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Cybersecurity Engineer

Posted: July 9, 2024
Description
Skills
Education
Company Description

Working with the CISO, our Cybersecurity Engineer (CE) ensures that appropriate and effective procedures are in place and appropriately configured for the protection of the College’s information resources. This position will support daily operations and projects that improve our information security program. Collaborating with various team members, the CE advances our risk management and resilience objectives and is a key member of our security incident response team with operational and incident command responsibilities as the situation requires. Our Cybersecurity Engineer works independently as well as in teams to lead and facilitate cybersecurity related projects within Information Technology and across the College. This role requires a blend of leadership and operational skills to establish and maintain procedures and protocols that foster an encouraging and inclusive work and learning environment.

PLEASE APPLY AT THE COLLEGE'S CAREER WEBSITE.

EDUCATION:
Required:
Bachelor’s degree or at least 5 years of experience in systems administration, information security or other IT related role.

EXPERIENCE
Required:
-Knowledge of information security principles, practices, techniques, and tools.
-Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
-Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of -constituencies in a diverse community.
-Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
-Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
-Experience in a Security, Systems Administrator, Systems Engineer, or Network Engineer (or equivalent) role for 5-8 years.
-Strong customer service philosophy and the ability to focus on providing a seamless and secure user experience.

Preferred:
-Knowledge and understanding of current and developing strategic cybersecurity requirements of higher education.
-Experience using project management tools as part of a team environment
-Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
-Experience handling implementations and upgrades in a complex IT environment involving on-premise and SaaS/Cloud solutions, solutions involving extensive data integrations.
-Certification in one or more cybersecurity or risk management disciplines.
-Demonstrated cybersecurity skills within a higher education environment.
-Advanced analytical, evaluative, and objective critical thinking skills
-Ability to effectively summarize and present information through reports and dashboards.
-Experience with a variety of cybersecurity tools, such as firewalls, email security gateways, endpoint detection and response (EDR), vulnerability management, log management, incident response, and security operations.

-Advanced degree or equivalent experience in a technology field.
-CISSP, SANS, or equivalent cybersecurity certification.

Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college’s community is composed of about 1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. Amherst also has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body. The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.

Description

Working with the CISO, our Cybersecurity Engineer (CE) ensures that appropriate and effective procedures are in place and appropriately configured for the protection of the College’s information resources. This position will support daily operations and projects that improve our information security program. Collaborating with various team members, the CE advances our risk management and resilience objectives and is a key member of our security incident response team with operational and incident command responsibilities as the situation requires. Our Cybersecurity Engineer works independently as well as in teams to lead and facilitate cybersecurity related projects within Information Technology and across the College. This role requires a blend of leadership and operational skills to establish and maintain procedures and protocols that foster an encouraging and inclusive work and learning environment.

PLEASE APPLY AT THE COLLEGE'S CAREER WEBSITE.

Skills

EDUCATION:
Required:
Bachelor’s degree or at least 5 years of experience in systems administration, information security or other IT related role.

EXPERIENCE
Required:
-Knowledge of information security principles, practices, techniques, and tools.
-Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
-Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of -constituencies in a diverse community.
-Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
-Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
-Experience in a Security, Systems Administrator, Systems Engineer, or Network Engineer (or equivalent) role for 5-8 years.
-Strong customer service philosophy and the ability to focus on providing a seamless and secure user experience.

Preferred:
-Knowledge and understanding of current and developing strategic cybersecurity requirements of higher education.
-Experience using project management tools as part of a team environment
-Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
-Experience handling implementations and upgrades in a complex IT environment involving on-premise and SaaS/Cloud solutions, solutions involving extensive data integrations.
-Certification in one or more cybersecurity or risk management disciplines.
-Demonstrated cybersecurity skills within a higher education environment.
-Advanced analytical, evaluative, and objective critical thinking skills
-Ability to effectively summarize and present information through reports and dashboards.
-Experience with a variety of cybersecurity tools, such as firewalls, email security gateways, endpoint detection and response (EDR), vulnerability management, log management, incident response, and security operations.

Education

-Advanced degree or equivalent experience in a technology field.
-CISSP, SANS, or equivalent cybersecurity certification.

Company Description

Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college’s community is composed of about 1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. Amherst also has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body. The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.

Position Overview

Company

Amherst College

Location

Amherst, MA

Job Type

Full time

Salary

Starting at $120.000

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Listing Contact

Christian Carde

ccarde@amhers.edu

Position Details

Description

Working with the CISO, our Cybersecurity Engineer (CE) ensures that appropriate and effective procedures are in place and appropriately configured for the protection of the College’s information resources. This position will support daily operations and projects that improve our information security program. Collaborating with various team members, the CE advances our risk management and resilience objectives and is a key member of our security incident response team with operational and incident command responsibilities as the situation requires. Our Cybersecurity Engineer works independently as well as in teams to lead and facilitate cybersecurity related projects within Information Technology and across the College. This role requires a blend of leadership and operational skills to establish and maintain procedures and protocols that foster an encouraging and inclusive work and learning environment.

PLEASE APPLY AT THE COLLEGE'S CAREER WEBSITE.

Skills and Experience

EDUCATION:
Required:
Bachelor’s degree or at least 5 years of experience in systems administration, information security or other IT related role.

EXPERIENCE
Required:
-Knowledge of information security principles, practices, techniques, and tools.
-Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
-Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of -constituencies in a diverse community.
-Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
-Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
-Experience in a Security, Systems Administrator, Systems Engineer, or Network Engineer (or equivalent) role for 5-8 years.
-Strong customer service philosophy and the ability to focus on providing a seamless and secure user experience.

Preferred:
-Knowledge and understanding of current and developing strategic cybersecurity requirements of higher education.
-Experience using project management tools as part of a team environment
-Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
-Experience handling implementations and upgrades in a complex IT environment involving on-premise and SaaS/Cloud solutions, solutions involving extensive data integrations.
-Certification in one or more cybersecurity or risk management disciplines.
-Demonstrated cybersecurity skills within a higher education environment.
-Advanced analytical, evaluative, and objective critical thinking skills
-Ability to effectively summarize and present information through reports and dashboards.
-Experience with a variety of cybersecurity tools, such as firewalls, email security gateways, endpoint detection and response (EDR), vulnerability management, log management, incident response, and security operations.

Education

-Advanced degree or equivalent experience in a technology field.
-CISSP, SANS, or equivalent cybersecurity certification.

Company Description

Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college’s community is composed of about 1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. Amherst also has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body. The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.

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