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Utility Cyber Security Engineer

Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Contract

Country: United States

Duration: 12 Months

Compensation: PAY, PER DIEM, MOB/DEMOB EXPENSES PROVIDED

Job Description

 • Support the deployment of security tools such as SIEM, IPS, physical security monitoring, etc

• Leading and developing Smart Grid, SCADA, EMS, and DCS cyber security architecture and developing baselines, as well as monitoring, analyzing and producing reports and presentations based on data from multiple sources

• Advanced support and leadership of complex applications and projects that require the integration of multiple security technologies (network, operating system, encryption, application, etc.) for Smart Grid, SCADA, EMS, and DCS environments

• Advanced knowledge of security compliance policy, programs, processes, and metrics pertaining to NERC, FERC, NIST, and Smart Grid

• Responsible for planning and designing processes for Smart Grid cyber security monitoring, incident detection, and incident response

• Development, implementation, and on­going maintenance of security policies and procedures • Create business cases for investment in systems security (DLP, IPS, SIEM, etc) and include business value metrics in architecture, design, and implementation of security initiatives

• Integrate security and data protection into business processes

• Develop, publish, and utilize security and data protection standards and policies; enforce and audit adherence to published standards and policies

• Identify new trends in systems security and data protection, and build business cases for adoption of best practices

• Create, document, maintain, and publish / advocate vision and the business case for systems security and data protection

• Define and document operational processes for running and supporting designed and implemented solutions (to ensure smooth hand­off to Security Operations and Administration team) • Develop, implement, and operate controls to secure cloud­based systems

• Utilize cloud­based APIs when appropriate to write network/system level tools for securing cloud environments

• Recognize, adopt, utilize, and teach best practices in cloud security engineering. • Participate in efforts to promote security throughout the enterprise and build good working relationships within the team and with others in the organization

• Participate in efforts that tailor the company's security policies and standards for use in cloud environments

• Develop reference architectures and proof of concept implementations of cloud security environments 

Minimum Educational Background:

* Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other I.T. related discipline from an accredited institution AND: * A minimum of eight (8) years of related I.T. experience which must include at least seven (7) years of practical technical experience within a Cyber Security role and at least five (5) years of utility related or direct electric utility industry experience 

 

SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required: * Advanced working knowledge of Smart Grid, SCADA, EMS, and DCS, and advanced metering system (AMI, AMR) infrastructure and security architectures * Advanced working knowledge with encryption algorithms, secure communications, radio frequency technologies, and embedded systems security *Expert knowledge of major security systems: Firewalls, IDS/IPS, Anti­Virus, SIEM, and DLP *Advanced working knowledge with control system communication protocols including DNP3 and MODBUS *Advanced working knowledge of industrial control systems and real­time monitoring applications including SCADA, AMI, DCS, PLCs, and RTUs *Subject matter expert of utility security and regulatory standards, including but not limited to NIST and NERC CIP *Advanced knowledge of Utility/Energy Communications Systems Architecture *Strong knowledge of wire­line and wireless networking technologies to include ZigBee, WiFi, IP, 802.11, CDMA

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