6 hours


University of Washington
Seattle, WA
  • Job Code
UW Human Resources


Req #: 170558
Appointing Department Web Address: http://www.washington.edu/uwit/employment/
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 10/07/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education. 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

If you would like to find out more about what it is like to work for UW-IT, as well as to get a feel for our culture and our people, visit us at our employment website.  

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for five consecutive years. 

UW-IT has an outstanding full time opportunity for a Senior Cybersecurity Advisor.

The Senior Cybersecurity Advisor must be a highly experienced professional with strong subject matter expertise and skills to work effectively in a dynamic, demanding, and multifaceted environment.  This person must possess a keen intellect and have a fundamental affinity for dealing with complex issues where many criteria matter to varying degrees to different constituencies.

This person will support the mission of the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) by supporting, advising, and advocating for risk-based cybersecurity management practices. This person will be part of a multi-disciplined team that works to: understand the cybersecurity risks associated with complex environments and information systems; effectively communicate those risks to both technical and non-technical audiences to add value and inform decision-making; researches cyber threats and provides relevant briefings; and creates tools to promote cybersecurity best practices. The person in this position will work cross-functionally with various business partners throughout the organization, collaborate with management on their respective teams, and foster relationships to help drive cybersecurity principles.

The person in this position will collaborate with project managers, engineers, and subject matter experts to design, plan, and implement cloud-based solutions. They will analyze data, business workflows, technical architecture, and controls to be able to provide architecture and design recommendations and work with stakeholders to develop strategies to manage cybersecurity risks.

This position works under the direction of the Director of Cybersecurity Advising.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, information management, engineering, mathematics, or a related field.

  • Four to five years of relevant experience and progressive responsibility working in an advisory capacity in a large enterprise environment.

  • Strong written, verbal, and listening skills to effectively communicate with and advise technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Strong deductive reasoning, critical thinking, problem solving skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills to influence, motivate, persuade, mentor and train diverse groups or individuals.

  • Ability to conceptualize new ideas and complex technical matters quickly.

  • Ability to work with a diverse constituency, in collaborative groups, building consensus and fostering ongoing relationships.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. 

  • Practical work experience with:

    Cloud architecture including containers, multi-cloud, and serverless compute
    Cloud security fundamentals 
    Common cloud infrastructure like AWS and Azure
    Common cloud provisioning tools like Terraform, CloudFormation, or Ansible
    Migrating applications to, or building natively, in a cloud environment

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


  • Experience with information security in higher education is preferred

  • Professional certification is preferred (e.g., CISSP, CSSLP, GCIH, GWAPT, ECSP, CASE, etc.)


    Application Process:
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


    Posted: 2019-11-11 Expires: 2019-12-11

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