Southern Company Cyber Security Analyst in Birmingham, Alabama
Cyber Security Analyst
This position supports the Southern Company Operational Technology information security program to ensure the company’s information assets are adequately protected. The incumbent will collaborate with Generation, Power Delivery (Transmission and Distribution), Gas utility and commercial business units to define and implement business security requirements and goals, and to identify and resolve business security issues. The position also supports information security compliance programs in response to regulations such as NERC, FERC, FACTA, PCI, as well as other state, local, and federal security requirements.
The perfect candidate has cyber security analytics knowledge, statistical techniques with knowledge of Machine Learning capabilities and Artificial Intelligence utilizing Splunk Enterprise. The role performs analysis, plans, researches, evaluates, designs and documents appropriate solutions to meet cyber security requirements aligned to Southern Company Operational Technology Systems.
Essential Functions of the Job:
Supports the cyber security analytics engineering, design planning, development and execution within Southern OT environments
Relates business partner cyber security requirements to capabilities within Splunk
Maps OT cyber security requirements into Splunk dashboards
Partners with Technology Security divisions to ensure alignment within security teams
Improves predictive analytic and cyber security operations performance analytics capabilities.
Serves as a subject matter expert in specialized aspects of information security and emerging and advanced technologies
Supports enterprise in all aspects of information security administration; trusted to handle confidential situations and data; conducts investigations and analysis as directed
Consults with TO and business units on the purchase and/or design of complex and/or strategically significant information security projects, emerging technologies, or technology-related services before they are implemented
Collaborates with cross-functional teams responsible for information systems security to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data stored, processed and transmitted
Establishes and executes program updates as necessary to adapt to the changing terrorist threat as well as local, state, and federal security requirements.
Assists in the ongoing development of Southern Company's security architecture focusing on Operational Technology to identify areas of opportunity and partner with architects to research alternatives and recommend solutions
Knowledge and Skills Requirements:
Desire and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, highly demanding, dynamic business and information technology environment.
Customer service orientation
Excellent knowledge in Splunk (Splunk for Analytics and Data Science Certified)
Significant Data Analytic skill (Cyber Security Analytic skills)
Relevant technical and delivery experience within, or working as a consultant/advisor to, a financial services organization
Possess a broad-based and in-depth knowledge of information security methodologies, tools, technologies and best practices and how they relate to the organization
Ability to understand technical information security issues/concepts and relate it to leadership
Strong cyber assessment skills required to adequately convey and remediate information security vulnerabilities.
5 years’ experience in positions directly related to cyber security (security operations, assessment, information security, information technology, and/or consulting expertise
Cyber Security certifications highly preferred (CISSP, CISA, CISM, GIAC)
Industry certification a plus (Splunk Certified Architect/CCNA/CCNP/ACE/PCNSE)
Data Science Certification
Valid state driver’s license
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Cyber Security or related field
Experience in building Machine learning models
Strong communication, presentation and business and technical writing skills
The ability to provide excellent client service and manage and build strong relationships both internally and externally, coupled with a strong interest in further developing and integrating operations with technology skills
Awareness of emerging issues, including regulations, industry practices and new technologies
Experience with network and security infrastructure
Experience with information security regulation as it applies to the energy and electric utility industry
Must be able to pass background requirements
This position requires frequent (up to 25%) travel to office locations. Overnight travel is expected.
Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com.
Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.
Job Field: Information Technology
Job Type: Standard
Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham
Operating Company: Southern Company Services
Job Type: Standard
Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time
The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)
3535 Colonnade Parkway
Req ID: SCS2007943