Information Assurance – Cyber Security Engineer

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Location: Omaha, NE
Reference Number: 092200
Closing Date: 03/31/2022 at 11:59 PM Central Time
Job Open To: Internal and External Candidates


Do you enjoy solving puzzles or working to find solutions to complex problems? Do you have experience with cyber defenses or implementing cyber security tools? If so, then you should join the Information Assurance Team. This position will administer tools and processes designed to further secure the UP environment by limiting the opportunity for malware or malicious user activity. As a member of the Information Assurance team, you will have the opportunity to grow your Cyber Security knowledge while using your current skills to improve the overall Cyber Security posture of Union Pacific. Team members will use industry-standard products to identify, track and remediate potentially malicious activity in UP’s electronic environment. The position is also engaged in consultation with other IT and business teams to identify and integrate security solutions across the business. The mission of the Information Assurance group is to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Union Pacific’s computing resources, as well as, providing a reliable and scalable security infrastructure. Team members are given the autonomy to explore new and creative solutions to securing the information technology landscape of Union Pacific.


  • Administer and support Windows, UNIX, or Cloud based security toolsets and processes such as hardened configurations, endpoint security, and privilege management
  • Identify, assess and prioritize remediation activities for security vulnerabilities
  • Discover, investigate and remediate security anomalies in the environment
  • Correlate and analyze large amounts of data from multiple systems to identify user behavior patterns
  • Member of Incident Response Support Team
  • Identify and evaluate: 1) business and technology risks, 2) internal controls which mitigate risks, and 3) methods and technologies to improve the internal control environment
  • Provide guidance and support for emerging security initiatives
  • Consult with other business and IT teams on Cyber Security best practices and secure system implementations



  • A Bachelor’s degree or Master’s Degree in Cyber Security, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field. A minimum of 6 years recent Information Assurance experience may be taken into account in lieu of a degree.
  • Excellent written and dynamic verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work under minimal supervision
  • High degree of self-motivation, commitment and integrity
  • The ability to work well with others and as a member of a team
  • Flexible and able to handle stressful situations in a professional manner
  • 2+ years recent experience in administering or securing Windows, UNIX or Cloud based systems
  • 2+ years recent experience administering Cyber Security tools in a complex enterprise environment
  • 2+ years recent experience with scripting (e.g. python, PowerShell, bash)
  • Knowledge of security engineering, system securitynetwork security and security technologies (e.g. firewalls, mail protections, antivirusmalware, authentication systems, SIEM, etc)
  • Demonstrated understanding of control objectives, cyber threats and vulnerabilities


  • 5 year(s) experience in Information Assurance or a Bachelor Degree with an emphasis in Information Assurance
  • Recent experience implementing and administering security technologies for a large enterprise
  • Experience reviewing raw log files, data correlation, and analysis (i.e. firewalls, network flow, IDS, system logs, SIEM)
  • Working knowledge of configuration management, TCP/IP, simple DNS, SSH, exploits and malware
  • Experience identifying vulnerabilities or areas of weakness which pose a threat and developing security controls to detect or prevent exploitation
  • Background in threat modeling for insider threat and user behavior analytics use cases
  • Demonstrated understanding of control objectives, cyber threats and vulnerabilities
  • Demonstrated understanding of IT Policy and Compliance frameworks
  • Prior experience creating scripts to analyze data and automate processes

Physical Requirements

  • While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee will spend extended hours in front of a computer screen

Work Conditions

  • Understand this position is part of the Incident Response Support Team and therefore is “on-call” including days, nights, weekend’s and holiday’s


On a post-offer basis, Union Pacific and or its subsidiaries will conduct an investigation into newly hired or transferred employees regarding their past employment, state and federal criminal history, military history, driving history, education, professional license or certification verification if job-related, Social Security number, prior drug history, and other job-related information. Individuals must pass a background investigation for employment. Please click here to review Union Pacific’s policy regarding background investigations.


Employment with Union Pacific is contingent upon the successful completion of a health examination for newly hired or transferred employees which may include a drug screen, a color vision exam, and a fitness-for-duty assessment to ensure that candidates can safely perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. In addition, the company conducts for-cause, post-accident, and random drug and alcohol testing of its employees.

COVID-19: Union Pacific will comply with all federal executive orders requiring employees to be fully vaccinated or request a medical or religious accommodations. The vaccine requirement is currently suspended pending legal action. Union Pacific will update applicants and employees with any further information.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation: Union Pacific supports diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer here. Union Pacific is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce where equal employment opportunities are available without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, religion, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, or genetic information. Union Pacific strictly prohibits any discrimination or harassment based on protected status. Union Pacific is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its employment of individuals with disabilities. To request a disability accommodation in the application process, please use this link here to submit a request.

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