OT Security Consultant

Job description

Founded in 2012, Applied Risk is a well-recognised and respected leader in the Operational Technology (OT) Security space. We have managed to successfully grow the company to over 25 people today, with clients spread across 4 continents: Europe, US, APAC and the Middle East. We are considered a key Cybersecurity player within the Operational Technology industry. We’re helping businesses to protect assets and reduce security risk, providing organisations ranging from Fortune 500 enterprises to small-to-medium sized companies with the services and solutions they need to transform the way they procure, build, integrate and manage their critical infrastructures. Our key mission is to help our clients to mitigate and defend against cyber threats. Our culture is based on the values of work ethic, keeping promises, safety, curiosity and collaboration. We built a vibrant company culture we believe everyone wants to work in. We trust our employees and empower them to do great things and use good judgement to make decisions on behalf of Applied Risk and for our clients.


The role:

As we are planning to double in size in the coming year due to our healthy expansion plans and the huge increase of our client base, we’re currently growing our OT Security capability globally. In the light of this, we’re urgently looking for an OT Security Consultant, to be based at our HQ in Amsterdam. This role can be on a permanent or contractor basis.

We’re looking for someone with in depth expert knowledge of diverse range of Manufacturing Automation - Operational Technology systems, with specific knowledge of:

  • Control systems from a wide range of vendors (PLC, DCS, SCADA)
  • Manufacturing Execution Systems (Data historians, EBR, OEE, SAP)
  • ISA Standards (ISA 99/IEC62443, S95, S88)
  • Communication networks and protocols (Serial, Profibus, Ethernet)

Key deliverables:

  • Work with Manufacturing Sites, Engineering and IT teams to analyse existing OT architecture
  • Analyse, define and implement new structures for existing OT Firewall VLAN’s to ensure they align to defined internal segmentation principles
  • Develop & implement reference architectures for standard services and applications within the OT environment

You have:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a related technical field
  • Minimum of 4+ years’ work experience in Operational Technology Security
  • Expertise on securing OT network architecture
  • Experience as an Automation / Controls Engineer
  • Excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills; ability to clearly communicate and excellent consulting skills
  • Ability to interact with high profile clients
  • CISSP, GICSP, CISM or CFSE/CFSP certification.
  • Fluent language skills in English is a must
  • Willingness to travel

Applied Risk works with clients that are related to critical infrastructure. A qualified candidate must be able to pass a screening background check.


What we offer:

  • A competitive compensation
  • The chance to work with the best cybersecurity people in the world
  • Work on International assignments
  • Learning and development opportunities, attending conferences, events etc.
  • Be part of a diverse and vibrant international environment
  • Our “thirsty Thursdays” as social activity including movies, pizza, drinks, bar visits
  • Quarterly team events

Job requirements

Skills & Experiences:

Broad general knowledge on IT applications and infrastructure with specific knowledge on several of the following:

  • IT Networks (switches, routing, firewalls)
  • Firewall rules, logging, monitoring, IDS/IPS & troubleshooting (Checkpoint & Palo Alto)
  • Enabling services (e.g NTP, SMTP, patching, AntiVirus)
  • System integration technologies (OPC, XML, middleware)
  • Server infrastructure (VMWare ESXi, storage)
  • Must have experience working in an automation engineer background