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Associate Security Analyst Job

Location(s): MN - Monticello


Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education 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 professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.



Xcel Energy is seeking a Security Associate Analyst to support operations at Monticello Nuclear Plant. This entry-level role is critical and must be on-site. 


Position Summary
Responsible for providing cyber security support, identification, analysis, issue resolution, implementation and integration of cyber security solutions, products and services. 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.

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


Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • At least one year of information security or networking experience
  • 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






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

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $47,600 to $67,666 per year

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Requisition Number: 27001

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