OT Security Architect in Lyon, France



Job ID: 26958

OT Security Architect

Permanent contract

Portugal – Lisbon, PTFrance – Lyon, FRUSA – Princeton, NJ, USItaly – Bollate, ITFrance – Aubervilliers, FRBelgium – Brussels, BESpain – Barcelona, ES

Nov 2, 2023


Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. Our purpose—we bond people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress—is a call to go beyond, to reinvent future forms of progress and create sustainable shared value for all through the power of science. In a world facing an ever-growing population and quest for resources, we aim to be the driving force triggering the next breakthroughs to enable humanity to advance while protecting the planet we all share.

We bond with customers and partners to address today and tomorrow’s megatrends. As a global leader in Materials, Chemicals and Solutions, Solvay brings advancements in planes, cars, batteries, smart and medical devices, water and air treatment, to solve critical industrial, social and environmental challenges. You can count on our innovative solutions to contribute to safer, cleaner and more sustainable future.

The OT Security Architect develops and implements Operational technology security architecture and technology patterns to address the current and emerging OT security requirements of the organization. The OT Security Architect translates technology and environmental conditions into system and security designs and processes. OT Security Architect develops and maintains a security architecture process that enables the enterprise to develop and implement security solutions and creates security strategy plans and roadmaps based on sound enterprise architecture practices.

Key Outputs

  • OT Security Architecture vision and strategy & strategy alignment – Ensure alignment between OT security architecture frameworks and standards and overall business strategy

  • Fit-gap analysis – Review existing security architecture, identifies design gaps, and recommends security enhancements in a security by design approach

  • Security advisory – Serve as an OT security expert and trusted advisor to product managers and teams within technology and to the business

  • External threat testing – Lead and/or coordinates penetration testing and other “red” team exercises

  • Internal testing – Support the testing and validation of internal security controls,

  • Technology monitoring – Review security technologies, tools and services, and make recommendations to the security product team for their use based on security, financial and operational metrics

  • Reusable artifacts – Develop and maintain security architecture artifacts (models, templates, standards and procedures) that can be used to leverage security capabilities in projects and operations

Key Stakeholder Interactions

  • Product Managers and teams

  • Head of Platforms and teams

  • Group Engineering and Construction

  • Enterprise Architect

  • Group Security

Master’s degree +5 years Operational Technology (OT) domain, MES in automation or allied industry experience

Skills and behavioral competencies

  • Result orientation, influence & impact

  • Empowerment & accountability

  • Team spirit, building relationships, collective accountability

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain technology solutions in business terms, establish rapport and persuade others

  • Must be able to draw insights from structured and unstructured information

  • Strong understanding of OT networks, protocols, assets/devices, and engineering of those solutions

  • Strong understanding of OT/energy security, components, and challenges

  • Strong understanding of key cyber security controls that should be implemented within OT environments

  • Ability to engage at executive level for business case and solution sign-off

  • Understand the international standards involved in connecting OT technology including but not limited to network protocols, OPC-UA, ISA95/Purdue Model, ISA99, EC 62443, NERC CIP, or ICS/Operational technology standards and global regulatory requirements would also be desirable

You will get:

  • The U.S. base salary range reasonably expected to be paid for this position is $100k to $145k. Since actual compensation packages are based on a variety of factors unique to each candidate we may ultimately pay more or less than the posted base salary range. Total compensation for this role also includes bonus and/or other incentives.

  • Competitive salary

  • 16, or more, weeks of maternity/paternity and co-parenting leave, according to local regulations

  • Free language courses (24 languages available)

  • Additional local benefits

Additional information:

Location(s): Brussels (Belgium) / Paris (France) / Lyon (France) / Carnaxide (Portugal) / Princeton (New Jersey, United States of America) / Alpharetta (Georgia, United States of America) / Havre de Grâce (Maryland, United States of America) / Marietta (Georgia, United States of America) / Piedmont (California, United States of America) / Greenville (Texas, United States of America) / Anaheim (California, United States of America) / Winona (Minnesota, United States of America) / Augusta (Georgia, United States of America)


This position requires a certain level of integrity, confidentiality, loyalty and trustworthiness as you will have access to SOLVAY’s most sensitive information or systems in the context of your mission. Please note that the selected candidate for this position will be required to undergo and meet company standards for vetting verifications and reference checks.

After 50 years, we are going back to the Moon… Solvay Materials are making it possible once again for Humans to return to the Moon. Check here (https://www.solvay.com/en/article/solvay-materials-have-been-traveling-outer-space-more-50-years) our Artemis missions with NASA: we will land the first woman and first person of color on the Moon.

Solvay’s purpose is to bond people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. We can only fulfill this purpose with a diverse workforce that feels respected and appreciated, and has equal opportunities to work, grow and thrive. Our differences, visible or not, are valued. As Solvay seeks to promote unity and not uniformity, we invite you – regardless of background, age, gender, race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, ability or identity – to consider a future with us.

Solvay is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics. Click on the links to read “The EEO is the Law” poster and the “EEO is the Law” poster Supplement.

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