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Information Security Engineer

Date Posted: May 25, 2022

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Information Security Engineer  

Location: 1425 E. Warren Ave., Detroit, MI 48207 

Salary Range:  $85,000 - $120,000
Reports to: Executive Director, Technology Infrastructure  
Bargaining Unit: N/A 
Benefits Eligible: Yes  
 
Position Summary:
 

As a critical member of the DPSCD Technology Division’s Infrastructure Team, the Information Security Engineer is responsible for the implementation, monitoring, and maintenance of enterprise security solutions for the District. The Information Security Engineer will assist with establishing best practices and the implementation of security governance and standards, as well as the development and documentation of policies, procedures, and administrative guidelines. The Information Security Engineer will provide service delivery to district stakeholders through incident and ticket management for security-related issues. The Information Security Engineer also leads the planning and implementation of the districtwide cybersecurity awareness training and writes informational guides and articles on security topics for staff, students, and parents to build awareness in our learning community. This role is also responsible for developing and implementing technical strategies and strategic plans to ensure optimal health and security of the District network and data center.   

Minimum Qualifications:¿ 

  • Bachelor's degree with a focus in Information Technology, Business Administration, Computer Science, or related field required. 
  • Master’s degree in relevant field or industry certifications such as CISSP, CISA, GSEC or Azure Solutions Architect preferred. 
  • Five (5) years of experience in security engineering, technology, or an architect role within a complex business environment. 
  • Subject matter expertise of industry security frameworks including CIS and NIST. 
  • Strong background in vulnerability management best practices and solutions. 
  • Proven experience developing a risk assessment for an organization. 
  • Hands-on experience conducting penetration tests. 
  • Subject matter expert in data protection and data loss prevention. 
  • Experience in the development and oversight of user security awareness training programs. 
  • Experience with hosted and cloud services, especially IaaS and PaaS, and the related security implications and control approaches. 
  • Experience in policy/standard creation and acceptance. 
  • Strong understanding of security tenets, such as encryption/key management, network design, access control and incident containment. 
  • Experience in other parts of IT as an administrator or engineer in a non-security role. 
  • Evidence of strong, effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to convey technical information to a non-technical audience as well as developing complex strategic communications for senior leadership.¿¿ 
  • Must be a self-motivated and independent worker with the ability to effectively prioritize and multi-task. 
  • Salaried position requires on-call support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Essential Functions:  

  1. Serves as the security subject matter expert in the Technology Division with a keen focus on implementing, monitoring, and assessing strategic initiatives for information security in the District. This includes establishing, documenting, and implementing best practices, governance, and standards for security in the District. 
  2. Researches, evaluates, and drives next-generation security technologies and concepts to keep security ahead of the curve. 
  3. Creates, refines, delivers, and evangelizes information security standards to be used throughout the enterprise.  
  4. Provides service delivery, incident, and ticket management related to cyber security issues, incidents, and service needs. 
  5. Develops cybersecurity awareness training program and writes informational guides (knowledge articles) to educate staff, students, and parents on responsibilities for safety and security in the District.  
  6. Creates, updates, and implements CIS critical security controls. 
  7. Oversees and continuously improves an effective vulnerability management program. 
  8. Conducts annual risk assessments and penetration testing for the district. 
  9. Serves as the subject matter expert in data protection and loss prevention and regularly monitors and improves best practices 
  10. Continuously monitors for possible threats and mitigates as appropriate including the implementation of an effective incident response plan. 
  11. Develops and maintains strong, collaborative, relationships with security partners and agencies including Michigan Cyber Command Center and CISA. 
  12. Conducts and attends project meetings to provide security and governance input throughout project lifecycles. 
  13. Works with Infrastructure Team Architects to create end-to-end security solutions involving a mix of technical and organizational requirements. 
  14. Monitors changes in the legislative, regulatory, and contractual landscape to ensure that the District’s information security program is always at least one step ahead. 
  15. Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor. 

Security Clearance: 

Internal Applicants 

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check. 

External Applicants 

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire.  

Method of Application: 

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.  

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.  

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897. 

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or detroitk12.org/compliance. 

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