Cybersecurity Architect

Switzerland, Buchs
Reference No: 13303

What's the role?

We are looking for an experienced Cybersecurity Architect in our global team of experts to take ownership for the security architecture in a field of responsibility (i.e. IT applications, IT infrastructure, digital workplace, or cloud solutions), design and develop IT solutions meeting business needs while mitigating cyber risks. In close collaboration with our Enterprise Architecture and Cybersecurity Governance teams, you contribute to the development of Hilti’s IT architecture and cyber defence capabilities.

Who is Hilti?

We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the global construction sector. Hilti is a multicultural workplace with 127 different nationalities committed to global teamwork.

Global IT within Hilti is a truly global team with main hubs in Buchs (Switzerland), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Plano/Tulsa (USA). All locations have highly competent teams who work very closely together. Hilti`s Global IT team is known for their focus on sustainable value creation by translating latest IT innovations into value creating solutions & services.

What does the role involve?

You are part of our international Cyber Defence team and report into the Chief Cybersecurity Officer. You are embedded into the community of solution- and enterprise architects within Global IT in Hilti. You specialize either in IT applications, infrastructure, digital workspace, or cloud solutions and ensure that in your area of responsibility, cyber-attack scenarios are understood, vulnerabilities are identified, and risks are mitigated. You support developing the IT landscape in your area, always keeping cyber risks in mind. In close collaboration with the different IT engineering teams, you guide the selection and implementation of secure solutions fitting into our existing IT environment and meeting enterprise architecture guidelines. You make sure that systems and solutions in your area are properly embedded in our control framework and you take an active part in developing our prevention, detection, and response capabilities. With your specific knowledge you support the continuous improvement of our cyber risk control & governance framework, as well as the development of targeted awareness campaigns. You regularly report on the cyber defence situation in your area of responsibility to the Chief Cybersecurity Officer, the IT Management, CIO, and, potentially, the Executive Board.

Hilti's IT department is a valued business partner striving for reliability and agility in all their doing.

What do we offer?

Show us what you’re made of and we’ll offer you opportunities to move around the business – to work abroad, experience different job functions, and tackle different markets. It’s a great way to find the right match for your ambitions and achieve the exciting career you’re after.

We have a very thorough people review process, unlike any we know of in any other business. We can pair talent with opportunities - developing our people in their current roles or challenging them to work in new ways or in new places. It’s how we find the right fit, further our teams personally and professionally, get the best value for each employee, and increase the job satisfaction. Additionally, we offer you a wide range of benefits. For families, these may include day care for your kid. For the sportspeople, these include a free in-house gym or benefits for bike and ski services.

Why should you apply?

For this position, we are seeking open-minded, passionate people with drive and with a demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a global team setting. If you combine a strong analytical skillset with knowledge, experience, and passion for cyber security & IT architecture, and with excellent oral & written communication skills, you are exactly what we are looking for. We are seeking true leaders with a demonstrated ability to deliver best fitting solutions in a user-centric environment.

What you need is:

  • MSc or PhD in Computer Science, Information Technology, Maths, Physics, Engineering or similar
  • Sound technical understanding of IT architecture and security technologies in at least one of the following areas: IT applications, infrastructure, digital workplace, or cloud solutions
  • More than 5 years of experience in IT architecture and cybersecurity
  • Ideally experience in running larger IT projects
  • Experience in working in mixed teams in an agile setup
  • Excellent, well balanced, and adaptive communication style; ability to explain complex topics in simple terms
  • Strong network in the Cybersecurity Professionals community
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written), bilingual preferred

Hilti is an equal opportunity employer.

Does that sound like you? Apply today and start your Hilti journey. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ralf Diekmann on linkedIn, the hiring manager of this role:

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