Principal Consultant

San Francisco, CA 94105

Posted: 08/12/2019 Job Category: Information Technology Job Number: 13922
Blackstone Technology Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Principal Consultant to join our team at our client s site in San Francisco, CA.


Develop, aligns and manages the execution of IT Compliance activities within the IT and Cybersecurity roadmaps and planning.

Work with IT leadership to mature the IT Compliance framework and integrate it into the business culture.

Senior responsibility for the design, development, harmonization and implementation of the PG&E Controls Framework.

Oversee performance of multi-platform (application, database, operating system, middleware, monitoring tools, and business processes) level audits based on predefined test objectives and test plans. Oversee retest of controls that have been remediated or updated as a result of previously identified deficiencies.

Obtain, review, and interpret evidence provided to validate controls are performed effectively

Obtain, review, and interpret organizational IT policies, standards and procedures to identify control points that would assist in mitigating risk to the business.

Review test results or interpret evidence for vulnerabilities, gaps, or control deficiencies; work with stakeholders to establish plans for sustainable resolution.

Identify, document and report to IT management risks associated with control failures and supports the identification of mitigating controls.

Actively monitors remediation of control gaps through on-going interactions with system owners and IT/Security Business Process owners.

Engage management in discussion about creative, efficient, and effective was to improve internal control environment.

Partner with control owners to ensure control documentation is updated periodically to reflect current control environment.

Capture and report to IT/Security leadership metrics on compliance efforts and control gaps.

Perform other tasks as necessary to ensure IT Audit and Compliance meets its commitments to internal customers.

Provide consultative direction to less experienced team members.

Support activities to strengthen the IT Compliance Program.

Support the IT Compliance Sr. Manager as needed.



BA/BS in Computer Science, Business, or equivalent experience.

8 years of general IT experience, to include IT security or IT risk management experience

Experience with Data Analysis and metrics reporting Required Licenses or Certifications: At least one existing certification from the following list, which must be currently maintained and valid: certification:

Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Certified in Risk and Information System Control (CRISC)

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)


Utility Industry Experience

Big 4 experience

Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley or North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) v5

Utility industry experience

Supervisory experience over an IT function, either direct or indirect

IT Security or IT Risk Management experience

Experience with enterprise-level programs

Desired License / Certification:

Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)

Microsoft Certified Professional/Security Engineer (MCP, MCSE)

Cisco Certified Network Associate/Professional (CCNA, CCNP)

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Strong analytical skills.

Solid understanding of network and systems security, system and network configuration, and application security.

Solid understanding of general computing controls (GCCs).

Able to identify complex control gaps.

Solid understanding of generally applicable and accepted auditing standards and framework (e.g. COBIT) and best practices for IT services management (e.g., ITIL), government guidelines and laws (e.g. Sarbanes Oxley Act, NERC/CIP).

Excellent planning, organizational, and project management skills.

Able to multi-task projects or assessments.

Ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment.

Demonstrated ability to support IT Compliance teams.

Provides technical leadership and servers as a senior level technical expert in areas of their specialty.

Ability to track multiple simultaneous initiatives through completion.

Blackstone is a global IT services and solutions firm that implements digital transformation solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone was founded in 1998, and has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in IT staffing and place both technical and creative talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities
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