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OT Security Specialist (m/f/d)

OT Security Specialist (m/f/d)

To ensure an aligned security approach within Oerlikon regarding operational technology (OT) security we are looking for an OT Security Specialist who analyzes the existing OT landscape, defines and aligns guidelines in close collaboration with the business. Within this role you act as an interface between production and Information Technology environments and report to the Chief Information Security Officer.

We are open to offer this position to graduates who have first experiences within OT Security and wish to progress in this position.

Your Responsibilities

  • Defining and implementing the group wide Operation Technology Security strategy and roadmap
  • Ensure alignment with overall OT Strategy and built up OT Security Awareness at OT engineers
  • Define group wide OT standards an implement/support monitoring and controlling of Operation Technology Security guidelines on a corporate level
  • Establish a comprehensive OT asset Inventory
  • Define Operation Technology Security organization implementation across all business units
  • Ensures an effective communication between the business operation technology responsible / ICS/SCADE/MES Developers, key users and the IT Department
  • Consulting and accompanying business and OT projects
  • Monitor performance according to agreed standards and take necessary action to communicate/advise/assist according to performance levels
  • Support risk assessments and monitoring security trends and legislations specifically to OT

Your profile

  • You have a bachelor degree in information technology or a vocational training apprenticeship in information technology
  • You have a sound understanding of production technologies such as Industrial Control Systems (ICS), SCADA, MES, IoT etc.
  • An understanding of business and production processes and of integration of Operation Technology and Information Technology is preferred
  • You have a sound understanding of the current threats as well as possible countermeasures dedicated to Operation Technology
  • OT integration in existing IT landscape
  • Basic knowhow in IT infrastructure (Client/Server) and IT network and network Security
  • You see yourself as teamplayer, you have a pragmatic way of working, a critical way of thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Current security certifications are highly desired
  • You have a high working knowledge of English, a good command of German would be an advantage
  • Willingness to travel up to 10-20%

We offer

  • Wide scope of responsibility and a variety of tasks allowing you to make a real impact on the company’s success
  • A dynamic and ambitious team working in an excellent atmosphere
  • Short information and decision-making paths
  • Attractive compensation package


Zara Demirogluu

Recruiter EMEA

T +49 6142 6033 281 

About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy to become a global powerhouse in surface solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. Backed by the key ability to intelligently engineer and process surface solutions and advanced materials, the Group is committed to invest in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable, more efficient and environmentally sustainable products. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 13 500 employees at more than 180 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.3 billion in 2016. The company invested CHF 94 million in R&D in 2016 and has over 1 000 specialists developing innovative and customer-oriented products and services.