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IT Security Analyst

Date:  Sep 8, 2021
Job ID:  1996

Snoqualmie, WA, US, 98065

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with top talented individuals like you!  With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.


PSE's Security, Risk and Compliance team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open IT Security Analyst position!

Job Description

  • Develops, delivers, maintains or monitors IT security policies, standards, and best practices.
  • Implements, integrates, maintains, reports or monitors security and compliance risk management procedures to reduce financial loss and critical business failures.
  • Performs security, vulnerability and threat assessments and security incident management.
  • Oversees security compliance requirements and other IT audit responsibilities.
  • Upholds the safety compliance standards inherent in PSE’s operating and/or field procedures related to work responsibilities. Promotes and supports a culture of total safety.

Job Responsibilities

  • Analyzes application security needs based on the sensitivity or proprietary nature of the data, and ensures all systems are utilized for management-approved purposes only.
  • Provides technical expertise and guides the administration of security tools that control and monitor information security.
  • Understands security, risk and compliance fundamentals.
  • Uses established procedures to complete routine work in one or more process areas such as security assessments or compliance audits.
  • Responds to problems for all levels of associates.
  • May act as member of IT security incident response team.
  • Demonstrates thorough understanding of the fundamental tools and concepts of one of the IT Teams. Applies that understanding to make independent practical contributions to moderately complex IT work within a particular PSE department or function.
  • Operates under general supervision.
  • Identifies and documents problems and notifies others as appropriate based on problem escalation procedures.
  • Applies understanding of a primary professional segment to resolve most common problems/issues/opportunities.
  • Proposes changes to system documentation impacting own team.
  • Works with project manager to define tasks and create team work plans. May delegate work to others and monitor progress. Identifies issues affecting work progress and recommends solutions.
  • Estimates effort to complete requirements for smaller, simpler projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience in related field, or combination of specialized training or experience and two years of directly relevant experience.
  • Familiarity with security-related hardware and software.
  • Knowledge of security controls for servers and workstations.
  • Understanding of various operating environments, e.g. Unix, Windows, Linux, Cisco IOS, AIX, Cisco UCS, VMWare.
  • Knowledge of working with network routers, LAN bridges, and the communication architectures which link them together.
  • Knowledge of security and internal control frameworks such as: ISO 27001, NIST 800-53, COBIT and COSO.
  • Knowledge of compliance requirements such as NERC and SOX.

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to effectively adapt to and apply rapidly changing technology to business needs.
  • Knowledge and understanding of business needs, with the ability to establish and maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence.
  • Proven ability to work under stress in emergencies; flexibility to handle pressure coming from all directions at one time.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong customer focus and ability to manage client expectations.
  • Highly desirable are certifications in one or more of the following:
    • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
    • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
    • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    • SANS-GIAC certifications family
    • Security Plus

Additional Information

Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873. Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy.


At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.


Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job, or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law.


Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.

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