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Jacobs Senior Operational Technology Technologist in New York, New York

Senior Operational Technology Technologist


The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

The Operational Technology Services Team within the Digital Solutions/Automation and Operational Technology (DS) group at Jacobs provides Operational Technology (IT for Automation) services for internal and external clients across multiple critical infrastructure sectors. The team provides design, implementation, maintenance and consulting services for OT aspects of Industrial Control Systems (ICS). We are a geographically and socially diverse team that delivers exceptional service to internal and external clients for various industry sectors including water systems, electric utilities, oil & gas, transportation, Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities.

This position will be responsible for assisting multiple projects in the support and maintenance of technology solutions in the areas of Operational Technology (OT) including networking, servers, virtualization, and security technologies. The candidate has thorough Microsoft Windows, Active Directory, networking and cybersecurity concepts.

This is not information technology (IT) position.

This is a tele-remote position. The work can be performed anywhere in the United States.

With a focus on critical infrastructure you will be faced with challenges from a cybersecurity and system resiliency perspective to client organizational and personnel dynamics. The team designs and implements cybersecurity solutions for projects to enable compliance with cybersecurity best practice, regulations and guidelines to effectively operate and maintain designed solutions. Additionally, the team is responsible for analyzing impacts and exposures based on emerging security threats, vulnerabilities, and risks. You will interact and team with individuals from various geographies and sectors. This gives you the flexibility to own and shape your career. We’ll provide the support and opportunities to develop the skills, knowledge and experience you need to succeed.

Job Description/Responsibilities in this role; the primary task is to provide senior-level OT project input, design, engineering and cybersecurity consulting, supporting projects associated with industrial control systems (SCADA/DCS). This position will assist in building and diversifying a larger team to help deliver design services, consulting and managed OT services to internal and external clients. Project and project level task management will be required. Travel is estimated up to about 50%. By working closely with other technical teams (including I&C engineers and other specialists), the ideal candidate will ensure adequate OT and cybersecurity solutions are in place throughout all systems and platforms, to mitigate identified risks sufficiently, and to meet project objectives, regulatory and client requirements. Additionally, in an effort to meet today’s technology and cybersecurity challenges, this position will require focus on knowledge of future trends and technologies.

About the opportunity:

In your role as a Senior Operational Technology & Cybersecurity Technologist you’ll:

  • Interact and consult with internal and external clients, advising them on system architecture, design and cybersecurity

  • Architect and design secure solutions, based proven security architectures; analyze business impact and exposure, based on emerging security threats, vulnerabilities and risks

  • Serve as a security expert in operational technologies space including network and/or platforms (operating system), helping project teams comply with OT security policies, industry regulations, and best practices

  • Develop effective processes and systems that aid in the design and support of operational technology cybersecure architecture and solutions, and, review existing, generally effective processes and systems for additional improvement and/or enhancement

  • Participate in research, design, and implementation of new technologies, architectures, and security products that will support security requirements for the operational technologies area and its customers, business partners and vendors

  • Coordinate with other project managers, vendors and/or service providers for effective project delivery

  • Communicate cybersecurity risks and solutions to clients.

  • Review and assess security controls associated with SCADA, ICS and IOT systems

  • Remain current on new developments in advisory services capabilities and industry knowledge.



  • A recognized degree in Computer Science, Computer/Electrical Engineering, Information Technology or other technical field is required

  • A minimum of 15 years OT experience required

  • Leadership or management experience preferred

  • Consulting experience required.

  • Has understanding of SCADA operation work relating to Critical Infrastructure (Water, Transportation, Power and Energy, Oil and Gas)

  • Knowledge in penetration testing, programming, networks and operating systems would be an added advantage

  • Strong interest in the field of cybersecurity in industrial control systems and internet of things.

  • Creative, independent with good problem solving skills

  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, communication and writing skills

  • Willingness to travel including overseas assignments as the need arises

  • Knowledge of and experience in security process and organizational design

  • Strong conceptual thinking and communication skills — the ability to conceptualize complex business and technical requirements into comprehensible models and templates

  • Proven ability to effectively manage a team

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of associates in the organization

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with an ability to understand the long-term ("big picture")

  • Ability to think strategically and implement iteratively

  • Excellent interpersonal skills in areas such as teamwork, facilitation, and negotiation

  • Experience with network analysis and penetration testing tools as BackTrack, Metasploit, Rapid 7 Nexpose, NMAP, and/or Wireshark

  • Those who possess professional certifications such as GIAC Certifications including Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP), GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN), GIAC Response and Industrial Defense (GRID), GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN), GIAC Security Leadership Certification (GSLC), GIAC Security Expert (GSE), and/or other certifications such as Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFP) or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Project Management Professional (PMP), VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV), Microsoft Certifications (MCP, MCSE, MCITP), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA, CCDA) will have higher standing.

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Job Information Technology

Primary Location United States-New York-New York-US NY New York - 7th Avenue

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: BI 0009T7