• IT Risk Analyst

    Job Locations US-CO-Highlands Ranch | US-NE-Lincoln | US-WI-Madison
    Posted Date 3 months ago(2/25/2019 4:57 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Performs information technology risk management functions, providing expertise and direction in support of internal reviews, and internal and external audits; including control documentation, risk assessments, adherence to controls, and remediation activities.  Defines, implements, maintains and trains on information technology processes supporting industry best practices and information security standards.  Performs complex systems analysis, develops processes and procedures, and works on research assignments to facilitate the successful and auditable delivery in IT. 


    This position requires work in support of the Company’s contract with the United States Department of Education (“ED”). As such, the United States Government requires that any applicant for this position must complete United States Government security clearance. Effective June 1, 2018, ED has informed Nelnet that security clearance applications for foreign nationals are not being accepted or processed. In light of this direction from ED, Nelnet will be unable to hire applicants without United States citizenship for such positions.


    1. Provides expertise interpreting the compliance to the National Institute of Standards in Technology and other industry security standards
    2. Provides expertise interpreting and assistance with reporting on the FISMA CIO Reporting Metrics
    3. Provides expertise interpreting and assistance with reporting on the PCI Data Security Standards (DSS)
    4. Provides assistance, coordination and guidance on questions, problems or remediation supporting corporate security policies.
    5. Acts as technical advisor to recommend solutions for project managers, analysts, system development resources, and trainers.
    6. Coordinates and participates in audits, vulnerability testing, and compliance reviews representing information technology functions in support of security, audit, and risk needs. Tracks and reports on remediation efforts.  Escalates areas of risk and concern. 
    7. Performs information technology quality reviews and identifies risks and standards in jeopardy; supports corrective actions.
    8. Performs information technology business continuity and disaster recovery risk assessments, and supports corrective actions.
    9. Develops, mentors, trains and champions information technology processes, standards, templates, tools and techniques.
    10. Performs regular reviews, and contributes to development and maintenance of information technology processes, standards, templates, tools and techniques.
    11. Responsible for facilitating, tracking, measuring, reporting and interpreting key information technology metrics.
    12. Acts as liaison between corporate functions, internal/external clients, operations and technical staff.
    13. Develops and maintains project communications and management reporting on quality reviews and audit and remediation activities.
    14. Works in conjunction with other departments to ensure the best corporate solutions are architected and deployed.



    Bachelor’s degree in Information Sciences or related field and/or commensurate experience preferred.



    1. 3 + years in designing, developing, implementing, managing, or supporting information technology solutions.
    2. Prior work experience in information technology security, project management, data center operations, or application development or support.
    3. Training (preferred, but not required): Certifications - CISA, CISSP, or CISM
    4. Experience with vulnerability scanning and intrusion detection processes.



    1. Proficiency with MS Project, Excel, Word, Access, Visio, and SharePoint.
    2. Demonstrated ability to meet regulatory agency standards, such as Sarbanes Oxley, SSAE16 or NIST.
    3. Demonstrated knowledge and comprehension of technical system environments, including infrastructure networks, web applications, iSeries or Microsoft server systems, data storage, and packaged software products.
    4. Proficiency in using a variety of personal computer software tools to track metrics, maintain collaborative communications, and provide effective reporting.
    5. Ability to prepare and deliver professional training media.
    6. Demonstrated goal orientation. Sets challenging, measured goals and takes appropriate actions to meet them.
    7. Proven productivity and efficiency in completing deliverables.
    8. Demonstrated exceptional positive attitude and is energized by new challenges.
    9. Consistently accepts accountability for decisions made.
    10. Demonstrated knowledge and comprehension of how to define system requirements, and manage projects.
    11. Demonstrated ability to develop new processes, analyze existing processes, and recommend improvements.
    12. Demonstrated ability to complete complex and challenging assignments on time and with confidence.
    13. Shows commitment to acquiring new knowledge and skills to improve success.
    14. Demonstrated exceptional problem solving skills through ability to identify root causes, to think of new and creative ways to solve problems or pursue opportunities, and to recommend solutions to complex problems.
    15. Demonstrated ability to identify business and customer needs, is able to effectively articulate at all levels and build strong customer and peer relationships.
    16. Exceptional oral and written communication skills, presentation skills and team work.

    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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