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2018-0403 IT Security Engineer (PA-III)

  • Contract to Career
  • Irvine, CA
  • This position has been filled

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The IT Security Engineer, under general supervision of the CISO – Technology & Operations, is part of UCI’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) information security team. The incumbent will assist system administrators and software developers across OIT groups with implementation of UCI Information Security Controls (adopted from SANS Top 20 Critical Security Controls) on multiple computing platforms in a heterogeneous environment and integrate with OIT Security central services where available. Information security controls include, but are not limited to: create secure configurations and harden existing computer systems (Unix, Windows, Mac, AWS Cloud); vulnerability assessments and penetration testing (Tenable, Appscan, Metasploit) and remediation, including system patching, malware defenses, and web application software security (OWASP); network security including firewalled network segmentation, boundary defense audit (Cisco ASA), internal intrusion detection and prevention and advanced endpoint security; strong authentication (Duo multi-factor authentication, Shibboleth, PAM, Kerberos, LDAP, Active Directory) and access control reviews and integration with central services; collection and monitoring of audit logs for possible security incidents (Splunk, SIEM); data loss prevention, including high risk data detection (Identity Finder, Tenable), elimination, and encryption (AES, GPG, SHA-2); build an up-to-date inventory of hardware and the software that needs to be monitored and secured. Assist system administrators and software developers across OIT groups analyze their environment for how to best integrate IT security controls into it. Communicate IT security controls standards and best practices between groups and central services.


External Recruitment: Open to current UCI employees and the general public.

Hiring Salary

Commensurate with experience

DOE, plus benefits

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