Sr. Cyber Security Solutions Architect

Job Description

Senior Industrial Cyber Security Architect

US based; Alpharetta, GA or Houston, TX preferred

Position Overview:

Are you an industrial controls systems specialist with system networking and administration experience?  If you understand the unique aspects of Operational Technology (OT) and are passionate that industrial control systems require cyber security solutions that are as important, but different, than traditional IT cyber security solutions, then read on – this job is for you.   

The role of the cyber security solutions architect is to lead the implementation and delivery of Siemens cyber security products and services. This position requires intensive Operational Technology experience in an industrial energy or utilities environment – think powerplants, turbine generators, compressors, boilers and energy distribution. You are a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the areas of IT/OT security; security regulations and requirements; and industrial control systems engineering, administration, and customer service. In addition to delivery and execution, you will be tasked with development and testing of various security features to meet customer or regulatory cybersecurity requirements. Reporting to the Head of Global Cyber Security Operations, you will be based in North America but will support global projects as necessary and provide global technical leadership on cyber implementation.


This role is responsible for the execution of cybersecurity products and services, providing continuous sales support, and ultimately supporting customers with maintaining compliance and cybersecurity. This role will also support sales and bids efforts on an as-needed basis.  This position will provide technical leadership to regional cyber security teams on implementation strategy and execution concepts. You will be engaged with cyber security solutions development and will provide technical leadership to regional execution teams on how to execute new and existing offerings.

Some of the key responsibilities include customer scope review, managing multiple projects with broad scopes, ambiguity, and high degrees of difficulty while expected to gather and interpret complex, qualitative and quantitative data, in addition to maintaining a working knowledge of cybersecurity principles and elements.

The candidate will be able to:

  • Conduct Cyber Vulnerability Assessments
  • Conduct Penetration Tests
  • Conduct regulatory audits
  • Design and implement cyber security solutions for control systems
  • Develop project documentation
  • Successfully conduct onsite implementations of security solutions as needed
  • Provide technical analysis and guidance on control systems security trends
  • Prepare and conduct technical presentations
  • Create technical reports and progress reports for projects

The candidate is expected to continuously improve self as subject matter expert by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, attending conferences, maintaining personal networks, in addition to presenting for professional organizations.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:

  • BS in Computer Science required or equivalent degree such as Computer Information Systems is preferred.
  • You shall possess 5-7 years overall industrial automation or OT experience
  • 3+ years of experience in IT/OT cybersecurity related to regulatory requirements and the industry’s best security practice is a must.
  • You should have a broad experience in computer and network systems, including IT/OT security, NERC CIP regulations, NIST requirements, SANS security practices, Cisco Firewalls and Routers, and industrial control system networking products.
  • You will have strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the capability to identify solutions to unusual and complex problems
  • You should be able to demonstrate proficiency in a wide range of information technology security technologies, embedded security, and network platforms.
  • Must have knowledge at least one major Distributed Controls System (DCS) and related networking components.
  • You must possess good communication skills, be an independent worker, and a team player.
  • 50-75% travel required
  • CISSP certification is preferred.
  • Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States without need for current or future employer-sponsored work authorization.

Siemens Gas and Power (GP) is a global pacesetter in energy, helping customers to meet the evolving demands of today’s industries and societies. GP comprises broad competencies across the entire energy value chain and offers a uniquely comprehensive portfolio for utilities, independent power producers, transmission system operators and the oil and gas industry. Products, solutions and services address the extraction, processing and the transport of oil and gas as well as power generation in central and distributed thermal power plants and power transmission in grids. With global headquarters in Houston in the U.S. and more than 64,000 employees in over 80 countries, Siemens Gas and Power has a presence across the globe and is a leading innovator for the energy systems of today and tomorrow, as it has been for more than 150 years.

Organization: Siemens Energy

Company: Siemens Energy, Inc.

Experience Level: Mid-level Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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