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University of Rochester Sr. Security Sys Analyst - 220059 in Rochester, New York

Sr. Security Sys Analyst

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Central Administration

Full/Part Time


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Full Time 40 hours Grade 054 University IT / IS


8 AM-5 PM


Position Summary:

The Systems Management team requires an experienced Senior Security Engineer to be part of multiple concurrent projects aimed at improving the security configurations for the University, Medical Center and affiliates. This individual will assist with general management and systems administration of 40,000+ workstations and 4,000+ servers including a growing virtual desktop implementation. The individual best suited for the position demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills and fosters a team working environment. The team is responsible for ensuring that staff and departments operate within regulatory guidelines and/or standards while ensuring a high level of creativity in support of the University’s mission, vision and values.


  • Mobile Device Management Administration – Application Management; OS maintenance; Diagnose and resolve customer reported system incidents, problems, and events; Monitor and report client-level system performance; Maintain baseline system security according to organizational policies

  • RFID Computer Access / Single sign-on Administration – Healthcast and Imprivata maintenance and support; Application profiling; Rollout administration / deployments;

  • Advanced Systems Administration - SCCM application packaging, deployments, and reporting; Antivirus administration; Active Directory / Group Policy administration; Apply service-oriented security architecture principles to meet organization's confidentiality, integrity, and availability requirements; Implement specific cybersecurity countermeasures for systems and/or applications; Integrate automated capabilities for updating or patching system software where practical and develop 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;

  • Participate in an on-call support rotation as required

  • Third level support for University IT, ISD and Departmental IT admins; Work with stakeholders to resolve computer security incidents and vulnerability compliance; Troubleshoot hardware/software interface and interoperability problems. Skill in conducting system/server planning, management, and maintenance. Ability to operate common network tools (e.g., ping, traceroute, nslookup).

  • Participate in ongoing stabilization, support, and maintenance; Verify minimum security requirements are in place for all applications;

  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

  • Assure best practice change and code management is followed, and supporting technical documentation is organized and maintained


Bachelor's degree in related discipline such as Computer Science, Business, Mathematics, Statistics, Science or Engineering; and 3-4 years of related experience, preferably 1-2 years in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's degree preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

Required Business Skills:

  • Strong analytical mindset, able to breakdown a problem and determine the Root Cause; focused on ensuring customer satisfaction with appropriate follow-through for all interactions.

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

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with others and function effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

Required Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge of information technology (IT) security principles and methods (e.g., firewalls, demilitarized zones, encryption) including the basic operation of computers, server and client operating systems, systems administration concepts, and operating system command-line tools.

  • Knowledge of remote access processes, tools, and capabilities related to customer support and demonstrated skill in diagnosing connectivity problems for both physical and virtual machines. (e.g., Microsoft Hyper-V, VMWare vSphere, Citrix XenDesktop/Server, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, etc.).

  • Skill in conducting research for troubleshooting novel client-level problems and failed system components (i.e., servers). Demonstrated ability to correct physical and technical problems that impact system/server performance.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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