UC San Diego is ranked the 9th best public university in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and is the largest employer based in San Diego County. Reporting to the VC-CFO, Information Technology Services (ITS) delivers Enterprise information technology services to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) under the leadership of the campus Chief Information Officer (CIO).
Information Technology Services (IT Services) uses world-class services and technologies to empower UC San Diego's mission to transform California and the world as a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university. As a strategic member of the UC San Diego community, IT Services embraces innovation in their delivery of IT services, infrastructure, applications, and support. IT Services is customer-focused and committed to collaboration, continuous improvement, and accountability.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are core values at UC San Diego and within Information Technology Services. Crafting a culture around these values allows us to more deeply connect with and appreciate our employees, students, and campus partners. Information Technology Services is continuously working to build a community where we all feel safe, empowered, and encouraged to bring our authentic selves to work. We do this not only because it is what's right, but because we know that diversity drives insight and innovation. We are proud to partner closely UC San Diego's Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, as their dedication to this mission helps us all to drive change.
The Office of Information Assurance, Trust, and Identity (OIA) within ITS is responsible for the infrastructure, policies, standards and training necessary to ensure the achievement of the security and privacy goals of the University. Collaborating closely with various campus resources and partners, the department identifies, responds to and mitigates information security/privacy risks, threats and vulnerabilities. OIA delivers a comprehensive set of enterprise security services in the areas of security policy, assessment, compliance, consulting, operations, incident response and risk management. The department is responsible for the design, deployment and administration of network, endpoint, application and information asset protection systems. OIA staff also work closely with the IT Infrastructure and Operations department to provide the campus-wide network/security infrastructure.
UC San Diego is establishing itself as a national center of excellence supporting the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program being deployed by the Department of Defense. This position will be dedicated to the support of endpoints working with data and services covered by CMMC standards. This includes the management and maintenance of several endpoint solutions, working with researchers and research labs to secure their endpoints (both in labs and in the field) in accordance with CMMC requirements, providing training to IT professionals who will be responsible for the daily operation of endpoints, and assisting researchers without IT support by providing management of their endpoints. Reporting to the Manager for Security Engineering and Services, the Endpoint Specialist for CMMC is expected to be an experienced security professional who will be part of a team dedicated to supporting CMMC and the research mission at UC San Diego.
Deploying and managing enterprise endpoint security solutions necessary to support highly regulated endpoints.
Maintain the endpoint infrastructure for the campus Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program.
Training divisional IT staff on using endpoint management tools in a compliant fashion as well as providing some direct endpoint management of systems lacking local IT support.
Provides expert-level engineering and guidance to the general challenge of secure endpoint management to the Office of Information Assurance, ITS, and campus IT staff, as needed.
Demonstrated knowledge of secure hardware, software and network design techniques.
Experience developing in a scripting language such as Perl, Python, BASH, and/or Powershell.
Proven skill at administering complex security controls and configurations to computer hardware, software and networks. Advanced experience with Linux administration, shell scripting, vi, grep, awk, sed, regex, etc
Bachelor's degree in related area; and/or equivalent experience/training.
Employee must be able to obtain a Federal Security Clearance (if necessary)
Demonstrated experience with Tanium endpoint management solutions.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.