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Entergy Information Security Engineer (Network Security / Checkpoint) in The Woodlands, Texas

Date: Aug 22, 2019

Location: The Woodlands, TX, US

Company: Entergy

Brief Position Description

This position assists in securing Entergy’s computer network from internal and external threats across corporate IT, Operational Technology (OT), Wireless, and office locations & physical assets. The Consultant will assist with execution of processes and automation opportunities to monitor, control and detect malicious or anomalous network traffic, maintain established level of services and network security policies, and remediate any gaps to achieve optimal level of security in the organizations computer network. The Consultant will also work with the Manager and Consultant Sr to ensure that network security operations are maintained to be audit ready in compliance with NRC Nuclear Cyber & NERC CIP regulations.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist with implementation of the strategy, roadmap and delivery plans for Network Security in coordination with the Network Architecture and Engineering functions

  • Execute on day-to-day operations and maintenance of all the systems/components involved in Network Security, as directed

  • Maintain network security devices and technologies such as firewalls, VPNs, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), certificate management, packet brokers, DNS, DHCP and software defined networks (SDN) and network segmentation technologies

  • Maintain Certificate Authorities and Certificate validation infrastructures

  • Assist with implementation of email security & monitoring solutions

  • Assist with compliance efforts for network security and operations, specifically requirements of North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Nuclear Cyber (10 CFR 73.54)

  • Support process excellence on delivering world-class network security for all corporate and operational technology needs, including power generation units, nuclear plants, electric substations, SCADA, distribution automation, and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI)

  • Monitor network security trends and suggest changes to policy, procedures, and tools to enhance Entergy’s network security posture

  • Track metrics for the effectiveness and maturity of network security operations

  • Support digitization efforts to automate routine playbooks

Experience needed

This position will be filled as an Info Sec Engineer Sr Lead or lower depending on experience.

  • One to five years of cyber security experience across multiple disciplines (monitoring, log gathering, event correlation, configuration, behavior analytics, network engineering, application security, database, risk management, project management, etc.)

  • For Sr: Minimum of 1 year of hands on experience managing network security operations

  • Hands on experience managing network security operations

  • Experience with complex network and firewall environments including Software Defined Networks (SDN)

  • Hands on experience implementing Network Security solutions

  • Experience implementing emerging industry-standard PKI Technologies

  • Experience working with outsourced teams and vendors

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Experience working in partnership with colleagues throughout the enterprise and on collaborative teams

  • Some experience with network and security technologies such as Checkpoint, Citrix, Cisco, F5, McAfee

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the position

  • Understanding of general networking and design (Firewalls, DNS, DHCP, VPNs, Routing, Load Balancing, TCP/IP, Packet trace and analysis)

  • Knowledge of networking and security tools such as Checkpoint, Citrix, Cisco, F5, and McAfee

  • Understanding of various industry standards including ISA, ANSI, NEMA, NERC, IDC, NEC and NIST standards; specific focus on NIST 800-82, NERC-CIP, IEC-62443 standards would be preferred

  • Able to use technical engineering and process management skills

  • Knowledge of multiple UNIX OS platforms and Windows-based operating systems

  • Knowledge in security operations, cyber security monitoring, intrusion detection, and secured networks

  • Understanding of security ramifications of energy related regulations (SOX, HIPAA, NERC CIP, FERC, and NRC Nuclear Cyber (10 CFR 73.54)

  • Understanding of security, risk, and control frameworks and standards such as ISO 27001 and 27002, SANS-CAG, NIST, FISMA, COBIT, COSO and ITIL

  • Knowledge of current IT Security trends and evolutions in networking such as Software Defined Networks (SDN)

  • Understanding of scripting languages such as Perl or Python

  • Strong communication skills

  • Available to travel

  • Self-motivated, with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Capable of meeting deadlines


Associate’s degree in computer science, cyber security or a related discipline or equivalent work experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Any certificates, licenses, etc., required for the position

ISACA certification, such as CISSP, CISM, CISA preferred

Relevant vendor credentials offered by companies such as Cisco preferred

This position is being filled on a temporary basis. The installation of advanced meters, distribution automation and the implementation of associated technology across Entergy’s five jurisdictions will take place from 2019 through 2024. After these changes in technology have been implemented, the position may no longer be needed. The temporary nature of this position does not change the at-will nature of employment; either the employee or the employer may terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason, without or without notice or cause.


Primary Location: Texas-The Woodlands

Job Function : Information Technology

FLSA Status : Professional

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered

Union description/code : NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings : 1

Req ID: 87317

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.


As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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