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Principal Cyber Security Analyst


Tempe, AZ, US

Date:  Nov 17, 2023

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.

Job Brief:

The Cyber Security Analyst will work in SRP's Security Operations Center (SOC) which is responsible for detection, response, and remediation of cyber security events across the enterprise.

The Analyst will respond to day-to-day events, participate in incident response activities, support tools used by the SOC team, assist with metrics tracking and development, assist with evaluating current and new software and tools, and work to develop subject matter expertise in one or more SOC functions. Applicants should have good analytical, communication and problem-solving skills.

Job Responsibilities


- Identify, triage, and respond to cyber security events in SRP's corporate and operational environments
- Analyze data from multiple sources and tools to discover anomalous and adversarial behavior
- Maintain awareness of current threat landscape utilizing threat intelligence from government and industry partners, as well as information security community resources.
- Develop alerts, reports, and dashboards within the SIEM to facilitate detection and triage.
- Create playbooks and procedures to support detection and response scenarios
- Advise and support implementation of security controls and new defensive capabilities
- Analyze malware and suspicious files using static/dynamic techniques including sandboxing
- Develop understanding of IT/OT environments and network topologies
- Perform forensic analysis on Windows/Linux/Mac hosts during incident response
- Participate in department on-call rotation to respond to after hours events


Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution plus an additional 18 graduate level college credits in an area of specialty.


10 years professional experience in discipline related to information systems and/or cyber security plus professional recognition.

Experience cont'd


Industry security certifications are beneficial but not required. Examples of relevant certifications include CISSP, SANS/GIAC (GSEC, GMON, GCIA, GCFA, etc), Security+, CCNA/CCNP Security.

Ideal candidates should have 5 to 10 years of Information Technology and/or InfoSec experience.



The applicant should have a moderate to strong understanding of two or more of the areas listed below and have at least basic knowledge across most areas.

• SIEM technologies (Splunk experience a plus)
• Windows and Linux architectures, administration, and hardening
• Thorough understanding of the TCP/IP network stack, including common protocols and network topologies
• Network traffic analysis and packet capture tools (Wireshark, Bro/Zeek, etc)
• IDS/IPS technologies
• Enterprise antimalware/Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) platforms
• Microsoft Azure/M365 architectures and security features
• Incident response and forensic analysis tools and procedures
• Vulnerability management and mitigation concepts
• Programming or scripting experience (PowerShell, Python, etc)

Additional Information

Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Cyber Security or degree in a similar technical discipline is preferred.


Industry security certifications preferred, including CISSP, SANS/GIAC (GSEC, GMON, GCIA, GCFA, etc), Security+, CCNA/CCNP Security.


• Work schedule is flexible but typically 8x5 during daytime business hours.
• Role requires participation in department on-call rotation which involves responding to emergency callout during non-business hours, as needed.
• Occasional contacts with vendors of software, equipment, and services.
• Occasional travel to industry organizational functions and SRP facilities.
• Work with confidential data such as payroll and employee information.
• Demonstrated capability to perform advanced and more difficult work as determined by the supervisor.
• Is fully competent in all aspects of functional area of assignment and as such would be recognized as a specialist in area of assignment and may have periodic or occasional lead responsibilities


Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 16408


Hybrid Workplace

SRP currently offers a hybrid workplace, which allows employees whose jobs can be performed remotely, and who have sufficient technical capability, to telework up to three days per week. Although teleworking is available, all employees must live and work in Arizona. We are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of all team members, and by following a number of health and safety protocols, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth, and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees and community.


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement

SRP is committed to maintaining a work environment that promotes the health, safety and well-being of our employees, visitors, customers, and the communities we serve. This commitment includes maintaining a work environment that is free from drugs and alcohol. Any candidate that tests positive for an illegal drug or unauthorized substance, including non-medical marijuana, during the pre-employment drug and alcohol screening will be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process. Although marijuana is legal in the state of Arizona, SRP abides by federal laws where it remains illegal.


All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.


Why Work at SRP

SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:

• 401(k) plan with employer matching
• Retirement pension
• Paid vacation
• Parental leave
• Holiday pay
• Sick leave
• Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
• Wellness programs
• Pre-tax benefits
• Short and long-term disability plans
• Tuition assistance


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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