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Information Security Engineer

Posting Details

Posting Information

Position Title Information Security Engineer
Position Status Administrative Exempt Positions
Basic Function

Reporting to the Director of IT Security, the Information Security Engineer is a contributor to the Security Operations team. The successful candidate will be responsible for cloud security for the university, lead the response to security issues across the University network for all community members (faculty, students and staff), participate in the development and implementation of new tools and techniques to better secure WPI’s data, act as an internal consultant, become a subject matter expert in multiple aspects of information security and cross-train and mentor other members of the team.

Posting Date 09/08/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Information

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

Criminal Background check statement

A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Principal Duty and Responsibility


• Architect, implement and manage WPI’s presence in multiple tier one cloud enviroments
• Engineer, implement and monitor security measures for the protection of WPI’s data network and all associated devices.
• Identify and define system security requirements.
• Design computer security architecture and develop detailed cyber security designs
• Prepare and document standard operating procedures and protocols.
• Configure and troubleshoot security infrastructure devices.
• Develop technical solutions and new security tools to help mitigate security vulnerabilities and automate repeatable tasks.
• Ensure situational awareness during security incidents.
• Submit comprehensive reports, including assessment-based findings, outcomes and proposals for further system security enhancement.

Position Requirements



• Proven work experience as a system security engineer or information security engineer.
• Experience building and managing security of Tier-1 cloud environments.
• Experience in building and maintaining security systems
• Detailed technical knowledge of database and operating system security
• Hands on experience in security systems, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, authentication systems, log management, content filtering, etc.
• Experience with network security and networking technologies, system security and networking tools.
• Thorough understanding of the latest security principles, techniques, and protocols.
• Familiarity with web-related technologies (Web applications, Web services, Service Oriented Architectures) and of network/web related protocols.
• Problem solving skills and ability to work under pressure.
• Familiarity with Computer Security Incident Response (CSIRT) practices and processes.
• BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. List of References