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Technical Security Engineer

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454
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Position Overview:

At the University of Minnesota, we are dedicated to changing lives through education, research, and outreach. The University Information Security department (UIS) offers an environment of trust, collaboration, and mission-focused work. We seek a Security Analyst who will improve the security posture of the University through design and implementation of computer security infrastructure, technical analysis, and providing subject matter expertise to diverse communities in collegiate and administrative units across the University.

Ideal candidates will be committed to rewarding and challenging work, creating strong professional relationships, and a desire to promote a respectful, inclusive, and collaborative climate. 

We Offer:

  • University paid contribution (10% of your salary) to your retirement account - vested immediately.

  • 22 paid vacation days per year, in addition to sick leave and 11 paid holidays.

  • Reduced tuition opportunities covering 75% - 100% of eligible tuition.

  • Excellent and affordable health care benefits.

  • Wellness program with opportunity to earn lower health care rates.

  • Free disability insurance.

  • Annual merit increase program.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Analyze complex security threats and automate or streamline response processes.

  • Optimize security infrastructure and security operations procedures.

  • Analyze, identify, and respond to security related events.

  • Research, evaluate, design, and implement security technologies. Perform security operations functions using SIEM and other detection methods.

  • Advise and assist IT professionals with security mitigation practices.

  • Participate in incident response activities as needed.

  • Keep current on information security technologies and the threat environment.

  • Provide technical guidance to less experienced staff.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree and four years of related work experience or a comparable combination of education, training, and/or experience.

  • Minimum of two years of information security experience.

  • Expertise in one or more security-related domains, such as Security Engineering, Network Security, Vulnerability Management, or Security Operations.

  • Experience with networking concepts, protocols, and services.

  • Must be technically curious and self-motivated.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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