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(Senior-) Consultant - Operational Technology (OT) / Internet of Things (IoT) Security

Location:  Zurich
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  29 Jun 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1509005

At EY, you will have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we are counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.



The opportunity

Are you fascinated by how companies in industries like Advanced Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Logistics, Chemistry, Energy & Resources and Oil & Gas produce their products? Are you curious about the digitalization and automation of value chains, cloud integration in Manufacturing IT and how effective cybersecurity ensures business continuity? If you're eager to dive deeper into the technical, interconnected and complex world of Manufacturing IT and industrial control systems, ensuring that crucial products and services are delivered to end customers on time and in high quality, this is the perfect opportunity for you. We want you on our team!


As an Operational Technology (OT) / Internet of Things (IoT) Security (Senior) Consultant, you will learn the essentials of Operational Technology and Internet of Things from the ground up, alongside experienced colleagues and understand how to secure manufacturing processes. We are looking for emerging and energetic talents who are excited to grow and develop in one of the most exciting and future-proof areas of cybersecurity. This role will give you the chance to work on cutting-edge projects, helping our clients enhance their OT security capabilitiesto enable future ambitions.


Your key responsibilities

  • Gain hands-on experience in assessing the OT security posture of clients to understand the threat landscape and identify gaps and risks compared to industry standards.
  • Support clients in determining their OT security maturity level and assist in creating a roadmap to elevate their OT security practices.
  • Learn to design and implement IT/OT architecture, ensuring the application of key security concepts such as network segmentation, security zone definitions, defense-in-depth and least privilege access.
  • Help clients enhance their OT security capabilities, focusing on asset management, vulnerability management, incident management and intrusion detection/prevention systems.
  • Participate in planning and conducting penetration tests for OT components, applications, web applications, networks, infrastructures and data centers.
  • Contribute to the design and development of multi-year manufacturing cyber programs and strategies for global production sites to increase their resilience against cyber-attacks.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including IT, engineering, and operations, to integrate OT security measures seamlessly into existing processes and workflows, ensuring minimal disruption to production activities.


Skills and attributes for success

  • Degree (Bachelor or Master) in Information Technology, Computer Science, Industrial Engineering with touchpoints to Cybersecurity topics, Business administration with an interest in IT and cybersecurity or equivalent education.
  • First experience with general cybersecurity frameworks such as ISO and NIST.
  • Familiarity with industrial standards like IEC 62443, NIST SP 800-82, and NERC CIP.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to assess complex systems and identify security vulnerabilities.
  • Communication and presentation skills, capable of conveying technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and collaborate with cross-functional teams, including IT, engineering and operations.
  • Written and verbal communication skills in English, German and/or French is a plus.
  • Ideally: Knowledge and experience in designing, commissioning, or maintaining Industrial Control Systems (ICS), including SCADA, EMS, DCS, or PLC.


What we offer

EY Switzerland offers you to work in a diverse and inclusive environment with around 3,000 employees from 64 different countries. You will collaborate with the best, learn from the best and continually grow, as we invest a significant portion of our annual turnover in the personal development and training of our employees.

Click here to find out more about our benefits and corporate social responsibility.


Have we sparked your interest? We look forward to receiving your complete application with CV, cover letter and certificates. 

For more information, please contact our recruitment team ( / +41 58 286 33 66).


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