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Career position - Berkeley, CA - Seeking db developer, sysadmin, perl expert with a strong interest in security

From: paul rivers <privers(at)berkeley(dot)edu>
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Subject: Career position - Berkeley, CA - Seeking db developer, sysadmin, perl expert with a strong interest in security
Date: 2012-07-20 16:54:22
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We will consider candidates with strong sysadmin, db developer and perl
skills with only a strong interest in security.  The position will allow
such a person many opportunities to cross-train on network IDS,
vulnerability scanning, application scanners, log correlation products,
and other core security operation tools.  We utilize postgresql as the
main data hub for our operations.

Location: Berkeley, California, USA
Telecommute: Some (0-3 days/week), but must be available in Berkeley
several days each week
Position type: Career (full time) position
To apply: Find the below job posting on and apply via
that portal

Official job posting:

Security Analyst IV

Departmental Overview

System and Network Security (SNS) is responsible for leading IT security
for the UC Berkeley campus. Responsibilities include evaluating,
designing, implementing and maintaining security programs and systems to
enable departments to comply with campus policy, standards and best
practices. SNS coordinates with IT Policy, providing input on the
development of campus policy, security exceptions, and incident
response. SNS provides campus leadership on IT security issues,
including training and outreach initiatives. SNS coordinates with peers
across higher education institutions to share information and approaches
to solve IT security challenges.


The primary focus for this career appointment is system integration.
Security operations generates or receives a vast quantity of data about
systems, networks, and activities on these networked systems. Bringing
this data together to identify actionable security events and generate
relevant security metrics is an interesting challenge we face. This
position will be one of the lead data wranglers to design and implement
new and better ways to integrate this security data. A strong
combination of system analysis, system integration, and programming
skills are required. The successful candidate must be able to implement
well-designed, modular systems using all usual best practices of
software development. In addition, the position will be able to provide
backup on operational areas such as vulnerability scanning,
vulnerability assessment, intrusion detection, and log correlation. As a
member of System and Network Security you will be part of growing team
of campus security professionals that operate and implement security
services for the University of California, Berkeley.

- Analyze all data sources, internal and external to the group
- Design efficient and cost-effective methods for normalizing and
combining data
- Design, test and promote to production monitors to automatically alert
on high-confidence alerts
- Design and implement tools to present to other security analysts all
relevant data in order to make judgment calls for grey-area alerts
- Cross train on one or more security functions (IDS, vulnerability
assessment, log correlation, application security, etc)
- Develop and implement tools and procedures for deploying and
maintaining secure configurations on SNS internal systems
- Work with other SNS staff to maintain integrity and functionality of
SNS systems and services
- Perform additional incidental IT security and operational support
duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

- Exceptional system design and system integration experience and
ability, including dealing with large volumes of structured and
semi-structured data
- Very strong programming skills in a high-level language (perl
preferred) and database development experience (PostgreSQL preferred)
- Experience with system administration on linux (RHEL-derived distros
preferred) and strong knowledge of security best practices for linux
system administration
- Basic to intermediate networking knowledge and experience (core IPv4,
IPv6 concepts: IP protocols, firewalls, packet capture techniques)
- Basic knowledge of encryption theory and practice
- Passion for IT security
- Clear, concise writing ability

Preferred Qualifications

- Intrusion detection (Snort, Bro, Intrushield)
- Vulnerability detection (nmap, Nessus, OpenVAS, Foundstone)
- Application vulnerability assessment (AppScan, Burp, OWASP testing
frameworks, threat assessments)
- Logging, log correlation technologies, and SIEMs (rsyslog, syslog-ng,
Splunk, ArcSight)

Salary & Benefits

The salary range for the position of Security Analyst IV is $95580 -
$116820 annually, depending on qualifications and experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the
University visit:

How to Apply

Please visit and look for this posting.

Submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when
applying. Applications must include a cover letter to be considered.
Candidates who are invited to the later stages of the interview process
will be requested to do hands-on programming exercises in perl, as well
as work through several design challenges. Submitting code samples or
descriptions of previous data wrangling design successes is encouraged.

Criminal Background Check

This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a
Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment
contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

Other Information

This posting is for a career appointment. The work location is downtown
Berkeley within an easy walk to BART. Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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