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OT/SCADA NETWORK & SECURITY SPECIALIST / Sr (Extended)

Company: PNM Resources
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

PNM ResourcesJob ID: 6087162Date: 10/25/21Location: PNM Resources, Albuquerque, NMFull/Part Time: Full-TimeRegular/Temporary RegularCOVID-19 ProtocolsEmployees are expected to follow all COVID safety protocols including either proof of vaccination or weekly testing.POSTING DEADLINEApplications must be submitted by: November 17, 2021DEPARTMENTDepartment: Operations TechnologyPREFERENCESControl Systems, Energy Management Systems, SCADA, or power plant experience is preferredJOB DESCRIPTIONThis position is covered by NERC CIP cyber security standards. Prior to being hired, promoted, or transferred into the position, the candidate must successfully pass a Personnel Risk Assessment, which includes identity verification and a criminal background check. Prior to being granted unescorted access to cyber secure areas, the candidate must attend cyber security training; supplemental training for certain PNMR Energy/Generation management and annual cyber security training will be required.OT/SCADA Network & Security SpecialistSalary Grade: G07Minimum Midpoint Maximum$60,243 - $79,822 - $99,400SUMMARY:Under general supervision, performs a multitude of operational technology network, security, and technical support duties for Operations Technology (OT) assets including but not limited to Energy/Generation system networks and related network security and system security tools. Implements Energy/Generation Systems technologies, implements of NERC CIP compliance, and technically supports of Energy/Generation management system networks and related system security tools.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Implements, maintains, and supports security and network solutions for the operations environments, including but not limited to: firewalls, network switches and routers, security event monitoring, log management tools, anti-virus/malware prevention tools, and vulnerability assessment solutionsPerforms analysis of network needs and contributes to design of network architecture, integration, and installationInstalls and maintains local area network hardware and software, including servers, peripherals, network nodes, terminals, and wiringEvaluates local area network hardware and software requirements and capabilitiesAssists with coordinating the installation of hardware and software by othersProvides support to users in local area network administration and usageMonitors and maintains network stability and security status monitoring toolsCommunicates and coordinates network schedule, backups, and downtime to usersAssists with coordinating third-party maintenance for network hardware, software, and telecommunications services for assets managed by the OT organizationPrepares and maintains documentation of network configurations and cabling layoutsAssists other operations and IT personnel with project and problem resolutionAssists with developing and implementing network availability monitoring for Energy/Generation/Plant Management networksCOMPETENCIES:Knowledge of data communications/telecommunications principles and practicesKnowledge of NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standardsKnowledge of security solutions utilized in SCADA/Control systems environmentsKnowledge and ability to use a protocol analyzer to troubleshoot and examine network communicationKnowledge and ability to use Network Monitoring and security tools to gather Network and security events/statistics, and interpret into meaningful informationAbility to identify and evaluate Network/security needsAbility to identify and communicate network impact possible due to proposed or planned application installation or network operating system changesProvide analysis, planning, and design for Network projectsAbility to implement all phases of project management from site planning, to installation, migration, and implementationAbility to provide technical assistance on project planning for co-workersAbility to effectively handle concurrent assignments with minimum guidelines pertaining to objectives, priorities or technical approachQUALIFICATIONS:MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or relevant technical discipline, and three to five years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.Control Systems, Energy Management Systems, SCADA, or power plant experience strongly preferred.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:Must possess current, legally valid driver -s license and meet the Company driving record requirements.Professional Certification in network and/or security administration strongly desired, such as the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate), CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or the SSCP (Systems Security Certified Practitioner).COMMUNICATION SKILLS:Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulationsAbility to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manualsAbility to present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general publicMATHEMATICAL SKILLS:Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometryCOMPUTER SKILLS:Knowledge of Ethernet 802.3 Specifications; TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) suite; SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) for management of Network devicesKnowledge of ICCP, DNP3, and other common IEC utility protocols such as IEC-60870-5, IEC-61850Knowledge of OSI (Open System Interconnection) reference model with emphasis on bottom three layersKnowledge of LAN technologies such as IPV4, IPV6, QoS, switching, routing, fast-Ethernet and VLANs and of WAN topologies such as MPLS, SONET/SDH, Frame/Relay, HDLC and Point-to-PointKnowledge of Virtual Private Networking technologies such as IPSEC, SSL/TLS, SSH, site to site and network to networkKnowledge of firewall technologies including network and application firewalls, stateful packet inspection, network address translation (NAT)Knowledge of Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)ANALYSIS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING ABILITY:Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit up to 2/3 of the time and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.WORK ENVIRONMENT:Computer room environment.Travel up to 10% of the time.JOB DESCRIPTIONSr. OT/SCADA Network & Security SpecialistSalary Grade: G05Minimum Midpoint Maximum$78,196 - $105,564 - $132,933SUMMARY:Under limited supervision performs a multitude of operational technology network, security, and technical support duties for Operations Technology (OT) assets including but not limited to Energy/Generation system networks and related network security and system security tools. Serves as the subject matter expert on implementation of Energy/Generation Systems technologies, implementation of NERC CIP compliance, and technical support of Energy/Generation management system networks and related system security tools.