Cyber Security Analyst
Job Description

Focus IT is currently working with a large company in Birmingham, AL. to help them locate a CyberSecurity Analyst.  This will be a 6-9 month contract position with possibility of extension.  This position will be based in the Birmingham but will require up to %50 travel.

Purpose:  This position is responsible for supporting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the company’s information assets.

This will be accomplished by:

  • Implementing and supporting IT security technologies, tools and processes for the Transmission Substations and Generation plants
  • Providing information security expertise and consulting focused on power systems operations
  • Implementing security technologies to meet regulatory compliance with NERC CIP


Education / Experience:              

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Knowledge and understanding of information security concepts and best practices

Working knowledge of technical security solutions

Experience with network infrastructure

Familiarity with modern operating systems, database applications, web applications and other computing technologies

Experience with Cisco© network and security infrastructure, specifically ASA, ACS, and CSM

Experience with information security regulation as it applies to the energy and electric utility industry

Industry certifications a plus (CISSP, CISA, GIAC, MCITP, CCNP, CCSP)

Experience with technical security solutions, like SIEM, antivirus, IDS/IPS, etc.

Knowledge of the electric transmission or generation business and concepts, and substation or plant operations a plus

Experience working on large scale projects with a cross-functional team

Job Requirements

Job Responsibilities:     

Ability to work within an inter-team environment to collaborate on transforming regulatory requirements into information security procedures and guidelines

Travel on site to substations and plants to implement security designs

Partner with others to identify and resolve information security issues

Help customers understand and apply information security concepts, processes and technologies

Maintain current knowledge of information security concepts, technologies and practices

Work closely with Transmission Substation Integration & Automation, Generation Engineering, IT Security, IT Infrastructure Services, Substation and plant contacts, and customers to ensure all work assignments are completed on time, on budget and with the highest level of quality


Job Requirements:    

Awareness of energy industry trends, opportunities and challenges

Demonstrated people skills that result in successful working relationships with customers, peer team members, and business partners internal and external

Behavior consistent with client’s philosophy – Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance and Total Commitment

Flexibility to quickly adapt to changing requirements and environments

Excellent interpersonal skills; strong oral & written communication skills; able to communicate effectively with all levels of employees, clients and IT management

Comprehensive customer service skills

Due to the physical demands of this position, a candidate must be able to lift 50 lbs., climb stairs and operate small power tools.


Must be able to pass Transmission or Generation background requirements

This position requires frequent (up to 50%) travel to substation or plant locations.  Overnight travel is expected.


For immediate consideration, please forward a resume to [Click Here to Email Your Resume].


Company Overview

Fōcus IT, an Onin Group Division, is a world-class consulting firm specialized in engaging, hiring, and retaining top I.T. talent.

A combination of aggressive, cutting-edge candidate sourcing techniques, reinforced with hands-on customer service, ours is a well-rounded approach to the business of staffing.

At Fōcus I.T., we understand a change in career is a huge step in any person's life that affects not only the individual, but everyone close to them as well. Each person who walks through our door in search of a new opportunity is treated professionally, with their unique career goals in mind. Fōcus I.T. is looking past simply placing someone in a job, and moving forward to building sincere relationships with our employees.

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