Analyst Program/Sys 4

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Date: May 15, 2024

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78205

Company: CPS Energy

We are engineers, high line workers, power plant managers, accountants, electricians, project coordinators, risk analysts, customer service operators, community representatives, safety and security specialists, communicators, human resources partners, information technology technicians and much, much more. We are 3,500 people committed to enhancing the lives of the communities we serve.  Together, we are powering the growth and success of our community progress every day!


Deadline to Apply: May 29, 2024

**Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level.**

Pay Grade


Position Summary

The Power Generation Programmer / Systems Analyst is responsible for ensuring the integrity and availability of Operation Technology (OT) through developing secure architectures and integration into security monitoring tools. Tasks include but are not limited to the following: Operational Technology Architecture, Security and Risk Management, Communications and Network Security, Security Assessment and Testing, Maintain Cyber Security Programs, Various Audit responses.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Serves as an internal information security consultant to the organization.
  • Contribute in the development and implementation of security policies and procedures
  • Performs information security risk assessments and serves as an internal expert for information security related issues.
  • Maintain security patches, anti-virus software, and backup systems for multiple Industrial Control Systems.
  • Develop and maintain a lifecycle plan for Industrial Control System networks and computer infrastructure.
  • Monitors compliance with information security policies and procedures
  • Identify risk, analyze vulnerability data, and work to provide effective asset protection, incident detection, and response measures across various systems and applications.
  • Perform incident response tasks including evidence preservation, forensics, and malware/exploit analysis.
  • Supports development of security deliverables for enhancements to production systems and new development.
  • Implements ongoing improvements to security configurations and operating procedures.
  • Participate in Industrial Control System audits and Cyber Security Vulnerability Assessments (CSVA)
  • Gather and prepare documentation to support internal and external audits of cybersecurity posture, for example NERC CIP audit.
  • Prepare documentation for the site's Industrial Control System Security systems and complete required documents for making changes to ICS.
  • Maintain confidentiality and handle security related information responsibly.
  • Proactively identify risks and active threats to the organization, OT systems and applications.
  • Perform vulnerability scans and testing, publish remediation instruction and track resolution.
  • Work closely with management to prioritize business goals and information security needs.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations to management to continuously improve the cybersecurity posture of the Company
  • Will be responsible for 24/7 callout on critical issues.

Minimum Skills

Personal Computer Usage

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Extensive experience as a programmer/analyst in a field supporting and providing technical and analytical solutions.
Extensive experience in program/project management for Operational Units.
Exceptionally strong analytical and problem solving abilities
Demonstrated ability to multi-task various critical work assignments proactively and independently in a fast paced environment and in a professional manner.
Ability to identify alternative solutions for development of decision-making proposals, which support organizational goals/objectives and budget constraints
Initiative to work independently or as a member of a team, coordinating with others to achieve desired results
Demonstrated well-developed written and verbal communications skills for interaction within the section, across departmental lines to all levels of personnel, and vertically with management.
Ability to handle complex assignments, be a self-starter, be able to meet goals and deadlines on own initiative with minimum supervision
Demonstrated positive interpersonal behaviors toward CPS Energy, associates, and customers consistent with company core values.
Position content is substantially complex with diverse issues and problems
Possesses and applies comprehensive knowledge of a particular field of specialization to complete complex assignments.
Ability to make independent decisions and often makes recommendations which affect the section, department and/or division
High level of accuracy of work and attention to detail, to include the ability to perform precise mathematical calculations
Highest level subject matter / technical expert and may include limited supervisory responsibilities
Works with minimum supervision, conferring with superior on unusual matters. Incumbents have considerable freedom to decide on work priorities and procedures to be followed.
Ability to work at any location at any time with extensive time in the field working with business areas
Extensive experience in Information Systems, Reporting Solutions, Database Management and Web Development
Ability to translate business needs to technical specifications
Ability to articulate the business problem to be analyzed, quickly identify the critical elements of the problem, achieve a high quality answer in a timely fashion, and synthesize answers to resonate with decision makers.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Information Systems, Information Technology, Information Technology Security, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Security or related degrees;
  • Previous experience in Industrial Control System/Operational Technology;
  • Strong oral/written communication skills;
  • Understanding of logical network connectivity;
  • Scripting capabilities such as SQL or Powershell;
  • Microsoft Integrated Security; 
  • Experience with Microsoft SQL, IIS; 
  • Familiarity with NERC CIP requirements and challenges;
  • Certifications:

                CASP (Comptia Advanced Security Practitioner)
                CCNA/CCNP (Cisco Certification)
                CISSP Certified Information System Security Professional)



Demonstrating Initiative
Working with Ambiguity
Driving for Results
Evaluating and Implementing Ideas
Driving Continuous Improvement
Communicates Effectively

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, Math, the Natural Sciences, or other quantitative field from an accredited university or related area; proven working experience may be used in lieu of degree

Required Certifications

Working Environment

Work is performed indoors & outdoors. Manual dexterity, talking, hearing, and repetitive motion. Use of computing equipment, telephone, & printer/copier. Ability to travel to and from business related events. After hours work may be required.

Physical Demands

Indoor/Outdoor Environment

CPS Energy does not discriminate against applicants or employees. CPS Energy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfers and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status. CPS Energy will comply with all laws and regulations.

Nearest Major Market: San Antonio

Job Segment: Computer Science, Network, Systems Analyst, Information Systems, Project Manager, Technology

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