Director Cyber Security Engineering - Vernova Research



GE Aerospace and GE Vernova will step toward the future of energy and flight, ready to empower the next generation of innovators and future of GE.

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Job Description Summary

This role is responsible for coordinating all cybersecurity & risk activities for the GE Advanced Vernova Research Center in Niskayuna, NY. This will include working with the GE Vernova Cybersecurity Team, the DT Team, and researchers to understand the needs and ensure solutions are developed and operational in compliance with business needs and regulatory requirements.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Act as Site Information Protection & Security Leader for the Niskayuna location

  • Work with global project leaders to ensure timely and successful implementation of all information protection systems and programs

  • Coordinate day-to-day cybersecurity operational activities in Niskayuna

  • Partner with local and global team members in GE Vernova Advanced Research and GE Vernova to deliver secure IT solutions

  • Lead and coordinate site IT-security & compliance audit programs

  • Work with site business leadership to understand their requirements and develop cybersecurity & risk management solutions that meet their needs and align with the global cybersecurity strategy

  • Partner with the Externals team to ensure US Government projects are bid & executed in compliance with regulatory requirements.

  • Coordinate response for IT-Security & information protection incidents that arise at the site

  • Lead Information Protection & IT-Security Awareness activities for Niskayuna

  • Ensure all information protection & IT-Security programs comply with regulatory requirements

  • Serve as a subject matter expert for cybersecurity and risk at the Niskayuna site


  • Bachelor's Degree in information technology, or related discipline with a minimum of 7 years of overall experience in IT and a minimum of 5 years working directly in the field of Information Security & Data protection

  • Experience applying controllership principles and enforcing compliance with local and global policies and regulations

  • Strong knowledge of IT Security concepts

  • Experience in security and compliance audit programs

  • Experience in designing, enhancing, and implementing detailed wing to wing processes

  • Proven track record of detailed quality documentation delivery to defined standards

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY.

  • Must be 18 years or older.

  • You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at to be considered.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Security certifications relevant to IT environment

  • Training or experience in IT Audits and following up to closure

  • Technical background in network or system administration, application development, or IT security

  • Experience conducting forensically sound investigations

  • Experience implementing and running data leakage utilities

  • Experience with NIST, ISO27001/2, COBIT, HIPAA, and/or other regulatory requirements a plus

  • ITIL certification or significant experience implementing ITIL

  • Proven experience accelerating change

  • Ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of IT Staff located in multiple sites, including proven effectiveness working with global teams

The salary range for this position is $154,000 - $256,000 USD, annually. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location.

GE provides a comprehensive benefits package that provides access to plans which support the overall wellbeing of our employees and their dependents. These benefits include, but are not limited to, health care coverage (medical, dental, vision, pharmacy), a retirement plan that includes Company Retirement Savings and a 401K with Company matching, Life Insurance options, Disability coverage, paid time-off, EAP, and more.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes

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Tags: Audits CoBIT Compliance HIPAA ISO 27001 ITIL NIST Risk management Strategy

Perks/benefits: 401(k) matching Competitive pay Gear Health care Insurance Relocation support

Region: North America
Country: United States
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