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Cybersecurity Analyst/ Sr. Cybersecurity Analyst - MN or CO Job

Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis


Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.



Position Summary

Cyber Analyst will be primarily accountable for the investigation and management of escalated events from Tiers 1 analysts, while collaborating with technical support teams in the investigation, remediation, recovery, and prevention of cybersecurity threats. Utilizing industry standard tools, including SIEM, IPS/IDS, user behavioral analytics, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and vulnerability scanners to strengthen security posture. Finally, function as the on-call investigator for escalated incidents.

Essential Responsibilities


  • Perform cyber investigations and maintain forensic evidence as needed. Act as main investigators for potential events identified by Tier 1 analysts. Operate autonomously to further investigate and escalate in accordance with protocols and contractual SLAs. Identify, analyze, and respond to security incidents as they occur. Follow standard operating procedures to perform internal and external escalations. Utilize IDSs and SIEMs to monitor networks and systems. Support system build and platform maintenance.
  • Working within the established playbooks as defined. Defining protocols and maturing playbooks of operational response to cyber threats.
  • Conduct root cause analysis of security events and incidents to provide details and recommendations.
  • Provide ongoing teaching / mentoring to Tier 1 Associate Cyber Security Analysts.

Cybersecurity Analyst

Salary: $77,000 to $109,666

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in computer science, technology, accounting or business or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in I/T including three years of direct experience in cyber security/network defense strategies.
  • Must possess a broad knowledge relating to I/T infrastructures and have in-depth and up-to-date experience with multiple operating systems and desk side integration.
  • Strong understanding of proxy analysis.
  • Must be able to read proxy logs.Strong logical/critical thinking abilities, especially analyzing network traffic and IDS events for malicious intent.
  • Proficiency in cyber threat exploitation patterns, from discovery through establishing a persistent presence.
  • Experience working in a Security Operations Center or Network Operations Center environment.
  • Knowledge of Control Frameworks and Risk Management techniques.


Preferred Requirements

  • One or more certifications in Security/Networking including Security+, GSEC, GCIA, GCIH, CISSP or other security specific vendor/product certifications.
  • Experience with various network defense toolsets.
  • Understanding of command line scripting and implementation.
  • Ability to write new content/searches/scripts.
  • Familiarity with Splunk Enterprise Security.Strong understanding of networking.
  • Ability to perform netflow / packet capture analysis.
  • Experience with cyber threat hunting.




Sr. Cybersecurity Analyst

Salary: $87,000 to 123,666

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a cyber discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of seven years’ experience in I/T including five years direct experience in cyber security including SIEM tool; event triage and incident management.
  • Demonstrated verbal/written communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong understanding of networking.
  • Experience with various network defense toolsets.
  • Ability to write new content/searches/scripts.
  • Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), EDR and SIEM technologies.
  • Log analysis with IDS, EDR, SIEM.
  • Understanding of Forensic and Malware Analysis.
  • Knowledge of Cyber Frameworks.

Preferred Requirements

  • One or more certifications in Security/Networking including Security+, GSEC, GCIA, GCIH, CISSP or other security specific vendor/product certifications.
  • Ability to perform netflow / packet capture (PCAP) analysis.
  • Experience with cyber threat hunting.






Xcel Energy is committed to the safety of its employees and customers, and promotes a Safety Always culture. Because of this, we strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; however, vaccination is not mandatory. After being hired, you will asked to report your vaccination status and dates of vaccination. This information will be maintained confidentially and disclosed only on a need-to-know basis. If you are not fully vaccinated or choose not to disclose your vaccination status you will be required to follow any health-and-safety rules applicable to unvaccinated employees.


As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.


Posting Notes:  CO - Denver || CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Strategy Plng and Ext Affairs || 42690:Monitoring Anlys & Resilience || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $77,000 to $109,666 per year

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits and/or pay components: Pay - Annual Incentive Program, Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Transportation Reimbursement Account, Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only), Parental Leave


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Requisition Number: 49047

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