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16 Mar 2021

Full-Time Cybersecurity Engineer and Architect

UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health – Posted by croekle Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Job Description

This position seeks an enthusiastic IT security engineer and architect with a willingness to learn and the ability to take initiative and produce results while delivering quality service and effective solutions. This individual will report to the Manager, Cybersecurity Governance, Risk, and Compliance, School of Medicine and Public Health.

Responsibilities include evaluating security configurations, offering direction, guidance, and consultation, and making recommendations for the improvement in information security of IT systems primarily for the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Additionally, this position requires implementing security measures, utilizing secure by design, that effectively safeguard sensitive data. This role is highly collaborative, involving frequent interaction with a variety of teams and audiences, and should work in collaboration to offer support for tools and technologies. This individual must document the configurations and network designs to help in the effective execution, as well as research and investigate the potential impact of new threats and exploits.

This individual will guide the process of examining and developing secure solutions, and provide advice on proactively managing risk to ensure readiness for threats and potential vulnerabilities within architecture. This role requires risk assessment and the ability to offer suggestions for remediation or mitigation. In addition, the primary goal of this position is to handle the projects that focus on the design and implementation of security best practices for new hardware and software. This individual must integrate security controls into new systems and applications, and it involves making well-researched security enhancement suggestions and introducing security standards that protect the organization from possible security incidents. To ensure the effective implementation of these security standards, there will be a need to provide informal training on information security best practices. While this role is tied closely to technology, it may, at times, be closer to the consultative and analytical processes of information security.

This individual has the ability to practically apply systems engineering best practices and processes to develop secure systems, as well as has the knowledge and skills to incorporate security into projects, applications, business processes and all information systems. This individual is expected to have a thorough understanding of complex IT systems and business processes and stay up to date with the latest security standards, systems and authentication protocols. This role requires experience in and technical expertise on building security infrastructure from scratch or updating existing systems in response to ongoing changes in the security landscape, including new risks and adherence to applicable regulations. A successful candidate will demonstrate a detailed understanding of cybersecurity methodologies, attention to detail, outstanding problem-solving skills, work comfortably under pressure, and deliver on tight deadlines.

The School of Medicine and Public Health is one of the largest divisions of UW-Madison, employing over 4,000 faculty, staff, and instructors and conducts over $350 million of research annually. The data communication network in the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health is compromised of approximately 10,000 total nodes located in 16 buildings on-campus as well as another 20 sites off-campus.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.


Bachelor’s Degree or minimum of 2 years’ experience in IT engineering or architecture required.

Bachelor’s Degree preferably in information technology security, computer science, information systems, or related field.

– 2 or more years’ experience with IT security engineering or architecture
– Understanding of applicable information security standards and guidelines
– Solid understanding of security protocols, cryptography, authentication and authorization
– Good working knowledge of current IT risks and experience implementing security best practices

– Comprehensive knowledge of endpoint management, including directories and group policy
– Working knowledge of cybersecurity industry standards (e.g. HIPAA, NIST, ISO, CIS, etc.), as well as a detailed understanding of NIST Special Publication 800-160
– Expertise in network design, security controls, and system administration
– Demonstrated ability to identify risks associated with business processes, operations, information security programs, and projects
– Exhibited ability to consult and engineer in the development and design of security best practices and implementation of solid security standards who can explain technical topics to a variety of audiences
– Demonstrated experience with assessment, development, implementation, optimization, and documentation of a comprehensive and broad set of technologies, including cloud computing
– Extensive experience in information security and/or IT risk management with a focus on security, performance, and reliability

Full position details including responsibilities can be found here: Cybersecurity Engineer and Architect

How to Apply

Applications can be submitted through our UW Jobs Site. Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. Please upload a resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, please address your experience with the knowledge and skills of the position. You will also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the application process. The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Architect, Cybersecurity, Engineer, information, IT, and Technology. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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