Information Security Engineer | Minnestar

Minnesota IT Services

Working Title: Information Security Engineer 
Job Class: Information Technology Specialist 5
Agency: Minnesota IT Services

  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 03/21/2024
  • Closing Date: 04/03/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota IT Services
  • Division/Unit: IT PR DPS / DPS MNIT Security
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day
  • Days of Work: Monday – Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $37.45 – $64.04 / hourly; $78,195 – $133,715 / annually
  • Job Class Option: Information Security
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 – MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • FLSA Status: Exempt – Professional
  • Telework Eligible: Yes #LI-Hybrid
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

Join the 2,500+ professionals of Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) who connect Minnesotans to services that will improve their lives. This position will be part of the Enterprise Security team, which embeds security protection statewide.

Job Summary

The Infrastructure Security Engineer (ISE) position for Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) will provide expert technical direction, complex problem resolution and leadership in the design and implementation of information security solutions regarding infrastructure. This position is a hands-on technical leadership position. This position has a critical role in the determination and creation of ever-changing security defense mechanisms in place at Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. The ISE is responsible for implementation of security solutions within the Criminal Justice Data Communications Network, as well as performing security monitoring, reporting, and auditing functions.

Responsibilities will include the following areas:

  • Architecting and implementing network solutions to align with organizational security requirements.
  • Implement and maintain network security measures such as intrusion detection systems, VPN’s and firewalls.
  • Ensure network configurations and operations comply with industry standards and frameworks such as CJIS and NIST.
  • Systems and network security monitoring, reporting, assessment and analysis, and auditing.
  • Participate in planning, development, implementation and updating information system security policies, guidelines, and technical standards.
  • Ensure state’s information assets are protected from unauthorized access, manipulation, use or destruction, and ensure availability of the infrastructure systems.
  • Analysis and implementation of systems and network security solutions.
  • Support of new security product enhancements and additions.
  • Relationship management and consultation with other business units on security matters.
  • Systems and network interruption planning.
  • Lead training on and communication of security policies and procedures to ensure all users are knowledgeable and in compliance with policies and procedures.

This position requires an employee to be onsite with the option to telework occasionally. 


Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must clearly demonstrate all of the following qualifications in their resume.

Position requires a minimum of five (5) years of technical experience in an infrastructure focused information security role that includes:

  • Providing leadership in implementing, and updating information system security policies, guidelines and technical standards.
  • Proven hands on experience with Infrastructure architecture and design in physical and cloud environments.
  • Providing leadership and guidance and governance to multiple teams working with ensuring the security of Microsoft, Unix/Linux, internet applications/systems and hardware to secure these systems (i.e. firewalls, virtual private networks, encryption, digital certificates, and their relationship to data security).
  • Working in a highly regulated, large and heterogeneous environment with the ability to articulate security controls, measures and recommendations to a leadership team.
  • Proven experience training end users on how to use enterprise software.
  • Proven experience and leadership working across diverse business lines to resource and monitor remediation efforts to ensure compliance policies and standards or regulations.
  • Ability to deliver effective verbal or written messages that facilitate a mutual understanding on both parties.
  • Customer service skills that include active listening, empathy, and problem-solving.

A master’s degree in Information Technology or a related field substitutes for three (3) years of experience, OR a related bachelor’s degree substitutes for two (2) years, OR a related associate’s degree substitutes for one (1) year.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certifications: CISSP or other relevant information security certification.
  • Wireless and wireless mobile environments including WLAN, WEP, WPA and encryption.
  • Vulnerability Management systems and remediation strategies using various tools such as NetBrain, FireMon, Nessus Tenable, Acuentix, SolarWinds, and CrowdStrike.
  • Ability to communicate complex security requirements and solutions to both technical and non-technical internal and external customers, agency staff, vendors, and other governmental agencies.
  • Ability to prepare and conduct presentations and training classes on computer security policies, procedures, and guidelines, requirements, and system solutions.
  • Negotiation and consensus building skills.
  • Leadership and project management skills to oversee multiple projects of varying size and scope simultaneously.
  • Strong communication skills sufficient to clearly communicate highly technical concepts, and to introduce new technological tools or methods.

Additional Requirements

It is the policy of Minnesota IT Services that a successful candidate must pass all legally required checks prior to employment which may consist of the following:

  • SEMA4 Records Check (applies to current and past state employees only)
  • Criminal History Check
  • Reference Check
  • Social Security and Address Verification
  • Education Verification
  • CJIS Background Check
  • Other legally required checks

Minnesota IT Services will not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. 

Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: $37.45 - $64.04 / hourly - $78,195 - $133,715 / annually
Compensation Type: Salaried
Location: St Paul, MN - Hybrid
Posted by Karla Larson on March 25, 2024