IT Security Engineer

UCI Health
September 21, 2023
Offerd Salary:$81,900
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Updated: Aug 21, 2023 Location: Irvine-Campus Job Type: Department: OIT/IT Security

Job Opening ID: 58077

Working Title: IT Security Engineer

Department: OIT/IT Security

Bargaining Unit: 99

FLSA: Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 007338

Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F

Employee Class: Career

Position Summary:

The UC Irvine Office of Information Technology (OIT) is responsible for supporting the IT needs of faculty, students, and staff. Our mission is to provide information technology leadership, services, and innovative solutions to promote the research, education, and community service goals of the University. The OIT Information Security Division is responsible for information security policy interpretation, standards, guidance, reviews, communication, and coordination, as well as providing central security services including security of network and identity infrastructure and leading campus security incident response.

We are looking for a network security engineer with experience in Cisco and Palo Alto firewall and VPN Technology. Under the general supervision of the Assistant CISO, IT Security Operations & Engineering, the IT Security Engineer applies skills as a seasoned, experienced IT security professional with a full understanding of industry best practices, governmental regulations and campus, medical center or Office of the President policies and procedures to resolve a wide range of complex IT security issues.

Total Compensation:

In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our compensation practices and benefits.

$81,900.00 - $150,500.00 (Annual Salary)


Three (3) to five (5) years with BA/BS OR one (1) to three (3) years with MA/MS or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Basic skill at reading and interpreting security logs. Ability to follow department processes and procedures. Interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization. Experience using IT security systems and tools. Knowledge of data encryption techniques. Experience analyzing logs for security breaches. Knowledge of other areas of IT, department processes and procedures. Demonstrated skills applying security controls to computer software and hardware. Experience in incident response and digital forensics including data collection, examination, and analysis. Demonstrated skill at administering complex security controls and configurations to computer hardware, software and networks. Knowledge of computer hardware, software and network security issues and approaches. Demonstrated experience selecting and applying appropriate data encryption technologies. Working knowledge of enterprise next-generation Firewall, Intrusion Detection and Prevention, VPN technologies, and ability to administer the full lifecycle of the devices. Experience with both Cisco and Palo Alto products. Proven skills managing TCP/IP-based networking, network segmentation best practices, and using common network troubleshooting tools and techniques. Critical Security Controls (“SANS Top 18”) and NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to rapidly learn and apply new highly technical skills. Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills; consistent history of building strong relationships with technical and non-technical consumers of IT services provided. Must have great customer support skills.

Special Conditions Required:

Must pass a background check. Must be able to work outside of normal business hours, and occasionally on weekends.

Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment
  • The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation
  • Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page - https: //

    Closing Statement:

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

    We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.

    UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected].

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