First Solar Electric LLC Manager, Energy Services Information Security in Tempe, Arizona

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Our high growth and leadership position in the renewable energy business offers outstanding opportunities to individuals seeking an exciting work environment in one of the most important industries for the 21st century. First Solar is a leader in the development and manufacturing of thin film solar modules used in grid-connected solar power plants, as well as a provider of complete solar generation solutions for U.S. utilities. Our culture is one where teamwork, continuous improvement, achievement of results, and environmental responsibility are core values. We are seeking new associates who are motivated to contribute their talents to making cost-effective solar energy an important part of the world?s energy mix.


Primary Job Functions:

Job Title: Manager, Energy Services Information Security

Reports To: Director, Energy Services Engineering and Technical Services

FLSA Job Status: Exempt

Basic Job Functions:

This role will be responsible for leading a team focused on First Solar Energy Service?s (FSES) cyber security practices within an operational technology environment and complying with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards. This role will also have leadership accountability of critical cyber systems within a utility scale PV operational technology environment. In addition, key functional responsibilities of the team include: 1) Security architecture and design for new system interfaces, 2) Technology and tool procurement decisions, 3) Configuration management of key infrastructure / systems, 4) Risk evaluations for project acquisitions, which interface with FSES assets, and 5) Operational security administration. Finally, this role will develop and maintain strategic partnerships with other leaders within the company and external customers.


+ A minimum of ten years? experience deploying Information Security solutions, providing Infrastructure Services, leading Technical teams or a combination of each at medium to large-scale companies.

+ Strong experience in designing and implementing cyber security policies, procedures and processes.

+ Strong experience with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards.

+ Experience integrating information technology solutions within the energy utility space.

+ Experience in operational security administration such as intrusion detection, incident response, and identity and access management.

+ Experience with cyber security threat management.

+ Experience in communicating with all levels of the organization in a global corporation.


+ Bachelor?s degree ? in security, computer science, engineering or a related discipline.

+ Master?s degree or other advanced degree preferred.

+ CISSP, PMP, or Six Sigma a plus.

Required Skills:


+ Excellent communication and presentation skills.

+ Superior analytical and problem solving abilities.

+ Ability to manage a global team.


+ Management of various roles and responsibilities? able to acquire and retain talent.

+ Experience managing a distributed workforce utilizing modern technologies.

+ Experience designing and implementing information security management systems.

+ Proven ability and knowledge of NERC CIP standards

+ Experience with ITIL processes

+ Demonstrated tactical and innovational thinking.

+ Demonstrated fiscal experience managing operating and capital budgets.

+ Demonstrated ability to build alliances with internal and external partners.

+ Ability to collaborate cross-functionally with business and technology stakeholders.

+ Knowledge of renewable energy systems is preferred.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

+ Develop long, medium and short-term strategies that enable First Solar Energy Services to manage cyber security risks and meet all applicable regulatory requirements.

+ Drive projects and programs in support of the FSES Cyber Security Roadmap.

+ Drive and delivery operational security activities required by the Energy Service business needs.