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City of New York Cyber Security Engineer in New York, New York

Job Description

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is the largest public housing authority in North America. NYCHA’s mission is to increase opportunities for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers by providing safe, affordable housing and facilitating access to social and community services. Over 500,000 New Yorkers reside in over 300 developments offering residents public housing, Section 8 and PACT/RAD programs. NYCHA IT delivers meaningful, innovative, high-performing, cost-effective technology solutions to enable NYCHA to provide quality housing.

NYCHA is looking for a dynamic and innovative Cyber Security Engineer to join our team. The Cyber Security Engineer is responsible for designing, implementing, maintaining, and operating effective security measures to safeguard NYCHA’s information technology resources, enhancing the overall security posture at NYCHA. The ideal candidate will have a robust background in Microsoft products demonstrating strong proficiency and extensive hands-on experience. Expertise in desktop and server environments, Active Directory, Entra ID, InTune, Defender, and Purview is desired. Networking experience is a plus.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Design and implement security controls with a special emphasis on the Windows systems, including access controls and encryption for both on-premises and Cloud environments.

  • Develop and enforce security policies and procedures that pertain to the secure operation of Windows systems within the organization.

  • Work closely with other IT team members to ensure that security measures align with the overall IT strategy and to implement security best practices across all technology platforms, with a particular focus on Windows systems.

  • Configure and manage security tools, ensuring they are up to date and operating effectively.

  • Regularly conduct security audits to uncover vulnerabilities and recommend corrective actions; work collaboratively with various teams to offer guidance and expertise on the implementation of security solutions.

  • Assist the Security Operations Center (SOC) with investigating security alerts and events, ensure security controls are continuously enhanced to optimize the incident response process.

  • Stay informed about the latest security threats, vulnerabilities, and industry trends to help proactively identify potential risks and recommend appropriate preventive measures.

Additional Information

  1. NYCHA employees applying for promotional, title or level change opportunities must have served a period of one year at current location and in current title and level (if applicable).

  2. NYCHA residents are encouraged to apply.

Please read this posting carefully to make certain you meet the minimum qualification requirements before applying to this position.


A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of satisfactory full-time experience related to projects and policies required by the particular position; or,

Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" above.

Additional Information

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.