Industrial Cyber Operations Technical Lead


Spring, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary


The Industrial IT (IIT) Industrial Cyber Operations Lead’s top priority is to enhance the cybersecurity of the ExxonMobil OT (Operational Technology) environment. The lead will utilize a strong background in cyber and IT/OT knowledge to mentor others in design, configuration, and implementation of cyber tools aimed at providing advanced cybersecurity support for process control networks, industrial control system networks, industrial wireless networks and IIoT networks.  The position will work directly with our business units to influence solutions and service offerings for broad execution.

Primary Job Functions


  • Cyber threat identification and protection in the OT space
  • Correlate data from multiple sources to monitor business site cybersecurity health
  • Assess and qualify emerging cybersecurity technology 
  • Participating in technical incident, event management, and planning
  • Preforming network behavior analytics and event reconstruction
  • Understand and support Anomaly and Breach Detection design, implementation and support
  • Perform detailed analysis of unusual events and provide direction for process changes in response
  • Plan, implement and upgrade security measures and controls associated with cybersecurity compliance and/or regulatory standards
  • Assist with Vulnerability Assessments and remediation
  • Review security and firewall policy with goal of improving security posture
  • Analyze Indicators of Compromise and security data for Network Control Point monitoring
  • Maintain highest level of integrity, protecting the confidentiality and security of investigations and information

Base Qualifications


  • Experience with security engineering principles, cybersecurity assessment methodologies, and security control implementation and validation
  • Experience in the configuration and implementation of cybersecurity controls (firewalls, identity and access control, authentication and authorization, anti-virus/anti-malware, patch management, network, and systems logging)
  • Advanced knowledge of Cisco networking and Dell virtualization technology and security practices
  • Familiarity with PEN tests and Vulnerability Assessment practices
  • OT knowledge (Industrial Control Systems)
  • Translation of real-time analysis of security alerts from apps and hardware to actionable recommendations
  • Ability to apply Indicators of Compromise and seek out potential occurrences

Preferred Knowledge/Skills


  • Possess a forensic approach to challenges; investigation and analysis of how and why a breach occurred and how to implement recovery efforts
  • Background, knowledge and experience with cybersecurity standards like NIST Risk Management Framework; NIST 800-53; NIST Cybersecurity Framework; NIST SP800-82; ISA/IEC62443
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills to solve problems and make sound decisions  
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Strong oral communication skills and ability to discuss technical issues with all levels of personnel globally
  • Related certifications: GICSP, GPEN, Infrastructure Firewalls Related Certifications
  • Flexibility in schedule for working with a global team, office location Spring Texas
  • Adaptability to time pressures & changing priorities
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate within team and externally with broader organization
  • Relevant of knowledge around scripting and infrastructure automation


ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or physical or mental disability.

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