Senior Security Operations Engineer at The Ohio State University

Senior Security Operations Engineer at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
May 8, 2019
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

Supports Security Operations for the Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH), in collaboration with the Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education (DHE), in accordance with university policies, goals, and objectives; reporting to the Systems Admin Manager. The Security Operations Engineer will work as part of a team responsible for operational cybersecurity across a consortium of technology organizations supporting research, education, and public services in Ohio.

As a Security Operations Engineer this position will be responsible for security incident response, vulnerability management (VMS), data loss prevention (DLP), log monitoring, digital forensics, penetration testing, network monitoring, log management, antimalware, and threat assessment. Other responsibilities may include management of virtual private networks, firewalls, backup/recovery systems, authentication and encryption.

Position is often required to be accessible via phone when not in the office and have Internet access to perform certain work duties from home; after hours and weekend work for maintenance may be required; other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

Desired qualifications:

Experience with Spirion/Identify Finder, Splunk, Tenable/Nessus, Service Now, CIS Benchmarks, McAfee ePO; computer imaging and data recovery processes; automation and scripting; syslog; Linux & Windows systems administration; authentication (including multifactor) and encryption systems. CISSP, CRISC, CISA or other relevant security certification.

Displays effective problem-solving skills and the ability to share those skills and knowledge with others. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to present complex material in a concise and professional manner to a wide variety of individuals and groups. Adapts easily to a fast-paced and constantly changing organization, department and work environment.

Required Experience

Required qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in information technology, information security, cybersecurity, digital forensics, or other relevant fields. 3-5 years demonstrated experience in cybersecurity or security operations roles. Extensive knowledge of computer security concepts, procedures, and best practices for security and security operations including incident response, threat management and log analysis. Excellent problem solving, analytical, and troubleshooting skills. Log aggregation technologies and vulnerability management experience. Demonstrated working knowledge of NIST Special Publication 800 series (e.g., NIST 800-53, NIST 800-63, and NIST 800-171), and other regulatory and legislative authorities including but not limited to HIPAA, FERPA, FISMA.

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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 gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.