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Penn State Health (REMOTE) Cyber Defense Sr Infrastructure Engineer - Cyber in United States

Job Description

Penn State Health Corporation

Location: US:REMOTE

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.00

Shift: Day

Hours: 8 hours


The Cyber Defense Infrastructure Engineer (CDIE) is a critical team member directly contributing to the Penn State Health and College of Medicine Office of Cyber Security’s mission to Prevent, Detect, Analyze and Respond to threat activity (internal and external), information system vulnerabilities, and cyber incidents.

The CDIE installs, configures, troubleshoots, and maintains various cyber security capabilities (hardware and software) to ensure their confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Manages accounts, patches, and secure configurations. Capabilities include, but are not limited to, network and host-based anti-virus/anti-malware, host-based firewalls, advanced threat detection agents, net-flow analytics platform, secure email gateway, data loss prevention, full disk encryption, web proxy, password manager, incident response case management, and security orchestrations tools.

Responsible for setting up and maintaining a system or specific components of a system (e.g. for example, installing, configuring, and updating hardware and software; establishing and managing user accounts; overseeing or conducting backup and recovery tasks; implementing operational and technical security controls; and adhering to organizational security policies and procedures).

Tests, implements, deploys, maintains, reviews, and administers the infrastructure hardware and software that are required to effectively manage the cyber defense infrastructure and resources. Monitors assigned cyber defense infrastructure systems to actively remediate unauthorized activities.

This level of position is fully competent in the field, operates under minimal direction and is expected to provide mentoring and oversight to lower level tasks.


Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, cybersecurity, information technology, software engineering, information systems, or computer engineering plus 8 years of experience experience in network infrastructure, firewalls, IDS/IPS, application proxies, systems administration, network storage, enterprise authentication, backups and data retention required or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience required

Certification in one of the areas listed is required: security and risk management, asset security, security engineering, communications and network security, identity and access management, security assessment and testing, security operations, software development security, information security governance, security program development and management, information security incident management, information security, information systems, network security, information assurance, troubleshooting, security operations, cryptography.


Master’s or Ph.D. in computer science, cybersecurity, information technology, software engineering, information systems, computer engineering


If chosen for this position, you may required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

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Position (REMOTE) Cyber Defense Sr Infrastructure Engineer - CyberLocation USReq ID 17542