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National Grid Security Test Engineer in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us

National Grid is hiring a Security Test Engineer for our Security Group in Waltham, MA.

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

National Grid is seeking an innovative, and experienced Application Tester to join the Security IAM Engineering team.The successful candidate(s) will possess deep technical knowledge on a number of IAM security technologies and have a solid understanding of testing methodology, information security and IAM technology implementations in an automated, measurable and repeatable manner.

Key Accountabilities
  • Provide testing capability for IAM applications including; UAT, Performance, Stress & Unit Testing

  • Multitask and switch gears to meet changing priorities and tasks to accomplish goals/objectives.

  • Work in a distributed team environment where team members are spread across numerous locations and often communicate virtually to support clients IAM/PAM applications.

  • Identify and evaluate complex business and technology risks, internal controls which mitigate risks, and related opportunities for internal control improvement.

  • Evaluate and support complex IAM technology risks, internal controls which mitigate risks, and related opportunities for internal control improvement.

  • Responsible to test, assess and review one or more Identity & Access Management products such as CyberArk, SailPoint, Azure SSO.

  • Facilitate use of technology-based tools or methodologies to review, design and/or implement products and services.

  • Create, review, maintain and update documentation including Documenting & Publishing fixes in central knowledge base

  • Work with global colleagues to provide globally consistent processes and solutions.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required
  • Provide leadership and guidance to less experienced engineers in the IAM security organization.

  • Must be able to work independently as well as work as part of a fast-moving team

  • Ability to meet deadlines, time constraints and periodic requirements

  • Strong writing and presentation skills to communicate findings and recommendations to different audiences and stakeholders.

Must be able to work independently as well as work as part of a fast-moving teamAbility to meet deadlines, time constraints and periodic requirementsStrong writing and presentation skills to communicate findings and recommendations to different audiences and stakeholders.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree with concentration in engineering/computer science or minimum 3 years’ successful experience in similar role.

Experience:

  • Testing IAM Application integration with other security solutions such as Enterprise SIEM, AD, email gateway, ticketing solution etc.

  • Testing IAM Applications

  • Managing and updating IAM Test scripts and process documentation

  • Reviewing technical change requests (CRs) to support changes and upgrades to IAM.

  • Working experience and knowledge of operating systems (e.g.: Windows, UNIX/Linux) and databases

  • Microsoft Azure knowledge highly desirable.

  • Knowledge in various scripting and programming languages (Java, Perl, Python, PowerShell etc.) a plus

  • Experience designing secure networks, systems and resilient application architectures

  • Professional experience in a system administration role supporting multiple platforms and applications

  • Understanding of entire technology stack of networks, databases, applications and endpoints

  • Experience planning, researching and developing security policies, standards and procedures is a plus.

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.

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