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National Grid Vulnerability Management Engineering Team Leader, Security Services in Syracuse, New York

About us

National Grid is hiring a Vulnerability Management Engineering Team Leader for our Vulnerability Engineering Group in Syracuse, NY. Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

Job Purpose

The Vulnerability Testing team is part of Vulnerability Management within the Security Team, and supports the Security Team’s global operations by identifying vulnerabilities and security issues via penetration testing assessments and identifying threats posing a genuine risk to National Grid via red team / purple team tests that replicate behaviours of threat actors, assessed by Government and commercial intelligence providers. This information will enable National Grid to proactively adjust its defensive posture.

Key Accountabilities

Engineering Team Leader

The Vulnerability Management Engineering Team Leader provides technical direction and advanced support for products used across the organization. They build, develop and lead the continuous improvement of engineering practises at National Grid, with a motivated and capable team of Security Engineers. They are also responsible for the quality of advice and guidance given to Technology teams.

This will include researching, engineering, implementing and operating enterprise security products. This will also involve managing and improving platform security compliance, through automation, monitoring and alerting, SIEM integration, development and implementation of standards, procedures, and guidelines covering different platforms and devices.

This is a matrix position and requires strong technical and leadership skills to work with geographically dispersed teams and guide work products through the systems engineering lifecycle, including accreditation, sustainment, and services.

A Team Leader in this role must define metrics to quickly and accurately present the team’s performance and variance against its goals. This individual will also be responsibility for the scheduling and prioritization of the functions Engineering backlog and all related performance management duties (direct reports).

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required
  • A technical mindset with great attention to detail

  • Strong leadership, influencing and analytical skills, demonstrating sound judgement and decision making, and be able to credibly interact professionally at all levels across the organization.

  • Able to demonstrate a high degree of credibility and influence senior stakeholders within the organization and key external stakeholders.


The candidate must possess the following:

  • B.S. in Computer Science or Cyber Security from an accredited university

  • Experience writing software in a variety of languages (Go, Python, C, JavaScript)

  • A technical mindset with great attention to detail

  • Experience normalizing disparate data sources into a cohesive data set

  • Deep understanding of network protocols spanning all layers of the network stack and system internals (kernel and user space)

  • Experience designing, building, and parsing REST APIs

  • Willingness to investigate and explore new technologies

  • Experience with DevOps workflows and technologies

The ideal candidate also has:

  • Experience automating vulnerability discovery and identification

  • Extensive knowledge and experience with industry standard vulnerability scanners

  • Experience or knowledge of penetration testing and vulnerability assessment

  • Experience building Splunk applications

  • Experience designing, building, and maintaining infrastructure to support security operations

  • An active Github with contributions to open source security projects

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

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.