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Security Analyst Job

Date: Jul 28, 2019

Location: CO - Denver, US, 80202

Company: Xcel Energy



Position Summary

Responsible for providing cyber security support, identification, analysis, issue resolution, implementation and integration of cyber security solutions, products and services for the Cyber Defense Center (CDC). Support the day-to-day operations of all cyber security solutions, technology, and procedures.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Perform troubleshooting using TCP/IP knowledge to diagnose and isolate common network issues.
  • Analyze and respond to cyber security events from network and security devices including firewalls, IDS/IPS antivirus, anti-virus and traffic analysis tools.
  • Document actions in tickets to effectively communicate and track information with team members and internal customers.
  • Document, follow and improve policies, procedures, and best security practices.
  • Work independently to resolve issues and follow documented escalation procedures.
  • Act as a mentor and escalation point for associate analysts.
  • Handle investigations that require additional research.
  • Provide feedback to senior analysts to help improve tools and procedures.
  • Knowledge and ability to perform intrusion analysis, incident response, and root cause analysis.
  • Be prepared to produce and communicate comprehensive incident reports and presentations to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to proactively hunt and identify malicious activity.
  • Effectively communicate security requirements and solutions to IT and OT stakeholders

Minimum Requirements


  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of: Network security concepts & Information security best practices, TCP/IP networking, Unix / Linux operating systems and Windows logging & Active Directory.
  • At least 3 years of information security and/or networking experience
  • Mid to advanced level understanding of information security concepts, attack vectors and defense-in-depth.
  • Ability to work an on-call rotation with other mid and senior team members for weekend/night/holiday escalations.
  • Participate in established incident response procedures.



Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Excellent analytical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written).
  • Self-managed and team oriented.
  • Deadline and detail oriented.
  • Highly motivated.
  • One or more certifications in Security/Networking including Security+, GSEC, GCIA, GCIH, CISSP or other security specific vendor/product certifications.
  • Thorough knowledge in log analysis, host and network forensics.
  • Knowledge of NERC CIP standards and requirements.
  • Understanding of IT and OT network protocols (TCP/IP, UDP, Modbus, DNP3, etc.)
  • Knowledge of industrial environment, including PLCs, RTUs, and instrumentation.






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 || United States (US) || Customer And Innovation || 56130:Cyber Security || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 18270

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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Nearest Major Market: Denver

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