Security Engineer at The Ohio State University

Security Engineer at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
November 21, 2018
Location of Position

Columbus, OH

Company Summary

For 144 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.

The university's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

Duties and Responsibilities

Our goal is to foster a community of professionals with diverse skills, experiences, and backgrounds who actively collaborate to support the mission of the Ohio State University. We are committed to the personal and professional growth of individuals as they achieve their highest potential and support others along the way. In an ever-changing technology landscape, our employees are flexible, innovative, and adept problem-solvers.

The Ohio State Enterprise Security team is responsible for the implementation of a comprehensive cybersecurity program that enables and supports the management of information security risk for Ohio State’s information systems and assets. The Enterprise Security team looks for individuals who value partnership, trust, innovation, and respect. We hold one another accountable for high, ethical and competent performance.

Our strategic goals include:  

  • Partnering with the university community to facilitate an information risk-aware culture, support university leaders to actively own their information security risks, and to introduce new capabilities.
  • Providing solutions which offer foundational information security capabilities, ease of use, and align to current and future university needs.
  • Ensuring timely incident and emerging threat response activities, and coordination between stakeholders. We are seeking to hire a Security Engineer that will report to the Security Analyst Lead of the Enterprise Security Awareness and Training team.

The  Security Engineer will report to the Security Analyst Lead of the Enterprise Security Awareness and Training team. The Awareness and Training team provides security awareness and training to all members of the university community so they can make better decisions about how to protect themselves and the university.

Specifically, this position will be responsible for: 

  • Developing security awareness materials covering moderately complex information security systems, including security controls, processes, and procedures.
  • Identifying and conducting moderately complex assessments of information security business practices, violations, and infractions.
  • Assisting in the maintenance of Security concepts including legal & regulatory compliance requirements as needed.
  • Participating in research and development of new security technology, analysis, and engineering best practices.
  • Assisting with the enforcement of information security policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Reviewing and analyzing new technological advances in information security products such as software, devices, etc.
  • Assisting with contingency plan development and evaluation.
Position Requirements


IT and/or cybersecurity certifications; advanced knowledge of research and associated regulations, grant writing, and technology control plans; experience with IT awareness and/or training; moderate level of research security exposure (i.e. NIST 800-171, grants, and technology control plans).

Required Experience

Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience; 2-5 years IT of experience; moderate level of experience in desired security area; position functions with moderate level of supervision.

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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.