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The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) has an exciting opportunity for a Data Security Analyst Intermediate. We are seeking a self-motivated, technically proficient and analytical thinker with great communication skills and sense of teamwork to join a team of infrastructure administrators. The individual hired to this role will provide data security administration for the College of LSA.
Carry out activities (e.g. containment, eradication, restoration) in response to reported information security incidents and in accordance with established incident response procedures. Participate in lessons learned activities.
Detect and prevent intrusions using IDS/IPS, SIEM, and other tools.
Detect and/or assess the impact of reported vulnerabilities; implement mitigation strategies based on severity.
Monitor and provide support to LSA around security policy and security standards.
Identify sensitive data and provide input for proper storage and protection; assist with remediation efforts as required.
Provide information security consulting for various LSA groups and units requesting information assurance assistance on a project or long-term consulting basis.
Work with the Compliance Office to determine applicability and scope of various regulations; assist in interpreting and/or implementing technical requirements to ensure compliance.
Participate as an information assurance subject matter expert in the analysis and design of new enterprise systems and services.
Participate in the design, implementation, and continuous improvement of security service offerings.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Information Assurance or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of 2 years information technology experience.
Minimum of 2 years of experience applying security related technologies, practices, or services.
Solid understanding of fundamental Operating System and TCP/IP Networking concepts.
Solid understanding of fundamental information security concepts including: Authentication, Authorization, Audit, Encryption, Firewalls.
Solid understanding of Active Directory and Group Policy Management.
Solid understanding of fundamental security related practices including: Risk Management, Incident Response, Vulnerability Management, Penetration Testing, IDS/IPS, System and Application Hardening, Identity and Access Management, Security Information and Event Management, Firewall management, IDS/IPS.
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated success completing tasks within established deadlines.
Organizational Competencies: Requirements for this position are based largely on the U-M Professional Competencies model. Demonstrated proficiency in each of the eight competencies is required, with candidates required to meet the majority of the items listed in each.
Building Relationship / Interpersonal Skills
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive and cooperative relationships, inside and outside of work group, interacting in a friendly, open, honest, and accepting manner. Maintains agreed upon levels of confidentiality.
Demonstrated ability to use formal/informal networks to accomplish tasks and objectives, developing and maintaining smooth, cooperative working relationships.
Creative Problem Solving / Strategic Thinking
Demonstrated ability to provide necessary attention to solve different level problems, often multitasking to solve moderate level problems.
Defines problems, analyzes causes, identifies possible solutions, selects the best solution, and develops action plans.
Generates new ideas and goes beyond the status quo.
Demonstrated ability to use creative thinking to improve processes and solve complex problems.
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, correctly, knowledgeably, and effectively both verbally and in writing.
Uses appropriate methods of communication (face-to-face, etc.) to achieve desired results.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to groups, varying style to fit the audience, actively communicating with those with differing opinions and differing levels of understanding.
Development of Self and Others
Demonstrated initiative in participating in growth opportunities for continuous development and improvement.
Demonstrated ability to apply new skills/knowledge to the job.
Provides training and serves as a training resource to less experienced staff.
Flexibility / Adaptability to Change
Understanding and accepting the need for change, cooperating in implementation, and constructively voicing concerns and proposing alternatives.
Demonstrated ability implement effective change approaches within established and changing deadlines.
Leadership / Achievement Orientation
Demonstrated behavior aligned with the values and ethics of the profession.
Demonstrated initiative in setting and measuring performance against goals and evaluating results.
Demonstrated ability to work independently.
Demonstrated ability to understand what is expected to do the job well, function effectively in a team, reprioritize work, remain calm and deliberate, achieve deadlines or milestones, accept accountability for mistakes, and take corrective action.
Demonstrated ability to assume a broad range of responsibility.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers in a manner that consistently meets the organization’s expectations for exemplary customer service.
Demonstrates the ability to see issues from the customer’s perspective assesses urgency of requests and responds accordingly.
Demonstrated focus on fulfilling expectations by seeking insight into customer needs and developing solutions that provide value for the customer.
Extensive exposure to, experience with, responsibility for, and deep understanding of at least four of the security related concepts or practices listed above.
Experience assessing the security architecture of proposed IT solutions.
Detailed understanding of security controls for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Networking platforms.
Detailed understanding of the assurance implications associated with cloud-based solutions.
Experience securing virtualized environments.
Experience securing SQL database environments.
Extensive system administration background with Microsoft, Macintosh and Linux environments.
Detailed understanding of the assurance implications of various regulatory and compliance requirements.
Demonstrated success working across organizational boundaries.
The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
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Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences.
Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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