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Rochester Institute of Technology Security Engineer III in Rochester, New York


Position Title:

Security Engineer III


Information Security Office

Detailed Job Description:

Under general objective performs a lead role in the analysis, evaluation, design, testing, configuration, implementation, monitoring, reporting, maintenance, and support of major complex enterprise security solutions for RIT’s global operations.

  • Performs investigations into the security of services and applications as part of IT risk assessments and security reviews to ensure that appropriate security configurations are in place and effective..

  • Performs a lead role in the analysis, evaluation, design, testing, configuration, installation, implementation, administration, monitoring, reporting, maintenance, and support of complicated enterprise security solutions and frameworks such as; private information management, security monitoring, security intelligence, vulnerability management, VPN, IPS, IDS, or firewall systems.

  • Collaborate with Risk Management and Compliance on the operational aspects of related policy and procedures, and to provide for the appropriate flow of information regarding risk treatment within the university.

  • Performs a lead role in the operational aspects of security incident response, as well as the troubleshooting, support, and root cause analysis for existing security solutions

  • Acts as an escalation point for and collaborates with peers throughout the institution on technical security matters.

  • Participates in on-call support for security operations and acts as operational lead to incident manager.

  • Provides project management for small security projects

  • Acts as a lead contributor to the identification, creation, and documentation of security processes and procedures.

  • Provides significant contributions to the strategic technical security direction for the institute.


Requisition Number:



Finance & Administration

Required Application Documents:

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume

Employment Category:


Additional Details:

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to

Required Minimum Education Level:

Bachelors or Equivalent Experience

Wage Band at :


Required Minimum Qualifications:


5 years min, 8+ years preferred working with medium-large IT environments

Required Skills:

  • Communications - ability to effectively communicate information about highly technical solutions, situations, and terminology in a way that will be easily understood by customers, team members, management, and nontechnical people

  • Customer Focus - ability to establish and maintain productive relationships with customers

  • Flexibility/adaptability – ability and willingness to change direction/priority and focus to meet changing organizational and business needs.

  • Continuous improvement - Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to improve the quality of service to internal customers

  • Technical expertise to carry out the major responsibilities listed above

  • Ability to work closely with a team or independently to deliver expected results

  • Tactical ability – identify and lead strategic objectives and drive results through effective actions

Staff Job Function:

Information Technology/Systems/Programmer