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Senior Cloud and Security Engineer

Company: Harvard University Information Technology
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of Information Technology professionals committed to delivering service and technological solutions in support of teaching, learning, research and administration. We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines and depth in specific areas of expertise. HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment. If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused, and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment, we are looking for you! The Senior Cloud and Security Engineer is vital to the teams charge to protect Harvard data and applications in the cloud and on premise. Job Specific Duties:
Participate in a forward-thinking and energetic group of engineers, in the pursuit of excellence, using leading edge technologies to design, build, test and deploy our controls. This role offers the opportunity to contribute within an environment like no other, where talent, continuous learning, impassioned collaboration and continuous improvement lead the way. Partake in the support and development of Harvard CloudShield which provides secure interoperability between AWS, Azure and Harvard and protects cloud based assets (1000+ Applications) Participate in driving the vulnerability management process of the organization through our DevOps teams, including vulnerability analysis, prioritization, verification and mitigation - in the near future include container and microservices. Engage in the development of a comprehensive security solution that integrates security in all CloudShield tiers (Network, Control Plane, Host) utilizing AWS & Azure services, e.g., Guard Duty and Security HUB. As HUIT looks to identify security vulnerabilities earlier in the development life cycle, i.e. source code (shift left), engage in the implementation of an Application Security Testing program. Participate in the support and development of our centrally managed and highly scalable CloudShield WAF solution (900+ WAFs). Train and mentor in security and cloud technologies. Serve as an escalation point for troubleshooting the most complex security related challenges Typical Core Duties :

  • Participate fully in the build, configuration and documentation of IT infrastructure
  • Execute technical direction ensuring stability, reliability and integration
  • Lead research and design of robust and secure IT solutions
  • Participate in long term strategic planning
  • Establish and maintain internal/external stakeholder relationships
  • Contribute to establishing guidelines and standards
  • Abide by and follow the Harvard University IT technical standards, policies and Code of Conduct
    *Basic Qualifications :
    Minimum of seven years post-secondary education or relevant work experience
    Additional Qualifications and Skills:
    The following Additional Qualifications are strongly preferred. If you meet some, but not all, you are still encouraged to apply; we value employees with a willingness to learn.
    • Experience with Cloud Security and networking (Azure, AWS) is essential
    • Deep technical knowledge of network or systems security infrastructure, such as network or host-based firewalls, IDS, IPS, proxy servers, tap, and/or SIEM solutions
    • Broad knowledge and understanding of emerging technologies, technology trends and their applicability in a university setting
    • Knowledge of Fortinet Security Suite, NetFlow, WireShark, Bro, WAF, Nessus, RASP, Sandbox and Splunk a plus
    • Experience designing and implementing networks and systems for high availability, security, manageability, and reliability
    • Experience mentoring and supporting network security engineering teams
    • Significant Unix/Linux command-line and scripting experience
    • Hands-on experience with SIEMs such as Splunk
    • Extensive experience troubleshooting application connectivity and access control issues in a large and complex network environment
      Working Conditions: Interview and onboarding activity for this position may be conducted via telephone & Zoom video conferencing, based on the departments current presence on campus.This position will be based in Cambridge, MA. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you will begin your work remotely. All remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, RI, and VT). The fully remote nature of this job is only temporary. Once the University and your supervisor determine that it is appropriate, in-person on-campus work will be required as a condition of continued employment. HUIT is currently developing hybrid workplace models which will actively support some remote work (within a state in which Harvard is registered to do business) where business and team needs allow. Individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process. Harvard requires COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the Universitys COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the Universitys COVID-19 Vaccine Information webpage: Harvard continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff and students, as well as the wider community. Information and details can be found via Harvards Coronavirus Workplace Policies website: Information:
      Please provide a cover letter with your application and upload as one document. Please note:
      • Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening.
      • We are unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship.
      • This position has a 180-day orientation and review period.
        More about HUIT:
        Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is responsible for the strategy, planning, and delivery of information technology across the University. Our mission is to assure Harvards leadership in IT. We strive to make it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn and work through the effective use of information technology. HUITs core values are User Focused, Collaborative, Innovative and Open.
        IT Academy (designed for IT Staff):
        HUITs IT Academy aims to enable each IT staff person to grow professionally and become a trusted partner to her or his team. The IT Academy is built on the belief that every IT staff member across the University (including technology employees at each school and campus) can grow in her or his area of expertise as well as building strong people and project management skills. Learn more here:
        Total Rewards:
        Harvards Total Rewards Program is designed to attract, retain, and reward the performance of talented employees. As a Harvard staff member, you enjoy many perks that come with working for one of the top employers in Massachusetts, including:
        Flexible work environment: HUIT supports flexible work arrangements where business needs allow.
        Time off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
        Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans.
        Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
        Tuition Assistance Program (TAP): $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
        Harvard University Employees Credit Union: Our employees credit union provides a complete line of services for all your financial needs.
        Transportation: 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
        Wellness options: A variety of programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
        Access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
        Learn more:

        Harvard University IT plays an important role in supporting Harvard's commitment by seeking to create, procure and deploy technologies that are accessible to all, including and especially those who live with disability. Harvard welcomes individuals with disabilities to apply for positions and participate in its programs and activities. If you would like to request accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact our University Disability Resources Departmenby Jobble

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