Senior Systems Security Engineer

University of Vermont   Burlington, VT   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on November 18, 2022
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Senior Systems Security Engineer


Are you a Systems Security Engineer with deep intrusion detection and prevention system (IDPS) experience? The University of Vermont (UVM) is looking for such an Engineer to help us improve and maintain our enterprise IDPS.  In this Engineering role, you will also contribute to other operational security efforts (vulnerability management and scanning, system and network logging and analysis).  You will implement, manage, and integrate systems and software in support of Enterprise Technology Services’ information security mission.  And you will manage information security projects of significant impact, developing a deep understanding of UVM’s information ecosystem, and designing both systems and workflows to detect and prevent intrusion.


The University of Vermont, established in 1791, is located 90 miles south of Montreal between the Adirondack and Green Mountains on the shores of Lake Champlain. Burlington, Vermont, a city of 50,000, is consistently recognized for its quality of life, from four season outdoor recreation to cultural events.  Given the occasional hands-on nature of supporting hardware, we desire candidates who can come to our Burlington campus when needed.


UVM is a comprehensive research university comprising eight schools and colleges, and offers its employees competitive salaries, outstanding benefits including tuition remission, and a superior academic workplace.


Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus four years as an information security professional.  At least two of those years must be in a professional systems engineering or network engineering role.  Four additional years of information security or systems/network engineering work experience can substitute for the degree requirement. Expert proficiency in the technical concepts underpinning internet-connected enterprise services required. Expertise programming in languages popular for orchestration/automation (e.g., Python, PowerShell, Perl, Rust, Go) is required.  Excellent communication skills are required. Effective written communications, especially the ability to produce both procedural documentation and activity/incident is required. Effective interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work and manage projects in a collaborative, cross-departmental, team environment required. Proven problem-solving, analytical, and decision-making skills required. Demonstrated ability to evaluate risks, costs, and benefits of security measures required.


Successful criminal background check required.


Any of the following qualifications would strengthen your candidacy:

Professional experience with at least one of: 1) intrusion detection and prevention, 2) cybersecurity incident response, 3) endpoint/network forensics, and/or 4) continuous security monitoring; experience implementing security measures across hybrid cloud/on-premises environments; experience applying machine learning techniques to information security problems; experience hardening servers, applications, and databases;  network management experience with Cisco equipment; security information and event management (SIEM), vulnerability management tools, firewalls; configuration management systems; VMware ESX and NSX virtualization products; experience evaluating competing technology products and negotiating with vendors/service providers; work experience in a higher education environment.


We may hire at either a senior-level position or a mid-level position. For further information, or to apply with electronic application, resume, and cover letter, visit our website:


The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.