Network Engineer, Security Job at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Troy, NY

Job Description

Network Engineer, Security

Job no: 494304

Work type: Full Time

Location: Troy, NY

Categories: Information Technology, Staff

Who we are

Why Rensselaer? Our dynamic global community of changemakers includes some of the world's leading researchers, students, alumni, and faculty who ask the important questions and devise the scientific and technological innovations that make the world a better place for all of humanity. Nestled on a beautiful 275-acre campus in upstate NY, Rensselaer is home to five schools, 32 research centers, three makerspaces, an observatory, and one of the world's fastest supercomputers.

Job Summary

The Network Security Engineer is responsible for providing technical leadership and oversight for complex, enterprise-wide services including the design, development and maintenance of campus security network infrastructure. The network security engineer is involved in all aspects of network security from detecting, tracking, identifying, collecting evidence & resolving break-ins, virus/worm infections, and campus hacking. In addition, the Network Security Engineer leads complex projects that often include individuals from different departments or portfolios and leadership. This position collaborates closely with other technical and IT leadership positions providing high-level guidance, mentoring and training including helping to develop other technical employees.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and six (6) years relevant professional work experience including formal training in information technology and network security.

A relevant combination of education, training and professional work experience may be substituted for a degree.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience supporting Higher Education environment.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
•Familiarity with TCP/IP protocols, services and attack and defense methods.
•Familiarity with SANS, CERT and other industry best-practice organizations.
•Familiarity with firewall, VPN, IDS/IPS, and SIEM technologies.
•Advanced diagnostic and troubleshooting skills.
•Network design following security best-practice guidelines.
•Traffic analysis pertaining to network attacks and mitigation.
•Ability to provide training to all levels.
•Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet goals and deadlines.
•Ability to learn quickly and troubleshoot complex problems.
•Ability to diagnose hardware and software problems.
•Ability to communicate and cooperate effectively with colleagues and users in a diverse environment.
•Ability to work both independently and as a team member.


Business Hours with weekends or evenings occasionally required


Local travel between campus locations only


Incidental driving possible, but not required

Starting Salary/Rate

Expected hiring range: $85,000 - $95,000

Pay transparency disclosure: The selected candidate's salary will be determined based on factors that include the available budget, internal equity, and the final candidate's qualifications, experience, education and other job-related credentials. This hiring range is provided as Rensselaer's good faith estimate of the expected hiring range at the time of posting.

Application instructions

Follow the on-screen prompts to create a brief online profile. Please be ready to upload your resume and cover letter.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact

Job Posted Date
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Culture of Safety at Rensselaer
Rensselaer is committed to providing a safe and healthy living, learning, and working environment for its faculty, staff and students. As such, we strongly recommend that faculty, staff and students obtain a COVID-19 vaccination and remain current with available boosters to protect themselves, as well as to protect vulnerable members of the community.

Total Compensation and Benefits Information

Rensselaer's Total Compensation Program is designed to provide stable pay growth, a comprehensive and affordable benefits package, and a comprehensive and affordable retiree medical and prescription plan. Rensselaer is recognized locally and nationally for the depth and breadth of its compensation and benefits program. Our goal is to provide you and your family with a comprehensive health and welfare program as an umbrella of financial security and protection during your employment. For more information, please visit Benefits | Human Resources (

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer's work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.

Advertised: 05 Jan 2024 Eastern Standard Time

Applications close:

Job Tags

Full time, Work experience placement, Local area, Shift work, Weekend work, Afternoon shift,

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