As part of our strong and growing Cybersecurity team, you will utilize your extensive knowledge and experience to inform the university of malicious activity and reduce risk to regulated data. You will be a subject matter expert and be able to lead other specialists. You’ll gain experience in a large, complex environment that supports faculty, staff, and students throughout the world.
As with everyone on the ET team, our intentional focus on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging as well as culture and communications are core responsibilities in this role. With an increased emphasis on authenticity, compassion, and inclusivity, this position strives to embody and advance our ET Positive Core.
Depends on experience
The Senior Cybersecurity Specialist will work in teams that defend against cyber threats, malware, and compromised systems impacting, or likely to, impact the university. They lead other analysts in investigations, incident response, network forensics, vulnerability remediation, architecture reviews, threat hunting, and red team exercises.
They will work closely with different teams across the university to build an understanding of the threat landscape specific to a large and complex technology environment. They will actively work towards improving processes and automating routine procedures. They will evaluate and recommend improvements to capabilities, to include tools, data, and methods for security operations.
Experience analyzing network traffic, to include TCP/IP and common protocols
Experience or solid understanding of modern application architecture for enterprise-scale systems and services
Additionally, this candidate takes responsibility for fostering culture, advancing our values, and championing engagement in all its forms -- collaborating across our teams as well as participating in ET/ASU events and programs. They will demonstrate a commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment and advances our ET Affirmative Pledge.
Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related field AND five years experience in information technology including familiarity with core protocols (i.e., Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), Distributed File System (DFS)); OR, Master's degree in Information Technology or related field AND three years experience in information technology including familiarity with core protocols (i.e., Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), Distributed File System (DFS)); OR any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
The ideal candidate has several years of experience in a mix of three key areas:
IT development, system administration, networks, or any technical, hands-on keyboard
Security operations: detecting, responding, and containing enterprise-wide threats
IT security controls, standards, policies, and regulatory compliance
The ideal candidate will also have:
Knowledge of how interconnected systems are designed, operate and store data
Experience with public cloud technology is expected.
Expert-level experience in common operating systems, networks, and security controls
Experience with common cybersecurity tools
Intrusion detection tools
Log event management and analysis tools
Endpoint-based intrusion prevention tools
Vulnerability, patch, and update management tools
Experience using a network protocol analyzer to trace TCP/IP sessions
Ability to correlate activity across assets (endpoint, network, apps) and environments (on-premises, cloud) to identify patterns of anomalous activity
Experience designing and implementing secure systems, applications, and networks
Knowledge of modern system designs using cloud native and infrastructure as code
Demonstrated ability to continually learn through training and certifications
More than one earned cybersecurity certification (e.g., GSEC, GCED, GCIA, GCIH, GPEN, GNFA, GPCS, GCSA, GDSA, CEH, CISSP)
Ability to model empathy, compassion and emotional intelligence
Experience hiring in a values-led organization, emphasizing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
Ability to help foster a safe psychological space for all teammates where everyone can thrive
Ability to stimulate changes in individual, institutional, and corporate behaviors to create a more sustainable environment
Ability to lead by example in communicating, participating and encouraging support of the institution’s sustainability programs
Work is performed in a standard office environment subject to prolonged periods of stationary position and manipulation of a computer keyboard and associated peripherals/mouse.
On-campus office and/or remote depending on the circumstances and in compliance with ASUs Flexible Work Arrangement policy.
Use office equipment including a desktop or laptop computer.
Communicate to perform essential duties.
Regular review of completed tasks.
Enterprise Technology (ET) embraces its role as both an enabler and catalyst for advancing the vision and work of the New American University. We are a values-driven organization. Our commitments are reflected in all of the work we do in pursuit of operational excellence, the experience and delight of our community, and our strategic and innovation initiatives. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.
Join the team that sparks human-centered innovation
ET is a rapidly reconfigurable and entrepreneurial organization at ASU that prioritizes and
executes to meet the needs of our community of learners, faculty, researchers and staff. Our work emphasizes autonomy, flexibility and distributed decision-making to leverage the strengths of individuals. Together, we embrace a culture that nurtures, engages and embraces diverse voices with a shared lens of positive community impact and expanded opportunities for collaboration.
Why join us?
Mission oriented. Everything we do is to advance ASU’s charter -- measuring who we include and how they succeed. We are staunch champions of learner success and put people first.
Flexibility. Our hybrid work environment prioritizes personal autonomy and trust around how work gets done. Staff touch base in person a few times per week with freedom to decide how, when and where.
Culture forward. We embrace a Positive Core culture: Belonging, Relational, Authentic, Visionary and Empowered. The ET fabric weaves together diversity, equity and inclusion applied in our daily work and interactions.
Scale of impact. Our work changes the world. With 180k+ learners, faculty, researchers and staff, working with ET means you have the capacity to improve many lives and entire communities.
World-class, low cost education. Our professional development is built in! ET encourages staff to seek additional certificates and degrees via ASU’s top ranked programs with major tuition breaks.
Exposure to industry giants. ET partners with Amazon, Apple, Cox, Verizon, Salesforce, Alteryx and a diversity of technology companies to enhance our innovations and deepen their impact.
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
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Background Check Statement
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.
Fingerprint Check Statement
This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.
Instructions to Apply
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.
Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.
Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.
ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.
Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.
IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.
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