Senior Cybersecurity Analyst – Vulnerability Management

at NextEra Energy
Published January 6, 2022
Location West Palm Beach, FL
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


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Position Specific Description

This position will reside in the Cybersecurity & Technology Risk – Threat Defense Service team. The candidate will be expected to conduct on-going vulnerability management operations that include discovery, risk assessment and classification, and remediation tracking. The successful candidate will be one that possess the below mentioned technical capabilities and the business acumen required to coordinate and collaborate with senior stakeholders external to the team. This position will also be required to execute development operations and program improvement that include technology integrations, automation orchestration, and deployment of new discovery capabilities.  


  • Follow the NIST Risk Management Framework to continuously assess, prioritize, and address internal and external vulnerabilities.
  • Interact with and advise a diverse group of senior stakeholders throughout the company to orchestrate controls and mitigation strategies for identified vulnerabilities.
  • Maintain records and evaluate metrics pertaining to status of remediation efforts and company vulnerability profile at any given time.
  • Develop and present briefings to various levels of leadership on work efforts, process development and implementation, and organizational vulnerability status.
  • Advise management on vulnerability prioritization based on risk assessments and measures to mitigate threats to systems and networks.
  • Provide guidance, requirements, and expectations for actions regarding security issues to ensure agreement among stakeholders on methods, procedures, and objectives for implementing and assessing the effectiveness of mitigations.
  • Ensure that security improvement actions are evaluated, validated, and implemented as required.
  • Track and report to leadership noncompliance to security requirements. 
  • Provide input for process development on the execution of the vulnerability management lifecycle as it applies to daily operations.
  • Research emerging exploits, pre-CVE vulnerabilities, and analyze malware and threat campaigns to identify potential vulnerabilities to preemptively identify exposure and risk to business operations.
  • Develop an intimate understanding of company networks, architecture, and assets, and serve as a primary contact for expertise on technical matters.


  • Thorough understanding of the Vulnerability Management Lifecyle and the Intelligence Lifecycle relating to cybersecurity operations.
  • In-depth knowledge of cybersecurity standards and best practices: endpoints, operating systems, network devices and architecture, communication protocols, wireless, virtualization, cloud computing.
  • Advanced understanding of internet and WAN technology.
  • Detailed knowledge or experience in Computer Network Attack (CNA) and Red Team concepts: reconnaissance, malware delivery and functionality, attack methodologies. 
  • Knowledge of OT, ICS, SCADA, and RTOS, particularly in relation to interconnectivity with traditional IT networks.
  • Experience with vulnerability scanning , assessment, and research tools (Nessus, Nexpose, Qualys, Tanium, Shodan, etc.) 
  • Ability to communicate technical topics and details involving computer vulnerabilities to both highly technical and layman audiences. 
  • Ability to write technical reports and articulate complex subjects in simplified, easily understandable ways, free of analytical and grammatical errors. 
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Teams). 

Desired Training and Certifications:

  • Programming experience (language agnostic)
  • Joint Cyber Analysis Course (JCAC)
  • GIAC Enterprise Vulnerability Assessor (GEVA)
  • GIAC Assessing and Auditing Wireless Networks (GAWN)
  • GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM)

Job Overview

This job performs ongoing cybersecurity risk reviews for new and existing technologies and services and supports ongoing and new cybersecurity projects.  Individuals develop requirements for and implement technical security projects and tools, as well as define the company’s cybersecurity policies and control framework.  This position collaborates with the company’s IT department and business units to identify the need for, select, and deploy technical controls to meet specific security requirements. Employees in this role build processes and standards to ensure security requirements continue to be met.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Administers, operates and monitors NextEra Energy (NEE) information security sensors, logging, alerting and other detection mechanisms to identify and respond to threats
  • Acts as subject matter expert for one or multiple assigned cybersecurity technology stacks (e.g., identity and access management, network intrusion detection and prevention, host based security tools)
  • Collaborates with security architecture to identify, evaluate and recommend new security technologies for suitability within NEE’s environment and security posture
  • Communicates ongoing cybersecurity activities, priorities and risk measurements or mitigations at multiple organizational levels
  • Provides guidance for security activities and requirements in the system development life cycle (SDLC) and application development efforts. Participates in organizational projects, as required
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High School Grad / GED
  • Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience
  • Experience:5+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Information Systems Aud (CISA) certification

Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Information Technology
Organization:  Florida Power & Light Company 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable

Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.

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