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Sr. Cyber Analyst 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

Sr Cyber Security Analyst will be primarily accountable for the investigation of incoming escalated events as part of the Tier I team 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. This position will primarily be set during second and third shifts. 

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.
  • Coordinate with Threat Hunters and perform Root Cause analysis on selected cases. Provide case or incident details and recommendations to Senior Leaders within Security. Coordinate with Data Scientists to improve SIEM correlation and alerting.
  • Provide ongoing teaching / mentoring to Tier 1 Associate Cyber Security Analysts.

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 tirage 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.





COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, Xcel Energy requires all persons be fully vaccinated or receive a formal medical or religious accommodation prior to their start date, unless prohibited by state or local law.


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) || Customer And Innovation || 42690:Monitoring Anlys & Resilience || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $87,000 to $123,666 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: 40705

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