Information Security Engineer

The position

Position Summary:
This key role will see the candidate work with stakeholders from across the university to develop and monitor information security countermeasures and infrastructures, defending against emerging and highly sophisticated cyber security attacks that could severely impact OIST. Through education and communication, the candidate will also further information security readiness, better protecting our information assets. Reporting to the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) this position will work as part of the information security team to support the OIST information security program and provide backup for the CISO when absent.

  1. Develop, deploy, and manage solutions to support the OIST information security program, including state of the art SIEM, log event monitoring and other AI enabled solutions.
  2. Monitor compliance for all systems within the OIST information security monitoring program.
  3. Rapidly and appropriately respond to information security incidents, including the detailed analysis of logs, alerts or other information required.
  4. Work within the team as well as with internal and external stakeholders to track information security risks and ensure they are addressed or mitigated as agreed.
  5. Deliver stakeholder focused scheduled and ad-hoc reports and presentations on information security status or incidents as required.
  6. Support education and information security awareness and training activities.
  7. Handle other information security inquiries and matters as required.


  1. Three years of relevant technical experience
  2. BS in Computer Science, Information Security, or equivalent experiences.
  3. Business Level English (TOIEC 850)


  1. Certifications such as CISSP, CISM, CISA
  2. Fluent Japanese (JLPT 1 or Native)
  3. Experience in handling Microsoft 365 and/or IBM Qradar
  4. Experience of working in an international environment
Compensation and Benefits

In accordance with the OIST Employee Compensation Regulations


Submission Documents
  • Cover letter in both English and Japanese
  • Curriculum vitae in both English and Japanese

* Applicants whose native language is Japanese are required to submit both documents in English and Japanese.
* Please be sure to indicate where you first saw the job advertisement.
* Up to 3 references may be requested during the final interview stage.
* Prior to the start of employment all new hires are required to successfully complete a background check. Personal information including employment history and academic background should be submitted to OIST after a conditional offer of employment.

  • OIST Graduate University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, students and staff. The University strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.
  • Information provided by applicants or references will be kept confidential, documents will not be returned. All applicants will be notified regarding the status of their applications.
  • Please view OIST policy for rules on external professional activities
  • Further details about the University can be viewed on the OIST website
Job Type
IT/Scientific Computing
Starting Date
As early as possible
Employment Term

Full-time, fixed term appointment for 1 year/2 years. Contract initially with 3-month probationary period (inclusive). This contract may be renewed.


Working Hours

Working hours: 9:00-17:30 (Discretionary)

Report To
Chief Information Officier/ Chief Information Security Officer
Job Location
Main Campus: 1919-1 Tancha, Onna-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa
Application Due Date
Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.
*Application will be closed once the position is filled.
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