Head of Cybersecurity

Location: Redwood City, CA

Department: Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

About AutoGrid Systems

AutoGrid’s Distributed Energy Resources (DER) flexibility management software allows utilities, electricity retailers, energy service providers and owners of large asset portfolios to deliver clean, affordable and reliable energy. The company’s patented Predictive Controls™ technology leverages advanced data science, machine learning and high-performance computing to predict, control and optimize all DERs at scale and in real time. AutoGrid has more than 2,500 megawatts of flexible capacity from distributed generation, storage and DR resources under contract. Its solutions help more than 30 global energy companies such as National Grid, Florida Power & Light, Eneco, CPS Energy and NextEra Energy to balance supply and demand, increase grid reliability, integrate renewables and deliver value-added services to customers in regulated and deregulated markets worldwide.

 

Description

Head of Cybersecurity will be responsible for driving and executing strong cybersecurity practices throughout AutoGrid’s rapidly growing global customer base. This role requires deep engagement with engineering, cloud operations and field engineering teams that integrate AutoGrid’s software platform with industrial control systems.  Ideal candidate must be detail oriented with strong analytical risk assessment skills and technical skills that can work cross-functionally across the organization.

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership, solution design, and hands on support for security controls for AutoGrid’s cloud infrastructure and applications
  • Perform detailed technical analysis of AutoGrid’s cloud-based control of Industrial Control Systems (ICS)
  • Implement systems and processes to assess and remediate risks in AutoGrid’s cloud infrastructure
  • Develop and operate a vulnerability management program for cloud and on-premise infrastructure
  • Develop and align security controls with compliance frameworks, certifications and energy industry regulations
  • Assist in responding to customer driven inquiries on AutoGrid’s security controls
  • Develop security detection and response capabilities. Lead incident response efforts.
  • Advise architects and engineers on “building security into” product designs and infrastructure
  • Security knowledge and tooling
    • Maintain strong awareness of events in the security community Identify threats and opportunities for enhancing AutoGrid’s security posture
    • Evaluate, test, implement and support third party security tools
    • Coordinate with security vendors as needed for security testing and to ensure security tooling is tuned and working
  • Security assessment and audit support
    • Conduct vulnerability assessments for both compliance and security purposes
    • Conduct risk assessments to determine risks to the application. Present risks to operations and engineering teams with concise, risk-based recommendations.  Collaborate across the company to develop and track remediation plans.
    • Maintain a working knowledge of applicable cybersecurity standards and compliance requirements applicable to AutoGrid
    • Execute the planning, maintenance, development and implementation of technical controls and policies and procedures associated with AutoGrid’s compliance requirements
    • Develop policies & procedures, secure process control network design, technical and design recommendations for the implementation of network based security controls in public and private clouds

 

Qualifications

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree required, in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related technical field. MS preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in security
  • Understanding of security principles and good knowledge of cybersecurity technologies, backed up with suitable credentials or certifications
  • Experience with cybersecurity vulnerability assessments, network/application penetration tests, and the tools/techniques involved in both
  • Experience in the capabilities and/or configuration of cybersecurity controls, specifically those relating to cloud technologies
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong collaboration, listening, written and oral communication skills are a must
  • Experience with network infrastructure

 

Benefits and Perks

  • Collaborative, close-knit environment 
  • Working with a really smart and fun group of people on solving BIG problems for a GIGANTIC industry
  • Competitive salary with equity
  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance (PPO, HMO options)
  • 401(k) and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Top-of-the-line MacBook Pro, multiple monitors, standing desk (upon request)  
  • Flexible hours
  • Easy parking
  • Catered team lunch everyday

 

This role reports to the VP of Engineering

 

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