Principal Key Expert (Researcher): Technologies for OT Cybersecurity Services

Job Description

We are looking for a Principal Key Expert to join our team in Princeton, New Jersey! This role is for a highly distinguished senior researcher who wants to drive technical innovation for Siemens on a global and cross-vertical level.

What will the future look like? What can we look forward to? We don’t know for sure. But we are doing everything we can to make the world of tomorrow a great deal smarter and better than it is today. To do so, we need people with new insights, and initiators who decide which steps we can take next. True pioneers who, while exploring the world of research and development, trigger innovative projects and come up with unusual paths towards a solution. We have big plans – be it high-speed networks for renewable energy or smart factories – our drive to make the “impossible” possible has no limits. This is your chance: drive global change with us!

The Challenge

As Principal Key Expert for the topic area of “Technologies for OT Cybersecurity Services” you will:

  • Define and drive the research agenda of Siemens Technology in your area, and devise technology solutions and innovations that enable our business units to deliver outstanding cybersecurity services for our customers across all our business lines.
  • Coordinate and mentor multiple Senior Key Experts across our global teams to support an aligned research agenda, with multiple topics all supporting the focus aspects of your research roadmap. You ensure an exceptional level of research ambition and research results.
  • Advise line managers on technology roadmap, strategy, and business potential, to ensure that budget and staffing is assigned as needed to achieve your research ambitions and our department’s budget targets.
  • Develop next generation useful technologies and service concepts from technical (market) trends, analyze current state of technology and derive improvement actions. Furthermore, you will craft and optimize the development and delivery processes for sophisticated cybersecurity services using Siemens’ own products and partner products.
  • Initiate technical projects inside and across research groups as well as relevant business unit and partner/client organizations. You provide technical leadership and coordinate implementation and testing of technical concepts / specifications including systems, components, interfaces, and implementation standards. You ensure best in class delivery and outstanding quality of results.
  • Build new, innovative solutions and service concepts, and actively and systematically develop patent portfolios.
  • Troubleshoot and guide in strategically important projects and review technical concepts at critical milestones in strategically important projects.
  • Represent your Focus Area within Siemens and actively seek opportunities to transfer research results and drive long-term business by interacting with and advising senior business unit management.
  • Represent Siemens Technology interests externally: you publish in relevant academic communities, are part of international conference committees, define technical standards, and maintain excellent networks with institutes, universities, certification agencies, appraisers, and consultants.

The Candidate

Qualified candidates will have/be:

  • PhD in Computer Science, Information Security, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent degree / experience required.
  • Minimum of 10 years of post-graduate academic or industry experience in security, or other applicable profession, preferably with a strong focus on Industrial Cybersecurity – we value either focus of your career: a strong R&D track record, or extensive practical experience in cybersecurity services.
  • Strong domain expertise in at least one of the Siemens business domains required (Industry, Energy, Healthcare, Smart Buildings, Rail), and experience in multiple domains strongly preferred. Business experience is a significant plus.
  • Excellent up-to-date technical and hands-on knowledge in current attack methods, cyber defense approaches, managed security service portfolios, and in mitigating cybersecurity risk in the industrial domain required.
  • Experience in professional software development (especially agile and/or DevOps) and typical tools of the trade another significant plus.
  • An accomplished expert in research with sophisticated knowledge in general R&D, a strong publication record, and experience with scientific proposal writing.
  • Prior international experience (international exposure, international work experience) preferred, e.g., experience in contributing towards global projects and intercultural work experience in collaborating with global teams.
  • Excellent communication skills (in English) and technical leadership skills required; need to be able to explain sophisticated ideas and methods on multiple technical levels.
  • Willingness to travel, up to 20% (domestic/international)
  • Where permitted by applicable law, Siemens may require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 based on job requirements, and in accordance with an accommodation based on legally protected reasons

Successful candidate must be able to work with controlled technology in accordance with US Export Control Law. US Export Control laws and applicable regulations govern the distribution of strategically important technology, services and information to foreign nationals and foreign countries. Siemens may require candidates under consideration for employment opportunities to submit information regarding citizenship status to allow the organization to comply with specific US Export Control laws and regulations. Additional information on the US Export Control laws & regulations can be found on

About Us

Siemens Technology employees are passionate about applied research. We create technology with purpose that benefits society - more agile and productive factories, more intelligent and efficient buildings and grids, more reliable and sustainable transportation. Our work powers Siemens products and is regularly featured in patents and publications. We operate in a global ecosystem focused on innovation, partnering with our customers, businesses, government agencies, and leading academic institutions on highly visible projects where collaboration is key.

Our people continuously develop their talents, are curious, and are not afraid to take risks in pursuit of technological innovation. A strong learning culture empowers employees at Siemens Technology to own their growth and development.

We know that diversity fuels innovation and drives business success. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment, where diversity of thought, culture, and experience is seen as our greatest strength. This is what brings our best ideas to life.

We take pride in bringing our best selves to work every day, prioritizing individual health, work-life blend, and flexibility.

At Siemens Technology, the success of our employees drives our success.


Organization: Technology

Company: Siemens Corporation

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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