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Jacobs Lead OT/ICS Cybersecurity Engineer - REMOTE in Montgomery, Alabama

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Are you interested in working at the cutting edge of industrial cybersecurity? Does securing high criticality operational technology systems and leading a team of cyber professionals motivate you? Are you ready to take your career in Cybersecurity of Operational Technology and Industrial Control Systems to the next level with one of the largest technology and engineering firms in the world? As the OT/ICS Cybersecurity Lead Engineer, you’ll work at the forefront of contemporary industrial systems to secure these systems from design through deployment. Jacobs designs and builds the world’s infrastructure, and you’ll play a key role in protecting industrial systems that enable our client’s most important programs.

As the OT/ICS Cybersecurity Lead Engineer, you will lead a team of cybersecurity professionals that provide support across the Jacobs delivery lifecycle. From ensuring design compliance with standards to providing discrete cybersecurity assessments, you’ll empower a team of security professionals to identify risk and provide mitigation measures that protect our clients from the most dangerous forms of cyber-attacks. You will design cybersecurity offerings to be consistent with NIST, NERC CIP and other contemporary cybersecurity standards in ICS environments. You’ll understand the cybersecurity needs of large infrastructure programs and develop cybersecurity offerings to include 3rd party technologies that ensure that system and network data is visible and secure. In this role, you’ll work with both sales and operations teams to embed cybersecurity and risk reduction into new contract opportunities as well as active programs. You’ll work in close coordination with SCADA instrumentation and controls teams to design and integrate SCADA and OT with contemporary security architectures. From design through the commissioning of large infrastructure, you’ll put your hands on experience with ICS cybersecurity to work at Jacobs.

Are you ready to lead our team of ICS cybersecurity professionals at the cutting edge of SCADA and cybersecurity? At Jacobs, we are building a more connected and sustainable world. Come join us as we engineer and secure networks at the heart of today’s global infrastructure.


In this role, you will lead a team of ICS cybersecurity engineers to evaluate, test, and remediate ICS/SCADA OT systems. You will identify vulnerabilities and propose workable solutions in close coordination with infrastructure program teams. You’ll maintain our cybersecurity assessment process and lead on-site visits to review facility cybersecurity posture and develop technical memorandums.

Key Responsibilities are as follows:

  • Lead cybersecurity design of OT networks through compliance with appropriate security standards

  • Lead team of cybersecurity engineers to provide cybersecurity assessments of OT/ICS across Jacobs markets with analysis of current state, mitigation, and solution implementation

  • Support OT integration of switching, servers, firewalls, virtual machines, and other technology with proper security standards

  • Perform forensics analysis of OT devices to support cyber incident analysis

  • Develop consultative OT security solutions which include services such as attack emulation, penetration testing, threat hunting, and deception operations

  • Travel to project sites to provide support of ICS networks, manage and maintain converged platforms, virtualization, networks, security platforms and various other OT/IoT technologies

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • 8 years of experience in OT/ICS security with experience leading teams

  • Experience with OT network monitoring

  • Technical background with hands-on experience in the conduct of security reviews and assessments of OT security and cybersecurity risk landscapes

  • Knowledge of DNP, Modbus, SEL, IEC-61850 protocols – serial & IP based

  • Experience working with firewalls and wireless communication technology

  • Experience working with virtualization platforms, Active Directory, DNS, and Domain Controller

  • Familiarity with IEC-62443 and all other industrial cybersecurity standards

  • Knowledge of the Purdue Enterprise Reference Architecture


  • IAT Level II Certification (Security , GICSP)

  • Cisco CCNA, Fortinet NSE-4, JNCIA or equivalent network certification

  • Expertise in MITRE ATT&CK® and ATT&CK for ICS Frameworks

  • Hands-on experience programming ICS vendor Human Machine Interface (HMI) equipment as well as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)

  • Experience with Industrial Internet of Things and edge computing

Jacobs’ health and welfare benefits are designed to invest in you and in the things you care about. Your health. Your well-being. Your security. Your future. Eligible employees and their dependents may elect medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are able to enroll in our company’s 401k plan, and, if eligible, a deferred compensation plan and Executive Deferral Plan. Employees will also receive 17 days of vacation per year, seven paid holidays, plus floating holidays and caregiver leave. Hired applicants will be able to purchase company stock and have the opportunity to receive a performance discretionary bonus.

The base salary range for this position is $125,000 to $180,000. This range reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

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