Cyber Security Solution Architect & Researcher

Job Description

Organization: Corporate Technology
Business Unit: Research in Digitalization and Automation
Requisition Number: 240718
Primary Location: United States-New Jersey-Princeton
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Master's Degree
Travel Required: 20%

Job Description:


Cybersecurity Solution Architect & Researcher

Security for Industrial Digitalization in the 21st Century


Here’s the right opportunity for You!


Job Description


Cybersecurity is a key enabler for Digitalization in industry. Without security and trust, the benefits of interconnected industrial systems will not come as quickly and comprehensively as needed. Hence, most customers add cybersecurity requirements to RFPs and project discussions, and Siemens must make sure that our technical capabilities in cybersecurity meet and exceed these expectations.


Do you think you can crawl the company’s products and capabilities, and select and design the best solution to secure our customer’s critical infrastructure? Are you excited about improving a company’s capabilities in cybersecurity, and are your never satisfied to accept any status quo that is less than optimal? If you answered YES, then come and join our team NOW, we NEED you!


Our team


Our team is composed of makers, innovators, engineers, and researchers that unite a passion about cybersecurity and securing our customers’ assets and networks - in domains such as control systems used in energy utilities that are part of the nation’s critical infrastructure, smart factories, building automation systems, intelligent transportation systems, healthcare, and innovative new products and solutions developed by Siemens. Our close contact to all our business units in Siemens provides the opportunity to contribute to and gain experience in real industrial applications.


Siemens Corporate Technology in Princeton, NJ


Our team is located in beautiful Princeton, NJ, a university town packed with exceptional international talent that provide a unique feel of this true cultural gem in the state. The town has plenty of activities to offer, but for those looking for more, at just about 1h drive we have NYC or Philly! We have the best public schools in the country and all of the above glued together by a very active and welcoming community!


As Siemens’ central Research & Development department, we embrace this community. Our core mission is to support our Siemens business units a central knowledge hub for all cybersecurity capabilities globally. We research and develop new and innovative solutions, based on a much-needed deep technical expertise. This allows us to properly match capabilities to requirements, and to research and develop building blocks and gap-fill solutions with our goal to ensure that no bid is lost due to a lack in cybersecurity expertise or capabilities.


This could be your responsibility and role for Siemens!


  • Your task will be to understand the cybersecurity capabilities of Siemens, to identify where capabilities are available that are needed to win customer projects, and if/where gaps exist.

  • You will support business units in developing bids and project proposals by ensuring that the cybersecurity requirements are understood and matched against the right capabilities and resources within Siemens, with the goal that no bid is lost due to lack of trust in Siemens’ capabilities to address cybersecurity requirements.

  • You will work with product and service owners to identify if and how Siemens’ cybersecurity capabilities can be evolved to address current and upcoming cybersecurity requirements of our customers. You will architect such complementing solutions as part of cross-divisional project teams.

  • You will take responsibility to evolve templates and standard responses to support and enable business unit sales and proposal development teams to achieve higher quality and quicker turnaround times in responding to cybersecurity-related requirements.

  • Within the local team, your role will be that of an individual contributor and/or (sub-) project manager in development projects and research projects (including Government funded research), that will focus on early assessment of security requirements, analysis of best and state-of-the-art solutions and features, as well as working with developers to integrate these security features into overall solutions to fit customer needs.


What does it take to succeed in this position?

  • M.S. in Computer Science, Information Security, Mathematics, or another relevant field required, PhD preferred

  • Strong communication skills in English a key requirement; German, or other languages, a significant plus

  • 3+ years of experience as a cybersecurity software/solution architect/designer; relevant experience in cybersecurity for industrial environments preferred

  • 3+ years of experience in technical sales support, bid development, or proposal writing

  • Excellent up-to-date deep technical and hands-on knowledge in current cybersecurity challenges and standard approaches to create secure environments, and in approaches to mitigate cybersecurity risk for complex systems and solutions (e.g., via IAM, PKI, and proper cyber defense, etc)

  • Problem solver who sees a roadblock and figures out how to get around it with a strong hands-on and can-do attitude, and with a high work ethics and sense of ownership for the delivered results

  • Willingness to travel, up to 20% (domestic/international)

  • Strong people skills; must be able to work in varying teams in the role of technical advisor, and push teams to success

  • Strong analytical skills; must be able to transform high level requirements into technical requirements, match existing solutions against them, and clearly show degree of coverage and remaining gaps

  • Successful candidate must be able to work with controlled technology in accordance with US Export Control Law. US Export Control laws and applicable regulations govern the distribution of strategically important technology, services and information to foreign nationals and foreign countries. Siemens may require candidates under consideration for employment opportunities to submit information regarding citizenship status to allow the organization to comply with specific US Export Control laws and regulations. Additional information on the US Export Control laws & regulations can be found on



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