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Regional Operational Technology Cybersecurity Engineer

  1. IT Platforms and Shared Services
  2. Omaha, NE
  3. Syngenta Group

Job description

As a Regional OT Cybersecurity Engineer, you will play a crucial role in safeguarding our operational technology (OT) environment from cybersecurity threats while ensuring compliance with industry standards and regulations. You will need a deep understanding of OT cybersecurity, incident response, compliance, and collaboration with cross-functional teams. You’d be expected to complete ICS/OT cybersecurity training and potentially acquire associated certification. Exciting, right?

Competencies:

  • Cybersecurity Expertise: Demonstrated proficiency in OT cybersecurity principles, incident response, and compliance with industry standards.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and communicate cybersecurity concepts to diverse stakeholders.
  • Adaptability and Resilience: Capacity to work in industrial environments and adapt to physical tasks as necessary for security assessments.
  • Continuous Learning: Commitment to staying abreast of emerging cybersecurity threats, technologies, and trends affecting OT environments.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Understanding of relevant industry standards and regulations, with the ability to ensure compliance within the OT environment.
  • Leadership:  Ability to build stakeholder buy-in and lead working teams to drive OT cybersecurity project results, program compliance maturity and with an operational excellence mindset.

Abilities & Critical Position Information:

Onsite work position in either St. Gabriel, LA, or Omaha, NE, and an individual contributor role. Must be authorized to work in the USA. No visa sponsorship will be provided at this time. Ability to travel 20% of the time is required. You will travel to Syngenta manufacturing sites in the North American region in support of OT Cybersecurity program projects and responsibilities. You must be physically able to climb ladders, lift heavy objects (50 lbs.), or operate industrial equipment, if necessary, for security assessments. Also, able to work in industrial environments, including exposure to extreme temperatures, loud noises, and large machinery.


Company Description

Syngenta Group is one of the world’s leading sustainable agriculture innovation companies, with roots going back more than 250 years. Our 53,000 people across more than 100 countries strive every day to transform agriculture through tailor-made solutions for the benefit of farmers, society and our planet –making us the world’s most local agricultural technology and innovation partner.

Syngenta Group is committed to operating at the highest standards of ethics and integrity. This is a commitment that we are making to investors, customers, society and employees. Syngenta Group is also committed to maintaining a workplace environment free from discrimination and harassment.


Qualifications

Required:

  • GED/High School Diploma, military experience, or advanced degree related to Automation/Industrial Controls Engineering or Industrial Cybersecurity.
  • 5+ years of experience in an Operational Technology (OT) support role related to OT Cybersecurity.
  • Excellent understanding of IT and OT network protocols, vulnerability & threat assessment, Purdue model-based network segmentation, and secure network architecture.
  • Excellent understanding of Industrial Control System types such as PLCs, DCSs, SCADA system components, and implementation concepts.
  • Understand industrial instrumentation, fieldbus technologies, and I/O concepts used to gather and transmit control signals necessary to effectively control plant operations.
  • Proficiency in security technologies such as firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems (IDS/IPS), and SIEM solutions.
  • Knowledge of operating systems commonly used in OT environments, such as Windows, VMS, UNIX, Linux, and device RTOS operating systems such as VxWorks.
  • In-depth knowledge of cybersecurity risks and threat landscapes specific to OT and critical infrastructure.
  • Understanding of cybersecurity frameworks and risk management methodologies (NIST CSF, ISA/IEC 62334).

Preferred:

  • OT Cybersecurity Certifications (e.g. GICSP, GRID, etc.).
  • Familiarity with Claroty, xDome, and Splunk systems.

Additional Information

What We Offer: 

  • A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development, and strives for a work-life balance that supports the team members. Offers flexible work options to support your work and personal needs. 
  • Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts your first day.  
  • 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution. 
  • Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts, among other benefits. 

Syngenta has been ranked as a top employer by Science Journal. 
Learn more about our team and our mission here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVCN_51GbNI 

Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 

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