EnergyUnited is one of leading energy providers in the United States, serving over 140,000 meters across 19 Counties in North Carolina. As a cooperative that's committed to providing safe, affordable, and reliable energy, EnergyUnited is constantly seeking to improve its infrastructure and cybersecurity to better serve its members. EnergyUnited is currently on the lookout for a highly skilled Manager of Infrastructure and Cybersecurity to join the team! This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional looking to make a significant impact within a dynamic and innovative organization.
What would you do?
Strategy & Planning
Maintain and improve the company’s security architecture design and the security awareness training program along with security documents.
Create and maintain the company’s Business Continuity Plan and Disaster Recovery Plan.
Design and implement short and long-term IT strategic plans.
Lead department operational planning and projects and organize the allocation of IT resources. Conduct analysis studies and provide recommendations.
Design, implement, and maintain policies, procedures, and associated training plans for network resource administration and appropriate use.
Develop and deploy methodologies for testing network performance and providing network performance statistics and reports.
Develop maintenance schedules for network infrastructure and cybersecurity solutions.
Acquisition & Deployment
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the cybersecurity industry.
Own existing technology solutions to improve the Company’s cybersecurity posture, infrastructure, and reliability.
Develop business case justifications and analysis for IT spending and initiatives.
Oversee the deployment, integration and initial configuration of all new network infrastructure and cybersecurity solutions and any enhancements.
Work with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure technology solutions and services.
Assess, approve, and administer all network infrastructure and cybersecurity solution upgrades.
Monitor data residing on company workstations, servers, and databases and enforce company cybersecurity documents.
Supervise unusual activity and vulnerability assessments, penetration tests and security audits.
Perform regular cybersecurity awareness training for all employees.
Provide leadership and maintenance of the Company’s local and wide area networks ensuring a reliability rating of 99.99%.
Lead process improvement within their team by creating and improving procedures and IT governance across the organization.
Manage a secure environment based on continuous improvement which ensures that the organization adapts to new security threats as they arise and addresses all applicable cybersecurity regulatory requirements.
Create and run reports, as necessary.
Manage telecommunications system, intercom communications, call routing, interactive voice response units, voice recording, voice over IP and computer telephony integration.
Responsible for the company’s fiber infrastructure including design, maintenance, and repair.
Responsible for the system security configuration, the management and auditing the systems to include firewalls, IPS, traffic monitoring and control systems, packet sniffers, log management devices, vulnerability scans, penetration testing, SPAM and virus protection, and external security assessments.
Manage and ensure optimal operation of all network infrastructure.
Establish and maintain regular communications with leaders and staff.
Prepare and monitor budget with IT leadership to ensure the budget aligns with goals, guidelines, and objectives.
Ensure the company is compliant and up to date on system patches and releases.
Ensure that the team provides up-to-date procedures and written documentation to ensure continuity and reliability of EnergyUnited’s systems.
Manage Infrastructure and cybersecurity staff of about 10 individuals.
Keep current with technology trends and maintain skill set to implement new technology.
Works as IT liaison between departments in achieving the IT goals of the company while demonstrating the ability to influence and get buy-in to achieve desired business outcomes.
More about this position:
This position is exempt.
This position is categorized as Hybrid, which is a work arrangement that allows an employee to perform work associated with this position at both an EnergyUnited Office location and their home.
This position is classified as a Non-Direct Operational Position. All employees assigned to headquarters or non-direct operational positions must make their domicile within one of the nineteen counties served by the Cooperative or within a 40 (forty) road mile radius to any EnergyUnited EMC office.
What do you need?
Bachelor’s Degree in IT, Computer Science, or equivalent preferred. Any combination of education and additional years of relevant experience will be considered.
At least 5 years of experience in IT with progressing roles and responsibilities. Experience should include 3 or more years of IT leadership with direct reports.
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Microsoft Azure, and Cisco Certified Network Associate/Professional (CCNA/CCNP) and/or other industry recognized certifications are desired.
Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
Technical knowledge and all or a combination of the following experience: routers, switches, telecommunications, server infrastructure that include both physical and virtual (Azure and VMWare experience is a plus) environments, cloud technologies, firewalls (prefer Cisco experience), Microsoft Client/Server/Network Operating Systems/Active Directory, VDI (Microsoft RDS and/or VMWare Horizon)
As a federal contractor subject to the nondiscrimination and affirmative action obligations of Executive Order 11246, as amended, and its implementing regulations, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and its implementing regulations at 41 CFR § 60-741, and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act, as amended, and its implementing regulations at 41 CFR § 60-300, EnergyUnited EMC (hereinafter referred to as "the Cooperative"), with the full support of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), reaffirms that it will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability status, any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws, or status as a protected veteran.