About the job
The Network Engineer and Computing Security Analyst is responsible for the design and operation of the telecommunications, networking and security infrastructure supporting Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q). Reporting to the Manager of Infrastructure Operations, this position is a “go-to” technical staff member that leads in design, engineering, and implementation of communications services at NU-Q, including voice, data, and video, and teleconferencing services. The role oversees the operation of an array of information security tools and performs security analysis and incident response activities.
Please note: This is an overseas position in Qatar, Middle East.
On call 24/7 and weekend maintenance and upgrade work schedule.
All final candidates will undergo a comprehensive background check.
- Leads in the installation and maintenance of networked communication systems to link networked processing platforms with each other within and outside the University. Participates in the configuration of equipment and software. Analyzes network traffic patterns and server system performance to resolve problems. Leads in the installation and maintenance of information technologies including, but not limited to servers, video, wireless communication, and telephony.
- Participates in projects and assists in the execution of project plans to help ensure compliance with security policy and standards. Develops, executes, or coordinates security projects, including deployment and operation of firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems and network analysis tools.
- Participates in long range planning of future NU-Q, data, voice and video networking systems and security initiatives.
- Provides technical support to users. Consults with users, diagnoses and resolves problems on multiple software or hardware programs.
- Maintains awareness of evolving information technologies through professional publications, outside contacts, and ongoing professional development.
- In partnership with other groups (including NU departments, the Qatar foundation, technology counterparts of other University City schools) and NUIT management in NU-Evanston), supports the development of requirements for new services and applications to meet the needs of the campus community at NU-Q.
- Prepares and executes security assessments, analysis, and remediation. Manages incidents and investigations, including those requiring the application of forensic practice.
- Assists in the administration of information security practice through development, implementation and enforcement of information security procedures and standards
- Interacts with the user community to understand their security needs and helping develop procedures as required. Helps to ensure that the user community understands and adheres to necessary policy and procedures to maintain security. Leads annual security awareness initiatives among the NU-Q community.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.
- 3-5 years of experience in operating a large complex network environment.
- Proficiency with current best practices and standards in cybersecurity practice including security operations: monitoring, incident response, etc.
- Experience providing a secure networking environment both wired and wireless, including deployment and operations of firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems and network analysis tools.
- Master’s degree in Computer Science or comparable relevant work experience.
- CISSP or similar information security certification.
- A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in IT systems, networking, or security roles.
- Direct experience with switching and routing protocols including BGP, OSPF, SIP and MPLS, data center design best practices and enterprise network best practices.
- Experience with quality of service across enterprise networks, VoIP, and high availability networking environments.