Principal Specialist - IT Security

Information Technology
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Energy Transfer Partners - We are one of the largest Master Limited Partnerships with one of the most diversified portfolios of energy assets in the United States, totaling more than 71,000 miles of natural gas, crude oil, natural gas liquids and refined products pipelines, traversing 36 states with associated terminalling, storage and fractionation facilities.

Collaborates with Applications Teams, Infrastructure teams and others to implement and refine information security strategies that reflect best practices. 


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical oversight for products and projects to ensure that technologies within information security are properly leveraged and managed.
  • Participates in new projects and advocates for appropriate, flexible, and strategic architectures to be included that align with business drivers and technology road maps.
  • Documents information security operational models and develops/maintains operational procedures that are consistent with the organization’s information security policies and standards, regulations, and all applicable laws.
  • Assesses information security capability maturity and drives changes necessary to develop and mature the capability.
  • Remains current on information technology issues and trends and assesses their potential impact on Information Security Operations and the organization as a whole.
  • Able to coordinate Cyber Incident Response including malware, intrusion, unauthorized use and data breach.


Education and/or Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. The requirements for this position are listed below:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and 10+ years of progressively responsible roles in information security including most, if not all, of the following (required):
  • Vulnerability management
  • SIEM
  • Incident handling, response, and forensics
  • Intrusion detection and prevention
  • Anti-malware
  • Cloud computing security
  • Knowledge of core networking technologies such as TCP/IP, DNS and DHCP.
  • Experience with security tools and solutions such as Identity and Access Management, SIEM, IDS/IPS, Endpoint Security, Vulnerability Management Systems, and Penetration Testing tools.

    Preferred Qualifications:

      • Java
      • SAML
      • Familiar with Unified Threat Management
      • Familiar with Firewall and proxy administration
      • Experience with policy writing and enforcement
      • Experience with Cisco’s security suite of products, LogRhythm, Carbon Black, and Cylance. (or a combination thereof)
      • Familiarity with ITIL
      • CISSP or other security certifications
      • Ability to perform security testing and validation
      • Experience with "ethical hacking"/penetration testing
      • Experience identifying vulnerabilities in infrastructure and software

    Working conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 
    • Usually, normal office working conditions.
    • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time due to prolonged period of sitting or standing.
    • Occasional travel may be required.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

    DISCLAIMER: The above statement, which are subject to change, are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


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