Information Security Engineer

Friday, June 21, 2019
Detroit Public Schools Community District
Position Details: 

Salary Range:        $85,000 - $110,000

Benefits Eligibility: Successful candidates will be eligible for competitive medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, as well as generous illness and/or vacation days.

Reports to: Deputy Executive Director of Technology Infrastructure

Location: Fisher Building, 3011 W. Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202

Join Detroit Public Schools Community District. We are rebuilding Detroit’s public schools, and we are looking for top talent ready to work toward our mission. We educate and empower every student, in every community, every day, to build a stronger Detroit.

Help us achieve our vision. All students will have the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to thrive in our city, our nation, our world.

Become a DPSCD leader. DPSCD leaders put students first. They demand excellence and inspire greatness. They model integrity and tenacity. They advocate for equity and provide unparalleled service to our students and their families. They are transforming our schools, our district, and our city.

Position Summary

As a critical member of the DPSCD’s Technology Infrastructure Team, the Information Security Engineer is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of security solutions, policies and standards for the District.  The Information Security Engineer leads the assessment, development and implementation of technical plans and strategies to ensure optimal health and security of the District network and data center at all times. This team member is also charged with identifying opportunities for improvement, expansion and innovation. 



  • Bachelor’s degree (preferred) or equivalent work experience.
  • Industry certifications, such as CISSP, CISA, GSEC, etc. (preferred)


We are looking for talented people who are passionate about transforming Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) and making a significant difference in the lives of public school students, parents, principals, teachers, and central office employees.

  • Five (5) years of experience in security engineering, technology or an architect role within a complex business environment
  • Strong understanding of security tenets, such as encryption/key management, network design, access control and incident containment
  • Knowledge of the intricacies related to NIST, FERPA, HIPAA, SOX, PCI and state privacy laws
  • Experience in other parts of IT as an administrator or engineer in a non-security role
  • Experience with hosted and cloud services, especially SaaS and PaaS, and the related security implications and control approaches
  • Thorough understanding of risk management principles and processes
  • Experience in policy/standard creation and acceptance
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to interact with all stakeholders
  • Ability to think analytically and creatively


Position Job Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Deputy Executive Director of Technology Infrastructure, the Information Security Engineer shall:

Essential Functions

  1. Works with the senior members of the Infrastructure Department to help set strategic direction for information security initiatives, processes and standards
  2. Researches, evaluates and drives next-generation security technologies and concepts to keep security ahead of the curve
  3. Builds relationships and collaborates with other architects across IT to ensure all visions are aligned
  4. Conducts and attends project meetings to provide security and governance input throughout project lifecycles
  5. Helps to influences decision-makers in the areas of secure network design, access/authentication controls, IaaS and others
  6. Coordinates risk assessments of IT projects and systems
  7. Creates, refines, delivers and evangelizes information security standards to be used throughout the enterprise that balance business needs and external requirements
  8. Works with Infrastructure Team Architects to create end-to-end security solutions involving a mix of technical and organizational requirements
  9. Monitors changes in the legislative, regulatory and contractual landscape to ensure that the information security program is always at least one step ahead
  10. Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor.




If you are a current Detroit Public Schools employee, presently employed with the district, you do not have to submit a fee related to obtaining the Detroit Public Schools security clearance.


If you are hired to fill a vacant position, you will be required to submit a Detroit Public Schools security clearance.

At point of offer to hire, please be advised that you will be responsible for a non-refundable payment of $64.50 via Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover Card, cashier's check, or money order, payable to the DPSCD Police Department. No personal checks or cash is accepted. DO NOT SUBMIT PAYMENT WITH APPLICATION.

Method of Application:

Applicants MUST apply through the online application system. ONLY applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position. All applicants are to attach a copy of their transcripts, most recent resume and cover letter. A copy of your valid teacher certification must be attached if certification is required for the position you are applying.

Applicants will receive an automated confirmation once they have successfully applied for a position.

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's employer(s) prior to hire.

It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested. All documentation must be submitted along with the letter of interest. Documentation will not be accepted subsequent to the closing date of the announcement. Incomplete information will not be considered. Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Division of Human Resources via email at or office at (313) 873-6897.

Apply Online at Detroit Public Schools Community District website:

The Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit does not discriminate against, deny benefits to or exclude participation by any person in its programs, activities or employment on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, creed, religion or handicap.


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