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Manages implementation, maintenance, and support of security and network solutions for the operations environments, including but not limited to: firewalls, network switches and routers, security event monitoring, log management tools, anti-virus/malware prevention tools, and vulnerability assessment solutionsPerforms analysis of network needs and contributes to design of network architecture, integration, and installationInstalls and maintains local area network hardware and software, including servers, peripherals, network nodes, terminals, and wiringEvaluates local area network hardware and software requirements and capabilities and makes recommendationsCoordinates installation of hardware and software by othersProvides support to and trains users in local area network administration and usageMonitors and maintains network stability and security status monitoring toolsCommunicates and coordinates network schedule, backups, and downtime to usersCoordinates third-party maintenance for network hardware, software, and telecommunications services for assets managed by the OT organizationPrepares and maintains documentation of network configurations and cabling layoutsCoordinates work with other departments within the CompanyAssists other operations and IT personnel with project and problem resolutionDevelops and implements network availability monitoring for Energy/Generation/Plant Management networksCOMPETENCIES:Expert Knowledge of data communications/telecommunications principles and practicesExpert knowledge of NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standardsExpert knowledge of security solutions utilized in SCADA/Control systems environmentsKnowledge and ability to use a protocol analyzer to troubleshoot and examine network communicationExpert knowledge and ability to use Network Monitoring and security tools to gather Network and security events/statistics, and interpret into meaningful informationAbility to identify and evaluate Network/security needs to justify and recommend solutionsAbility to identify and communicate network impact possible due to proposed or planned application installation or network operating system changesProvide expert analysis, planning, and design for Network projectsAbility to oversee and implement all phases of project management from site planning, to installation, migration, and implementationAbility to provide technical assistance on project planning for co-workersAbility to effectively handle many concurrent assignments with minimum guidelines pertaining to objectives, priorities or technical approachQUALIFICATIONS:MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or relevant technical discipline, and five to seven years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Control Systems, Energy Management Systems, SCADA, or power plant experience strongly preferred.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:Must possess current, legally valid driver -s license and meet the Company driving record requirements.Professional Certification in network and/or security administration strongly desired, such as the CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate), CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or the SSCP (Systems Security Certified Practitioner).COMMUNICATION SKILLS:Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulationsAbility to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manualsAbility to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general publicMATHEMATICAL SKILLS:Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometryCOMPUTER SKILLS:In-depth knowledge of Ethernet 802.3 Specifications; TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) suite; SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) for management of Network devicesWorking knowledge of ICCP, DNP3, and other common IEC utility protocols such as IEC-60870-5, IEC-61850Working knowledge of OSI (Open System Interconnection) reference model with emphasis on bottom three layersIn-depth knowledge of LAN technologies such as IPV4, IPV6, QoS, switching, routing, fast-Ethernet and VLANs and of WAN topologies such as MPLS, SONET/SDH, Frame/Relay, HDLC and Point-to-PointIn-depth knowledge of Virtual Private Networking technologies such as IPSEC, SSL/TLS, SSH, site to site and network to networkIn-depth knowledge of firewall technologies including network and application firewalls, stateful packet inspection, network address translation (NAT)In-depth knowledge of Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)ANALYSIS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING ABILITY:Ability to solve complex problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit up to 2/3 of the time and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.WORK ENVIRONMENT:Computer room environment.Travel up to 10% of the time.EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENTPNM Resources and affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. Women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans are encouraged to apply.PI151520411

Keywords: PNM Resources, Albuquerque , OT/SCADA NETWORK & SECURITY SPECIALIST / Sr (Extended), Other , Albuquerque, New Mexico

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