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At Premier Nutrition, we’re a team cheering on our customers every step of the way. Maybe it’s in the PowerBar right before a marathon. Or in a post-workout bottle of Joint Juice. So many athletes count on us for healthy and transparent energy products, and that’s why we need a team that’s dedicated to building the future of nutrition. So come take the first step toward a career built on winning.

IT System Engineer (Security Specialist)

Information Technology


Premier Nutrition Corporation (PNC) distributes nutritional food products to the health-conscious consumer under the brand names Premier Protein, PowerBar, Supreme Protein, and Joint Juice. With its people first culture, PNC treats employees with positivity and empathy and embraces new and innovative ideas that spark passion, personal growth, and a healthy dose of fun around the office. Bringing dogs to work, company-wide volunteer days, philanthropy and sustainability programs, in-office massages, walking meetings and workouts at the adjacent City Sports Club gym are just a few ways we help you increase your own good energy.

What’s it like to work here? Picture the scrappy culture of a start-up, the innovativeness of a tech company, with the resources and systems of a respected consumer brand under the Post Holdings umbrella, and you should have a sense of what it feels like to work at PNC. You’ll walk into the brand-new Emeryville office each Monday morning and find a hundred of your colleagues sitting on sofas, overstuffed pillows, the floor, or beanbags talking through the week ahead and learning about each other.

PNC seeks individuals who will thrive in this collaborative work environment and will help build our high-growth company. Our leadership principles capture the behaviors we aspire to and celebrate here—from ‘embodying a strategic mindset’ to ‘building people up’, each is a valuable tool in practicing leadership consistent with our values. We are Builders – looking for ways to challenge the status quo; Champions of Positive Nutrition - taking our role as health and nutrition seriously; Better Together – because we know that success is only achievable through our collective efforts; and we Ring the Bell, by celebrating big and small wins.

PNC is part of the Active Nutrition segment and is operated by its own senior leadership team, with publicly traded Post Holdings, Inc. (FY 2018 sales of $6.3 billion) as a parent company acting in a “private equity” capacity. Post Holdings’ Active Nutrition segment is a leader in providing innovative products that support healthy, active lifestyles with over $800 million in sales. Premier Nutrition utilizes a third-party network for manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution. Post Holdings is comprised of the Active Nutrition portfolio, which includes PNC, Dymatize, ­­­and Active Nutrition International (protein bars, shakes and powder products), Post Consumer Brands (cereals), Michael Foods (eggs, potato, cheese, and pasta), Weetabix (cereals), and private label business groups. Post Holdings is rapidly expanding via acquisition, including the recent acquisition of Bob Evans Farms, a leader in frozen breakfast meats and vegetables.


The IT Systems Engineer - Security Specialist’s primary responsibility is split between systems support and Premier Nutrition’s overall cyber security program. This position requires a mix of IT desktop productivity, PC support, server administration, and IT security skills. The right candidate will have a proven track record in desktop troubleshooting/maintenance, system issue remediation, and IT security administration which includes vulnerability management, incident response, and IT security education.


Technical Support Responsibilities: 50%

  • Assist with incoming client requests for service. Address time sensitive issues promptly.
  • Desktop, server and network infrastructure troubleshooting and administration.
  • Troubleshooting, policy alignment, patch/software mgmt, workstation/server builds
  • Load and configure approved client software on end-user devices as necessary to support access to services and use of peripherals
  • Perform new user IT training and communication of IT policies and standards
  • Perform workstation setup – monitor and maintain continuity with system software licensing and maintenance agreements.
  • Maintain workstations, laptops, associated multi-function devices, printers, phones, and conference room communications equipment located throughout various locations.
  • IT Security Responsibilities: 50%

  • Monitor existing security tools and processes for anomalies and generate appropriate alerts when these anomalies are detected.
  • Participate in Incident Response investigations and related remediation efforts.
  • Participate in reviews and audits of various security controls
  • Improve the existing vulnerability management reporting system
  • Create reports using various office tools (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Tableau) for various security management needs.
  • Gather and report on various security metrics. As directed, develop the processes to capture and report on new metrics
  • Helps in determining the methods, instrumentation, training, documentation, and processes for implementing security controls.
  • Ensure the security of all data, resident on the network


  • BA or BS degree in Information Security, Information Technology, Computer Science or related field or commensurate experience
  • Certifications in IT security are preferred
  • Experience:

  • 3+ years’ experience working in IT
  • Experience in IT Infrastructure, preferably using Windows Operating Systems
  • Experience in IT communications, specifically TCP/IP
  • Experience with Active Directory management, including GPO
  • Experience in information security, malware, and infrastructure security
  • Skills:

  • Solid understanding of business security practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of current security tools available
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills including the ability to present complex technical subjects effectively to all levels of staff, as well as to executives.
  • Sound cyber security research analysis skills
  • Ability to use technology to create new capabilities across the organization required
  • Ability to communicate cyber security threat mitigating solutions in business terms
  • Post Holdings provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran and any other category protected under applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws.


    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor 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.

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