Job Description

Requisition Number 07138
Department Name: IT Services - CA
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Information Security Analyst
Position Summary:

The Information Security Analyst works with the Information Security Manager to ensure the security of information assets of the institute. This position works closely with IT Services leadership and peers, incorporates feedback from end users and institutional administration, assists with the development of a holistic data and systems security plan. This role focuses on network security and firewall administration and management, IPS systems, platform and operating system security, software security, anti-virus systems and analysis of intrusion detection and vulnerability assessment.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
* Analyzes short and long-term system needs by evaluating security software and related technologies to improve performance and allow for increased usage.
* Participates in implementation of security policy regarding firewall rules and intrusion detection filters.
* Monitors, maintains, and upgrades software and security components of the network by writing tools to evaluate network and system capability and functionality.
* Maintains the internal database for user accounts and host information by developing the tools and user interfaces necessary for employees to enter and update relational/object databases.
* Analyzes traffic for patterns of attack, including advanced intrusion analysis, and system and network forensics.
* Provides security consulting support for IT groups supporting desktops and servers, as well as with end-users.
* Assists with maintenance of user VPN, centralized SIEM logging systems, and anti-virus/anti-spam systems.
* Coordinates security in lab systems under the department’s administration to ensure unacceptable risk is not created.
* Develops and establishes tools and procedures for monitoring firewall rule-set for inconsistencies.
* Installs and/or upgrades system and network intrusion detection software and update attack signature database.
* Oversees intrusion detection and vulnerability assessment activities.
* Coordinates activities of platform experts for system patches and fixes.
* Monitors platform vendors for security patches and fixes.
* Evaluates system and network security software determining suitability.
* Performs other duties as assigned.

DECISION MAKING
Exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments. Erroneous decisions are long-lasting, impact the institute as a whole and result in large expenditures of institute resources. The teamwork of diverse contributors guides IT Services towards making solid, actionable decisions. This candidate would be expected to play a vital role in this consensus-building process.
COMMUNICATION
Functions in the capacity of consultant to management and end-users. Interfaces with senior internal and external personnel, and end users. Communicates technical information to non-technical personnel. This candidate should have experience in a customer-facing role.
SCOPE AND COMPLEXITY
Works on extremely complex issues which incorporate several disciplines. Exercises independent judgment on a variety of intricate security issues (network, endpoint, cloud, software, mobile, identity). Must have strong systems administration skills on Windows, Mac, and Linux, to assist in investigations and for other assigned tasks.

Under direction of the Information Security Manager, the candidate will assume leadership roles for large-scale projects and for delivering satisfactory work results to meet deadlines.
SUPERVISION OF OTHERS
Individual contributor. Does not supervise.

Position Description
Location: San Diego, California
Additional Information:
Physical Requirements:

This position works in a typical office environment. With or without reasonable accommodation, employees in this position must be able to sit and type at a computer terminal for up to 8 hours per day with appropriate breaks and perform tasks that require fine dexterity and repetitive motions using the arms, hands, wrists and fingers. Further details of the physical requirements of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelor’s degree in computer science or information systems, or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
* 5+ years of relevant network and information security experience.
* CISSP certification or similar information security certification highly desired.
* Experience with Windows and multiple variants of Unix/Linux.
* Extensive knowledge of TCP/IP protocols and routing, network monitoring tools, vulnerability scanners, firewalls, routers, switches, network traffic shapers and other security devices.
* Knowledge of SSL, DNS, encryption, and web services.
* Experience with SIEM systems.
* Experience with auditing and securing cloud collaboration environments.
* Strong analytical, verbal and written communications skills.
* Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications:
Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience.
Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Posting Category Scientific & Technical
EEO Statement

The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.

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