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IT Security Engineer

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
27139200 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $76,000 - $123,700

Position Information

The IT Security Engineer is responsible for monitoring, detecting, protecting, and maintaining the security of data, systems, and networks for the UCR School of Medicine and UCR Health. Helps maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of institutional information by applying complex and/or moderate-scale security policies and configurations. Operates and maintains security-focused information systems, supports the security hardening of information systems, and advances enterprise security practices. Investigates, analyzes, and responds to immediate and potential threats, using mitigation, preparedness, and response and recovery approaches to maximize survival of life, preservation of property, and information security. Conducts endpoint and network digital forensics activities and facilitates automation and orchestration of incident response activities. May conduct penetration testing and network scanning activities to report, identify, and track assets and vulnerabilities throughout the systems lifecycle. Acts as a security systems administrator including planning, configuring, designing, developing, implementing and maintaining tools, systems, and procedures to ensure the integrity, reliability, and security of data, systems, and networks. Maintains service standards while working with constituents to resolve issues related to security controls.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is ten weeks after their first date of employment.


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Required


License Requirement
Must possess or obtain a Valid CA Drivers License in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles, if driving a university/personal vehicle for university related business Preferred


Certification Requirement
Information Security certification such as CEH, CASP+, CISSP, Azure Security, CCSP, etc. Preferred
System Admin certification such as M365, MCSE, RHCSA, CCNA, etc. Preferred


Condition Requirement
Continuously maintain expert-level security certification within 6 months of hire Preferred


Experience Requirement
4 - 7 years of related experience. Required
Experience managing security tools Required
Experience completing vulnerability scanning and/or penetration testing. Preferred
Experience supporting enterprise information systems Preferred
Experience conducting security event triage, incident response and/or digital forensics Preferred
Related experience in healthcare industry Preferred

Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement
Must pass a background check. Required
Occasional travel for university related business meetings, conferences and/or professional development. Required

Minimum Requirements

Ability to follow department processes and procedures.
Demonstrated experience selecting and applying appropriate data encryption technologies.
Basic skill at reading and interpreting security logs.
Knowledge of computer hardware, software and network security issues and approaches.
Demonstrated skill at administering complex security controls and configurations to computer hardware, software and networks.
Knowledge of other areas of IT, department processes and procedures.
Demonstrated skills applying security controls to computer software and hardware.
Experience using IT security systems and tools. Knowledge of data encryption techniques. Experience analyzing logs for security breaches.
Knowledge and experience implementation of IT Security frameworks, such as CIS Critical Security Controls, NIST 800-66 rev 2, and/or NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in incident response and digital forensics including data collection, examination and analysis.

Interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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