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HPC Security Engineer

The Ohio State University Published: April 3, 2018
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HPC Security Engineer

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH


OSC provides high-performance computing (HPC) services for university researchers and industrial clients. The HPC Systems Team delivers OSC’s production HPC systems, networking, and storage services through system design, procurement, deployment, security, and systems administration. This security engineer position supports the overall mission of the team and in particular duties related to systems security and implementation of security policy; ensure security best practices are followed; deploy security policy implementations uniformly using configuration management; develop plans for security incident response; maintain secure environments for HIPAA, ITAR, & EAR data; develop and maintain authentication and authorization mechanisms for HPC and web based services; and balance between security concerns and client usability. This position will also work with the OH-TECH security officer to ensure security configurations meet the security policies set forth by OH-TECH & OSU.

Required: Bachelor’s degree in a Computing, Science, Mathematics, an Engineering discipline, or an equivalent combination of education & professional experience; proficient in Linux/UNIX user environment; fluency in one or more of Python, Perl, Java, or C/C++; familiarity with & experience implementing security best practices; knowledge of & experience with Single Sign-on technologies; familiarity with configuration of web servers, & web services; familiarity with LDAP, Microsoft AD, or similar; familiarity with maintaining network firewalls; US citizen or permanent resident. Desired: Production HPC administration experience; experience implementing fine grained authorization schemes, Intrusion Detection Systems, or Intrusion Prevention Systems, regulatory compliance regimes such as HIPAA, ITAR, EAR, FISMA, NIST, etc., Puppet or other configuration management software, XSEDE, or OSG software, and security policy configuration tools.

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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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