CISSP Jobs - Security Analyst for Network/Cloud (8568), 14528

at California State University, Northridge
Location Northridge, CA
Date Posted October 31, 2019
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Security Analyst for Network/Cloud (8568)

Security Analyst for Network/Cloud (JID 8568)

Network Analyst III

Information Technology

Full Time / $6,249 - $9,500/mo.

CSUN's Commitment to You

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

About the University

One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.

Major Duties

Under the general supervision, the Security Analyst for Network/Cloud will bring proven experience securing data in an enterprise-scale data network and/or a cloud infrastructure. The incumbent will be working with a dynamic security and networking team to secure the CSUN network, which is a hybrid of on premise and multiple cloud solutions, including AWS and Microsoft Azure; evaluates and implements cloud security solutions, perform penetration tests, help design and review cloud and network security architectures, and monitor CSUN's cloud and network security environment; serves as a member of the Information Security team and will work collaboratively with other groups across IT and CSUN (e.g. cloud, networking, server, storage, telecommunications enterprise systems) to secure the CSUN environment; participates in Incident Response handling and analysis; provides technical expertise and recommendations on configuring and securing specialized network and cloud (including AWS and Microsoft Azure) integration technologies in a blended on premise/cloud architecture; implements proper logging, alerts, and alarms; correlates log data with other sources to provide meaningful reports, alerts and alarms that help discern potential breaches; provides technical expertise to the ISO, Information Security team, networking, cloud and systems teams on the trends related to network access, security, authentication and intrusion detection systems and processes; participates in security activities with the ISO including team meetings and lead investigations into potential unauthorized access of the CSUN network or cloud infrastructure; monitors and analyzes the data network and cloud traffic; monitors activity in CSUN's cloud infrastructure; develops and maintains security standards for network and/or cloud architecture across the blended cloud and on premises architectural footprint; designs and recommends changes to the campus network and cloud topology to enhance CSUN's security posture and reduce the attack profile; consults with CSU system-wide security and network personnel to ensure the effective, secure and reliable operation of the converged cloud and on premise network infrastructure; analyzes system and network security in the blended ecosystem, advising on parameters to improve safety, security, and efficiencies of deployed system resources; and performs other duties as assigned.


Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in a job-related field. Five years of full-time, progressively responsible IT field-related experience, required; three (3) of the five (5) years as an Information Security analyst in either network security or cloud security, strongly preferred. Experience working with SIEM technology, preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Experience working on the security aspects of an enterprise-scale data network or cloud infrastructure, preferably AWS. Demonstrated expertise with on premise network or cloud (preferably AWS) technologies, its related configuration, administration and troubleshooting. Knowledge of cloud or network monitoring tools. Expertise to administer and interpret the campus-wide data network outages and issues. Ability to assist the Information Security team in interactive debugging, testing and analysis of security attacks and system failures. Knowledge of data network architecture or cloud architecture and its functional characteristics and complexity to provide network security related support. Ability to lead the support of campus-wide network security debugging; problem determination and resolution; network systems integration and evaluation. Ability to configure and deploy network security devices in a timely manner. The person should have experience working with SIEM technology.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

The university offers an excellent benefits package.

The salary range for this classification is: $6,249 - $12,100 per month.

The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $6,249 - $9,500, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

HOURS: Full-Time; 40 hours per week; 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. May include some evenings and weekends.

REG: This is a Regular position with a one-year probationary period.

Application Period

Applications received through October 14, 2019 will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until position is filled.

In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

How To Apply

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing: link. NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:

Background Check

This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of candidates who apply for the position.


The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.

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