Information Security Analyst

Bellevue, Washington, United States | IT | Full-time | Partially remote


TITLE:             Information Security Analyst

LOCATION:     Bellevue, WA / Partially Remote

TerraPower is a nuclear technology company based in Bellevue, Washington. At its core, the company is working to raise living standards globally through a more affordable, secure and environmentally friendly form of nuclear energy along with innovations in medical isotopes to improve human health. In 2006, TerraPower originated with Bill Gates and a group of like-minded visionaries who evaluated the fundamental challenges to raising living standards around the world. They recognized energy access was crucial to the health and economic well-being of communities and decided that the private sector needed to take action and create energy sources that would advance global energy deployment. TerraPower’s mission is to be a world leader in new nuclear technologies, while developing innovators and future leaders in the nuclear field. As a result, the company’s activities in the fields of nuclear energy and related sciences are yielding significant innovations in the safety and economics of nuclear power, hybrid energy and medical applications – all for significant human health benefits.

TerraPower is seeking to hire highly motivated and forward-thinking professionals who are interested in focusing on advanced nuclear reactor research and development and influencing change within the nuclear power landscape and bringing forward the critical production of medical isotopes.  TerraPower is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. In addition, as a federal contractor, TerraPower has instituted an Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) in an effort to proactively recruit, hire, and promote women, minorities, disabled persons and veterans.

Information Security Analyst

TerraPower is looking for a motivated, detail-oriented, and collaborative Information Security Analyst to join our growing Information Security team. A successful candidate responds to potentially time-sensitive situations with the right balance of expeditious and methodical. Someone who demonstrates integrity, awareness and adaptability working in a diverse team with dynamically shifting requirements would excel in this role. TerraPower will only consider candidates for this role who are a permanent resident of Washington state or are willing to relocate. As an Information Security Analyst, you will play an important role in protecting the organization's digital assets, sensitive information, and personnel from the ever-evolving cybersecurity threat landscape. Your primary responsibilities will include monitoring security events, identifying & responding to incidents and relevant help desk tickets, training end-users in security best practices, maintaining accurate documentation, and assessing risks for new software requests.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leverage and enhance company’s Incident Response procedure to facilitate appropriate, timely and consistent response activities. Such as containment, investigations and recovery from security incidents and breaches.
  • Triage and respond accordingly to new security alerts from our Managed Detection & Response (MDR) service as well as user reports of suspicious activity and email.
  • Collaborate with other team members to prepare incident reports, including root cause analysis and recommendations for improvement.
  • Support the development and delivery of security awareness training to meet compliance objectives and enhance the organization’s security posture.
  • Conduct routine internal phishing simulations, manage reported suspicious emails, and distribute communications for emerging cybersecurity threats and trends.
  • Assist in developing and documenting standard operating procedures for security-related policies, procedures, and standards, based on industry regulations and best practices.
  • Assess new software and technology requests to determine potential security risks and provide recommendations and guidance to ensure those risks can be sufficiently mitigated.
  • Support other security related process and tools as assigned.


  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • 5 years of experience working in an Information Security focused role for an organization with rigorous regulatory requirements and security standards.
  • Preference for 2 years of experience working in a SOC, or Security Incident Response team, with core responsibilities focused on security event monitoring and incident response.
  • Critical-thinking and problem-solving skills with the ability to identify, assess and mitigate risks.
  • Collaborative, accountable and adaptable; able to work effectively in a team or independently.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to learn and grow within the cybersecurity field.
  • Ability to work with Systems Engineering to install and configure security applications
  • Relevant Security Certifications such as CISSP. CompTIA Security +, and others Desired Qualifications
  • Experience conducting security awareness training.
  • Experience securing hybrid (Cloud & on-premises) environments with mixed Operating Systems.

Job Functions 

Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position.  These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation.  Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations.  An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

  • Motor Abilities: Sitting and/or standing for extended periods, bending/stooping, grasping/gripping, fine motor control (hands)
  • Physical exertion and/or requirements: Minimal, with ability to safely lift up to 25 pounds
  • Repetitive work: Occasional
  • Special Senses: Visual and audio focused work
  • Work Conditions: Stairs, typing/keyboard, standard and/or sitting working environment of >8 hrs/day
  • Travel required: 0-5%

TerraPower’s technology is controlled for export by various agencies of the U.S. Government.  TerraPower must evaluate applicants who are foreign nationals (other than asylees, refugees, or lawful permanent residents) in accordance with U.S. Government export control requirements.  To facilitate TerraPower’s export control reviews, you will be asked as part of the application process to identify whether you are a U.S. Citizen or national, asylee, refugee, or lawful permanent resident of the United States.  Government export authorization approval times vary.  Based on the business needs for a particular position, TerraPower may not consider a foreign national from a country if it is impracticable to obtain timely Government export approval.

Job Details

Salary Range Level 9:  $95,415 - $143,122

Salary Range Level 10:  $109,446 - $164,170

*Typically, our employee salaries are within .90 – 1.0 of the mid-point of the posted salary band.  Any salary offered within the posted salary band is based on market data and commensurate with the selected individual’s qualifications and experience.  This range is specific to Washington State.

Job Type:  Full-time


  • Competitive Compensation
    • Salary, eligible to participate in discretionary short-term incentive payments
  • Comprehensive Medical and Wellness Benefits
    • Medical
    • Vision
    • Dental
    • Life
    • Life and Disability
    • Gender Affirmation Benefits
    • Parental Leave
  • 401k Plan
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • 21 days of annually accrued PTO
  • Generous Holiday Schedule
    • 10 paid holidays
  • Professional and Educational Support Opportunities
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Flexible Work Schedule

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