Senior Information Security Developer, Operations

Connecticut, United States
15 Oct 2018
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15 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

The Senior Information Security Developer serves as the principle architect and developer responsible for defining, planning, implementing automation and orchestration in support of Yale’s information security mission. The position is an individual contributor role reporting directly to the Associate Director of Information Security Operations.

Essential Duties

  1. Design and implement an efficient orchestration platform for security operations and serve as a general resource for the broader information security team for all automation needs.
  2. Automate and make resilient the intake of security logs and event data for use by the Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) system.
  3. Design and implement a better security incident processing pipeline for identifying significant events, enriching events with relevant additional information, routing the events for actioning, and providing a basis for effective reporting on these events to meet institutional needs, building from the existing SIEM infrastructure.
  4. Automate workflows to streamline security operations including scanning tools and active security incident responses.
  5. Automate vulnerability management scanning, data collection, and trend analysis.
  6. Script and/or program security tasks, log parsers, informational displays, reports on security metrics and other security systems as needed.
  7. Develop security metrics dashboards and reports using BI/Visualization tools.
  8. Participate in incident response, security projects, and security assessments as required.
  9. Create documentation for architecture, requirements, and operations of automation and orchestration systems.
  10. 10. Develop standards for security information collection, processing, tagging, enrichment, indexing, correlation, querying, and storage.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and three to five years of related experience in an information security environment; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated experience with computer programming/scripting (i.e., Python), databases and BI/data visualization software. 

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Demonstrated experience successfully organizing and completing sizable complex software systems.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

 Demonstrated skills in identifying requirements and translating these requirements into practical architectural designs.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Exceptionally strong writing ability and very strong verbal communication skills.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Ability to create documentation for architecture, requirements and operations of automation and orchestration systems. 

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Planning and project estimating experience for technology-related projects; demonstrated experience and interest in information and network security; demonstrated skills working in a fast-iteration (DevOps) environment; demonstrated experience with a range of relevant programming languages and toolsets, both commercial and open source.

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Background Check Requirements

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Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: