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IT Security Engineer


Detroit, MI, US

Company:  DTE Eng Corp Svcs LLC
Job ID:  3998

The future is bright at DTE Energy! We are one of the largest Fortune 500 diversified utilities in the United States with an aspiration to be the best-operated energy company in North America and a force for good in the communities we live and serve.  We have businesses in 26 different states and are comprised of regulated utility and non-utility businesses.  Our utility business provides electric and gas service to approximately 3 million customers.  Our non-utility businesses include a diversified portfolio of energy related companies, ranging from gas storage and pipelines to renewable power development.

DTE Energy’s utility and non-utility businesses are poised for significant growth. We look forward to working with highly motivated and team-oriented individuals to energize our efforts of growing economically and environmentally.

Recently, DTE Energy has been recognized as an outstanding place to work and has received the following accolades:

* Gallup Great Workplace Award for consecutive years
* Civic 50 Award for corporate citizenship excellence
* Indeed’s annual “50 Best Places to Work” award for two years running
* Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work For
* J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award
* Professional Women’s Magazine/Black EOE Journal “Best of the Best”
* Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT
* Best Employers for a Healthy Lifestyle Gold Award
* Detroit Free Press Green Leaders Award

DTE Energy is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.


External Pre-Hire Assessment Required: Professional Pre-Hire Assessment
Testing Required:
Not Applicable



Job Summary

Intermediate professional level IT Security Engineering position. The Senior IT Security Engineer works as a team member to provide Level 2 support, makes recommendations, supports and may lead projects, and parti-cipates in and may lead the development and/or research of advanced security technologies. The Senior IT Security Engineer provides ongoing infrastructure support, analyzes security use/design and participates in future planning of infrastructure. Works independently with limited supervision and may provide technical guidance and assistance to less experienced IT Security Engineers and ITS personnel. Assignments are received in the form of broad goals and/or areas of responsibility; incumbents have broad latitude for independent action in setting objectives and deciding how to proceed. Span of control: 0; this is an individual contributor job

Key Accountabilities
  • May lead projects and/or project teams (including assigning work, reviewing progress and evaluating results), mentor, provide guidance and technical direction to less experienced engineering and technical staff, including the provision of input in performance evaluations, but is not responsible for supervising anyone.
  • Provides second level engineering support for trouble ticket/problem resolution for security/authentication technologies/infrastructures; provides problem definition and resolution using existing procedures; may develop and enhance security engineering procedures.
  • Supports and may lead projects to ensure on-time and in-budget implementation to ensure the achievement of business unit strategic plans.
  • May make recommendations regarding capacity planning and development / definition / management of process design standards, new technologies, and techniques for managing security administration / authentication operations.
  • Participates in and may lead research of advanced technologies.
  • Provides configurations for security administration/authentication infrastructure and provides installation assistance for new applications and business projects to ensure integration into the existing infrastructure; consults with application teams on proper design and use of technologies and tools; provides input on configurations for security administration / authentication infrastructure support.
  • Actively seeks continuous improvement opportunities, participates in and may lead continuous improvement initiatives of internal processes, procedures, and standards.
  • May interface with vendors and participate in evaluations of external vendor solutions for applicability to business needs; may lead Pilot Technology projects to assess applicability of technologies to the enterprise.
  • Remains current with existing technologies relevant to area of responsibility.
  • Works as a team member may lead teams; utilizes team building skills on multiple teams and supports multiple internal clients.
  • Assists with and participates in formal presentations; develops and delivers informal presentations.
  • Provides planning and time estimates for own assignments and assists other team members with planning; creates and maintains project work plans as needed.
  • Works reliably and independently; takes ownership of problems in own area of knowledge and expertise for the quality of own work and team output; provides guidance and technical training to less experienced Security Engineering staff and IT personnel.
Minimum Education & Experience Requirements
  • High School or GED and the knowledge & capabilities typically acquired through 5+ years of network engineering experience inclusive of system administration including installing, configuring, and troubleshooting for access security/authentication technologies/infrastructures
  • OR Associate degree in an applicable information technology discipline and the knowledge & capabilities typically acquired through 3+ years of business unitrelated experience inclusive of system administration including installing, configuring, and troubleshooting for access security/authentication technologies/infrastructures
Other Qualifications



Network Security

  • Proven experience with installation, configuration and management of Palo Alto firewalls and web proxies, and other network security tools
  • Strong understanding of network switching and routing concepts (static and dynamic) and ability to work closely with network engineers for troubleshooting routing issues
  • Experience with packet capture, logging and monitoring tools
  • Experience working with security technologies such as NAT, VPNs, content filtering, SSL decryption, PKI, IDS/IPS, NAC, etc.


Access Security

  • SAP security experience in CRM, ISU, BW Reporting, HANA and GRC Access Control/Emergency Access Control modules
  • Experience in configuration, administration, and maintenance of SAP end user accounts, permissions, and access rights across multiple environments
  • Provide production support of existing security roles and functions including troubleshooting authorization issues
  • Working knowledge in SAP GRC configuration and tools in the creation and maintenance of security roles per best practices


Other Requirements

  • May require initial and/or periodic drug or fitness for duty testing; the physical ability to work in a power plant environment (e.g climb stairs, work in hot, confined environments); and flexibility to perform o-ncall responsibilities to provide off-hours support as scheduled.
  • Proficient verbal (and non-verbal), written and presentation skills; communicates clearly, with credibility and confidence.
  • Ability to conduct informal presentations and assist with formal presentations.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills consistent with the ability to recommend, participate in, and lead solution implementation in area of responsibility.
  • Experience in leading projects and using project management tools.
  • Knowledge of area of responsibility and broad understanding of IT industry, e.g emerging technologies, industry standards, support services, architectures, systems design, and systems integration
  • Well-developed organization and planning skills (typically acquired through at least 3 years of experience).
  • Ability to apply project planning & implementation and/or continuous improvement principles (typically acquired through several years of experience in these areas) to affect tangible, positive outcomes.
  • Competent in multitasking (i.e the ability to prioritize & manage multiple tasks, issues or projects that may include high visibility initiatives and require innovation, teamwork & planning).
  • Promotes an atmosphere conducive to the open exchange of new ideas, and alternatives to orthodox approaches.
  • Deals effectively with resistance; takes positive steps to avoid the recurrence of errors through constructive critique.
  • Copes with multiple demands from superiors, and/or subordinates & peers in a positive and evenhanded fashion; displays a calm demeanor under pressure.
  • Initiates new ideas and approaches; challenges orthodox practices & approaches with reasonably sound alternatives.
  • Experience in working with vendors and utilizing/enhancing vendor products and tools for the enterprise environment.
Additional Information

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities, and utilize a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Nearest Major Market: Detroit