Senior System Administrator, Information Security

Pace University - Pleasantville, NY4.3

The Senior Security Systems Administrator is an integral member of the Information Security Office within Information Technology Services (ITS), and supports the selection and implementation of security technology on University servers, applications and databases. Additionally, the Security Systems Administrator assists with other security-related functions including, forensic investigation, log management/ alerting, and incident response. In collaboration with the Technical Services, Network Services, and Client Support team members, this individual will help design and implement all major information technology security initiatives. He/She will be primarily responsible for administration of security technology, including installation and configuration, security, hardware and network diagnostics, performance analysis and tuning, backup and restore, and routine system maintenance. The 24×7×365 availability of critical systems requires system administrators to take part in on-call rotations which can result in work outside regular work hours.

Position Duties
  • Perform daily support, configuration, implementation, and testing of various security systems and technologies.
  • Assist with the implementation of on-going security risk assessments, scanning, intrusion detection, monitoring and remediation.
  • Research, test and implement new technologies in support of ongoing operations or for new projects.
  • Work closely with Technical Services, Network Operations, and Client Support groups on security, policies and procedures for university infrastructure.
  • Research and stay current on security technologies, trends, issues, legislation, threats and solutions.
  • Provide off-hours technical support, both onsite and remote, as needed, in support of continuous operations for critical systems and applications.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Position Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Security, Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field required
  • A minimum of five (5) years varied information technology experience with servers, operating systems, software, and/or network equipment, which includes implementing and maintaining various security technologies, is required
  • Knowledge of information security concepts and objectives
  • CISSP, CISM, SANS or other security-related certification is a plus, but not required
  • Strong scripting experience (shell scripting, PowerShell, awk and/or PHP, Perl, Python, etc)
  • Understanding and practical experience with server virtualization
  • Experience in server management and computer hardware architecture
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively both independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Work Hours
Typical Hours are Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm. Additional evening, overnight, and weekend hours may be required to accommodate system upgrades, on call work, and/or other system work.

Posting Detail Information
Posting Number S00255P
Job Open Date 10/02/2018
Job Close Date 12/02/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicant
About the Institution
For more than 100 years, Pace University has been preparing students to become leaders in their fields by providing an education that combines exceptional academics with professional experience and the New York advantage. Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County. A private metropolitan university, Pace enrolls nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in the College of Health Professions, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

AA/EEO Statement
Pace University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Benefits Offered