Position Overview: At the University of Minnesota, we are dedicated to changing lives through education, research, and outreach. The University Information Security department (UIS) offers a diverse environment of trust, collaboration, and mission-focused work. We seek a security professional to join the UIS team to assist key security initiatives and operational work.
The ideal candidate will be a self starter capable of collaborating on various security operations projects, and participate in general security operations work. This role will have the capability to analyze technical and process problems in order to devise integrative solutions that address University wide security priorities. Experience with process and procedure creation, best practice implementation, and technical security concepts will be key to success in this role. This role will also participate in routine log analysis, security detection monitoring, ticket triaging, and incident response related activities.
We Offer: University paid contribution (10% of your salary) to your retirement account - vested immediately. 22 paid vacation days per year, in addition to sick leave and 11 paid holidays. Reduced tuition opportunities covering 75% - 100% of eligible tuition. Excellent and affordable health care benefits. Wellness program with opportunity to earn lower health care rates. Free disability insurance. Annual merit increase program.
Job Responsibilities: Collaborate on key security operations projects and initiatives. Analyze, identify, and respond to security related events. Evaluate and recommend improvements to existing security operations based on industry best practices and long-term strategic goals. Analyze security threats and automate or streamline response processes. Participate in oncall security operations rotation Advise and assist IT professionals with security mitigation practices. Participate in major incident response activities as needed. Keep current on information security technologies and the threat environment. Other duties as assigned.
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Required Qualifications: BA/BS plus at least two years of relevant experience, or master’s degree Experience with incident response and ticket handling. Must be technically curious and self-motivated. Demonstrates confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in streamlining/automating/documenting workflows. Experience leading projects from inception to completion. Experience leading incident response activities. Experience with Splunk and the SPL query language or other SIEM technology. Experience with creating and socializing processes and procedures based on industry best practices.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.