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Lead Cyber Security Analyst

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Date: Jun 18, 2017

Location: Tulsa, OK, US, 74104

Company: Williams

Lead Cyber Security Analyst
ReqID: 75602
Number of Openings: 1.0
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104
Operating Area/Functional Area: Central Services


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Our organization is seeking a highly skilled Cyber Security Analyst to join our IT Cybersecurity group in Tulsa, OK at our corporate headquarters.  This key role will develop, deploy and maintain perimeter and intra-network security solutions for a large, multi-site organization utilizing technologies such as next-generation firewalls, proxies and VPNs.  Additional responsibilities include assessing network security performance to ensure protections remain effective for present and future threats while allowing the business to innovate and function.  The successful candidate will provide in-depth experience and technical knowledge of security engineering and network security to participate in and/or lead security related projects and provide mentoring and guidance to other security analysts and teammates.




  • Researches, designs, deploys and manages network-based security protections such as next-generation firewall protections, intrusion prevention, content filtering, web application filtering and malware prevention. 
  • Act as a coach (subject matter expert) to the rest of the team on any network security related issues.
  • Defines architectural standards to secure corporate and cloud-based data center and application solutions. 
  • Develops policies, procedures and standards relating to the security and protection of corporate data and business functions.
  • Represents the Information Security team in meetings with customers, business partners and business leadership. 
  • Oversees the work of managed service partners, vendors, and others that perform work on behalf of Williams.
  • Performs regular network security device configuration audits for compliance with regulations, business needs, and adherence to industry best practices
  • Monitors and interprets released indicators of compromise and other cyber threat intelligence, then designs and deploys technical solutions to mitigate them.
  • Participates in security risk discussions and strategic risk assessment/planning with teammates and peers. 
  • Participates in the development and execution of corporate information security strategies and direction.



Functional/Technical Competencies:

  • Excellent listening and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Creative problem solving and solutions development.
  • Effective project management including personal time management and ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Demonstrates leadership and ability to work independently.




Leadership Competencies:

  • Integrity, Values, and Trust – Instills confidence of one’s intentions and positively represents the organization by being responsible and trustworthy.
  • Drives for Results – Is motivated and determined to achieve objectives while working in compliance.
  • Customer/Stakeholder Focus – Makes customer and stakeholder needs a primary focus of one’s actions; develops and sustains effective relationships with customers and stakeholders.
  • Communication – Exchanges thoughts and information clearly and concisely to ensure understanding of intended messages.
  • Self Knowledge – Personally explores and seeks feedback from others to understand talents, motivations, values, and developmental needs; utilizes understanding to improve performance and build relationships.




A successful candidate will have (required):

  • A Bachelor's degree in IT-related area or 7+ years of associated hands-on IT experience.
  • Deep technical understanding of core networking technologies (OSI model, TCP/IP and routing protocols, switching, VLANs, network virtualization, etc.).
  • Deep technical understanding of operating systems (Unix-based systems, Windows, OSX, IOS, etc.).
  • 3+ years’ of recent hands-on technical experience with next-generation firewall platforms such as Palo Alto.
  • 3+ years’ of recent hands-on technical experience with load balancing, proxying and security technologies such as those provided by F5 Networks products (Local Traffic Manager, Global Traffic Manager, Application Security Manager, and Access Policy Manager, etc.).
  • Deep understanding of different cyber security threats, how they propagate through the network and how to configure network devices to protect against them.
  • Experience with information security incident response and the development of response planning and preparedness policies and procedures.
  • Experience with deploying and managing remote access technologies (VPN, SSL VPN, etc.).
  • Develops reports and other documentation in support of business needs, audit and compliance testing.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Extremely detail oriented.
  • Experience functioning in a team lead or technical lead role
  • Occasional on-call duties.
  • Disaster Recovery concepts and application.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with virtualization technologies such as VMware and Docker.
  • Palo Alto certification
  • F5 Networks certification
  • Cisco certification
  • CISSP certification
  • GIAC certification
  • Understanding of automated threat intelligence feed technologies and protocols, such as STIX and TAXII
  • Experience with server and application security tools, such as web application security scanners, vulnerability scanners, etc.
  • Experience with scripting and/or application development
  • Experience with UNIX or Linux management
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012.
  • Experience with security technologies that are closely related to the networking (IDS/IPS, NAC, WAF) is a plus
  • Experience with networking and infrastructure monitoring tools
  • Experience with packet capturing, analysis and troubleshooting
  • Experience utilizing netflow and other analytics tools
  • Experience in SIEM management and tuning
  • Experience with threat analytics and the consumption / usage of threat intelligence feeds.
  • Experience with penetration testing / threat hunting



Regular/Temporary Assignment: R
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
FLSA Status: E
Shift: N-Not Applicable
Percent of Travel: Up to 25%
Relocation Offered: Yes

Williams is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected under applicable discrimination law.

Nearest Major Market: Tulsa
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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