Sr. Smart Grid Security Architect
Tampa Electric - Ybor City, FL

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TECO Energy Inc. is an energy-related holding company based in Tampa, FL. In addition to the regulated Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas operations in Florida, the company is also engaged in coal mining in Kentucky.

TECO Energy offers exciting career opportunities for energetic people. If youre seeking to join an organization with purpose, vision and an outstanding benefits package, consider some of the current opportunities available at TECO Energy. Our goal is to recruit and retain the best talent possible. Our culture values Safety, Integrity, Respect and Concern for Others, Achievement with a Sense of Urgency and Customer Service.

This position is open to current TECO team members only and will be closed on January 30th, 2013 .

The salary for this position typically ranges from $77,286 to $103,048 and is commensurate with skills, experience, and education.

***Occasional overtime may be required including evenings and weekends, based on business requirements, including on-call rotational support***

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The Sr. Smart Grid Security Architect will provide an innovative and comprehensive approach for complex business and technology initiatives pertaining to cyber security and smart grid environments utilizing cyber defense, enterprise risk management, information assurance and information security. This role will also assist with the identification and evaluation of holistic security gaps with a focus on infrastructure and the business applications layer. Additionally, this role will identify and integrate sound security controls for applications, systems, and processes for the organization.


1. Responsible for developing Smart Grid cyber security architecture and baselines, as well as monitoring, analyzing and producing reports and presentations based on data from multiple sources. This position is a senior level position that will successfully develop a NSM (Network Security Monitoring) centric approach for network and host-based incident detection

2. Responsible for planning, designing and implementing processes for Smart Grid cyber security monitoring, incident detection, and incident response

3. Support complex applications and projects that require the integration of multiple security technologies (network, operating system, encryption, application, etc).

4. Design and implement security for the web server-based Internet and intranet eBusiness application infrastructure

5. Evaluate, implement, and integrate authentication and encryption technology to support corporate infrastructure technology as required for business processes and applications, utilizing the internet or other non-private networks

6. Industry involvement with Smart Grid Task Force (SGTF) or related working groups and local interest groups


  • Minimum of five (5) years of direct work experience performing the Duties & Responsibilities of this position including a minimum of three (3) years of electric utility industry experience.
  • Expert Level Checkpoint Firewall Certification, CISSP
  • Bachelor's Degree, from an institution accredited by the Commissions on Colleges, in Computer Science, Information Systems or other I.T. related field of study.
  • Seven (7) or more years of direct work experience performing the Duties & Responsibilities of this position including five (5) or more years of electric utility industry experience.
Additional certifications: CISA, CISM, GIAC, ITILv3 certification

Master's Degree , from an institution accredited by the Commissions on Colleges, in Business Administration, Computer Science, or other I.T. related field of study .



Familiar with Smart Grid and advanced metering system (AMI, AMR) infrastructure and security architectures

Experience with encryption algorithms, secure communications, radio frequency technologies, and embedded systems security

Expert knowledge of major security systems: (Firewalls, IDS/IPS, Anti-Virus, SIEM, and DLP)

Experience with control system communication protocols including DNP3 and MODBUS

Familiar with industrial control systems and real-time monitoring applications including SCADA, AMI, DCS, PLCs, and RTUs

Working knowledge of utility security and regulatory standards, metrics, processes and policy, including but not limited to NIST, FERC, and NERC CIP


Expert knowledge of VPN, NAC, Group Policy Objects, and Active Directory

Expert Level knowledge of major operating systems security, windows, web server security and network security

Working knowledge of Utility/Energy Communications Systems Architecture

Strong knowledge of wire-line and wireless networking technologies to include ZigBee, WiFi, IP, 802.11, CDMA


Business & Job Knowledge, Judgment, Ownership & Excellence, Produce Results, Teamwork

TECO offers a competitive Benefits package within the Tampa Bay Region

Competitive Salary *401k Savings plan w/ company matching * Pension plan * Paid vacation time * Paid Holiday time * Medical, Prescription Drug, & Dental Coverage *Tuition Assistance Program * Employee Assistance Program * Wellness Programs * On-site Fitness Centers * Bonus Plan and more!

TECO Energy and its companies serve a role in providing critical services to our community during an emergency. Team members are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters to maintain service to our TECO Energy customers. Team members are required to work in their normal job duties or other assigned activities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with the company's rules and procedures.

TECO Energy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

TECO Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law, except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is unable to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities for all individuals, employment decisions at TECO Energy will be based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and abilities.

ADA policy

It is the policy of TECO Energy to provide reasonable accommodation for all qualified disabled individuals who are employees and applicants for employment, unless it would cause undue hardship. The corporation will adhere to applicable federal and state laws, regulations and guidelines, including, but not limited to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1970s.

Application accommodations

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation in the application process five business days prior to the time accommodation is needed.

Pre-employment physical exams may be required for positions with bona fide job-related physical requirements regardless of disability.

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