OT Security Engineer
Rockford, IL  / Loves Park, IL 
Posted 26 days ago
Job Description


Woodward supports our members' wellbeing and regularly benchmarks with other companies in our industry to offer an extensive Total Reward package for this position. Salary will be determined by the applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

  • All members included in annual cash bonus opportunity
  • 9.5% annual retirement benefit opportunity
  • Tuition reimbursement and Training/Professional Development opportunities for all members
  • 11 paid holidays, including floating holidays
  • Industry leading medical, dental, and vision Insurance
  • Vacation / Sick Time / Vacation Buy-up / Short Term Disability / Bereavement leave
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program, including mental health benefits
  • Member Life & AD&D / Long Term Disability / Member Optional Life
  • Member referral bonus
  • Spouse / Child Optional Life / Optional AD&D / Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending
  • Voluntary benefits, including:
  • Home / Auto Insurance discounts
  • Whole Life Insurance / Critical Illness Insurance / Legal Assistance / Military Leave

Are you ready to make your mark? If you're an Operations Technology (OT) Security Engineer, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

The primary focus of the Operations Technology (OT) Security Engineer is to support and implement the goals of our OT security program. You must have a solid understanding of IT and OT network communication protocols (including TCP/IP, UDP. DNP3, Modbus, IEC 61850, OPC, OPC UA, and PROFINET), experience implementing the Purdue model reference architecture, and the ability to perform packet analysis. In addition, you will also possess an understanding of application, perimeter, and zone-based firewall solutions. Experience supporting products such as CheckPoint, Cisco ASA, PaloAlto, or F5 is a definite plus. Good communication and interpersonal skills are also of utmost importance.

What you will be doing

  • Serve as liaison between Manufacturing site team members and IT Global Security and Compliance team.
  • Develop cybersecurity technology implementation strategies for OT environments with clear understanding of the differences between IT and OT (e.g. Anti-virus on HMIs, application whitelisting, network isolation strategies, etc.).
  • Develop OT cybersecurity reference architectures, standards, and guidelines for ICS systems and networks.
  • Develop risk mitigation plans, recommend solutions, and provide expertise to assure more resiliency for OT networked environments, assets, and sites.
  • Establish OT cybersecurity operations, maintenance, and monitoring of networked environments.
  • Ensure security compliance with regulations and contractual obligations.
  • Performs hardware and software security risk assessments
  • Partner with technical and business teams to design, implement, monitor, and maintain security controls.
  • Act as a resource to other IT departments and Woodward members seeking security-related advice and/or information
  • Participate in external/internal penetration testing, including the remediation and follow-up action plans


What We Are Looking For

  • BS/BA Degree required, preferably in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field.
  • One or more of the following certifications: GIACInformationSecurity fundamentals (GSEC); CISA, CompTia Security+; OSCP, CISSP, if no certification completion of approved certification required within one (1) year of accepting the job offer.
  • 2 or more years' experience supporting information security
  • Experience with deploying processes and technology consistent with the Purdue model in a regulated environment
  • Understand operational technologies such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software, and Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
  • Experience in troubleshooting system integration issues and working with security, network, and ICS technologies to implement secure solutions
  • Familiarity of the threats, vulnerabilities, exploits in ICS environments, and appropriate mitigation techniques
  • Specific knowledge related to NIST, DFARS, ITAR, SOX, HIPAA, PCI DSS, and GDPR compliance

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR and EAR, or possess all required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State Department and the U.S. Department of Commerce. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee. This information is provided in compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and is the company's good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation range and benefits offered for this position. The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, and other job-related reasons.

Woodward is an Equal Opportunity Employer

EO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Protected Veterans


Job Information Technology
Primary Location United States-Illinois-Rockford, Rock Cut Campus
Organization Woodward
Shift 1st Shift / Day Job


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 year
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