Information Technology Services
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  • Direct experience in a major academic research or healthcare institution, with a thorough understanding of the University environment in contrast to the corporate environment.  This includes understanding how issues of security, privacy, academic freedom, intellectual property, open systems and academic enterprise networks fit into a university backdrop and the broader regulatory environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully managing, coordinating and deploying complex technical projects, and in gaining consensus across a disparate variety of stakeholders and goals.
  • Demonstrated experience with complex multi-system platforms and vendors and in coordinating multi-system and computing environments in independent computing facilities.
  • Proven expertise with a variety of security systems, including configuration and troubleshooting.  Examples include security tools/appliances such as system logging alerts and analyses (Splunk), Stealthwatch, Palo Alto Networks firewalls, forensic imaging tools, data loss prevention, vulnerability scanners.
  • Demonstrated expertise using analytical and reporting tools to identify and quantify critical issues or ongoing gaps in security. 
  • Specific experience in developing remediation plans and in working with a variety of teams to resolve issues and establish new procedures as needed.
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure platforms, security tools, virtualization systems such as Docker, and orchestration tools such as Kubernetes.
  • Experience in multiple programming languages on multiple platforms, with scripting languages (Python or Perl), as well as with automation tools such as Terraform and Ansible.
  • Experience with source code repository/version control platform security is a plus.
  • Proven ability to develop plans, lead, and work on large/complex system deployment projects in a team environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of security trends and best practices.


Bachelor's degree plus five years relevant experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.


  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of IT industry trends and emerging technologies and an ability to relate them to Stanford and its communities and their objectives.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of networking protocols, principles and devices.
  • In-depth architecture and configuration knowledge.
  • Extensive experience with debugging, troubleshooting, forensics, and security utilities.
  • In-depth knowledge of authentication protocols, encryption and other fundamental security technologies.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of industry standard information security practices.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to explain complex technical ideas to non-technical audience and work with individuals at all levels.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading/mentoring team members and providing technical guidance to customers and stakeholders.
  • High level of integrity and excellent judgment concerning proprietary and privacy issues.

  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, use a telephone, occasionally lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 21-40 pounds
  • Rarely writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 20 pounds and lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

  • Occasional exposure to high voltage electricity.
  • Occasional extended and weekend hours.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

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