UT Health Senior Information Security Analyst for Information Technology - Houston, TX in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Senior Information Security Analyst for Information Technology - Houston, TX


Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Information Technology

UTHealth Administration

Requisition #: 180001I0

Position Summary:


Senior Information Security Analyst position requires the ability to conduct

compliance and security assessments in a very complex and large organization

and it also requires some technical knowledge. Great communication and

organizational skills are integral to being successful in this role. The

IT Security - Risk Management and Consulting team—of which this position is

on--provides guidance to the organization; thereby, the person in this role needs to

possess a leadership mindset.


the next year the person in the position is expected to help with:

  1. Expanding the maturity of the existing risk management process into a robust

risk management program. Doing so requires that the person in the

position possess analytical skills to perform security assessments using a

variety of tools—some of which the professional in this position may need to


  1. Improving the risk and compliance management processes through orientation and

execution of a granular risk assessment process. We need to accomplish this for

the entire organization. Corrective action planning, follow-up and

roadmap tracking/guidance will be a key function of this position.

  1. Understanding education, healthcare and research business operations and

provide guidance to the organization. The position will also provide

guidance/leadership in the creation and modification of security policies,

procedures, guidance documents and security information/awareness efforts.


the above goals will require talking to many different people some of whom are

not IT folks, but rather business leaders throughout the organization. It will

also require a lot of paperwork, reports and follow-up e-mails and meetings.

And, at the heart of it all you still need to be technical so that you can

measure and communicate the relevant risks and possible solutions.



problem-solving skills; ability to think independently as well as work in a

dynamic team group; ability to work within tight deadlines; strong

organizational skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills.


to configure and administer Windows and VMware servers and desktops; working

knowledge of UNIX-based systems.

Preferred: Relevant security, audit or networking

certifications (CISSP, CISA, CISM, GIAC, Cisco); web application security;

programming, Linux system administration, database administration; network

architecture design; incorporating security into SDLC.



degree, training in information technology or related experience in lieu of



Three years of experience in information technology supportor information technology auditing. One to two years direct involvement withsecurity platforms deployed as part of an enterprise-level Information Securityprogram.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Office of Benefits Website.


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