Security Configuration Lead

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2024


F&A ITS - Enterprise Applications and Services

About the Department

ITS collaborates with campus partners to support the mission of the University of Chicago through the consistent delivery of high-quality solutions and services. We provide secure, stable, and reliable infrastructure and applications to support the mission of the University. We support and enable faculty research and teaching with the effective use of technology. We simplify the technology experience for faculty, students, alumni, and staff, and we ensure technology is mobile-friendly and accessible. We identify, manage, and mitigate the technology risks of the University.

Job Summary

Reporting to the ERP Operations Manager, this role will be responsible for defining and providing support for Oracle Security and Workflow configurations related to the University of Chicago’s Oracle Cloud ERP implementation. This person will have strong business analysis skills and an ability to work with stakeholders to resolve issues. The role will lead the development and interpretation of IT and business processes, and procedures, define the process to create the standards and procedures, and track to ensure standards and procedures are up to date with industry best practices.


  • Provides support for the overall Oracle Security configuration on Oracle Cloud ERP.
  • Backup for the Oracle Workflow configuration on Oracle Cloud ERP.
  • Collaborates with the University’s business process owners to define the security configuration, conducts role and user mapping exercises, and supports testing.
  • Works with stakeholders to document business requirements and gain adoption.
  • Creates detailed documentation of the process flows.
  • Confirms requirements, and designs and maintains quality.
  • Creates and maintains project documentation related to security and workflow.
  • Supports project management through planning and communication with cross-functional teams across administrative and academic units.
  • Monitors and tracks project progress; escalating risks and issues to management as needed.
  • Coordinates workflow and security-related design and implementation events.
  • Assists with other administrative projects as needed and acquires higher-level guidance and skills.
  • Works with University units to associate users with roles and responsibilities.
  • Supports ongoing changes to role definitions and administers workflow in production.
  • Designs new systems, features, and tools. Solves complex problems and identifies opportunities for technical improvement and performance optimization. Reviews and tests code to ensure appropriate standards are met.
  • Acts as a technical consultant and resource for faculty research, teaching, and/or administrative projects.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.



Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, or systems-related fields.


    • Background in higher education or nonprofit industry.
    • Tier-1 enterprise resource planning systems
    • Financial systems and financial process design.
    • Evaluating financial process controls.
    • 2+ years of experience in Oracle application Security and Workflow.
    • Working with large Implementation partners, coordinating requirement gathering, managing teams, and reporting on daily activities.


    • Oracle Cloud certification.
    • Certifications such as CISSP, CISM, or CISA are a plus.

    Technical Skills or Knowledge:

    • Query tools.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Visio.
    • Data analysis and reporting.
    • Understanding of role-based security.
    • Understanding of segregation of duties.
    • Awareness of personally identifiable information (PII) concerns.
    • Awareness of concepts related to key management, and encryption of data in transit and at rest.
    • Understanding of Oracle Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) configuration, and security concepts and procedures.
    • Oracle Risk Management Cloud - Advanced Access Controls (AAC), Advanced Financial Controls (AFC), and Financial Reporting Controls (FRC) are a plus.

    Preferred Competencies

    • Manage individual and team assignments to deliver a defined outcome.
    • Manage competing priorities, work simultaneously on multiple initiatives, and meet deadlines.
    • Strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.
    • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
    • Work with finance/accounting professionals.
    • Participate as a team player and positively influence a group.

    Working Conditions

    • Hybrid work schedule.

    Application Documents

    • Resume/CV (required)
    • Cover Letter (required)

    When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

    Job Family

    Information Technology

    Role Impact

    Individual Contributor

    FLSA Status


    Pay Frequency


    Scheduled Weekly Hours


    Benefits Eligible


    Drug Test Required


    Health Screen Required


    Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


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