IT Security Analyst III

FirstEnergy Corp. – Wadsworth, OH 44281
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 diverse generating fleet with a total capacity of nearly 17,000 megawatts.

About the Opportunity
This is an open position with FE Services, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [SC00]

The SOC Analyst III – Cyber Security position is a 24×7 role within the Security Operation Center (SOC). The SOC Analyst III – Cyber Security position supports security information and event monitoring functions utilizing FirstEnergy’s Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tool. This role focuses primarily on monitoring the events and logs from FirstEnergy’s Information Technology and Cyber Security data feeds. This position requires ability to work independently as well as within groups. Sensitivity to accuracy, timeliness, and professionalism in all areas of support activity is imperative.

Conducting security monitoring and response for FirstEnergy Security Operations Center
Monitoring, analyzing, and responding to events and logs from firewalls, routers, and other network devices or hosts for potential incidents and threats
Analyzing large data sets and perform forensic root cause analysis when applicable
Providing off-hours and ad-hoc shift support as needed
Understanding of common network services (web, mail, FTP, etc), network vulnerabilities, and network attack patterns
Assisting with metrics, reporting, and other SOC communications
Processing and sharing information with other FirstEnergy security teams and external entities such as ISAC
Providing feedback to SOC management and engineers on existing and new use cases to be configured within in the SIEM
Maintaining current knowledge of relevant technology and tools Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
Minimum of 3 years in a SOC or incident response team (CIRT)
Minimum of 2 years supporting IT operations or administration in a complex network environment
Ability to script in PowerShell or python preferred
Certifications such as CISSP or GIAC preferred
Experience with EnCase, Access Data FTK, or other forensic tools and processes
Excellent communication skills to effectively annotate findings in both written and oral form
Ability to communicate clearly and present security findings with technical staff as well as non-technical colleagues
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
Ability to work with highly confidential information

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.

Position Classification


FirstEnergy Human Resources Team


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