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Brandeis University Sr Security Engineer in Waltham, Massachusetts

Brandeis University seeks to hire a Senior Security Engineer. This person will apply cross-disciplinary IT security knowledge in support of the technical operation of the Brandeis security office. Duties range from incident response to participating in the design and implementation of IT and security systems. This position will be largely responsible for the technical operations and services of the security office. Will work across all of the technical domains of security, partnering with ITS technical staff to ensure the effective operation of security services. Examples of Key Responsibilities: Works in several of the following domains including but not limited to Data Security, Digital Forensics, Incident Response and Analysis, IT Systems and Operations, Network Security, Systems and Applications Security or vulnerability Management. Provides security analysis and design assistance to technical staff. Works closely as a liaison to networking and systems staff within ITS and provides expert advice to campus academic researchers with regard to security operations and theory. Assists with vulnerability and risk analyses of existing and planned systems and works with law enforcement and internal staff on security investigations requiring the highest measure of confidentiality and professionalism. Works independently and takes emergent decisions, thinking creatively, strategically and weighs risk vs. cost when devising solutions. Maintains a professional expertise by attending outside seminars/courses and thorough review of published literature. Participates in the broadest scope of security as part of the Brandeis ITS Organization. Generates analysis of documents of technical issues, drafts procedural documentation, and acts autonomously within guidelines. Participates in or leads team discussions to formulate new or enhanced existing processes, policies, and standards. Initiates ideas for new directions and demonstrates realistic designs for development. Works in a collaborative manner among partners with competing interests, recognizes and responds independently to problems or potential situations without prompting, and acts as a mentor to junior staff and facilitates security best practices within general IT operations. Education and work experience: BA/BS required/M.A./M.S. preferred 5-8 years related work experience, 3-5 years working in a dedicated security position. Skills & Qualifications: Good leadership skills to serve as an effective member of the ITS team and communicate information on security-related concepts to a broad range of technical and non-technical staff. Experience with Palo Alto, Proofpoint, Spirion, EnSilo, Qualys Multi-factor Authentication Unix, Linux, and Windows platforms. Progressive experience in computing and information security, including experience with Internet technologies, wireless technologies, and security issues. Excellent knowledge of network protocols and operations. Significant experience in computing and information security, including experience with network security issues required. Knowledge of the information technology industry and ability to remain current with trends and technologies. Knowledge of principles and practices of personnel, computer systems, and network management. Experience in developing and administering an information security program desirable. Preferred higher education information security experience. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse group of people. Closing Statement Brandeis University is committed to providing its students, faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working and where all people are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, caste, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, including transg