(Sr.) Security Analyst

US-PA-Valley Forge
1 month ago
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Information Technology

General Position Summary

The (Sr.) Security Analyst is responsible for a variety of functions that may include:
• Operation of technical security controls related to real-time security monitoring
• Support general security assessments and providing recommendations for mitigating risks
• Supporting the cyber risk assessment process
• Security monitoring and incident response
• On-call rotation for monitoring activities.

The (Sr.) Security Analyst also ensures that policies and procedures are documented and implemented to ensure compliance with the PJM’s security policies and the NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Acts as an escalation point for issues identified by level 1 security monitoring analysts during business hours and in an on-call rotation outside of business hours.
  • Maintains and enhances the effectiveness of Intrusion Detection System (IDS).
  • Activates the cyber security incident response team plan, when needed, and serves as the leader or as an active participant.
  • Perform on-call tasks as assigned
  • Perform hunting and log analysis tasks as assigned
  • Perform tasks related to threat intelligence sharing program
  • Provides support in the development of periodic cyber risk assessments.
  • Leads departmental projects, as assigned.
  • Develops improved analytical capabilities in the corporate SIEM by developing queries, reports, trends, and dashboards.
  • Participates in software systems, network, and hardware projects and technical initiatives to represent PJM corporate security requirements.
  • Documents security assessments for projects upon request using standard templates.
  • Evaluates and recommends technology to maintain and enhance security standards at PJM.
  • Reviews and approves firewall change requests.
  • Performs network and host-based cyber forensics investigations.
  • Produces evidence of activities in conformance with SOC 1 and NERC CIP security controls.

Characteristics and Qualifications


  • BS, Computer Science or Information Systems
  • At least 5 years of experience
  • Ability to produce high-quality work products with attention to detail
  • Ability to visualize and solve complex problems
  • Experience using effective verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to operate in a confidential and controlled environment
  • Experience in network protocols, including detailed packet analysis, and intermediate understanding of firewalls, routers, IDS, and IPS


  • MBA,
  • Experience with Scrum methodology
  • Experience with PJM operations, markets, and planning functions
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Upon Hire


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