Information Security Operations Engineer III

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Information Technology


Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.


Fred Hutch has ambitious goals when it comes to eliminating cancer and infectious disease. We are using data science in bold new ways to achieve them. As a result, the Fred Hutch Information Security team is expanding our security engineering and operations capabilities. We are looking for Information Security Operations Engineer to take a lead role in developing and maintaining secure systems.


Reporting to the Information Security Manger, you will help the team monitor and maintain systems and applications, detect and respond to threats, resolve incidents, identify and eliminate vulnerabilities, and provide support to users throughout the diverse Fred Hutch technical community. You will also collaborate with Fred Hutch architecture, development, systems engineering and network engineering teams on complex and exciting technical projects to build secure solutions in the cloud and on-premises and raise our level of compliance with information security standards. If this sounds like you, come help Fred Hutch in the fight against cancer and infectious disease by ensuring the security of our technical environments and information!


  • Manage customer facing services, responding, resolving and triaging incoming requests
  • Help manage the Incident Response Program
  • Respond to network and endpoint security events as generated by multiple systems
  • Maintain security monitoring, logging and auditing capabilities
  • Maintain compliance with information security frameworks and regulations
  • Develop and implement secure system and application configuration standards
  • Identify and manage security vulnerabilities, provide relevant guidance to other IT teams
  • Analyze security requirements for projects
  • Identify security risks by conducting security reviews, evaluations, and risk assessments
  • Assess cloud-based products and third-party software for risk and security compliance
  • Install required security patches and updates for a wide range of applications as required


  • BS/BA in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or related field or the equivalent experience
  • 5 or more years of experience in information technology with 3 or more years of experience in information security
  • Understanding of endpoint and network security fundamentals for Windows and Linux
  • Knowledge of DevOps and SecOps practices
  • Knowledge and experience with identity management and cloud security technologies
  • Knowledge of security logging and monitoring solutions
  • Knowledge in information security fundamentals (threat modeling, penetration testing, incident response, network security, physical security, encryption etc.)
  • Multi-tasking skills and the ability to balance multiple priorities and requests

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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