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IT Security Architect, Operational Technology

07/12/2019 Locations Berlin-CT; Westwood-MA

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Role and Scope of Position: 

The Enterprise Security Architect (SA) will work closely with Eversource Grid Modernization teams, Energy Control Center teams and Gas System teams to design and implement secure Industrial Control Systems and processes.

Primary Job Functions for the Security Architect

  • drives the evaluation of security controls for Eversource Grid Modernization projects
  • Act as the Subject Matter Expert for Security Controls used in Eversource Industrial Control Systems.
  • provide security architecture advice in support of application development, infrastructure, and enterprise technology projects to ensure the integrity of the Eversource control system environment
  • define, document, and implement the security architecture required for projects, including (but not limited to):
    • authentication and authorization
    • account administration, provisioning, segregation of duties, validation, attestation, and more
    • auditing of security related requirements and testing
    • confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the systems and data
    • Compliance to Eversource and regulatory requirements
  • Verifies security systems by developing and implementing test scripts
  • Assess project requirements related to application security, including correlation with enterprise security policy and standards
  • Identify architectural and other security risks associated with the solution, and compensating controls where necessary
  • Identify any gaps in existing security infrastructure to meet project requirements, work with the Manager(s) or Director of Corporate Information Security to identify and propose solutions
  • determines security requirements by evaluating business strategies and requirements; researching information security standards; conducting system security and vulnerability analyses and risk assessments; studying architecture/platform; identifying integration issues; preparing cost estimates
  • Researches possible solutions and alternatives for security implementation of the project; technology applications, business process problems, technical problems, performs an analysis of alternatives, and leads the recommendation to a security solution.
  • Ensure that the project infrastructure is supportable and can be transitioned smoothly into production support organizations.
  • Works with 3rd party vendors to ensure that deliverables are completed on-time and under budget.
  • Documents the security and compliance aspects of the design through diagrams and written documents

Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or a related technical field.
  • SCADA / Energy Management Systems / Industrial Control Systems
  • Experience working in large, geographically dispersed IT organizations
  • Large IT project implementation experience

A minimum of 6 -10 years of experience in the field of information security.  Strong working knowledge of information systems security standards and practices. Knowledge across many of these areas:

  • SCADA / Energy Management Systems / Industrial Control Systems
  • Identity and Access Management, Digital Forensics, End Point Encryption, Encryption Key Management, Database Security,  Enterprise Directory Services, IDS, IPS, Next Generation Firewall, Application Firewall, Enterprise Password Vaults , Cloud SaaS /PaaS/IaaS Security, Mobile Device Management, SIEM or related information security subject area.

·    Experience with and knowledge of NIST, ISO27001, COBIT

  • Degree in Information Security or security certification preferred. Experience in Industrial Control Systems


Responding to emergency situations to meet customers’ needs is part of every employee’s role. If employed, you will be given an Emergency Restoration assignment.  This means you may be called to assist during an emergency outside of your normal responsibilities, work hours and location.

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EEO Statement

Eversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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