Senior Cyber Security Engineer

Full Time
Northborough, MA
Areas of Interest: Cyber Operations, Software Assurance and Security Engineering
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The Role of the Senior Cyber Security Engineer is to act as the global technical security engineering and design authority, accountable for aligned portfolios working within Cyber Security Operations, the wider Digital Risk & Security and the UK & US businesses.  The role requires a broad and varied knowledge base to lead security engineering activities, and ensure National Grid has appropriate tooling in place for the effective protection, detection and response to sophisticated cyber-attacks targeted at National Grid in the UK & US.

Additionally, the role provides subject matter expertise in Security Incident response activities and to conduct root cause analysis on security events that impact National Grid business services. The role is one of technical leadership across a variety of matrix management routes to improve the visibility and quantification of security risks associated with National Grid's networks, applications and infrastructure, providing analysis of the BAU estate, security systems administration (inc policy, landscape & change), current threat containment posture and recommendations on more appropriate and effective security management. The roles will administer the following activities:

Network Security Management, Platform Management, Security Incident Response, Cyber Analytics, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Compliance Management, Forensics and Investigations, Vulnerability Management.

Strong, engineering, analytical and organizational skills are required, combined with previous experience in a senior operational cyber security or similar senior role, demonstrating the confidence to act without constant supervision, to protect multimillion dollar/pound services through sound security engineering.

This is an excellent opportunity to significantly contribute to delivering National Grid’s Cyber Security Vision.

Position responsibilities (including but not limited to): 
  • Design & lead Cyber Security Operations technical roadmap and tooling, ensuring Cyber Security Operations technical capability remains in an optimum state at all times.
  • Produce and manage virtualized network model & as the SME articulate to the Security Approval board required changes throughout Global National Grid
  • Advise the CSOC Analysts in developing correlation logic and signatures associated with the supported Security Tools Establish, lead, maintain and grow the value of current and future partner relationships.
  • Produce and own the operational build and configuration documentation
  • Act as SME leading engineering requirements for Cyber Incident Response activities, reconfiguring designs and configuration of protection and detection capabilities without direct supervision
  • Remain up to date with advances in security tool technologies and have the ability to present such information to senior management
  • SME consulting for projects in deploying security tools in both design and implementation phases 
  • Build and maintain relationships internally within National Grid & with external vendors
  • Design & lead reporting of SIEM (Arc sight), Bluecoat, Skybox, Lancope and other service reporting tools.
  • Lead vulnerability assessment programs as engineering SME.
  • Provide technical risk assessments as required and deliver recommendations and mitigation options.
  • Matrix management of internal and external teams to ensure an appropriate risk posture for National Grid can be established and maintained.
Knowledge & Experience Required:
  • Demonstrate experience of managing and maintaining Security tools within global Cyber Security Operations environment.
  • Demonstrate in depth knowledge and experience of the following operating systems:
    • Windows Server
    • Unix/Linux (particularly RedHat)
    • Windows Desktop
    • VMWare
  • Experience with MSSQL, MYSQL and Oracle Databases
  • Demonstrate in depth knowledge of SIEM (Arc sight), “one” of the following: Bluecoat, Skybox, Lancope, and at least “two” of the following: NIDS/NIPS, Endpoint Security toolsets, DLP, Network security technologies.
  • SCADA /ICS environments.
  • Demonstrate ability to formulate formal configuration and build documentation
  • Experience of developing SIEM correlation rules and snort signatures for Arc sight
  • Previous roles in Cyber Security Management.
    • Produce situational reporting from network security tools.
    • Seek out and identify anomalous activity and behaviours.
    • Demonstrable experience in network security engineering and analysis including the deployment / management of firewall, router, switching, IDS/IPS and netflow technologies.
  • Provide technical risk assessments as required and deliver recommendations and mitigation options.
  • Liaise with incident management teams to ensure any incidents are handled efficiently.
Qualifications Required:
  • Degree level or demonstrable equivalent experience
  • MS Professional Certification
  • Unix/Linux Certification or equivalent experience
  • GIAC/CEH or similar
  • Network certification(s) e.g. CCNA
  • Holds relevant Information Security certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM, GSEC, GCIA)
  • Experience of ITIL practices
  • CCNP/CCIE Security
  • Knowledge / Experience of utilising Netflow Security and Network risk management tools, commercial and open source 
  • Knowledge / Experience of: HP Arc sight, Skybox, Lancope (steathwatch) & Bluecoat (SSL, Forensic packet capture, Malware protection service)systems 
This position is one of National Grid’s career path roles which provide for promotional opportunities within and across salary bands as you develop and evolve in the position by gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. 

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise.  We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve.  National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.


Job:IS Digital Security & Risk
Primary Location:MA-Northborough
Organisation:IS Digital Security & Risk
Job Posting:Jun 9, 2017, 4:16:59 PM
Unposting Date:Aug 8, 2017, 11:59:00 PM


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