Job Details
Posting Date
14/07/2022 Expiry Date 14/08/2022 Job Reference Number: 1927-2022-07-14T11:17:06
Engineer-IT Security
Category Non Faculty Vacancies
College Departments
Department Information Technology Center
Job Purpose

To support and maintain the University of Sharjah IT security stance through implementing security standards to protect integrity, confidentiality and availability of the information assets. As well as to plan and carry out security measures that help monitor and protect sensitive data and systems from infiltration and cyber-attacks. This includes installing and using software, such as firewalls and data encryption programs that protects the integrity, confidentiality and availability of the university's information assets.

Main accountabilities & expectations
  1. Plan, implement, manage, monitor, and upgrade security measures and protocols for the protection of the UoS's data, systems, and networks as per best practices and standards.
  2. Develop and maintain the university's security architecture including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, cryptography systems, VOIP services and anti-Malware software. As well as, maintain the Net Network Access control in a heterogeneous network.       
  3. Perform various penetration tests and vulnerability assessments to identify network and system vulnerabilities, and recommend suitable solutions and preventative actions accordingly.
  4. Detect, protect, respond and recover from cyber-attacks by identifying abnormalities, security violations, and inefficiencies, and respond to them promptly to avoid system disruptions and ensure business continuity through security solutions e.g. SIEM and SOAR. 
  5. Protect various IT systems by implementing security architecture for identity access management, Endpoint security, Cloud security,  Network perimeter security and  Email security.  
  6. Design and implement access and security systems such as Data leakage controls, Intrusion Prevention, Firewall, Proxy, and Privileged access management systems in O365, Azure and On Prem platforms as per best practices and standards.          
  7. Ensure that any required system updates/upgrades are completed when needed in a timely manner in order to ensure that UoS's IT assets are protected at all times.
  8. Protect data and systems by documenting processes appropriately for management use as well as internal and external auditing purposes. Also, maintain the risk framework, risk assessment, and risk register for UoS's entire Information assets.     
  9. Train and guide UoS community members about IT security risks, implications and processes, and answer enquiries related to IT security matters.
  10. Ensure compliance with UoS's IT security policies, standards and procedures at all times, and report any matters of concern to the line manager. As well as ensure the security, integrity and confidentiality of any incoming or outgoing information/data.
  11. Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks and participating in professional organisations to implement new technologies in the Department.
  12. Prepare various system performance and status reports when requested by the line manager.

Job Specific Accountabilities
Required Skills
Preferred Qualification & Experience

  • Minimum of bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering or a relevant discipline.
  • Professional IT security related certification such as CEH, OSCP, CCRI, CISSP, and CISM is a must.
  • 6-8 years of UAE experience in similar role preferably in higher education institutions.
  • Priority is to UAE Nationals.
Job Location University of Sharjah (Main)

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to prepare professional documents, in both Arabic and English.
  • Hands-on experience with anti-virus software, intrusion detection, firewalls, and content filtering.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of network security, operating system security, database security, application security, web hosting security, email security, network security, and cloud security.
  • Knowledge of risk assessment tools, technologies, and methods.
  • Experience designing secure networks, systems, and application architectures.
  • A good understanding of complex technical issues and how to manage them.
  • Knowledge of disaster recovery, computer forensic tools, technologies, and methods.
  • Experience in NAC, SOAR, PAM, EDR, MDM, and CASB.     
  • Experience in Fortinet Firewalls, Cisco IPS, Force scout/ Aruba/ Pulse secure NAC.                                      
  • Knowledge of Microsoft security stack - ATA, Defender, Cloud app security. Compliance center, O365 DLP, and Intune.
  • Experience planning, researching, and developing security policies, standards and procedures.
  • Ability to organize prioritize multiple tasks and produce reports under strict guidelines.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • High integrity and openness combined with a commitment to good governance.
  • Flexibility and ability to function effectively as part of a team.
Job Criteria
Gender Male or Female
Qualification Bachelor's degree/higher diploma
Relevant Experience 6 or more
Living In UAE Open for all
Nationality All
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