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SR Info Security Engineer

Job ID 193833BR Date posted 11/21/2022
  • Rochester, Minnesota
  • Full Time
  • Information Security
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Position description
The main task of a Senior Information Security Engineer on the Security Testing Services team is to improve the security of Mayo Clinic by finding and reporting technical vulnerabilities that an adversary could exploit. The high-level characteristics of someone fitting this role successfully are the following:
  • Follow a process consistently
  • Have an astute attention to detail
  • Be proactive in collaborating and sharing knowledge with a team
  • Possess experience with hardware security testing
  • Possess knowledge of networking fundamentals, computer architecture, and operating systems
  • Identify, understand, and explain the root cause of security vulnerabilities
  • Be able to clearly report steps to reproduce a security vulnerability
  • Possess experience with pen testing professionally or have experience in the form of "boot to root" challenges (e.g., Vulnhub, Hack the Box, TryHackMe, OSPG, etc.).
  • Have experience with the following tools:
    • Pentesting frameworks including Kali Linux and Metasploit
    • Network utility tools including Wireshark, nmap, and netcat
    • Web application testing tools including BurpSuite
  • Possess skills to understand, repurpose, compile, and execute 3rd party code
  • Work remotely and independently solves problems to complete tasks on-time with limited guidance
While this is a remote position, candidates will only be considered if they live within commutable distance of Rochester, MN. This position requires the capability to perform periodic hardware security testing at the Rochester campus of Mayo Clinic. Qualified candidates will be given a technical challenge to discover and report vulnerabilities in a 48-hour period using a supplied report template.

The Information Security Senior Engineer is results oriented, multi-disciplined, and comfortable in implementing system security solutions in multi-vendor environments and acts as an information security liaison to various business units and the information technology department to assist with the security design, consultation, and technology implementation for various Mayo Clinic projects and initiatives.

The incumbent also assists system users relative to information systems security matters and undertakes complex projects requiring additional specialized technical knowledge. Specifically, the Information Security Senior Engineer is knowledgeable, proficient, and experienced in:
  • Working with business partners within the department to achieve organizational and OIS goals
  • Developing required competencies by mastering fundamental tasks
  • Independently analyzing technology security posture and appropriate use of security defenses
  • Matching technical solutions with business requirements and then designing and implementing them
  • Self-directed software development, testing, support/problem solving, and overall technology administration
  • Organizational procedures such as the system development life cycle
  • Use of defensive measures and information to identify, analyze and report security events
  • Researching and understanding pertinent information technology laws, policies, and procedures
  • Establishing timelines and delivery of requirements
  • Applying IT-related laws and policies, and providing IT-related guidance throughout the software acquisition lifecycle
  • Collecting and analyzing information to identify vulnerabilities and potential for exploitation
  • Managing and administering processes and tools that enable the organization to identify, document, and access intellectual capital and information content
  • Executing duties governing hardware, software, and information system acquisition programs and other program management policies with minimal support
Work is primarily done remotely but at times will require incumbent to be on the Rochester Campus. Therefore incumbent must live within a reasonable distance to Rochester, MN.

Master’s degree with one (1) year experience or Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or related major and a minimum two (2) years’ experience in the information security field required.

Additional qualifications
The Information Security Senior Engineer also requires the following skills/abilities.
• Understands the use and efficacy of information security tools, server configurations and controls with the ability to install, configure, test and operate them.
• Able to test, implement, deploy, maintain, review and administer the infrastructure hardware and software required to effectively secure the enterprise, protect data, identify and mitigate risks
• Ability to collect, process, preserve, analyze and present computer related evidence in support of network vulnerability mitigation and/or criminal, fraud, counterintelligence or law enforcement investigations.
• Provides advanced technical opinions/conclusions re. security tools, trends, and controls which are supported by documented evidence, based on multiple perspectives and leverage of a variety of resources
• Demonstrates a deep and broad knowledge of standard operating procedures, workflows and supporting technology across numerous critical user areas and an in-depth knowledge of multiple computing technologies either being actively used or of significant interest to Mayo; understands how systems fit into larger picture of technology at Mayo.
• Capacity to work independently and willingness to seek advice/assistance.

License or certification
Must have one of the following certifications (or equivalent) at time of hire. In lieu of certification at time of hire, candidate must pass the exam within two years and complete the certification process once years of service requirements of the certifying body have been met.

Exemption status

Compensation Detail
$121,701.00 - $176,446.00 / year

Benefits eligible

Full Time

Hours / Pay period

Schedule details

8am-4pm Central Time, Monday through Friday.

Weekend schedule

This position is mainly M-F 8am-4pm Central Time. There is no on-call, but weekend help may be needed in the case of an emergency or if a task is behind schedule.


International Assignment

Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

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