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Cybersecurity Program Manager

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Date: Mar 14, 2023

Location(s): Palm Beach Gardens, FL, US, 33410

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  70326 

Florida Power & Light Company is America’s largest electric company, providing clean, affordable, and reliable electricity to more than 12 million people in Florida. We operate one of the cleanest power generation fleets in the U.S. and our reliability is among the best in the nation. Our goal is to achieve Real Zero carbon emissions from our operations by 2045 by expanding our solar capacity, increasing battery storage and bringing new renewable energy opportunities to Florida, while improving customer affordability and reliability. Are you interested in becoming a game-changer in the energy industry?  Join our world-class team today! 


Position Specific Description

We are looking for an experienced and motivated leader to join NextEra Energy’s Threat Defense Services team.  The Cybersecurity and Technology Risk’s Threat Defense Services team is charged with proactive defense against global cyber threats targeting our Company and it’s interests. We are at the forefront of technological and resource capability, with a “won’t fail” attitude. If you are looking for a challenge in defending and building defense capability for one of the global leaders in the utility sector and our Nation’s critical infrastructure, you’ve found your next adventure! 


In coordination with stakeholders, this leader will plan, develop, implement and manage the Cybersecurity and Technology Risk’s Cyber Assessment Program. The program will encompass full-scope assessment planning, coordination, and facilitation, to include table-top exercises, technical assessments and testing, emergency response and disaster recovery drills, and everything in between. The candidate will be challenged with establishing business relationships and cross-functional teams across all business units and lines-of-business to stress test, evaluate, and improve our Company’s capability to respond and recover from potential cyber attacks and disruptive technology events. 



  • Plans, coordinates, and facilitates Cybersecurity centric table-tops, drills, assessments, and testing which range from executive leadership level drills to technical penetration testing, threat hunting and Purple team exercises
  • Develops, implements and manages an assessment program, partnering with all aspects of NextEra Energy 
  • Coordinates, tracks, and reports after-action and lesson learned issues to improve the Company’s collective defense and recovery capabilities 
  • Presents to executive leadership and drives accountability for the Company’s cybersecurity defense posture
  • Partners and coordinates with US Government entities, third party vendors and private/public sector intelligence groups 



  • Highly organized and analytical, project/program management focused
  • Dedicated to continuous improvement and process creation (Six Sigma certification a plus)
  • Must be able to translate technical security requirements to non-technical and executive audiences
  • Familiar with Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence and associated topics
  • Proven success in program management and drill/assessment planning
  • Capable of building cohesive teams of diverse skillsets and expertise
  • Applicable certifications a plus (CISM, CISSP, CPP, CISA, GSEC GSOM, GSLC, GSTRT, GCPM, CompTia Sec+, SSCPPMP, Scrum, Six Sigma, etc.)

Job Overview

This position establishes strategy, develops business plans, and oversees and leads in the design, development and implementation of technology solutions to meet business needs. Leaders in this role provide leadership and oversight to manage performance and results in one or more Information Technology (IT) disciplines. Individuals will be accountable for the reliability, performance, security, and continuity of IT systems and supported business processes.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership, influence, vision, and direction to the organization to contribute to achieving the company's goals
  • Works with IT leaders to develop overall IT strategy in alignment with business strategy
  • Oversees value stream by focusing on cost and risks of technology portfolio to meet business needs
  • Supports and fosters innovative technologies to deliver new ideas that enable business transformation
  • Ensures high levels of ongoing system and application performance in production environments
  • Oversees development of processes and tools to automate code releases from development to operations (DevOps)
  • Attracts, develops and retains a high-performing and diverse team
  • Establishes and drives technology roadmaps that align with current and future business needs
  • Manages third party technical and outsourcing relationships to deliver project and operational support objectives
  • Ensures technology processes are conducted in line with applicable standards and company policies
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High School Grad / GED
  • Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience
  • Experience: 7+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Supervisor/Management Experience: 2+ years


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Information Technology
Organization:  Florida Power & Light Company 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable


Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.


NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


NextEra Energy provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.


NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


NextEra Energy does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies. Please see our policy for more information.


Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami