IT Security Analyst - University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX

Job detailsSalary$58,400 - $85,500 a yearJob TypeFull-timeFull Job DescriptionJob Posting Title:
IT Security Analyst


Hiring Department:
Applied Research Laboratories


Position Open To:
All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:


FLSA Status:


Earliest Start Date:


Position Duration:
Expected to Continue




Job Description:
Utilize intrusion detection systems, log aggregation utilities, and other information security analysis tools to detect, identify and report suspect computer or network behavior with the goal of preventing the loss of sensitive or proprietary data.


Job Details:

Monitor network traffic and generated alerts for security threats or unauthorized behavior to detect, identify and report suspect events, and recommend corrective actions.

Investigating cyber security alert events and hunting for security threats or indicators (IOCs) to detect, identify and report on suspect events, and recommend corrective actions.

Conduct research into INFOSEC related issues and events. Work with system-administrators to mitigate or in responding to events. Research and report on suspicious emails or network events as reported by users.

Stay current with the state of technology and new and emerging threats to information security. Share new information with team members and work collaboratively with other internal and external organizations.

Serve as a subject matter expert (SME), provide training to users, and offer pro-active recommendations on INFOSEC related topics. Communicate effectively to users, other analysts, and management both verbally and through written documentation.

Become familiar with other IT team member’s functions to help support the group in their absence. Troubleshoot and correct problems identified in systems. Maintain ITSec equipment. Protect sensitive information entrusted to you.

Other related functions as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Associates degree.

Experience in computer/network defense related field.

Two years of experience in system administration and in-depth with at least one in Windows or Linux.

One year of experience in working with TCP/IP and/or deep packet inspection.

Experience with security monitoring or related software and security architectures.

Experience in analyzing events from multiple sources and combining them into a concise sequence of events.

Ability to present technical information in both written and verbal forms.

Familiar with issues, challenges, and threats surrounding information security.

Experience in troubleshooting complex computer/network problems.

Able to work alone or in teams, accept supervision and feedback when necessary.

Must be able to maintain a positive and secure working environment.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

US Citizen. Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information at the level appropriate to the project requirements of the position.

Preferred Qualifications

Associate’s degree in a related field. Industry certifications (i.e.: CISSP, Security+).

Two years of experience in computer/network defense.

Two years of experience in deciphering common TCP/IP Application protocols (i.e.: DNS, HTTP) and deep packet inspection.

Experience in applying or using information security principles, practices, and solutions such as firewalls, IDS, IPS, malware detection, content inspection, etc..

Two years of experience supporting a mixed environment of Microsoft, Linux, and Macintosh operating systems.

Experience in reverse-engineering programs and/or scripts. Two years using security related software tools such as Snort/Suricata, Splunk, Wireshark, etc..

Linux programming/scripting experience.

Experience working with government regulatory requirements for ensuring information security compliance (i.e. NIST, NISPOM).

Knowledgeable of risk management practices.

Demonstrated experience in presenting complex issues to lay-people (training) and documentation.

General Notes

An agency designated by the federal government handles the investigation as to the requirement for eligibility for access to classified information. Factors considered during this investigation include but are not limited to allegiance to the United States, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations, drug involvement, the likelihood of continuation of such conduct, etc.

Please mark "yes" on the application question that asks if additional materials are required. Failure to attach all additional materials listed below may result in a delay in application processing.

Visit our website (www.arlut.utexas.edu) for additional information about Applied Research Laboratories.

UT Austin offers a competitive benefits package that includes:
100% employer-paid basic medical coverage Retirement contributions Paid vacation and sick time Paid holidays Please visit our Human Resources (HR) website to learn more about the total benefits offered.

Salary Range

$58,400-$85,500+/negotiable depending on qualifications.

Working Conditions

Standard office conditions

Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

Use of manual dexterity

Some weekend, evening and holiday work

Possible interstate/intrastate travel

Required Materials


3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor

Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility:
Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:
The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:
A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:
The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:
If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.


The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197.

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