Job Description

Job Title: Information Security Analyst - Intermediate
Job ID: 668334
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Department: ISD System Security
Location: 2000 Mary St, Pittsburgh PA 15203


Under the general direction of the management team and senior staff, the Information Security Analyst - Intermediate supports the Information Security Group's efforts to develop secure systems and networks through the identification and implementation of automated tools, development and execution of security processes, procedures, advanced security techniques, and reporting. This position is on the Vulnerability Management Team. 

  • Ability to establish priorities and delegate tasks to the appropriate personnel or work independently as necessary.
  • Assist Application and System Support representatives in the development and accreditation of Security Plans to ensure policy and best practice compliance of controls in place.
  • Business Continuance Reviews and evaluates IT system development documents to ensure that system safeguards, as a whole, results in an acceptable level of risk. Evaluates configuration controls, reviews security test plans and procedures, ensures that documented security requirements are tested and comply with formal design specifications. Identifies areas where specific IT security countermeasures are required and independently contributes to design and development of those countermeasures. Identifies security requirements to be included in statements of work and other procurement documents (e.g., procurement requests, purchase orders, task orders, and proposal evaluation summaries) as required by CHI IT and Financial policies. Identifies alternative functional IT security strategies to address specific system security issues or situations.
  • Business Partnership Interfaces with business partners to help identify issues and resolve problems. Analyzes business requests for feasibility review, including initial cost/benefit analysis; prioritizes requests and conducts capacity planning.
  • DATA GOVERNANCE Role: Application Steward Applications: Informatica MetaData Manager Application Steward: Governs specific applications and has decision rights and accountability over an application. Responsibilities include but are not limited to, maintaining an application inventory and related metadata, enhancing data collection processes to reduce data integrity issues, prioritizing data integrity issues, enhancing testing and validation of outbound data, participating in the creation and use of master data. For additional information, please consult the Information Ownership and Classification Policy (HS-DG3000) in the system-wide policies section of the UPMC Infonet which outlines the responsibilities and rights of the Information Owners, Information Stewards, and the Data Governance Council for the appropriate use and management of data.
  • Develop and deliver Security Awareness Training Programs to all affiliated entities.
  • Develop and implement intrusion detection processes and procedures for both host and network based solutions
  • Develop and implement security policy enforcement technologies.
  • Develop and maintain security incident handling processes.
  • Develop and maintain service levels with the various user departments and Heath System business units, and creates reports on the attainment of those levels.
  • Develop automated routines for account administration and security measure deployment efficiencies.
  • Disaster Recovery Follow defined standard designs, and develop backup/restore, server and network technologies and protocols with in accepted standards. Collaborates with IS colleagues to share information and set new DR infrastructure & processing standards. Communicates and trains security and disaster recovery procedures to the IT staff Develops recovery procedure models. Tests contingency capabilities; responsible for recovery exercise preparation.
  • Fulfill departmental requirements in terms of providing work coverage and administrative notification during periods of personal illness, vacation, or education.
  • Highly motivated to apply process improvement (CMMI) to increase product and service quality to achieve business objectives.
  • In the course of professional activities, conducts themselves in accordance with the highest standards of moral, ethical and legal behavior
  • Perform high risk and sensitive security strength testing and analysis.
  • Problem Resolution Resolves most common and many moderately complex to complex problems/issues/ opportunities. Responds to unfamiliar, undefined, unexpected or unstable situations with the professionally-prescribed standard response.
  • Project Management Works with project manager to define tasks and create team work plans with moderate supervision. Delegates work to others and monitors progress. Identifies issues affecting work progress and recommends solutions. Communicates schedule variances and potential scope changes in status reports. Controls project costs, communicating any project-related expenses and recommends ways to control costs.
  • Provide on-call support at designated times in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Health System.
  • Provide service to ISD client community, patients, families and visitors, while protecting the integrity and confidentiality of all data and information through physical and electronic measures.
  • Resolve security issues in complex multi-disciplined environments.
  • Review and revise security policies as identified through technology and risk analysis reviews.
  • Security Technology Design, Development Develop security requirements for hardware, software, and services acquisitions specific to the IT security program (e.g., purchase of virus-scanning software or security reviews) and for inclusion in general IT acquisition guidance. Install and operate the IT systems in a test configuration in a manner that does not alter the program code or compromise security safeguards.


  • Typically has a 4-year academic degree and 2+ years of information security or equivalent practical work experience.
  • Demonstrates and applies thorough understanding of information technology tools, best practices, and concepts.
  • Completes on-going training on-the-job, through courses, self-study, certifications and/or advanced degrees to maintain and enhance technical and business capabilities.
  • Maintains current knowledge of security techniques and technologies and applies that knowledge to mitigate risk.
  • Participates in an On-Call Team rotation.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    CompTIA Network+ and Security+ certifications are preferred

    UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $31.54 to $47.99

Union Position: No

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