Cyber Security Engineer


Job Purpose:

The Role of the US Cyber Security Engineer will be to improve the visibility and quantification of security risks associated with National Grid's networks security infrastructure, providing analysis of the BAU estate, current threat containment posture and recommendations on more appropriate and effective security management. The roles will support the following activities:Network Security Management, Platform Management, Security Incident Response, Cyber Analytics, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Compliance Management, Forensics and Investigations, Vulnerability Management

The roles will be responsible for the monitoring, review, reporting and optimization of the Network security system & dashboards as well as other core tasks within the team to ensure continuous monitoring and improvement in Network security of National Grid's security posture. Strong, engineering, analytical and organizational skills are required, combined with previous experience in an operational network security or similar role.This is an excellent opportunity to significantly contribute to delivering National Grids Cyber Security Vision.

Position responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Carry out 1st and 2nd line support for deployed Security tools. This will include both the base Operating system as well as the associated application(s)

  • Assist the SOC Analysts in developing correlation logic and signatures associated with the supported Security Tools Establish, maintain and grow the value of current and future partner relationships

  • Produce and maintain operational build and configuration documentatio

  • Remain up to date with operating system and network technologies to ensure consistent support across all tool

  • Remain up to date with advances in security tool technologies and have the ability to present such information to senior management

  • Assist projects in deploying security tools in both design and implementation phases

  • Build up and maintain relationships with other support functions within National Grid and with external vendors

  • Event monitoring and incident identification.

  • Produce situational reports from SIEM, Bluecoat, Skybox, Lancope and other service reporting tools.

  • Seek out and identify anomalous activity and behaviors.

  • Support and manage vulnerability assessment programs.

  • Provide technical risk assessments as required and deliver recommendations and mitigation options. Liaise with infrastructure service teams to ensure any incidents are handled efficiently.


Knowledge & Experience Required:

  • Demonstrate experience of managing and maintaining Security tools within a global SOC 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 two or more of the following: SIEM, NIDS/NIPS, Endpoint Security toolsets, DLP, Bluecoat, Skybox, Lancope, Network security technologies.

  • SCADA /ICS environments.

  • Demonstrate ability to formulate formal configuration and build documentation to support CSO operations

  • Experience of developing SIEM correlation rules and snort signatures

  • Previous roles in Network Security Management.

    • Produce situational reporting from network security tools.

    • Seek out and identify anomalous activity and behaviors.

    • 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.

This position is one of National Grids 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:Jan 17, 2017, 11:10:52 AMUnposting Date:Ongoing

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