Security Engineer, Senior

Job Posting Date: July 15, 2017
Requisition #: 54176732-E01
Job Category: Information Technology
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Employment Type: Management
Business Unit: Information Technology and Supply Chain
Schedule: Full-time
City: Concord

Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And wedeliver some of the nation’s cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, ‘Together, Building a Better California’ is not just a slogan. It’s the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We knowthat the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve theirquality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employerthat actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protectedveteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

This is a challenging and fast passed position inPG&E’s Security Intelligence and Operations Center (SIOC) which is responsible for detecting, analyzing and responding to any suspicious cyber security activity across PG&E’s business and operational networks. The SIOC is a critical team within PG&E’sbroader Cybersecurity team which is led by PG&E’s Vice President – Chief Security Officer.

Position Summary

This is a challenging and fast passed position in PG&E’s Security Intelligence and Operations Center (SIOC) which is responsible fordetecting, analyzing and responding to any suspicious cyber security activity across PG&E’s business and operational networks. The SIOC is a critical team within PG&E’s broader Cybersecurity team which is led by PG&E’s Vice President – Chief SecurityOfficer.


* Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or job related field, or equivalent work experience
* (CISSP) Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification or equivalent or ability to obtain viaself-study within one year of hire date
* Minimum 6 years of Information Technology experience, with at least 4 years of experience in information security working to design/implement security solutions

* Experience with scripting inPerl/Python/Ruby
* Experience with IBM QRadar and Palo Alto Networks
* Experience working in an incident response role
* Proven working experience in building and maintaining security systems
* Hands on experience working with security systems,including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, authentication systems, log management, content filtering, etc
* Thorough understanding of the latest security principles, techniques, and protocols
* Problem solving skills and abilityto work under pressure
* Deep knowledge of log, network, and system forensic solutions
* Deep knowledge of diverse operating systems, networking protocols, and systems administration
* Deep knowledge of IT core infrastructure and cyber securitycomponents/devices
* Deep knowledge of TCP/IP Networking and knowledge of the OSI model
* Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills – ability to de-construct problems
* Strong customer service skills and decision-makingskills
* Working knowledge of PG&E infrastructure preferred


* Develop technical solutions and new security tools to help mitigate security risks and automate repeatable tasks/procedures
* Establish and maintain excellentworking relationships/partnerships with the cyber security and infrastructure support teams throughout the Information Technology organization, as well as business units
* Responsible for maintaining the configurations of content of various key security toolsto meet the business objectives of the SIOC
* Prepare, document, and maintain standard operating procedures protocols, and technical references for security solutions/tools
* Support processes to monitor the effectiveness and optimize the capabilities ofthe security tools used by the SIOC
* Write comprehensive reports including assessment-based findings, outcomes, and proposals for improving security solutions/tools
* Develop innovative monitoring and detection solutions using PG&E tools and otherskillsets such as scripting
* Engineer and implement security measures for the protection of systems, networks and information
* Mentor junior staff in cybersecurity techniques and processes
* Research security technologies and collaborate with peersto stay abreast of innovations in the industry
* Identify and define requirements for new security capabilities and tools
* Evaluate new technologies and processes that enhance security capabilities
* Test new security solutions using industrystandard analysis criteria
* Write technical articles for knowledge sharing
* Work with system owners and SIOC team members to find innovative ways to solve or improve existing production security issues


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