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Engineer, Senior Security

Austin Community College
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 24, 2024

Engineer, Senior Security

Austin Community College

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Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.

As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
  • Reflects the diversity of our community
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
  • Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC

Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and under represented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC's faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.

Job Posting Title:
Engineer, Senior Security

Job Description Summary:
The Security Engineer collaborates with technology and business personnel in various security capabilities. This is a high visible and cross functional role as it relates to the increasing organization security posture and reducing risk. This position is responsible for a broad range of tasks, including the day-to-day security tactical support utilizing information and various security tools.

Candidate profile: The candidate should have advanced, in-depth knowledge of the vulnerability management lifecycle, Incident mgmt., information security governance and risk, working experience using various security tools, and strong background in security architecture.

Job Description:
Description of Duties and Tasks
  • Provides security guidance and support to system developers, administrators, and owners.
  • Provides guidance, support, and architecture review for directed changes related to security
  • Performs threat and vulnerability assessments, in some cases followed by appropriate remedial action, to ensure that systems are protected from known and potential threats and are free from known vulnerabilities.
  • Develops and maintains documentation for security systems and procedures.
  • Responds to and, where appropriate, resolves or escalates reported security incidents.
  • Monitors system logs, SIEM tools, hunt for exploits for unusual or suspicious activity. Interpret such activity and make recommendations for resolution.
  • Investigates and resolves security violations by providing postmortem analysis to illuminate the issues and possible solutions.
  • Monitors internal control systems to ensure that appropriate information access levels and security clearances are maintained.
  • Performs other duties assigned.

  • Working knowledge of compliance standards such as TCF Framework, NIST, and FedRAMP.
  • Working experience on various security tools to locate and repair security problems, exploits, incidents, or failures.
  • Knowledge of information security principles, including risk assessment and management, threat and vulnerability management, incident response, and identity and access management.
  • Strong working knowledge of IT service management ITIL related services Change management, Configuration management, Asset management, Incident management, Problem management, etc.
  • Experience with NESSUS in a complex network environment.
  • Working experience on regulatory compliance drivers such as TAC202 TCF framework and NIST.

  • Maintaining an established work schedule.
  • Effectively using organizational and planning skills.
  • Prioritizing multiple tasks, projects, and demands.
  • Ability to work well under minimal supervision with team-oriented interpersonal skills, is a must.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work under stress in emergencies, with the flexibility to handle multiple high-pressure situations simultaneously.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to enable effective security incident and problem resolution.
  • Ability to effectively lead and influence others without direct managerial authority within an inclusive work environment, using collaboration, coordination, and self-motivation.

Technology Skills
  • Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.
  • Technical proficiency with security-related systems and applications.

Required Work Experience
  • Three years related work experience.

Preferred Work Experience
  • Five or more years of experience in information security.
  • Minimum of five years of IT security experience.
  • Strong working experience in OS/365, Cisco Security Suite, and working knowledge network security is preferred.

Required Education
  • Bachelor's degree.

Preferred Education
  • Bachelor's degree in information systems.

Special RequirementsLicenses/Certifications; Other

  • Valid Texas Driver's License and reliable transportation for travel in the Austin area as required.
  • Possess one of the following: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or equivalent preferred.

Physical Requirements
  • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing, and pulling.
  • Occasional lifting of objects up to 20 pounds.

  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

Salary Range $70,645 - $100,922

Reports to Chief Information Security Officer

Number of Openings:

Job Posting Close Date:
February 28, 2022

ACC Benefits Overview

Full-time faculty and staffing table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the college are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty and Administrators Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by federal law.

EEO Statement

The Austin Community College District is an Equal Opportunity 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, political affiliation or other protected categories.

Clery Act

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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