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Alliant Energy IT Security System Administrator I/II in Madison, Wisconsin

5578BRJob Responsibilities:

  • Provides first level technical support for security systems, including firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, jump hosts, authentication, VPN, proxy, and remote access systems.

  • Participates in low to medium complexity company, department level, and team level projects impacting security. Stays informed of progress on company, department, and team level projects impacting security.

  • Responsible for basic phases of security systems administration including policy management, installation, maintenance, testing, debugging and documentation.

  • Assists in the execution of processes and procedures in support of the enforcement of network segmentation standards and controls for cybersecurity system protection.

  • Executes work processes which comply with security policies. Prepares and maintains operational documentation. Establishes procedures for the Help Desk to resolve minor security issues and problems.

  • Identifies, plans, implements, documents, and complies with procedures for complying with Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) regulations.

  • Voices customer requirements into tasks and stories using Agile tools. Communicates with peers such that user tasks and stories are clearly understood by all stakeholders.

  • Participates in 24x7 on call rotation.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Requisition ID:5578BRPosition Type:Regular Recruiting Location(s):Madison, WI Schedule Type:Full-Time Posting Details: If you are looking for a challenging career in IT security with a stable company, Alliant Energy has rewarding and exciting opportunity for a IT Security System Administrator I in either our Madison, WI or Cedar Rapids IA location. In this role you will be responsible for protection, detection, identification, response and recovery of IT assets within the incident response plan. You will have the opportunity to learn and work with a variety of tools and platforms including logging, SIEM and a SOC.

In joining this talented team of IT professionals you will be a part of a dynamic team that includes a career path with advancement opportunities and a dedicated leadership team that will help with your development.

  • This position is a non-bargaining position and requires a resume.

  • Applications will be accepted until a qualified pool of candidates is received.

  • Alliant Energy will not provide sponsorship for an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa) now or in the future for this position.

Job Category:Information Technology Job Qualifications: Required Experience

  • Experience with at least one of the following; internet security, encryption, identity management, firewalls, jump hosts or authentication systems (token or biometrics).

    Preferred Experience

  • Associates Degree

  • Education or experience equivalent to a two year degree from an accredited college or university, with emphasis on information technology.

  • Proven knowledge of mainframe, database, network, server, and remote connectivity security.

  • Demonstrated ability to use computer software programs (e.g., e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, and project management).

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse work environment.

    *NOTE: All candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check.

We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran.

Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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Posting Title:IT Security System Administrator I