Cyber Security Engineer

City: Birmingham

State: AL

Type of Work: Full Time Contract

February 9, 2024

Job Description

Immediate 12+ month position available in Birmingham, AL.

Summary of Position Duties:

This position provides support to the Grid Operations and Planning Research area within the Company’s Research & Development. The engineer will support projects and in time lead efforts to deploy and evaluate the performance of emerging technologies in this arena. The position is focused on cyber-physical security research for Transmission and Distribution. The engineer will support cyber-physical security projects with power system and cyber modeling, simulation, and analyses to identify and characterize threats, and vulnerabilities and develop mitigation approaches. Data from various sources and analytics tools will be leveraged to develop models to characterize normal power system and cyber data to facilitate the identification of anomalous events. Working knowledge of intrusion detection, risk assessment frameworks, databases, data structures, computer networking is required as well as an aptitude to apply engineering analysis to solve problems.

Description of Work Environment:
  • This is an innovation center that facilitates the research, pre-operational development and assessment and demonstration of situational awareness technologies for Transmission and Distribution.
  • Areas of focus include synchrophasor technology, next generation control center functionalities, cyber security testing, new visualization approaches, DERMS platform evaluation, data analytics as well as modeling and simulation including via a Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS) with hardware-in-the-loop testing capability.
Education/Qualification Requirements:
  • Bachelors in computer science, computer engineering, cyber security, information systems, electrical engineering or related field required
  • Advanced degree in EE, computer science or other related fields strongly preferred
  • Experience in cybersecurity, including cyber security modeling and simulation
  • Experience with intrusion detection and risk assessment frameworks is required
  • Experience in power system modeling and simulation
  • Experience with data analytics including machine learning required
  • Experience with computer programming (Python, C#, SQL) desired
Job Responsibilities:
  • Develop research plan to evaluate new technology
  • Manage multiple tasks at one time
  • Provide documentation of study assumptions and methods used to arrive at results
  • Provide informative reports and presentations on projects
  • Some overnight travel may be required but this is not extensive.
Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Must demonstrate good communication skills, both internal and external to the company
  • Must have excellent organizational skills
  • Must possess analytical skills as well as the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must work well in a team environment
  • Must have the ability to manage your own work schedule and work with limited direction
  • Must have strong initiative – a self-starter
  • Must be great at problem solving
Special Note:
  • Candidate will work in a hybrid work arrangement reporting in-person/in-office at least 3 days per week (12 days a month).
If you already have a resume on file with The E Group and would like to be considered for this position, simply email your note of interest to The E Group at

Why Choose The E Group? We are an award winning firm recognized for having an outstanding reputation with our clients and employees. All contractors are eligible for full group health and dental benefits, 401K with matching, and various insurances. Generous living expenses are given to help those who relocate or have duplicate housing. Unique Perks available to those assigned in Birmingham, Alabama: Fully Furnished Townhomes available on a first come, first served basis; complimentary on-site banking available to all.

For immediate consideration simply attach your resume to this posting or email your resume to All applicants will receive feedback once position closes.

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