Job Description

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Hiring Pay Scale
$154,200 - $195,920 / Year
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 Hours Shifts, Monday - Friday

#129717 Senior SIEM Engineer - Remote

Filing Deadline: Tue 5/28/2024

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.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/28/24. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Candidates hired into this position may have the ability to work remotely.


Position is responsible for configuring and maintaining the enterprise Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system used to identify and trigger alerts of possible cyber-attacks. The ever-growing cyber threats have resulted in more log data needing to be ingested and assessed by the SIEM in order to detect malicious activities. In order to meet UC San Diego Health’s needs of early detection and response to cyber threats, advanced expertise is needed to continually develop and update the SEIM detection system. This includes ensuring the appropriate log data is being collected, configuring the system to monitor the effectiveness of key security controls used to protect data and systems. Effective use of the advanced SIEM tool is essential in order to meet regulatory requirements for protecting confidential data and systems used throughout healthcare and clinical research. Incumbent must have advanced knowledge on threat detection, alert configurations, log collection and development expertise of the advanced enterprise SIEM solution for security used by UC San Diego Health (Splunk and Splunk Enterprise Security).


  • Eleven (11) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus seven (7) years of related experience/training. Related experience: Expert in configuring Splunk and Splunk Enterprise Security.

  • Expert interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.

  • Demonstrated skills applying security controls to computer software and hardware.

  • Demonstrated skill at analyzing and preventing security incidents of high complexity.

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


  • Advanced knowledge on threat detection/hunting, alert configurations and log collection within Splunk and Splunk Enterprise Security.

  • Experience configuring and using within Splunk and Splunk Enterprise Security in an academic healthcare environment.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $124,400 - $243,600 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $59.58 - $116.67

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.

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, the only Burn Center in the county, and and dozens of outpatient clinics. We invite you to join our team!

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