Power Grids – Cyber Security Researcher

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a pioneering technology leader that is helping to increase access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. We help keep your lights on, the factories running, our hospitals and schools open. Come as you are and prepare to get better as you learn from others. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and plug into a team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Innovation.
Do you want to apply your knowledge in science or engineering to make a real difference to the everyday quality of life for hundreds of millions of people worldwide?

With more than 35'000 employees, ABB Power Grids is the largest global supplier of products, systems and services for building and operating electric power infrastructure. At Power Grids Research, the globally distributed research organization of ABB Power Grids, we apply interdisciplinary knowledge to invent and design the power system of the future. In close collaboration with our business units, academia and customers, we aim to address societal challenges such as rising global energy demand, growing integration of renewable energy sources and climate change. We deliver innovations that ensure that electrical power is supplied reliably, efficiently and effectively.

Join us at Power Grids Research if you have outstanding scientific or technical expertise as well as drive and passion. Through your research projects you will build a company-wide contact network that will form the basis of your future career as technical or managerial leader in ABB Power Grids. Prior knowledge about power systems is welcome, but not a requirement.

For our research center in Krakow/Poland we are looking for Cyber Security Researchers to be part of a newly built research team working on cyber security in power grid infrastructures.
Power Grids – Cyber Security ResearcherNumer ref.: PL74295938_E3

Your responsibilities

  • Develop security architectures for embedded systems and IoT/cloud applications and new security mechanisms customized to application domain and architecture
  • Identify weaknesses in embedded systems and IoT/cloud applications by means of conceptual analysis of requirements, architecture and design documents as well as hands-on penetration testing
  • Develop and audit processes for secure development and operations of critical infrastructure systems, participate in the development of standards and policies
  • Advise R&D units on security weaknesses and mitigations and evangelize for security and support incident response teams with deep technical expertise
  • Monitor the global IT security landscape for relevant developments
  • Present findings and guidance to customer, suppliers, and partners

Your background

  • Doctorate or MS degree in Cyber Security, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or other relevant discipline
  • Deep knowledge on security vulnerabilities and security measures
  • Experience with penetration testing tools and ability to create own
  • SW/HW development experience beneficial
  • Windows and Linux system administration experience as well as experience with multiple programming languages beneficial
  • Experience with industrial/utility domain, systems, and standards beneficial
  • Relevant certifications (e.g. GIAC, OSCP/OSCE) welcome
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English and good presentation skills
  • Creativity to find innovative and realistic solutions to new (and old) challenges and desire to continuously improve yourself and the organization around you


  • Life insurance
  • Commute Refund
  • Multisport
  • Luxmed Health Care
  • Multikafeteria & Additional Perks

Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a global technology leader with a combined heritage of almost 250 years, employing around 36,000 people in 90 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, the business serves utility, industry and infrastructure customers across the value chain, and emerging areas like sustainable mobility, smart cities, energy storage and data centres. With a proven track record, global footprint and unparalleled installed base, Hitachi ABB Power Grids balances social, environmental and economic values, and is committed to powering good for a sustainable energy future, with pioneering and digital technologies, as the partner of choice for enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid. www.hitachiabb-powergrids.com

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