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IT Security Architect


Wadsworth, OH, US, 44281

Job Function:  Information Technology
Employee Type:  Reg Full Time (FT)
Requisition ID:  17530

FirstEnergy at a Glance

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 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a generating fleet with a total capacity of more than 5,000 megawatts.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with FirstEnergy Service Co., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp.  [SC00]


Position:  IT Security Architect

Under general supervision, the individual will serve as a member of the Transmission Security Engineering team.  The IT Security Architect is responsible for 2nd & 3rd level operational support of network and security systems, providing technical engineering services for the support of integrated network and security systems, translating security and business requirements into technical designs, and improving the security posture of FirstEnergy IT Systems.  Additionally, the IT Security Architect role will be responsible for defining security requirements and designing security controls for critical business systems.


Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field.
  • 7 years of professional work experience in networking, system administration, and security engineering
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and oversight.
  • Ability to work with highly confidential information.
  • Security data handling as it relates to security information management tools.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently.
  • CCNA, SANS GSEC, or CISSP security certifications preferred
  • Working knowledge and experience with SCADA systems preferred


Responsibilities Include:

  • Design and implementation of complex security solutions within FirstEnergy
  • Management and administration of access control, network segmentation, and security products
  • Analyze client requests for security system modifications to ensure their compliance with security policy and identify any potential threat to security of the FirstEnergy data network.  Design and implement appropriate changes to IT security and network products to accommodate those client requests
  • Design, implement, and continually update the latest configurations for the wide array of IT security products used in the FirstEnergy data network.   Examples are:  Firewalls, VPN systems, web proxy servers, intrusion prevention systems, anti-virus and anti-malware, certificates, and authentication systems
  • Work with Cyber Security team to implement security policies
  • Assess and improve security posture for IT Systems
  • Provide technical engineering services for the support of integrated security and network systems
  • Participate in troubleshooting operational issues with FirstEnergy systems, including an on-call rotation



Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity

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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Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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