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Xcel Energy Inc.

Denver, CO

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Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis


Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow?  A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you're looking for.



Position Summary

Responsible for creation, coordination, implementation and execution of cyber security solutions and providing security governance and oversight in support of the Company's strategy and consistent with the IT Security & Risk Management Program Strategy. This position works closely with key business partners, internal technology teams and external vendors to detect future trends and ongoing activity, and to provide oversight and governance to projects and changes within the environment to ensure consistent implementation and effectiveness of security technology and controls. Provide security solutions and governance that protects and effectively mitigates threats to the environment. Participate in and contribute to other areas within the department and develop, maintain & implement processes for security for all platforms and ensures compliance with requirements from agencies such as FERC, NERC, and Department of Homeland Security (such as CIP, HIPAA, SOX, PCI).

Essential Responsibilities



*Engineer and implement security solutions in support of the overall security objectives of Xcel Energy and in alignment with the IT Security & Risk Management Strategic Plan. *Provide technical leadership, governance and oversight for the design of information technology systems, projects and changes within the Company's environment with a core focus on security to ensure systems reliability, accessibility and compliance. *Works with others to ensure that proper security disciplines are understood and applied. Performs the role of internal consultant to help utilize Company's security capabilities. Acts as a resource to educate customers and associates on strategic security choices in available technologies. *Drive and educate on the Security architecture discipline, processes, concepts and best practices. *Performs technical security research, analysis and evaluation of new technology tools and provides strategic direction. Maintains current on relevant technology trends. Partners with the Enterprise Architecture group regarding future technology and business needs. *Develop and maintain a working relationship with external service providers responsible for providing technology consulting. Work with business unit executives and service providers to introduce required Cyber Security functionalities into the environment.

Minimum Requirements




*Bachelor's degree with a concentration in computer science, technology, accounting or business or equivalent combination of education and experience. *Minimum of 12 years' experience in I/T including 10 years direct experience in cyber security. *Demonstrated verbal/written communication and presentation skills. *Proven problem solving and business risk analysis skills. *Ability to excel in a team environment. *Good investigative, conflict resolution and negotiation skills. *Must possess a broad knowledge relating to I/T infrastructures and have in-depth and up-to-date experience with multiple operating systems and desk side integration. *Ability to travel 25% of time.

Preferred Requirements

Expertise in two or more of the following cyber security disciplines:

*Penetration testing/red team activities *Vulnerability detection and mitigation *Threat Intelligence *Engineering/implementation of cyber security controls *Cyber security incident response or experience with Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) threats and the tools and techniques leveraged

Subject Matter Expert leveraging the following tool sets:

*Metasploit *Rapid7 Nexpose *Nessus *Maltego





As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you're ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.


Posting Notes:  CO - Denver || CO - Denver; MN - Minneapolis || United States (US) || Utilities and Corporate Servic || 56130:Cyber Security || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 9742

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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Xcel Energy Inc.
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Company Profile
Our name reflects our core value — excellence in energy products and services. We are committed to customer satisfaction by continuously improving our operations to be a low-cost, reliable, environmentally sound energy provider. We have been successfully proving this to our customers for more than 130 years and will work hard to continue with this commitment in the future.

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