ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the intimacy of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university.
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The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this job is: 01/06/2021
Dept Marketing Statement Comprising diverse researchers from a variety of disciplines across academic divisions, the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute leads UC Santa Cruz's efforts to unlock the world's genomic data and accelerate breakthroughs in health and evolutionary biology. The Genomics Institute supports the scientific efforts of principal investigators, which involves approximately 110 personnel (which includes approximately 60 career staff, 10 academic non-faculty members, 30 graduate student researchers, and a handful post doctoral scholars and student employees), participating in projects supported by funds from the federal and state governments, private gifts, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). Additionally, the GI provides funding support for approximate 80 additional personnel for GI related projects. Our platforms, technologies, and scientists unite global communities to create and deploy data-driven, life-saving treatments and innovative environmental and conservation efforts, while addressing the most fundamental societal and policy questions.
The Computational Genomics Platform (CGP) team uses big data technologies to facilitate genomic research for global health issues such as breast cancer and other genetic risk factors. The team collaborates with many universities and institutes around the world. Examples of projects include supporting a global team to create the Human Cell Atlas, a compendium that maps gene activity in each cell in the human body, and the National Health Institute Data Commons project, which is about developing the technology to share and combine controlled access to genomic data across different institutes. If you are excited to work in a fast-paced, startup like environment within an institution of higher education in beautiful Santa Cruz, California, we encourage you to apply.
Applies skills as an experienced professional to ensure the security of cloud-based genomics platforms and patient data. Recommends methods and techniques to achieve optimal results, and helps establish a culture of security across the organization. Supports the achievement of compliance and regulatory goals that are based on the high level of security built into our products. Creates processes to support high quality security-operations, with real-time monitoring of security and compliance in cloud based environments with a global user community. The incumbent will need to be highly knowledgeable of the concepts of security, compliance, and risk assessment as well as have the technical ability to converse with software engineers about their plans and security concerns.
APPOINTMENT INFORMATION Salary Information: Salary Range: $78,600 - $95,640/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is eligible for Full benefits
Schedule Information: Full-time, Fixed Percentage of Time: 100% Average Hours Per Week: 40 Days of the Week: Mon-Fri Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz main campus / Remote
Union Representation: None
JOB DUTIES 35% - Security Measures
Leads the implementation of technical and operational security controls that are considered safeguards and /or countermeasures to prevent unauthorized access, modification and disclosure of data, software and infrastructure.
25% - Cloud Architecture
Establishes cloud-based architectures that utilize AWS and 3rd party services to enforce IAAA (Identification, authentication, authorization and accounting), principle of least privilege and need to know, separation of duties, fail-safe and secure, defense in depth, threat modeling, error handling, encryption, logging and monitoring of complex software projects
25% - Compliance
Aligns security deliverables with legal, regulatory and contractual requirements that conforms with security framework and standards such as NIST SP 800-53 rev 4, ISO/IEC 27000 series, OWASP Top 10, SANS Top 20, CIS Top 20.
15% - Processes/Procedures
Establishes processes and procedure for continuous monitoring to allow operational visibility, change control, incident response, alerting and maintenance of secure systems.
Leads testing (SAST, SCA, DAST) of software systems, and sec-ops infrastructure to ensure secure operation of cloud-based platforms with a global user base.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
Interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
Experience using IT security systems and tools.
Knowledge of data encryption techniques.
Experience analyzing logs for security breaches.
Demonstrated skills applying security controls to web based applications.
Experience in incident response and digital forensics including data collection, examination and analysis.
Demonstrated skill at implementing complex security controls and configurations to cloud based software and networks.
Demonstrated experience selecting and applying appropriate data encryption technologies.
Experience with cloud computing and how to deploy security controls in public cloud environments.
Knowledge of devops, secops and incident management functions and their roles in IT security.
Knowledge of how to execute security testing (SAST, SCA and DAST) implemented via a CI/CD pipeline.
Masters degree in computer science and / or equivalent experience / training.
Understanding of how to deploy AWS security, identity and compliance services.
Experience with implementing security best practices into a Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) process.
AWS certified cloud security professional.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
SAFETY STATEMENT All UCSC employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
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EEO/AA The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.
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