Info Security Engineer II

Rochester, NY


The Information Security Engineer Sr. drives multiple concurrent projects aimed at improving the security configurations for the University, Medical Center and affiliates. This position provides technical expertise and task management for a specific security area of focus, escalating when appropriate for 40,000+ workstations and 4,000+ servers.


Advanced Systems Administration:

  • Oversees and participates in operating system imaging build, SCCM application packaging and deployments, antivirus administration, Active Directory / Group Policy administration.

  • Applies service-oriented security architecture principles to meet organization's confidentiality, integrity, and availability requirements.

  • Implements specific cybersecurity countermeasures for systems and/or applications.

  • Integrates automated capabilities for updating or patching system software where practical and develops processes and procedures for manual updating and patching of system software based on current and projected patch timeline requirements for the operational environment of the system

  • Uses and configures software-based computer protection tools (e.g., software firewalls, antivirus software, anti-spyware).

Windows Patching Administration and Vulnerability Remediation

  • Participates in monthly patching process which includes patch testing, deployments, metric tracking and compliance efforts.

  • Resolves vulnerabilities centrally as assigned based on evaluations of monthly vulnerability reports for UR and URMC managed servers and workstations.

Third level support:

  • Provides escalation support for IT administrators across various environments and disciplines.

  • Works with stakeholders to resolve computer security incidents and vulnerability compliance.

  • Troubleshoots hardware/software interface and interoperability problems.

  • Conducts system/server planning, management, and maintenance; Corrects and trains for physical and technical problems that impact system/server performance.

Participates in ongoing stabilization, support, and maintenance.

Verifies that minimum security requirements are in place for all applications.

Participates in an on-call support rotation as required

Assures best practice change and code management is followed, and supporting technical documentation is organized and maintained.

Ensures that staff and departments operate within regulatory guidelines and/or standards while ensuring a high level of creativity.

Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline such as Computer Science, Business, Mathematics, Statistics, Science or Engineering required;

  • Master’s Degree preferred.

  • 3-4 years of related experience required;

  • 1-2 years in a supervisory capacity preferred;

  • or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • Experience in higher education or healthcare IT preferred.

  • Knowledge of the basic operation of computers, server and client operating systems and systems administration concepts preferred.

  • Knowledge of operating system command-line tools preferred.

  • Skill in diagnosing connectivity problems. Skill in conducting research for troubleshooting novel client-level problems and correcting physical and technical problems that impact system/server performance preferred.

  • Skill in conducting system/server planning, management, and maintenance preferred.

  • Strong analytical mindset, able to breakdown a problem and determine the root cause preferred.

  • Understands and models organizational mission, vision and values and foster a team-centric working environment preferred.

  • Demonstrates an ability to re-prioritize projects as unplanned events occur to ensure immediate tasks are completed and larger department goals are ultimately met preferred.

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with others and ensure customer satisfaction and appropriate follow-through in all interactions preferred.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

  • Ability to function effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment preferred.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 75,300 - $113,000 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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