Security Engineer

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Work type: Staff
Location: Los Angeles
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology

As part of our equity and diversity commitment and continuing effort to offer career ladder opportunities to our employees, the following position is being offered as a promotional recruitment effort. Only current state staff on-campus may apply.

Job No: 533714; 11/08/2023

Security Engineer
Operating Systems Analyst - Career
Information Technology Services

Salary Range: $4,678 - $11,547/Monthly

Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., weekend and evening work may be required; exempt classification.

Essential Functions: Under the general direction of the Director of IT Security and Compliance, the incumbent works as a confidential technical employee. Responsibilities include: conduct security and compliance assessments as assigned; research and promote security standards, technical know-how, and tools to fulfill security requirements and business needs; design, engineer, develop, and test security solutions; complex data analysis and reporting; assist the Director in implementing security awareness, compliance, and data protection programs; perform security assessments on the proposed IT solutions or products; identify and document functional and security requirements for the proposed IT solutions or products; assess the potential security risks associated with the proposals; establish evaluation criteria based on security framework, standards, and best practices; evaluate the proposed IT solutions or products using the established requirements and criteria; assist the Director in ICT procurement security language reviews; research, assess, and recommend security products/solutions to resolve security issues or improve security solutions; assist the Director in conducting security and compliance assessments for projects and regulatory mandates; design and/ or develop technical solutions to meet the functional and security requirements of a proposed solution; apply the best security standards or practices to engineer security solutions and recommend solutions; create technical design diagrams and specifications; participate in peer design reviews as assigned by the director; develop code for the solutions if required;perform code or solution reviews to ensure solution quality; develop testing documents on test plans and testing cases. Conduct functional and system testing against the delivered solution and record the test results; provide initial technical support to the newly developed solutions and transfer knowledge to technical support people; collect data, perform data analysis, and produce reports to meet the data analysis needs of the IT security and compliance team; coach the junior data analysts or student assistants in data analysis and report development techniques; participate in technical support and investigation to resolve complex security technical issues; serve as a CSIRT member during security incidents or data breaches; work with the Director to identify SMART goals to measure the performance of the incumbent; provide the Director periodical status report to keep him/her informed of the project development status, challenges, or opportunities; assist the Director in developing and implementing security awareness and compliance programs; assist the Director in coaching or managing security student assistants' work schedules, assignments, and projects; play the role of project coordinator or technical lead in Security Projects as assigned by the director; represent the IT Security Team in task forces, work groups, and committees as assigned by the director; issues ITS alerts for scams, viruses, and other security-related events; provide security consultation to Cal State LA users or business units; enhances knowledge, develops skills, and seeks continuous growth and development by participating in the IT Learning and Development Academy and other professional development training workshops and formal learning opportunities related to security solution architecture, engineering; and security technical standards (e.g., NIST and OWASP); reads security journals and magazines; visits security websites; subscribes to security-related list serves, mailing lists, newsgroups, etc. to stay informed; seeks ways to learn about CISSP security topics; exhibits a personal standard of excellence through an organized work area, dress, speech, and actions; and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications & Experience: A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the field of Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field. Minimum five years of IT-related experience, where two years of experience can be substituted by an advanced degree. Working experience using MS Windows: MS Word, Excel, Access, Project, Visio, and Outlook. Coding experience in writing shell scripts or other script language or programming language. Working experience in developing database queries in relational database development, such as Oracle and MySQL. Working experience in business analysis, systems design, and testing. Working knowledge of Apple and Android mobile devices. Working knowledge of security frameworks and security controls (e.g., NIST cybersecurity framework). Working Knowledge or training in process improvement methodologies like Global 8D or Six Sigma. Working knowledge of Data Protection and Data Loss Protection tools like Spirion. The incumbent must have a demonstrated interest and/or ability in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who may apply for the position.


California State University, Los Angeles, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California. As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Desired Qualifications: Masters in Cybersecurity. CompTIA A+, Network+ or Security+ CISSP certification. 2-year experience in Cybersecurity and 1-year experience in software development. Working experience in Power BI, Excel Pivot table, or other complex data analysis tools. Working knowledge in PHP scripting, Phyton programming, or website development. Working experience in data extracts or ETL from data sources. Working knowledge or experience in object-oriented design and programming, Modular design, and structured programming. Working knowledge of wearable, Internet of Things. Working knowledge of System Development Life Cycle Certified Six Sigma green belt. Working experience in running Data Discovery tools, data classification, and Data Lifecycle Management.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on 11/22/2023 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A COMPLETED ON-LINE CAL STATE LA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply.  Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship.  We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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