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$101,200 - $130,000 / Year
Hybrid Remote
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#128664 Senior IT Security Analyst, Risk & Compliance

Initial Review Date: Thu 4/11/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.


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 (OIA), a department 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. Information Security staff also work closely with the IT Infrastructure and Operations department to provide the campus-wide network/security infrastructure.

The Senior Risk and Compliance Analyst joins a small team dedicated to evaluating and measuring UC San Diego’s risk posture. This will include leading a number of compliance activities related to Controlled Unclassified Information, supplier risk management, and data security reviews. You will manage our responses to eDiscovery and similar requests. Perform gap analyses and risk assessments for a variety of systems, programs, and vendors and work with system and service owners on bringing them into compliance with external and UC policy. This position requires expert knowledge of security engineering and the ability to design compensation controls and to act as trusted counsel to staff and faculty on most domains of security.


* Drives the implementation and enhancement of security processes across the organization to reduce information security risk, address threat and vulnerabilities to information assets, monitor compliance to policy, and improve the overall security posture of the University.

* Provides recommendations for security controls and ensures remediation of any deficiencies to ensure compliance with campus policy and regulatory requirements

* Monitor compliance to policy and improve the overall security posture of the University.

* Assist with or manage audits by UC or external auditors

~This position is eligible for a flexible work arrangement, which could include a non-standard work schedule, and/or the ability to work off-site part of the time.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Security or a closely related field AND three (3) years of related experience in information security in an enterprise environment and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Extensive expertise in security policy creation and compliance monitoring, auditing methodology, and conducting technology risk assessments. Advanced experience with web application and network/endpoint vulnerability scanning and remediation, pen testing, sensitive data discovery and data loss prevention systems.

  • Demonstrated skills applying security controls to computer software and hardware. Solid understanding of information security policies, standards, industry best practices, and frameworks. (ISO 27K, NIST 800-115, PCI DSS, HIPAA, FERPA, etc.)

  • In-depth knowledge of computer hardware, software and network security issues and approaches.

  • Advanced experience using IT security systems and tools. Expertise in using security tools such as Qualys/Nessus, IBM Appscan, nmap, Wireshark, Metasploit, etc.

  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a Federal security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated skill at administering complex security controls and configurations to computer hardware, software and networks. Understanding of network/host firewalls, application gateways/proxies, anti-malware, patch management, disk encryption, centralized configuration, log management, system hardening practices, etc.

  • Professional security certifications such as CISSP, GIAC, CCIE/CCNA Security, ITIL are preferred.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

  • Employee must be able to, if the need arises, attain federal security clearance.

  • Employee must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

  • Employee must be available to travel as required.

  • Must be willing and able to work on a rotating on-call basis.

  • This position is eligible for a flexible work arrangement, which could include a non-standard work schedule, and/or the ability to work off-site part of the time.

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce.

This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire:
a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance.
b) Vacation/holidays (15 vacation days & 13 paid holidays a year).
c) Work/Life Balance.
d) UC Retirement Plan
e) Pet insurance.

For more information about UCSD Benefits and Work/Life.

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Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $101,200 - $192,200 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $48.47 - $92.05

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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