Cyber Security Engineer I

Cyber Security Engineer I


Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-866-5000

Job Location

Southern Wake Campus

9101 Fayetteville Road

Raleigh, NC 27603


$71,000.00 Annually


State of NC Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, December 1, 2022
Closes: Sunday, January 15, 2023

Target Start Date

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Expected Work Hours

Hours May Vary

Reports to

Cyber Security Manager

Employment Type

Full-Time Employment

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s degree with two years experience in cyber-security or an equivalent combination of education and experience  

Ability to work nights and weeks as needed to resolve security related issues

Preferred Qualifications

Security+, CEH or equivalent certification

Experience with firewalls, ACLs, and endpoint security

Experience with one or more of the following: Python, C#, PHP, Drupal, SQL, Java

Experience with one or more of the following: Cloud application platforms, Microsoft 365, SharePoint, IIS

Bachelor’s degree in IT related field

One or more years experience in higher education

Position Description

This position is responsible for enforcing information security policies to protect the college's computer infrastructure, networks, and data against cyber-attacks and internal threats. The primary functions of this position include monitoring cyber security threats and performing pre-established measures to the mitigate impact of the threats. The Cyber Security Engineer I will work closely with all ITS divisions to resolve day-to-day operational security issues.

Responsibilities and Duties (*Essential Functions)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.    

*Assists in developing a comprehensive security program that assesses current security vulnerabilities and researches effective strategies for long-term protection of the institution's IT and data resources.

*Serves as secondary point-of-contact in reviewing threats and vulnerabilities and designing a mitigation strategy.   Assist CSE II with industry best practices research to ensure appropriate products and standards are implemented to protect the college from vulnerabilities and unauthorized access.

*Assist CSE II monitoring the College's security prevention and detection solutions, both internal systems and external, third-party services that provides protection for the college's network infrastructure and systems.

*Monitors processes for ensuring authorized access to college resources including permission violations and approving the revoking of permissions as needed.

Participates in departmental risk assessments, security reporting and incident management as established by state guidelines and internal policies.

Helps transform the overall cybersecurity culture of the college to meet industry standard.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities  

Demonstrated experience in Internet and network security products and platforms, including intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, incident response, vulnerability assessments, and penetration testing

General understanding of industry standards and requirements for information security management, state and federal statutes, and third-party security assessments

Ability to work effectively with college leaders and IT engineering, operations, and support staff

Demonstrated knowledge of information security alerts, threat trends, intrusion analysis, malware, anomalous behavior, forensic research, and incident response protocols

Strong analytical, project management, and team-oriented interpersonal skills

Ability to work under pressure in emergencies and communicate security-related concepts to technical and non-technical staff

How to Apply

Interested candidates must apply online through the following link: Cyber Security Engineer I

Job Post Contact

Human Resources