System Administrator (Information Security Analyst), Security Team

    • Indiana University
  • Bloomington, IN
  • Posted 32 days ago | Updated 4 hours ago


On Site
USD 63,336.00 - 77,000.00 per year
Full Time


Policies and procedures
Attention to detail
Information security
Information Technology
Microsoft Operating Systems
Microsoft SQL Server
Group policy
Internet security
Business operations
System administration
Microsoft Windows
Higher education
Computer science
Time management
Operating systems
Health insurance
Life insurance
IT security
Microsoft Azure
Windows PowerShell
Regulatory Compliance
Preventive maintenance

Job Details

At University Information Technology Services (UITS) we provide the technology, tools, and services you need to succeed. UITS supports IU's vision for excellence in research, teaching, outreach, and lifelong learning. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility, and creativity, as well as a culture that champions inclusion, diversity, and overall employee well-being through programs supported university wide. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

Job Summary

Join our dynamic and collaborative team as a Systems Administrator where you will utilize the newest technologies in support of many enterprise level systems at Indiana University.

Department-Specific Responsibilities
  • Supports the secure delivery of computing resources with a focus on Microsoft infrastructure (Windows Server, SQL Server, and Azure resources) along with EWA-supported resources in the IU Platform (Kubernetes and adjacent technologies).
  • Uses a variety of automation and system management tools to configure systems at scale, e.g. Ansible, PowerShell, Group Policy, Azure Policy.
  • Reviews vulnerability detection scan data and develops plans of action for remediation across a heterogeneous environment.
  • Evaluates hosted workloads against industry-standard benchmarks (e.g. the Center for Internet Security) and develops/implements configurations to align with these standards.
  • On-boards new departmental workloads to EWA and aligns their servers with EWA management practices.
  • Assists in managing compliance to regulatory requirements and IU policy; assesses system configurations against compliance requirements and remediate deficiencies.
  • Serves as a liaison with other security-focused organizations within IU (e.g. UIPO, UISO).
  • Contributes to the growth and modification of UITS systems by acquiring and maintaining knowledge of new and emerging applications, tools, and architectures that may be used to support business operations.
  • Performs generalist system administration tasks to support EWA operations, including delivery of monthly Windows platform updates and participating in an on-call rotation.
General Responsibilities
  • Performs ongoing advanced analysis and monitoring of technology environments to identify security exposures and potential threats.
  • Assesses and determines level of risk in order to provide threat information, as well as to advise and/or recommend protections and solutions, to security leadership and department decision-makers.
  • Makes recommendations to improve information security policies and procedures.
  • Researches and stays abreast of current higher education information security environment and trends; stays up-to-date and advises junior peers on information security analysis and monitoring best practices, tools, and approaches.
  • Leads communication, awareness and training efforts for faculty, staff and student population through the creation of informational bulletins, best practices.
  • Partners with security engineers to ensure exposures and risks are avoided and/or addressed.
  • Acts as point of escalation for response to information security incidents; may contribute on information security emergency response teams and/or on other information security projects.
  • May serve as project leader; often provides guidance to junior peers.

Combinations of related education and experience may be considered. Education beyond the minimum required may be substituted for work experience. Work experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted for education.


  • Bachelor's degree (preferably in Computer Science or related field)

  • 5 years of information security or related experience

  • Proficient communication skills
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
  • Highly thorough and dependable
  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
  • Possesses a high degree of initiative
  • Ability to influence internal and/or external constituents
  • Creativity in identifying complex problems and finding solutions quickly and accurately
  • Attention to detail in communicating technical issues and implementing solutions
  • Mental discipline in conducting lengthy investigations
  • Ability to change priorities as incidents and threats develop or evolve
  • Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Windows or Unix-like operating systems
Working Conditions / Demands

This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

This position is eligible for remote work or to work a hybrid schedule (mix between remote and in-person work), subject to change in the future based on university policy and business needs.

Advertised Salary

$63,336 - $77,000 per year based on experience and internal equity

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure .

Job Classification

Career Level: Advanced

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Information Technology

Job Family: IT Security & Privacy

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Posting Disclaimer

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information .

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