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Walter Petruska CISSP, CISA, CGEIT
Information Security Officer

University of San Francisco
Lone Mountain North - 226
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
ITS Help Desk, Phone: 415-422-6668
Security Services Fax: 415-422-6719


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Security Systems Architect

Posting Details

Position Information

Requisition Number


Job Title

Security Systems Architect


Information Technology Services (ITS)

Campus Location

San Francisco Campus

Salary Type


Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience

Job Type


Union Type

Non Union


No Travel

Work Environment


Job Summary

This person will join the Network & Security Services team reporting to the Information Security Officer. The architect will be responsible for testing and evaluating the security posture of USF, then defining the remediation paths necessary to improve the university’s security posture. The architect will also be responsible for project managing remediation efforts working with appropriate members of the university. The architect will evaluate new technologies with an eye to measuring the impact of the addition of such new technologies to the university. The architect will participate in the selection, procurement, deployment and ongoing management of systems specific to improving the Information Security posture at USF.

Job Responsibilities

Deployment of new security systems including IPS systems, DLP systems, Identity Access Management and Audit systems.
Management of currently deployed security systems.
Collecting data pertinent to the security posture of the university, and presenting it in a fashion easily comprehended by various members of the University community. This will require creating different reports directed at ITS management, University Leadership as well as the broader university community.
Design perimeter and access controls that support business and regulatory requirements.
Work with various functional groups with ITS to define, design and implement IT Security requirements

Minimum Requirements

BS in CS or equivalent; experience can substitute for field of study.
At least 3 – 5 years of experience in Information Security supporting medium-to-large scale environment (1000+ endpoint systems).
CISSP certification preferred; experience can substitute for actual certification.
Four or more years experience working in or managing Cisco production data networks and security including 802.1, 802.3, 802.11 technologies; TCP/IP, OSPF, RIP.
Knowledge of Cisco Network Admission Control Systems and Cisco ISE.
Knowledge of Cisco Wireless Control Systems
Knowledge of network security concepts and tools; Cisco PIX, QualysGuard Enterprise, Palo Alto Networks firewall experience preferred. Knowledge of SIEM technologies.
Excellent documentation skills.
Network traffic analysis and application troubleshooting.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication. Excellent customer service.
Outstanding organizational skills, ability to prioritize effectively, and experience with technical project management.
Highly service-oriented, reliable, responsible, self-motivated, and enthusiastic.
Excellent communication skills and ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of customers and staff.
Ability to interact with all levels of an organization in a professional, diplomatic and tactful manner.
Ability to work productively in cross-functional teams or resourcefully and independently as an individual.
Ability to lift moderately heavy equipment (e.g. Servers, Monitors, Printers, etc.)
Travel and work modified shifts when necessary.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Other Responsibilities:
Supporting the other teams within ITS with their various security needs
Forecasting future attack areas that should be focused on for improvement

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:
Programming and development experience with any IT components: firewalls, network components, system monitoring, system backups etc.
Experience with one modern scripting or programming language

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a sample of one or more examples of your documentations skills that cover either:

a. Technical project documentation

End-user support documentation for newly deployed technology

c. Sample security policy or incident response plan.

Job Open Date


Job Close Date

Posted until Filled


About USF

The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is San Francisco’s first university, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World From Here.” For more information, visit

EEO Policy

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