Expert Cyber Incident Responder
Company Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Location Concord, CA
Travel 0%
Salary Not provided
Contact Name Anonymous
Contact Email valeri.smith/at/
Expires 2024-08-03

Job Description

Department Overview

The Cybersecurity function is led by PG&E’s Senior VP and Chief Information Officer and is responsible for cybersecurity and risk management across the organization.

The Security Intelligence and Operations Center (SIOC) is responsible for ensuring that PG&E proactively identifies and assesses threats to its user and operational network and data, monitors its network for malicious activity, investigates intrusions and other relevant events, and has a sophisticated and detailed understanding of the evolving threat landscape.

Position Summary

The Expert OT Cyber Incident Responder will be curious and knowledgeable regarding cyber security standards and technologies, specifically focused on infrastructure within an industrial control system (ICS) environment, able to work independently or with appropriate stakeholders as needed. You will provide the opportunity to focus on threat identification, proactive threat hunting, incident response, and cyber threat intelligence fusion. You will be part of a highly collaborative, dynamic, responsive, and agile team providing incident response and cyber defense services to IT & OT infrastructure.

You will primarily be responsible for system-based defense to support forensic analysis of compromised devices, endpoint log analysis, development, delivery, and enforcement of response and remediation activities across the organization. You will also be responsible for development of advanced mitigations to ensure defensive resiliency. Daily activities will include collection and analysis of potentially compromised systems, malware analysis, root cause analysis, and remediation efforts. In this role, you will work multi-functionally in a diverse teaming environment with various internal points of contacts and handoffs.

The role is hybrid and is expected to be in-person at least one day per week in the SIOC in Concord, CA.

PG&E is providing the salary range that the company in good faith believes it might pay for this position at the time of the job posting. This compensation range is specific to the locality of the job. The actual salary paid to an individual will be based on multiple factors, including, but not limited to, specific skills, education, licenses or certifications, experience, market value, geographic location, and internal equity. Although we estimate the successful candidate hired into this role will be placed between the entry point and the middle of the range, the decision will be made on a case-by-case basis related to these factors.​ This job is also eligible to participate in PG&E’s discretionary incentive compensation programs.

A reasonable salary range is:​

Bay Area Minimum: $136,000

Bay Area Maximum: $232,000

Job Responsibilities

Maintain knowledge of adversary activities, including intrusion tactics, attack techniques and operational procedures.
Investigate and respond to potential cybersecurity incidents
Analysis of security event logs from a variety of sources
Forensic analysis of potential evidence
Static and dynamic malware analysis
Network packet capture analysis
Lead incident response efforts, coordinating resources as needed
Documentation of analysis, including summarization for executive review
Perform proactive threat hunting
Work cross-functionally to recommend, facilitate, and test security control improvements
Create and refine security operations workflows for new and existing tools
Provide guidance to junior analysts
Share on-call responsibility outside of business hours, onsite and remote



High School or GED-General Educational Development-GED Diploma
6 years’ experience in IT-Information Technology security, including working in Security Operations Centers


Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or job-related discipline or equivalent experience
Previous experience supporting cyber defense analysis of Operational Technology (OT) Networks, including Integrated Controls Systems (ICS), SCADA, and Process Control Networks (PCN).
Formal IT Security/Network Certification, such as WCNA, CompTIA Security +, Cisco CCNA, GIAC GCIH, GMON, GCFA, GCFE, GREM, GICSP, GRID, or other relevant certifications
Utility Industry experience
Experience with compliance standards: NERC-CIP, SOX, TSA
Previous experience working with various SIEM, EDR, and digital forensic technologies
Experience with scripting in Python, PowerShell
Malware reverse engineering skills