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IT Security Analyst


Wadsworth, OH, US, 44281

Job Function:  Information Technology
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  33084

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">FirstEnergy

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<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">FirstEnergy at a Glance

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">We are a forward-thinking electric utility powered by a diverse team of employees committed to making customers’ lives brighter, the environment better and our communities stronger.

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,500 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of 3,780 megawatts.

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">About the Opportunity

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">This is an open position with FirstEnergy Service Co., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.  [SC00]

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<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">This position’s base reporting location is in Wadsworth Township, Ohio and reports to the Supervisor of Transmission Security Operations Center.

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<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The IT Security Analyst position supports security information, incident response, forensics, threat intelligence, and event monitoring functions utilizing FirstEnergy’s Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tool, open sourced tools, forensic tools, threat intelligence platform (TIP), Security Orchestration and Automation Platform (SOAR), and big data solutions.  This role focuses primarily on monitoring the events and logs from FirstEnergy’s Information Technology and Cyber Security data feeds and building out analytics based on adversarial behaviors. If activity is picked up through monitoring processes, this role provides the technical expertise to investigate the scenario appropriately. This position requires the ability to work independently as well as within groups. Sensitivity to accuracy, timeliness, and professionalism in all areas of support activity is imperative.


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Responsibilities Include:

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Perform daily monitoring and investigative activities while on shift either days or nights
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Assist with processing cases that require forensics to validate findings, produce threat intelligence, or fulfill an HR or Legal requirement
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Process different threat reports for value and potential content development, as well as, keeping up with the current/relevant threat landscape
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Provide continuous feedback on opportunities to enhance current processes and content; and assist to facilitate implementing those changes
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Assist with engineering data to enhance analytical capabilities based on structure, enrichments, or the linking between other data sets
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Research new capabilities from both open and closed sourced technologies to find opportunities to enhance the Security Operation Center (SOC) ecosystem
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Provide documentation for processes, procedures, cases, and forensic reports
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Maintain current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Assist with metrics, reporting, and other SOC communications
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Process and share information with other FirstEnergy security teams
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Assist or lead projects designated by the SOC team 


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Qualifications include:

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Associates Degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or similar discipline is preferred with 0 to 2 years experience. 
    • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">An Associates degree in another field with 2 years relevant industry experience in cyber/information security will be considered.
    • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">In lieu of a degree, 4 years of Related experience is required.
    • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Related experience includes, but is not limited too: SOC (Security Operations Center) experience, IT Security experience in detection, triage, investigation and remediation of security incidents within a network(s).
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Demonstrate strong communication skills, both verbal, and written
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Demonstrate creative problem solving and solutioning
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ability to work effectively, independently and within a team environment
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ability to work with highly confidential information
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ability to learn independently and from others
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ability to find answers effectively using open sourced information
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Understanding of code to be able to interpret its functionality (Python, PowerShell, JavaScript, Bash, Assembly)
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Understanding of both Linux and Windows operating systems
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Understanding of networking concepts and technologies
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Understanding of adversarial techniques (i.e. MITRE ATT&CK framework)
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Basic understanding of statistics
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Must be organized and work well with constant priority changes
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.


Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.

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