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Security Analyst

Nelnet Aurora, CO

Job Description

  • Security Analyst

    Job Locations US-CO-Aurora | US-WI-Madison
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/25/2018 2:01 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology


Nelnet's Security Analysts work closely with our various business lines and our IT shared services team to help determine, implement, and define security measures and processes needed to adequately protect our organization.  It is imperative that our analysts understand the business, the goals, information technology, and security.  You must be able to:

  • Demonstrate an adequate understanding of security products, processes, and protection measures.
  • Understand security intelligence, methodologies, and remain up to date on the latest breach trends including vulnerabilities and counter measures.
  • Administer, test, implement, and maintain the necessary security products and processes to cost-effectively and uniformly protect information systems assets from intentional or inadvertent modification, disclosure or destruction.
  • Interface with both the business and user community to understand their security needs.
  • Understand the policy, standards and procedures found in the Nelnet enterprise as well as understanding appropriate laws and regulations that our business.
  • Review, analyze, implement and administer vendor and internally developed security software, products and procedures to address security requirements.
  • Participate in risk assessments, data processing, and security enhancements
  • One or more of the following certifications preferred:
    • GSEC
    • Security +
    • Network +
    • CISSP
  • Database  and/or firewall experience a plus


  1. Security - Technical Understanding
    1. Understands and demonstrates current job family technical skill expectations
    2. Explores and pursues technical skills outside of current job family
    3. Actively seeks to remain technically current and increase expertise and abilities
    4. Strives to align personal passion and career desires with opportunities and company needs
    5. Understands and Exhibits skills to protect data, systems and networks and maintains secure, reliable, redundant systems.
  1. Innovation
    1. Challenges prevailing assumptions when appropriate
    2. Brings forward technology options that provide long-term business value
    3. Identifies short-term, tactical technology alternatives that result in immediate business value
    4. Strives continually for improvements in delivery of services and solutions
    5. Balance the need for experimentation and managed risk with the desire to maintain the existing systems and processes 
  1. Agility
    1. Willing to adapt to changing technology and business landscapes
    2. Remains present and engaged while working through ambiguity
    3. Considers change as opportunities to be challenged and grow
    4. Helps others adapt to changing environments
  1. Problem Solving
    1. Uses analytical ability and creative thinking to break problems down into manageable components
    2. Thinks open mindedly and considers all alternatives
    3. Identifies well thought out, comprehensive alternatives
    4. Takes responsibility for ensuring problems are worked to a complete resolution
  1. Collaboration
    1. Explores concepts, ideas, and alternatives to reach outcomes that gain acceptance and support of all participants
    2. Strives to foster an environment of teamwork and unity that allows for constructive conflict, deliberation of ideas and appreciation of diversity
    3. Seeks out opinions and thoughts of others without regard for organizational boundaries
    4. Strives to be self-aware of personal behaviors that limit collaboration and teamwork
    5. Influences, motivates and inspires others through direct and indirect means to accomplish organizational and team objectives and goals
  1. Communication Skills
    1. Adapts style of communication to match audience and information sharing needs
    2. Actively pursues bi-directional sharing of ideas and information
    3. Speaks and writes effectively with cohesion and clarity
    4. Asks for input, listens actively and seeks to ensure all opinions are heard
  1. Strategic Focus
    1. Understands Nelnet's overall business and technology goals and objectives
    2. Strives to view things from a business perspective and a genuine desire to do whats right
    3. Strives to consistently deliver the right solutions and services
    4. Acts as a trusted adviser while seeking short-term wins and long-term benefits
  1. Perform additional duties as assigned



Knowledge equivalent to the completion of a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field of study.



  1. Proficient in the use of IT products, tools, and various regulations governing IT environments.
  2. Must have demonstrated industry experience and or leading certifications in the relevant field.
  3. Experience must be applicable to one of the following:
  • 2 years Systems Engineer
  • 2 years IT Systems Analyst / Generalist



  1. Knowledge of security, control and computer technology.
  2. Knowledge of how to lead and/or motivate others.
  3. Knowledge of and ability to apply concepts of statistics and probability to identify and address problems, trends, and relationships in work related data.
  4. Knowledge of various computer systems and software PC and/or online to input, access, modify or produce information or to execute preprograms
  5. Knowledge of industry relevant to job.
  6. Knowledge of at least one computer development language, methodology, and techniques.

EEO Statement

Nelnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer, complies with Executive Order 11246, and takes affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, national origin, gender, or sex, marital status, age, disability, use of a guide dog or service animal, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal or State law or local ordinance. Qualified individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations in order to apply or compete for positions at Nelnet may request such accommodations by contacting Nelnet Talent Acquisition & Recruiting.

Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.


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Job Details

Date Posted January 27, 2019
Date Closes February 26, 2019
Requisition 2018-6791
Located In Aurora, CO
SOC Category 00-0000.00