Brown University — Information Security Engineer

Job Description:

Office of Information Technology
Information Security Engineer

The Information Security Engineer is a member of the team responsible for implementation, monitoring, and maintenance of security systems, processes, policies, and compliance efforts in support of information security at Brown University. They work within Brown’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) and consult with departmental technical contacts to ensure that university data and resources are adequately protected and maintained in accordance with university security policies and standards. The Information Security Engineer is involved with the evaluation, testing, and validation of the security of new products, solutions, and methodologies. They are a member of the Information Security Incident Response Team and participate in security incident response and forensic analysis as needed.The Information Security Engineer will participate in an on-call rotation.

Education & Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 3-5 years combined IT and information security experience
  •  An eagerness to constantly learn
  • Hands on experience with security systems, including technologies such as firewalls, web application firewalls, intrusion detection/protection systems, anti-virus software, authentication systems, log management, content filtering, penetration testing, and incident response
  • Hands on experience automating security tools for monitoring, response, and testing. Scripting and programming experience (python, powershell, and bash)
  • Ability to analyze, understand, and act upon vulnerabilities identified by security tools. Technical background necessary to determine who in the organization can address discovered vulnerabilities and the ability to clearly communicate the findings
  • Technical background necessary to identify threats to the environment, ability to propose potential solutions, and guide efforts to reduce or eliminate the threat
  • Ability to communicate technical issues to a wide variety of audiences
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; ability to multitask, change direction, effectively prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • An independent contributor who can work with a variety of cross-functional teams
  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment


  • Familiarity with designing secure networks, systems, and application architectures in on premise, private cloud, and public cloud environments
  • Familiarity with risk assessment tools, technologies, and methods
  • Familiarity with disaster recovery, computer forensic tools, technologies, and methods
  • Familiarity with endpoint security solutions, including file integrity monitoring and data loss prevention
  • Familiarity with compliance frameworks (NIST, ISO, CSF, COBIT) and regulations (FERPA, CJIS, FISMA)
  • Familiarity with modern Endpoint, Mobile, and Infrastructure operating systems
  • Applicable security certifications desired

Successful completion of a criminal background check and education verification is required.

This position is also subject to Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) requirements.

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Job Posting Title:
Information Security Engineer

Office of Information Technology

Grade 10

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Full time

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Position Classification:
Remote Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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