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Omaha Public Power District Lead Cyber Engineer in Omaha, Nebraska

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The Lead Cyber Security Engineer provides technical designs and systems engineering for Cyber Security. The Lead Cyber Security Engineer, in partnership with architecture, sets the direction and plans the roadmap for Cyber Security. This position also provides mentoring and technical direction for personnel that plan, design, implement and support the security of OPPD users and systems from current and future threats. As a Lead Cyber Security Engineer, the incumbent needs to be able to combine technical design skills and strong engineering expertise with broad business knowledge to successfully develop and implement Cyber Security solutions that enable Business Technology objectives and OPPD Business Partner initiatives.

Solution Design and Engineering: Collaborate with stakeholders to analyze current state environments, identify solutions to existing issues and/or design new technology solutions

  • Assignments would typically require operating with independent discretion for periods ranging from 6-12 months

  • Engineers and/or approves technical solution designs of the highest domain complexity to ensure alignment across the department and Enterprise Architecture

  • Responsible for the development and ongoing management of technology roadmaps across Cyber Security. Provide thought leadership and assist the department manager in the creating of technical roadmaps and BU strategic plans

  • Develop and/or approve design principles, frameworks, models, standards, procedures and processes based on industry best practices and solution requirements

  • Identify Cyber Security best-practices both internal and external to OPPD. Support key stakeholders to ensure that those best practices are implemented into the District's technology environment

  • Provide SME and coordination of technology selections and design approval for Cyber Security to support evolving business needs

  • Analyze technical needs, requirements, and state of the Cyber Security infrastructure design, integration, and operations which include procurement activities, engineering analysis, quality evaluations and consideration of outsourcing or vended solutions

Systems Management: Guides the execution and performance of technology solutions within Cyber Security, ensuring functionality and effectiveness of systems, applications, programs and/or infrastructure.

  • Guides the establishment and execution of lifecycle management and maintenance programs within Cyber Security, including preventative and reactive maintenance

  • Ensure configuration standards, procedures and operational system parameters are developed, documented and implemented

Operations Support: Provides key insights in the development of service level agreements, acts as the consultative role for non-standard requests and supports incident management troubleshooting efforts as an escalation point for incidents of the highest complexity.

  • Perform the role of SME for the high-risk and/or high complexity system changes in alignment with Change Management

  • Lead complex support and troubleshooting efforts as needed

Technical leadership: Ensure execution of work regarding scope, and quality is properly aligned with the strategic and architectural directions.

  • Communicate all concepts and guidelines successfully to the Cyber Security team

  • Consult on projects to ensure alignment with technical direction, Cyber Security standards and solutions

  • Provide technical guidance and coaching to members of the Cyber Security team

  • Collaborate across the organization towards OPPD goals and objectives

  • Approve final product before launch by ensuring all requirements of quality, security, modifiability, extensibility, etc are met

Qualifications

Required:

+ + A bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Engineering, Mathematics, or related field, and a minimum of six (6) years of experience in an equivalent role, OR 10+ years of experience with design, configuration and operation of an Cyber Security

  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in an equivalent technical lead role

  • Demonstrate the ability to perform research and evaluate the ongoing changes in technology and continued evaluation of best practices in support of Cyber Security

  • Above average oral and written communications skills that enable the incumbent to communicate with both the technical and management staff

  • Strong understanding of National/International regulations and standards such as NIST, ISO27001, SOX, GDPR etc.

  • Must qualify to obtain unescorted Fort Calhoun Access Authorization and NERC Access

  • Must have professional certification and/or license in relevant Cyber Security domains (ISC2, ISACA, SANS, AWS, Azure, EC-Council, etc.).

Desired:

+ + Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Engineering, Mathematics, or related field

  • Experience executing projects in lead capacity.

  • Security Operations Center design and implementation experience.

Closing Statement

Salary Grade: S6

Minimum: $96,704

Midpoint: $120,880

At Omaha Public Power District, we’re passionate about three things: power, the people who make it, and the people who rely on it.

WE ARE: Where the Light Starts. OPPD is the 12th-largest public power utility in the U.S., serving over 850,000 people across 5,000 square miles and 13 counties.

WE’RE COMMITTED TO: Each other and the people we serve. This commitment drives us. We’re dedicated to providing our communities with affordable, reliable, and environmentally sensitive energy services today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

OUR JOB: To provide power with a purpose. We have real impact - on people’s lives, on the environment, and on the future of energy. We’re always looking for bright, capable people who want an opportunity to lead from where you are—wherever you are— and know that your ideas will be heard. If you want to be a source of real, positive change for the community and the people who live in this region, then working for a company acknowledged for caring about these same things is likely a priority for you as well.

Org Marketing Statement

EOE: Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply

Apply online at www.oppd.com on or before January 19, 2021.

Recruiter: Laura Fritson - lmfritson@oppd.comPLEASE NOTE - Your application has not been submitted unless you have applied for a specific requisition. If you have not chosen a specific opening, your application will remain in 'DRAFT' form and will not be viewed by our Human Capital staff.

OPPD is very aware of the potential risks of COVID-19 and are evaluating all necessary precautions. With that, we are limiting travel and face to face interviews until further notice, so please expect some delays in processing of your application of interest.

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