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Senior Security Analyst 


Company Profile:

NRG is at the forefront of changing how people think about and use energy. A Fortune 500 company, NRG is a pioneer in developing cleaner and smarter energy choices for our customers: whether as one of the largest solar power developers in the country, or by building the first privately funded electric vehicle charging infrastructure or by giving customers the latest smart energy solutions to better manage their energy use. Our power generating facilities can support over 20 million homes and our retail electricity providers—Reliant, Green Mountain Energy Company and Energy Plus—serve more than two million customers.  More information is available at or Like Us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter.


This position will be responsible for securing the network infrastructure and information assets from threats. This position will have to work independently to identify and remediate potential threats, as well as work as part of a team to accomplish larger tasks and projects meeting company goals and objectives.

Position Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Must have knowledge of Windows and *nix Server hardening, as well as client OS hardening
  • Must have experience hardening services (web, ftp, file, etc.) following best practices
  • Must have knowledge of Windows security tools, products, and concepts including, Active Directory, and Group Policy.
  • Must have Experience with encryption tools and concepts including: PGP, PKI, and digital certificates
  • Must have knowledge of current virus/malware threats, virus breakout mitigation and prevention
  • Must have working knowledge of network protocols and services (DNS, DHCP, RADIUS, SMB, FTP, SFTP, SSH, etc) on both Windows and *nix platforms
  • Must have working knowledge of basic network architecture and network segmentation tools and concepts (firewalls, switches, routers, LAN/WAN, remote access) Must have knowledge and experience with Intrusion Detection/Prevention (IDS/IPS) Knowledge of security concepts and tools, including vulnerability scanners and detectors like Nmap, Nessus, Paros, WebInspect, Secunia, etc.
  • Knowledge of third party security tools including Anti Virus (Trend Micro, Symantec, Forefront) and web filter proxies like Websense. Knowledge of security event incident management (SEIM/SIM/SEM) systems
  • Experience with multi-factor authentication concepts and products like RSA
  • Experience with automated patching solutions (WSUS or equivalent)
  • Familiar with Hard Drive encryption technologies and techniques
  • Familiar with industry security websites and vulnerability disclosure reports (Mitre, SANS, Security Focus, Microsoft, Cisco)
  • Experience working in a regulatory environment (SOX, PCI DSS, NERC CIP or equivalent)
  • Familiar with forensic investigation tools and techniques, as well as chain of custody
  • Ability to develop strategic technical documentation and written communications relative to field of expertise (technical designs, Security Policies, standards documents, procedural documents) Must work well independently, with other team members, as well as provide support to other departments including Audit and Legal Ability to respond to critical issues on 24/7 basis as needed Ability to travel domestically approximately 10%
  • Must have either CISSP or CISA credentials

Additional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in computer science, management information systems or related field or equivalent experience
  • Five to ten years of experience in Information Technology industry, including senior role experience in a large corporate IT environment or consulting.
  • Expert level knowledge of network infrastructure threats, and mitigation techniques required
  • Experience with IDS or IPS Intrusion Protection is preferred
  • Experience with SEIM - Security Event Intstant Management is preferred
  • Experience with NetWitness & ForeScout is highly desirable
  • Experience identifying and mitigating security gaps
  • Experience working on, and implementing changes on large networks
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (verbal and written) with all levels of internal and external customers.
  • Demonstrated presentation, planning, and organizing skills.
  • Experience with virus and intrusion containment and mitigation
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a team member.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities and to respond to changing demands from multiple sources. Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in applying established techniques, procedures or standards;
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.


  • Experience with infrastructure security controls for Sarbanes Oxley, PCI DSS, and/or NERC CIP
  • Experience securing industrial control systems (utility, manufacturing, or equivalent)
  • Ability to lead and manage IT Security projects, develop project plans, identify and escalate issues, and report status
  • Knowledge of Web development and coding technologies and best practices (PHP, Java, Javascript, AJAX)

NRG Energy, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Business Unit 021002-IT Strat & Integ  
Position Senior Security Analyst  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number INF-13-00015  

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