Associate Analyst, Security Operations - Military Veterans Wanted

National Grid (https:\\
Defense Contracting


  full-time   employee

New York
United States

About us

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.


To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

Job Purpose

The Cyber Test Team is part of the Cyber Intelligence & Analytics department within Digital Risk and Security, and supports the Global Cyber Security Operation by emulating threat actors and identifying threats posing a genuine risk to National Grid via red teaming activities that have been analyzed by Government and commercial intelligence providers. This information enables National Grid to proactively adjust its defensive posture.

Key Accountabilities

  • As a Red Teamer, you / the team will carry out manual penetration testing across a number of environments including web applications, network infrastructure and mobile platforms.
  • In addition, you will lead the execution of red team exercises prioritized by cyber threat intelligence.
  • The role will be primarily fulfilled by your understanding of information security, which should span networking, operating systems, and applications.
  • This position will give you the opportunity to emulate sophisticated actors that pose a threat to a large energy company. The systems being assessed go beyond typical enterprise technologies, and will allow you to employ complex problem solving and take on technical challenges, specific to critical national infrastructure.
  • The findings from your assessments will feed into other teams within National Grid, to help drive an agile remediation process. If serving as a red teamer and further developing your skills in offensive security excites you, please continue considering the position.



  • Essential
    • Experience performing network penetration testing and manipulation of network infrastructure, and mobile or web application assessments
    • College degree in Computer Science or related field or combination for education and hands on working expereince. 
    • Experience using open source tools for penetration testing which could include Nmap, Metasploit, Kali Linux, etc.
    • Experience in common programming languages such as Python, Ruby, Lua, Go, C, Powershell or Bash
    • Experience developing software and an understanding of applications under-the-hood
    • A good understanding of the OSI stack and the various protocols from layer 1 – 7, including: TCP/IP, IPv6, IPsec, DNS, SNMP, SMTP, HTTP/S, 802.11, etc.
    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate at a technical level
    • Strong attention to detail with the ability to review the work of peers
    • Ability to document test findings to a high standard
    • Ability to manage and balance own time among multiple tasks.


  • Desirable
    • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
    • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
    • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
    • Various SANS certifications, such as GPEN and GWAPT.

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.


National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.