Sr Industrial Security Engineer

Mars Inc   •  

Boston, MA

Industry: Food & Beverages


8 - 10 years

Posted 180 days ago

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About Mars, Incorporated

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world’s best-loved brands: M&M’s®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5™, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN’S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners™. Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles – Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom – inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

Job Purpose/Overview:

Mars Information Security is a multi-disciplinary security organization that is charged with improving the security of our factories, veterinary clinics, and corporate systems. To complete that mission, we are creating a security engineering team to tackle improving the security of our manufacturing and industrial control systems.

We are seeking a Senior Industrial Security Engineer who can provide support and direction to Mars manufacturing engineering and co-create security standards for our industrial control systems in the manufacturing environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and review industrial control system designs and component selections for security defects and make recommendations to address defects and oversee their implementation
  • Co-create security standards for industrial control systems
  • Act as a subject matter expert in support of any cybersecurity incident and/or crisis
  • Be the security subject matter expert for factory engineering teams on an as-needed basis
  • When needed, directly support system changes with hands-on engineering and implementation skills
  • Identify process improvements that support the protection of manufacturing equipment, facilities, networks, software, data and information systems against possible attacks.
  • Provide technical guidance and support the implementation and on-going operations support of new security solutions.
  • Conduct research of emerging security threats.
  • Provide technical guidance and support the implementation and on-going operations support of new security solutions.
  • Manage response to alerts from various monitoring systems and platforms to address potentially malicious events in a timely manner.

Context and Scope:

  • Be ahead of industry change. By consistently networking with peers and researching new technical concepts, a Sr. Industrial Security Engineer is able to uncover new ideas and distill advanced thinking into changes Mars can make in its ICS/SCADA infrastructure
  • Engaged and embedded with a large, global organization, a Sr. Industrial Security Engineer must be able to work within a manufacturing network that consists of over 120 factories spread on six continents. The ability to work across cultures, highly varied levels of experience and technical experience is paramount.
  • Able to quickly learn and adjust to Mars technical decisions. With a vast number of highly customized manufacturing systems, a Sr. Industrial Engineer must be able to learn the nuances of a given system and/or implementation.
  • Sound and timely decision making. A Sr. Industrial Security Engineer will be seen as a subject matter expert wherever they work within Mars. This expertise will be called upon during cyber crises that impact our ability to manufacture product; as such, a Sr. Industrial Security Engineer must be comfortable with and capable of making technically sound decisions in real time.

Job Specifications/Qualifications:

Education & Professional Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent; postgraduate education and/or professional certifications preferred.


  • 7+ years of experience as an industrial control systems engineer and/or designer
  • 2+ years experience working on cybersecurity improvements
  • 2+ years experience working within large improvement and/or new technology implementation programs.
  • Experience in the design, implementation, and operation of industrial controls environments (power plants/energy, manufacturing, utility, or equivalent) with working knowledge of SCADA systems and related hardware and software.
  • Possess knowledge of cyber security fundamentals, with direct experience implementing new controls, manufacturing systems, or ancillary systems in support of cybersecurity hardening or improvement programs.
  • Knowledge of industry and government standards, including practical application of said standards.
  • Experience acting as a subject matter expert within manufacturing engineering teams is preferred
  • Experience working with globally-dispersed teams

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.