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Southern Company Senior Cybersecurity Technologist (Denver, Colorado) in Golden, Colorado

Senior Cybersecurity Technologist (Denver, Colorado)


Senior Cybersecurity Technologist

*Work location: Position will be based in Denver, Colorado**


Do you have a unique mix of private industry and US government cybersecurity experience?

Are you passionate about working side-by-side with others to protect critical infrastructure from advanced cyber attacks?

Do you enjoy formulating new cybersecurity detections to defeat nation-state threats in complex environments?

Southern Company is seeking an experienced and passionate technical analyst to join our Technology Security organization. This is a hands-on technical leadership role that requires the ability to self-direct and lead engagements to find evidence of suspicious behavior, adversarial behavior, or unauthorized access across multi-organization data sets. Specifically, this position offers the chance to be collocated with personnel from multiple private energy companies, national labs, and US government in a cybersecurity threat analysis center focused on risks to IT and OT environments. Working with daily access to cross-functional expertise and datasets, drive the future of what collective cyber defense should be. Break new ground in preparing for and responding to cyber threats that could compromise the reliability of US energy systems. Put your experience to work in new ways – showing how collaborative public-private partnerships can move from us from “tossing data over the wall” to “working in the trenches together.”


  • Be physically present to collaborate with other companies and government personnel in a collocated space with both classified and unclassified capabilities

  • Serve as a conduit for investigative exchange, starting with internal company SOC data and process, and moving outward to correlate with what other partner organizations are detecting

  • Develop threat hunting and detection campaigns jointly with partner organizations and internal SOC personnel

  • Lend expertise to collaborative response actions based on cyber incidents

  • Communicate findings with diverse audiences, including executive leadership

  • Assist leadership in turning pilot activities into repeatable, sustainable, and broader programs/systems/activities

  • Teach and mentor other technical analysts and intelligence analysts

  • Become knowledgeable about cybersecurity for ICS and other operational systems utilized in the energy sector


  • BA/BS in computer science, technology, engineering or security-related field or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant professional security experience, or seven (7) years with Master’s degree

  • Conversancy with nation state and supply chain threats

  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks with nominal oversight

  • Experience investigating and analyzing cyber threats

  • Experience with threat hunting or detection engineering in a SOC environment

  • Demonstrable experience working across the cyber security community

  • Must be willing to obtain and maintain a US government security clearance. Current clearance highly desirable.

  • Must be willing to travel to Atlanta, GA and Washington, D.C. periodically as required by job duties


Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable, and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally 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 energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at .

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: CO-Golden Area-Golden

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

15013 Denver W Pkwy-National Lab - Denver (15013Golden)

15013 Denver W Pkwy

Golden, 80401

Req ID: SCS2010336