectively in a dynamic demand-based environment, requiring extreme flexibility and responsiveness.
* Ability to weigh business needs against security concern.
* Ability to conceptualize a course of action and to organize for the successful completion of that action is critical, often under tight deadlines.
* Ability to present information in a consistent and concise manner.
* Ability to communicate in a personally effective and socially appropriate manner.     

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience, or Certifications:


* Bachelor of Science in a related field such as Computer Science, Information Science and Security required.


* Three years of experience in Information Technology with a focus on cyber security.
* Advanced experience with one or more of the following technologies: LockPath, Qualys, QRadar, IBM • • BigFix and Casper.
* Advanced experience in handling incidents and responding to cyber threats.
* Advanced experience in performing server and application administration.
* Advanced experience with data communication concepts and network/software configuration management.
* Direct experience providing customer service.

Required Documents:

* Resume
* Cover Letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit EligibilityYes

Pay FrequencyMonthly

Pay RangeDepends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours40


Job is Exempt?Yes

Drug Test Required?No

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?No

Health Screen Required?No

Posting Date2019-03-12-07:00

Remove from Posting On or Before2019-09-12-07:00

Posting Statement:

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

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