IS Systems Engineer/Analyst


About the Position:

National Grid recognized as a leader in the Utilities and Energy industry, is offering excellent career and growth opportunities. Our IS Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) Generation department is currently looking for an IS Systems Engineer/Analyst who will have responsibility in designing and executing IS functions. This individual will help meet NERC CIP compliance strategies and processes that will achieve and maintain mandated NERC CIP cyber security regulations and support Generation Mission Critical IS requirements.

As an IS Systems Engineer/Analyst, you will support the overall operation of National Grid's mission critical infrastructure for Generation Operations. You will support IS infrastructure for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Distributed Controls System (DCS) functions. You will participate as a project technical resource to establish standards, content, and procedures for CNI documentation in accordance with company and industry best practices for real time and power generation system applications. You will update and create documentation as a contributor to NERC CIP compliance deliverables as a subject matter expert.

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Establishes new server/system environments as needed, including designing and completing system installation, as well as defining, documenting, and enforcing system standards.

  • Active Directory administration (Group Policy planning and implementation, multi-site planning, Active Directory permission inheritance and GPO enforcement)

  • Install and configure server hardware and operating systems. Design and manage various infrastructure systems and applications including Microsoft Active Directory, Windows Server, SQL Server, SharePoint, and Centralized AntiVirus Management.

  • Optimize system performance by monitoring, troubleshooting issues, and scheduling upgrades to maintain a secure and reliable environment.

  • Secures mission critical systems by establishing and enforcing policies, as well as monitoring access.

  • Implement changes to production, development, stage and test environments to allow required application access.

  • Ensure that configuration and change management processes are documented accurately

  • Ensure device logging is active and forwarding properly to the appropriate repository.

  • Respond to major incidents as part of a team.

  • Interact with field engineering and operations groups both within and external to the organization to resolve issues by troubleshooting and utilizing creative problem solving skills

  • Reviews and develops cost/benefit analysis as needed.

  • Periodically interface with internal and external auditors to support compliance activities.

  • Ability to work both independently as well as in a team environment.

  • Updates job knowledge and stays aware of security risks and industry trends by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, and participating in professional organizations.

  • It is a requirement that supporting the SCADA/DCS real-time operation will include participation in an on-call rotation providing 7x24 hour support (not shift work).

  • Local travel is required, as needed, to support our power stations


Knowledge & Experience Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Engineering and/or 5+ years of relevant experience.

  • Understanding of LAN/WAN networking concepts, topologies and protocols.

  • Competency with network/systems security and information security concepts and technologies.

  • Working knowledge of Windows/Active Directory.

  • Must possess strong writing, verbal communication and documentation skills and the ability to achieve and communicate with a sense of urgency.

  • Ability to develop long-range program plans, set goals/objectives, and prioritize.

  • Strong troubleshooting & problem solving skills.

Familiarity with the following is desirable:

  • Incident response

  • Patch management

  • Server virtualization, ESXi, vCenter, vSphere

  • Software tools such as Solar Winds, Sourcefire, Tripwire, Nessus, Skybox, and Lancope products.

  • Windows desktop operating systems

  • Linux operating systems

  • Risk/vulnerability assessment methodologies

  • Firewalls, intrusion detection sensors, switches, and devices

  • Information protection strategies

  • Programming in any scripting language, such as Power Shell, Visual Basic, or Python

  • Disaster recovery planning

  • Change management and control

  • Identity and access management

  • System development life cycle implementation steps for transitioning to production

  • Best practices in securing critical IS infrastructures

  • Regulatory Compliance Standards (eg. Sarbanes-Oxley, NERC-CIP, PCI, etc.)

  • Basic knowledge of power station operation is an advantage

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:Information Services

Primary Location:NY-Hicksville

Organisation:Information Services


Job Posting:Mar 22, 2017, 5:01:00 PMUnposting Date:Ongoing

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