Job no: 237297-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Engineering, Information Systems/Technology, Quality, Risk Management and Compliance, Other, Computer Science

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Office of Cybersecurity provides a variety of IT Security services for UW-Madison and UW-System. These services include Risk Management and Compliance (RMC); Security Testing and Cyber Defense (TCD); Monitoring and Incident Response; Security Operations; and Cybersecurity Programs & Business Systems.

This position is responsible for completing work efforts within the Testing and Cyberdefense domain (TCD) of the Office of Cybersecurity with primary focus on supporting the tools and corresponding services provided to our constituents. These tools include but are not limited to those that provide endpoint security (antivirus), management (SCCM, BigFix), data discovery and vulnerability detection (Qualys, Flexera). This position is also responsible for conducting security testing using automated scanners against hosts and web applications in UW campus network. This position will support the overall TCD goals of implementation of security testing and endpoint protection frameworks, processes and tools that proactively identify, assess and manage vulnerabilities.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

No Degree Required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required Qualifications:
1. At least 6 months of experience or training with basic information security practices and controls.
2. Experience in prioritizing tasks and communicating in an efficient and professional manner.
3. Capable of working collaboratively with team members and other University colleagues.
4. Can quickly adapt in constantly-changing and diverse environment.
5. Experience operating established technical process workflows.
6. Ability to serve customers in various communication channels (e.g. tickets, email, chat, phone) in professional manner.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Experience or training with endpoint protection software (antivirus), management (SCCM, BigFix, etc), vulnerability management (Qualys, etc) or data discovery software.
2. Associates degree or Bachelor's degree in information technology, computer science, information security, or related field.
3. CompTIA Security+, (ISC)2 SSCP, CISSP, or comparable security-related certification.

Additional Information:

Please note that successful applicants must be authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship, on or before the effective date of appointment.

This position is an onsite position however, some combination of onsite and remote could be discussed in accordance with policy and subject to approval. Remote work requires successful candidates to possess their own high-speed internet and phone to perform the work on a University provided computer.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $47,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Click on the "Apply Online" button to start the application process.
You will be prompted to upload the following documents:
Cover letter (REQUIRED)
In your cover letter, please speak to each of the Required Qualifications for this position (listed above in the Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience section). For each Required Qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.


Jeff Palkowski
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Jul 13 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 27 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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