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PPL Corporation Lead Cybersecurity Architect in United States


Internal Title:

Lead Cybersecurity Architect

Primary Responsibilities:

Leads projects, analyzes and solves complex problems, and recommends solutions in the below areas.

Cybersecurity Architecture Design:

  • Develop, document, manage and implement an Enterprise wide Security Framework, Strategy and Roadmap, that outlines and defines the tactical, operational and strategic plan for cyber security

  • Develop a working catalog of cybersecurity systems after assessing in-use network and security technologies

  • Design and develop logical and physical security architectures, reference models, and reference architectures

  • Determine how the components included in a system architecture should be organized to ensure that security requirements are met

  • Design public key infrastructures (PKIs), including use of certification authorities (CAs) and digital signatures as well as hardware and software

Requirement Management:

  • Determine security requirements by evaluating business strategies and requirements

  • Identify functional and technical cybersecurity requirements, integration needs and prepare cost estimates

  • Integrate technical, managerial, and financial considerations when sponsoring solutions

Thought Leadership:

  • Track and understand emerging cybersecurity practices and standards by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations

  • Research information security standards, conducting system security and vulnerability analyses, and risk assessments, studying architecture/platform evolution

  • Develop criteria to assess and validate IT security risks (e.g., DLP, IDS, NERC CIP) and relevant security architectures

  • Provide technical and thought leadership for the development of security architectures

  • Apply a working knowledge of security models and methods for integrating security into a system architecture

System Testing:

  • Assess security system performance and review compliance and incident response reports to ensure compliance to standards, policies, and procedures

  • Identify security gaps, and evaluate enhancements

  • Provide oversight to collection and analysis of system security reports and summarize data and trends

Problem Resolution:

  • Assist in resolving security problems through the appropriate choice of error detection and correction, process control and improvement, or process design strategies

Physical presence in the office/on-site to engage in face-to-face interaction and coordination of work among direct reports and co-workers.

May be assigned an Electric Utilities emergency and storm role. This is a special assignment that comes into play during storms and other emergencies when the company needs to restore power or respond to other issues affecting customer service. This role may necessitate the need to work after-hours, outside of your normal schedule.

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Position Summary:

The Cyber Security Architect sets direction and rules for enterprise-wide management IT security risk (e.g., DLP, IDS, NERC CIP), measure outcomes, and directs the applicable management action.

The Lead level is recognized as an expert in own area within the organization and works independently, under minimal guidance from supervisor. Progression to Lead level is limited on the basis of business requirement.

The candidate will be expected to research, design, and implement Azure cloud security architectures for all types of public or hybrid cloud-based solutions and services used by the company.

The candidate must have a solid understanding of secure identity-as-surface-area concepts and pitfalls, including but not limited to TLS, OAuth, shared access signatures, API management, multi-factor authentication, and single-sign on, with an emphasis on Azure, industry-accepted, and platform infrastructure best practices and methods.

The candidate will be expected to continuously and iteratively develop security strategies for Azure and hybrid cloud architectures that conform with business requirements, existing and emerging Azure cloud catalog architectures, and utilities-based security controls and standards.

Candidate Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

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Basic Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree and 7 years of related work experience OR 10 years of related work experience

  2. Experience with NIST, NERC CIP, SOX and PCI requirements

  3. Proven ability to prioritize and execute tasks

  4. Highly self-motivated and directed with attention to detail

  5. Easily adapts to changing circumstances

  6. Understands business goals and strategic priorities

  7. Promotes respect and can work effectively with diverse groups and environments

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

Regular or Temporary:


Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience supporting fast-changing business organizations

  2. NERC CIP Compliance Analysis Certification, System Operator Certification, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), GIAC Critical Infrastructure Protection Security Certification

Full-time or Part-time:


Corporate Summary:

As one of the largest investor-owned companies in the U.S. utility sector, PPL Corporation delivers on its promises to customers, investors, employees and the communities we serve. Our utilities - Western Power Distribution, Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities, and PPL Electric Utilities - provide an outstanding service experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best in the United States and the United Kingdom. PPL has grown from a company with customers and facilities in one region of Pennsylvania to a diverse energy company with more than 10 million customers in the U.S. and the U.K. PPL provides energy for millions of customers while providing challenging and rewarding careers for thousands of employees around the U.S. and abroad.

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