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Westar Lead IS Analyst in Kansas, United States

JOB TITLE:Lead IS Analyst


DEPARTMENT: IT Security- Topeka General Office



Sr. Info Security Analyst $82,600 - $103,200

Lead IS Analyst $92,200 - $115,300

Scheduled Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Other hours as required)

Summary of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

This position is focused on the secure architecture and implementation of Identity & Access Management (IAM) security systems that enable the business to easily and securely access systems and resources. IAM systems include identity governance, identity synchronization, identity analytics, web access management, password management and multifactor authentication.

The position will support existing legacy systems while researching and designing emerging technologies to support the IAM program. Also assists with cyberattack prevention, analysis, forensics and mitigations. Duties also include problem management, incident handling and liaison with product vendor; escalation to product vendor and coordination as needed. Configuration and release management of bug fixes is also expected.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or Engineering and technical certifications are not required but are highly preferred. Requires at least five years of relevant experience which includes:

•Linux scripting with BASH, KSH, or other shell scripting languages. Linux utilities such as vi, grep, awk, openSSL, RE, expect, nmap, curl and sed is required.

•Scripting with Beanshell and Javascript. Programming with Java, Python and PHP.

Requires at least five years of relevant experience in two or more of the following:

•Web traffic management – load balance, failover, HTTP redirect / rewrite and TCP packet analysis with tcpdump or similar tools.

•Intermediate database administration, design and SQL skills.

•Administering HTTP servers, Web Application servers such as WebLogic, TomCat and WebSphere.

•Web Access Management security using reverse proxy, Web Single Sign-On (SSO), Federated SSO, SAML and Web Application Firewalls for authentication and authorization.

•LDAP and Active Directory experience including knowledge on directory server replication, directory partitions, schema modification and performance tuning.

•Microsoft Azure AD administration.

•Experience with system automation, system backup, autonomous recovery from system failure and system resource monitoring using available tools.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Required:

•Must have ability efficiently acquire and utilize new skills with minimal formal training.

•Technical expertise in breaking complex systems down into basic components and processes.

•A strong network (TCP/IP), system and web application troubleshooting background is preferred.

•Demonstrated experience in tracking and organizing complex initiatives and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively to multiple levels of the organization.

Working Conditions:

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Evergy has a clear mission – To empower a better future. Evergy chooses to live this mission by valuing People First. We know to accomplish becoming the most innovative and reliable energy company, we need a team with a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. So, our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. We are committed to celebrating diversity and building a team where everyone – regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status – has a voice and can bring their best every day. We know that the more diverse and inclusive we are, the better we will be. Evergy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Job: *Information Technology

Title: Lead IS Analyst

Location: null

Requisition ID: INF004T