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Cyber Security Expert

Trieste, Italy
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Wärtsilä is an innovative technology company known for being a forerunner in the Marine and Energy markets. Every day, we - Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into turning Wärtsilä's purpose of enabling sustainable societies through innovation in technology and services into reality. Our ultimate aim is to provide increased value to both our customers and society. New, game-changing ideas and continuous improvement have been part of our DNA since 1834. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of.

We want to transition the world towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. We are always on the lookout for future-oriented talent - want to join the ride?

We are now looking for a

Cyber Security Expert

to join our team Operations Management team in Africa and Europe working for a better future. The position is permanent and the preferred location is in Italy, Trieste, but also Finland, Vaasa and Turku or any major Wartsila location in Europe are possible locations.

What you will be doing

This role will focus on ensuring our compliance to industry standard security models (such as IEC 62443, NERC CIP/NIST-800, ISO 27001) as well as advising our development organization on security related issues.
Operations Management is a specialized team dedicated to support Wärtsilä long term agreement customers in their daily and long-term operations, in order to optimize installation lifecycle costs and overall performances by being connected from Remote.
Working in strict contact with Customers and other Wartsila products' experts, the Operations Management team is formed by highly skilled engineers able to support from remote on operations challenges, with the primary target of ensuring safety and smooth energy production operations and to contribute to the overall optimized plant performances and costs.

As Cyber Security Expert for IT/OT systems, your work will focus on these responsibilities:

  • Support Engine Power Plant customers with network devices, network architecture, and network communications security which are part of the Industrial Control System (ICS) environments and ICS Cyber Security environments.
  • Monitor regulatory requirements, industry trends, and potential impacts to Engine Power Plant operational system networks.
  • Monitor system performance, connectivity, and resource utilization.
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for networking issues and manage, configure, install, troubleshoot, and provide oversight for network devices and network services associated with OT/ICS systems, Cyber Security networks, and associated communication interfaces.
  • Support OT/ICS managed network device configurations (e.g. network switches, routers, firewalls) and architectures in a high availability environment and support associated network communications implementations and modifications. (e.g.: SCADA Systems, DMZ Communications and Replication Systems, Programmable Logic Controller systems "PLC", Distributed Control Systems "DCS, etc.)
  • Work with Global Stakeholders to provide strategic planning for maintaining the IT/OT system networks and associated Cyber Security networks; improve, and work to implement network design changes.
  • Follow change management policies to ensure awareness, approval, and success of changes made to the network infrastructure.
  • Act as a mentor to other staff members to broaden network knowledge and technical expertise across the team.
  • Support the strategic management of network device information and configurations for Engine Power Plant IT/OT networks and associated Cyber Security related devices.
  • Serve as a cyber security team member and uphold responsibilities in support of the customers and related cyber security project implementations including cyber security event follow-ups in coordination with the Incident Response Team.

To be successful in this role, we expect you to have:

  • Understanding of Reciprocating Engine Control Systems
  • Various industrial networks and protocols (Modbus TCP, Profibus, CAN-bus, CIP, EtherNet/IP, DeviceNET, ControlNET, Industrial Ethernet)
  • Network experience with Industrial Control Systems (SCADA, PLC, DCS) and third-party datalink protocols (e.g. Modbus, DNP, etc.) in a utility, IPP, or other power generation environment.
  • OPC systems, Windows and UNIX servers
  • Advance programming of firewalls and routers
  • Strong networking foundations and experience in the development of network design architecture, topologies, and security.
  • Strong experience with Network Switches, Firewalls, and Routers and high availability network environments.
  • Experienced in assessing and resolving complex data network problems and incidents.
  • Strong level of understanding of IT/OT security principles, technologies, and best practices.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • English language as a must

Why you and us?

We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility of our work. We support each other's growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation. We have courage to see opportunities and take initiative.

We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe in that by being your own true self you can accomplish so much more. We don't always get it right the first time, and if mistakes are made, we make sure to learn and grow from them. We want everyone to voice their opinions freely. That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safe and cared for. Are you eager to be part of this ambition?

We have an amazing team and we are excited about our work and the impact it has on building sustainable societies. We are looking to find a colleague with this shared passion for smart technologies and a sustainable future.

Contact & next steps

We hope to hear from you soon, by submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process throughout.

For further questions please reach out to Emanuele Pavan, Area Manager Operations Management Support AFEU, through email with any questions related to this position (only for questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to).

Welcome to join us in shaping the decarbonisation of marine and energy!

Last application date: 25/06/2024

At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities.

This is Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. Our team of 17,800 professionals, in more than 280 locations in 79 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on

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