Iberdrola USA Security Architect (Smart Grids) (ASC 56914) CT, ME or NY in Rochester, New York




Scope of Work - Main duties, settings, geography, reporting relationships, other relationships:

Responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of Smart Grids electronic security architecture to ensure the security, reliability, availability, integrity of our domain and compliance with our cyber security programs for our cyber assets. Position is a senior level position reporting to the Director of Operations Technologies.


  1. General Management: This senior position is responsible for managing teams comprised of multiple levels and skills in a geographically dispersed environment and works with other technology teams in a global environment. The candidate must have strong management and leadership skills, be skilled in vendor management, have strong presentation and communication skills, promote safety and have strong customer service skills.

  2. Strategy and Security Architecture: Responsible for understanding corporate strategy and using this knowledge to assist in developing and implementing Smart Grids security architecture for our domain of cyber assets associated with Energy Control Systems and SmartGrid technologies. The position will be responsible for identifying and assessing security solutions to meet compliance and operational needs and ensuring the security solutions are implemented in a suitable and supportable manner.

  3. Operational Processes & Compliance: Responsible for ensuring robust enterprise security processes and governance across the Smart Grids technology domain. Responsible for full attainment of security solutions performance, availability, recoverability and compliance requirements.

  4. Maintain Secure Environment: responsible for ensuring Smart Grids infrastructure and applications are maintained in a Best In Class fashion that exceeds our compliance requirements by; a. Developing strategic plan, conduct plan reviews; prepare and complete implementation plans; ensure security architecture alignment for existing and new systems; resolve problems; conduct self-assessment audits; support internal and external audits,

identify security trends;deliver system improvements; manage change implementation b. Support financial requirements by planning requirements; preparing budgets; managing expenditures; analyzing variances; and meeting targets c. Protects computer assets by developing security strategies; directing system control development, implementation, access management, monitoring, control, and review.

  1. Security Awareness: Direct development of Smart Grids security awareness, conduct orientation and training programs; counseling clients and other departments. Advises senior management by identifying critical security issues; recommending risk-reduction solutions.



Education & Experience Required:

  • Bachelors Degree in Information Technology or related field of study with a minimum of seven years of IT or related experience or a High School Diploma/GED equivalent with a minimum of 10 years of management experience may be substituted for a degree.

  • Prior leadership, supervisor or project management experience. Working knowledge of the regulatory environment for utility companies including NERC CIP CISSP certification or other relevant security certifications a plus.


  • Strong leadership and communication skills

  • Strong analytical, complex problem solving and successful negotiation skills

  • Experience with Information Technology/Cyber security architecture, design and implementation

  • Experience and proactive mind to work as a technical information technology security consultant: deep knowledge of tools, leadership to coordinate teams, open minded and capacity to lead discussions with managers and senior technicians within the organization to meet priorities and resolve issues

  • Experience with information security practices related to NERC CIP, PCI, SOX, Application and Network Security.

  • Strong understanding of information security standards, frameworks testing tools and methods (NIST, ISO27001, PKI, etc.)

  • Experience implementing security at the application and operating system levels

  • Experience with security areas such as Firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems, continuous security monitoring, centralized log management, network switches, network routers, network design, VPN implementation, TCP/IP communication, Proxy Servers, Reverse Proxy Servers, Wireless Security user authentication, performing information security assessments, computer forensics, anti-virus, patch evaluation, event monitoring systems, and network analysis


  • Experience with mainstream IT Technologies, such as products from Sun (Oracle and Solaris), IBM, Microsoft,Cisco technologies and products and Open Source products (Linux).

  • Experience with Real Time systems such as Electric and Gas SCADA and infrastructure subject to regulation

  • Experience with Advanced Metering Infrastructure environments

  • Experience with 802.11, 802.15.4, Zigbee, EV-DO, Wimax, and mesh-radio




Experience with



  • Experience with network, server and desktop hardware and software technologies

  • Experience with remote access and wireless communications and technologies

  • Results oriented and proactive

  • Strong project management skills

  • MS Office Suite including Microsoft Project

AVANGRID is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. AVANGRID shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,gender identity, or national origin, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. The Company is committed to a policy in all of its employment practices of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability, religion, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected status.

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Company: Avangrid Service Company

Department: Operational Smart Grids

Job Title: Security Architect (Smart Grids)

Reports to: Manager – Director of Operations Technologies

Location: Orange, CT, US | Augusta, ME, US | Rochester, NY, US

Cross Company Responsibility: Yes

REFERENCE: 5086782902

Publication date: 14.03.2018