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Infrastructure Security Engineer

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Location: Cambridge, MA

Duration: 4+ Months


Position Overview:    

The Infrastructure Security Engineer will work with various teams of Infrastructure Technology Services and departments to perform vulnerability assessments, design and deploy endpoint security, proxy settings, monitor and analyze security logs, analyzing security alerts and coordinating patch management, and troubleshoot and resolve technical issues related to security.  

This is an outstanding opportunity for the right candidate to maximize their technical leadership, security and systems contributions, as well as personal career development in a complex technology environment.    

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions*):  •    

Provide infrastructure operational security support for Infrastructure Technology Services which includes accurate identification, documentation, and testing of security controls for system assesment.  •

Perform security analysis and design, develop, and implement security solutions for both on-prem and cloud infrastructures.  •    

Perform security assessment as requested by various teams within HUIT.  •    

Install, configure, maintain, and upgrade systems software and hardware in support of the Infrastructure team’s security services.  •    

Acts as a subject matter expert and engineering resource for security remediation projects, incident response activities, and forensics information gathering.  •    

Research, recommend, implement, and support security infrastructure solutions that support Harvard’s mission of enabling teaching, learning, and research.  •    

Working with all the Infrastructure teams, ensure that comprehensive monitoring (availability, performance, capacity utilization, etc) of all network security environments is in place  •    

Interface within to gather requirements, collaborate on solutions, and prioritize projects; interface as needed as a consultant/advisor to organizations as relates to our infrastructure security services.  •    

Ensure that adequate documentation exists and is maintained for all core infrastructure security systems and actively shares knowledge with the team and the broader IT Infrastructure organization.  •    

Establish and maintain operational processes and procedures that improve efficiencies and performance.  •

Perform the daily execution of operational security duties that addresses above mentioned infrastructure security issues, audit readiness, and compliance requirements within defined SLA.    Basic Qualifications:  •    

A degree in information security assurance, computer science, computer information systems or mathematics and/or equivalent work experience is required.  •    

Two to Five years of progressive experience in Information Security.  •    

Technical knowledge of systems security infrastructure, such as IDS, IPS, DLP, proxy servers, tap, and/or logging/SIEM solutions.  •    

Strong Windows Operating Systems Administration experience.  •    

Strong consulting skills and ability to work with other teams to find common solutions or coordinate cross-discipline activities.  •    

Experience with Cloud, SaaS, IaaS, or PaaS.  •    

Proven experience in Infrastructure Security.  •    

Demonstrated experience with Information Security Incident response processes.  •    

Familiar with DevOps and/or DevSecOps methodologies.  •  

 Ability to automate/script repetative time taking tasks through Bash, Python or equivalent programming languages.    


Additional Qualifications:  •    

Experience in designing networks or systems for high availability, security, manageability, and reliability.  •  

 Knowledge of Tenable Security Center, BlueCoat Proxy, CarbonBlack, Symantec, and Splunk  •    

Security-related certification – CISSP, CTIA, OSCP, GPEN, CEH a plus.  •    

Broad knowledge and understanding of emerging technologies, technology trends and

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