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Research Application Information Security Analyst - Remote Opportunity

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jul 24, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
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Research Application Information Security Analyst - Remote Opportunity

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The Division of Information Technology Services (ITS) is currently seeking a talented individual to fill the role of Research Application Security Analyst. This position will be responsible for all-things related to securing and enhancing our extensive and diverse research enterprise initiatives. This includes contributing to regular security audits, training workshops, consultations, and knowledge transfer with faculty, students, and staff across the university.

As the primary Research Application Security Analyst, the qualified candidate will interact directly with university administration and support staff including members of the Office of the General Council, Research Enterprise Services, Environmental Health and Safety, Department Safety Officers, and Associate Deans for Research to ensure system and data security standards are met. Systems that will be within the scope of this role include (but are not limited to) Proposal and Award System (ePAWS), Contract and Legal Workflow system (eCLAWS), Conflict Disclosure system (eCD), Zoom BAA, Teams for Research, ServiceNow (forms/workflows and ticketing), GCC High O365 tenant, BioRAFT, and other research platforms and systems identified in collaboration with other dedicated Research Application support staff embedded across the ITS organization.

This is a multi-tasking environment that demands customer service, communication, and organizational skills. A successful candidate will be motivated, results-oriented, and have a willingness to learn. The Information Security Analyst will maintain the operational security posture to ensure information systems (IS) security policies, standards, and procedures are established and followed.

To ensure that essential services are provided to the university community, the employee may be required to work outside his/her regular working hours and university holidays.

  • Conduct in-depth technology risk assessments including:
  • Identifying and documenting controls
  • Identifying potential gaps
  • Making sound recommendations for improvement and/or mitigation
  • Work with internal and external auditors, assessors, and outside consultants on security assessments and audits
  • Remediate findings of audits appropriately and in a timely fashion
  • Support university research operations to ensure compliance with regulations, policies, and contract terms.
  • Act as a Trusted Advisor providing up to date security guidance based upon stakeholder needs.
  • Work with research and other university stakeholders to perform incident response
  • Raise awareness on security initiatives
  • Track and report on key metrics

  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information Systems
    • Four or more years experience in information security roles dealing with research applications and compliance requirements (e.g. DFARS, EAR/ITAR)
    • Strong customer service skills acting as a Trusted Advisor, on security best practices, to stakeholders
    • Experience evaluating and remediating software configuration vulnerabilities
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams and groups to meet compliance and stakeholder needs.

    Preferred Qualifications:


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    Additional Information:
    A criminal background check is required for this position.

    This is a remote opportunity.

    Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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