Operational Technology Architect

Operational Technology Architect.

Operational Technology Architect



€60000 - €80000 per year





OT Architect - Be the Architect of Operational Excellence

Do you thrive in designing and implementing cutting-edge solutions that drive operational efficiency and security?

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced OT Architect to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our organization. You will be responsible for developing and leading the execution of comprehensive OT architecture strategies that align with our business goals. This role requires a deep understanding of industrial control systems (ICS) and a commitment to building secure, scalable, and resilient OT environments.

Key Responsibilities:

⭐ Lead the creation and execution of OT architecture strategies that optimize operational efficiency, reliability, and cybersecurity posture.

⭐ Collaborate effectively with stakeholders to define system specifications and ensure seamless integration of OT solutions within the broader IT and business frameworks.

⭐ Design, deploy, and manage secure, scalable, and resilient OT systems, leveraging Palo Alto Firewall technologies to enhance the organization's security posture. ️

⭐ Continuously evaluate emerging technologies and architectural innovations to identify opportunities for improving system performance, security, and interoperability.

⭐ Champion robust OT cybersecurity measures and leverage advanced capabilities of Palo Alto Firewalls to safeguard critical infrastructure against evolving cyber threats. ️

⭐ Conduct comprehensive risk assessments and develop mitigation strategies, maximizing the security benefits offered by Palo Alto Firewalls.

⭐ Maintain a comprehensive understanding of the latest industry developments, technological advancements, and regulatory standards impacting OT environments.


⚡ Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related technical field.

⚡ Minimum of 8 years of experience in OT system architecture, ideally within the manufacturing, energy, or utilities industries.

⚡ In-depth understanding of industrial control systems (ICS), SCADA systems, and OT-specific network protocols.

⚡ Proven expertise in cybersecurity principles and best practices, with a specialization in Palo Alto Firewall technologies.

⚡ Demonstrated success record in leading and executing large-scale architectural projects.

⚡ Exceptional problem-solving skills coupled with a collaborative work ethic.

⚡ Effective communication and leadership abilities, with experience guiding technical teams. ️

⚡ Possession of relevant professional certifications in OT, IT, cybersecurity, and Palo Alto Firewall technologies is highly regarded.

Compensation & Benefits:

We are offering a competitive compensation package that rewards your skills and experience. Here's what you can expect:

✔Competitive Salary: We will compensate you based on your qualifications and relevant experience.

✔Travel: We'll provide you with an NS business card to cover approved travel expenses.

✔Paid Time Off: Enjoy 25 paid vacation days per year to relax and recharge. ⏰

✔Work-Life Balance: We provide a laptop and smartphone to ensure a healthy work-life balance.

✔Long-Term Security: We offer a comprehensive pension plan for your future security.

Language Requirements

✔English fluency is required. Dutch fluency is a plus.

We offer a dynamic work environment where you can make a significant impact. If you are a passionate and results-oriented OT professional, we encourage you to apply!

We know we are asking a lot, but encourage you to apply even if you are an 80% fit for the position. We value diversity and believe your unique skills could be the missing piece in our cybersecurity puzzle!

Ready to make a difference? Apply now and become a part of our elite cybersecurity league! Contact Reda Tounassi at Reda.tounassi@darwinrecruitment.com or call +31(0) 20 305 8550.

Darwin Recruitment is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Reda Tounassi


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