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Cyber Security Analyst

Cyber Security Analyst

Job Description

Focus IT is currently working with a large company in Birmingham, AL. to help them locate a Cyber Security Analyst.  This will be an open ended contract position with possibility of perm placement.  This position will be based in the Birmingham but will require up to P travel.

  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

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

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 (installation, configuration and setting up rules and requirements of servers and routers)

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 (Specifically ASA 5520 and 5525)

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

Pluses would be:

Cisco Certification is a plus (CCNA)

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

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

Must be able to work independently, but know when to ask for help

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 Resumé].

Job Snapshot

Base Pay $40.00 - $45.00 /Hour
Employment Type Contractor
Job Type Information Technology
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Energy - Utilities - Gas - Electric
Required Travel Not Specified
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Cyber Security Analyst

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