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Information Security Engineer

Company: Brown University
Location: Providence
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Information Security Engineer

Office of Information Technology

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

The Information Security Engineer is a member of the team responsible for implementation, monitoring, and maintenance of security systems, processes, policies, and compliance efforts in support of information security at Brown University. They work within Brown's Office of Information Technology (OIT) and consult with departmental technical contacts to ensure that university data and resources are adequately protected and maintained in accordance with university security policies and standards.The Information Security Engineer is involved with the evaluation, testing, and validation of the security of new products, solutions, and methodologies. They are a member of the Information Security Incident Response Team and participate in security incident response and forensic analysis as needed.The Information Security Engineer will participate in an on-call rotation.

Education & Job Qualifications

Bachelor's degree preferred

3-5 years combined IT and information security experience

An eagerness to constantly learn

Hands on experience with security systems, including technologies such as firewalls, web application firewalls, intrusion detection/protection systems, anti-virus software, authentication systems, log management, content filtering, penetration testing, and incident response

Hands on experience automating security tools for monitoring, response, and testing. Scripting and programming experience (python, powershell, and bash)

Ability to analyze, understand, and act upon vulnerabilities identified by security tools. Technical background necessary to determine who in the organization can address discovered vulnerabilities and the ability to clearly communicate the findings

Technical background necessary to identify threats to the environment, ability to propose potential solutions, and guide efforts to reduce or eliminate the threat

Ability to communicate technical issues to a wide variety of audiences

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; ability to multitask, change direction, effectively prioritize, and meet deadlines

An independent contributor who can work with a variety of cross-functional teams

Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment


Familiarity with designing secure networks, systems, and application architectures in on premise, private cloud, and public cloud environments

Familiarity with risk assessment tools, technologies, and methods

Familiarity with disaster recovery, computer forensic tools, technologies, and methods

Familiarity with endpoint security solutions, including file integrity monitoring and data loss prevention

Familiarity with compliance frameworks (NIST, ISO, CSF, COBIT) and regulations (FERPA, CJIS, FISMA)

Familiarity with modern Endpoint, Mobile, and Infrastructure operating systems

Applicable security certifications desired

Successful completion of a criminal background check and education verification is required.

This position is also subject to Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) requirements.

In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

To apply, please use this link to directly view the position on Brown's Career Site at:

All offers of employment are contingent upon consent to criminal background screening check satisfactory to Brown.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

About Brown (Please visit our website and get to know us better at:

Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction. Brown's vibrant, diverse campus community consists of about 4,500 staff and faculty, 6,200 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting, and online students, and over 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 115 countries. Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many

cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting.

Brown offers competitive benefits such as a generous retirement plan and education programs; details are available at:

Keywords: Brown University, Providence , Information Security Engineer, Engineering , Providence, Rhode Island

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