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Lead Cyber Security Researcher
Company ABB Power Grids Research
Location Montreal, Canada
Preferred GIAC Certifications GSE, GPEN, GICSP, GRID, GCIP, GDAT, GDSA
Travel 5%
Salary Not provided
Contact Name Debrup Das, Head of Power Grids Research North America
Contact Email debrup.das/at/
Expires 2020-09-08

Job Description

Power Grids – Lead Cyber Security Researcher

Do you want to apply your knowledge in science or engineering to make a real difference to the everyday quality of life for hundreds of millions of people worldwide?

With more than 35'000 employees, ABB Power Grids is the largest global supplier of products, systems and services for building and operating electric power infrastructure. At Power Grids Research, the globally distributed research organization of ABB Power Grids, we apply interdisciplinary knowledge to invent and design the power system of the future. In close collaboration with our business units, academia and customers, we aim to address societal challenges such as rising global energy demand, growing integration of renewable energy sources and climate change. We deliver innovations that ensure that electrical power is supplied reliably, efficiently and effectively.

Join us at Power Grids Research if you have outstanding scientific or technical expertise as well as drive and passion. Through your research projects you will build a company-wide contact network that will form the basis of your future career as technical or managerial leader in ABB Power Grids. Prior knowledge about power systems is welcome, but not a requirement.

Power Grids Research is opening a new Research Center in Montreal/Canada. Here we are looking for a Lead Cyber Security Researcher to technically direct the work of a newly formed research team working on cyber security in power grid infrastructures.

Your Responsibilities
Coordinate and lead the global security research activities and projects
Develop IT security research roadmaps and projects, monitor the global IT security landscape for relevant developments
Advise and influence corporate management on IT security topics related to electric power infrastructure products
Advise ABB Power Grids R&D units on security weaknesses and mitigations and evangelize for security and support incident response teams with deep technical expertise
Develop security architectures for embedded systems and IoT/cloud applications and new security mechanisms customized to application domain and architecture
Identify weaknesses in embedded systems and IoT/cloud applications by means of conceptual analysis of requirements, architecture and design documents as well as hands-on penetration testing
Develop and audit processes for secure development and operations of critical infrastructure systems, participate in the development of standards and policies
Advise and influence ABB Power Grids business units towards commercialization of R&D project results

Your background
Doctorate or MS degree in Cyber Security, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or other relevant discipline
Deep knowledge on security vulnerabilities and security measures
Experience with penetration testing tools and ability to create own
Ability to think creatively destructively
SW/HW development experience beneficial
Windows and Linux system administration experience as well as experience with multiple programming languages beneficial
Experience with industrial/utility domain, systems, and standards beneficial
Relevant GIAC certifications (e.g. GSE, GPEN, GICSP, GRID, GCIP, GDAT, GDSA) welcome
Experience with industrial/utility communication protocols (e.g. DNP3, IEC 61850, Modbus, IEC 104, TCP/IP, SSL/TLS) and their security extensions beneficial
Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English and good presentation skills
Desire to continuously improve yourself and the organization around you.
Creativity to find innovative and realistic solutions to new (and old) challenges.
Drive to achieve objectives in time.
Project management experience
Contact network in academia beneficial
Canadian citizenship and/or ability to acquire security clearance required

More About Us
It is an exciting time to join ABB Power Grids. ABB and Hitachi have signed an agreement to create a joint venture (JV). By combining ABB Power Grids’ with Hitachi’s complementary strengths, we plan to form a new and stronger global leader in the power sector. ABB Power Grids and Hitachi will have more than 230 years of combined heritage and experience. Together, we will be well-positioned to shape the future of energy, with pioneering technologies, as the partner of choice for enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid. The transaction is expected to be completed by the first half of 2020, subject to regulatory approvals. Join us on this exciting journey.

ABB Power Grids values the dedication, commitment and expertise of our employees. We are an Employment Equity Employer and believes in an inclusive and diverse workforce. Committed to ensuring that all policies and practices respect the Employment Equity Program, we aim for our workforce to be truly representative of the four designated groups; women, aboriginal people, members of visible minorities, and/or persons with disabilities. ABB Power Grids will provide reasonable accommodation to applicant with disabilities and encourage applicants to self-identify in the application process.
The masculine form is used as neutral gender.