NRTC provides solutions that help our telecommunications and electric members bring all of the advantages of today’s evolving technology to rural America. This role is accountable for the development and deployment of technology, procedures and policies to secure infrastructure and member data. This is a hands-on position deploying, configuring, and monitoring network edge equipment including routers and firewalls, implementing detection capabilities, identifying, and mitigating vulnerabilities, responding to potential threats and resolving security issues by gathering and analyzing event data and conducting root-cause analysis.
The successful candidate will have deep technical knowledge and a demonstrated background in network and information security including infrastructure security, application security, security operations, and incident response.
Works in close collaboration with network engineers, dev ops engineers, stakeholders, and end users to develop IT security programs and recommend necessary changes to ensure the company’s systems are secure.
Proactively identify security flaws and vulnerabilities, quickly assessing the potential risk, driving the right architecture decisions across many different teams to harden infrastructure, while educating the broader team.
Facilitate cyber audits, table-top exercises, testing and remediation of internal IT systems.
Stays abreast of the security industry threat landscape and provides periodic training to company staff on information security topics.
Works to foster two-way communication, teamwork and learning.
Performs other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information assurance, IT or related field, or equivalent
CISSP, CCNP, Security+, or similar technical security certification or training preferred
Minimum of 7 years related experience required
Highly technical and analytical expertise, with a proven deep background in technology design, implementation, and delivery using Cisco, Palo Alto, Checkpoint, Juniper, or similar technology
Experience in cloud computing technologies, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure
Experience managing Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems, intrusion detection/prevention systems (IDS/IPS) IDS/IPS, identity and access management (IAM) systems, and other network and system monitoring tools
Excellence in communicating business risk from cybersecurity issues
Familiarity with privacy and data protection laws
Familiarity with NIST and CMMC frameworks
Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times
There may be some travel required
NRTC is Member Driven and Technology Focused – providing solutions that help our 1,500 electric and telephone members bring all the advantages of today’s evolving technology to rural America. NRTC’s solutions are developed specifically to meet the needs of rural utilities and their customers, and include integrated smart grid solutions, metering networks, next-generation energy, demand management, broadband, managed services, mobile and video. We are a dynamic, growing cooperative with more than 650 employees operating out of seven office locations. We are looking to add experienced staff to our Smart Grid Solutions (SGS) team to enhance and accelerate the development of those solutions for the benefit of our members.