Airbus Final Assembly Line
  • 03-Dec-2019 to 31-Mar-2020 (CST)
  • Mobile, AL, USA
  • Full Time

Airbus is an international pioneer in the aerospace industry. We are a leader in designing, manufacturing and delivering aerospace products, services and solutions to customers on a global scale. We aim for a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world.

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defense as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader

Airbus has built on its strong European heritage to become truly international with roughly 180 locations and 12,000 direct suppliers globally. The company has aircraft and helicopter final assembly lines across Asia, Europe and the Americas, and has achieved a more than sixfold order book increase since 2000.

Position Summary: 

The Industrial Cybersecurity Specialist is responsible for supporting the implementation of the Airbus Cyber Security Policy at Airbus and Airbus Helicopters facilities in Southern North America (MS, AL, TX, FL, and Mexico).

Reporting to the Safety, Security & Technical Affairs department, the Industrial Cybersecurity Specialist contributes to the management (identification, treatment, and reporting) of the cybersecurity risk toward our Industrial assets.

The Industrial Cybersecurity Specialist develops and maintains permanent liaison with other Airbus cybersecurity teams in North America. For that purpose, he/she also reports to the local Chief Information Security Officer.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Industrial Cybersecurity Specialist contributes to all phases of the Airbus cybersecurity management system:

Awareness and Training of staff and contractors (20%)

  • In relationship with the Airbus Cyber Security team, customize existing awareness and training materials to better fit with the specific needs of sites within the area of responsibility
  • Deliver awareness sessions about specifics of cybersecurity in the Industrial environment to all Airbus staff and contractors (including Physical Security Officers).
  • Provide on-the-spot, first-level support about cybersecurity concerns to end-users

 Industrial Cybersecurity Risk Monitoring (30%)

  • Initiate, populate and maintain a registry of cybersecurity risks toward industrial assets, compliant with the Airbus ERM (Enterprise Risk Management) process and compliant with the Airbus security risk assessment methodology
  • Review technical specifications during procurement phases of industrial and automation control systems (IACS) to identify potential cybersecurity risks; where necessary: introduce cybersecurity requirements to the selected suppliers' technical specification; ensure validation and verification of cybersecurity requirements
  • Support cybersecurity audits
  • Cyber Security Vigilance Program analyzes and categorizes cybersecurity events collected by Physical Security Officers; contributes to the elaboration of a risk treatment plan for events categorized as incidents or above.

Industrial Cybersecurity Risk Treatment (50%)

In all the Airbus and Airbus Helicopters sites in his perimeter, the jobholder liaises with local management and operational teams to:

  • Define cybersecurity treatment plans for the risks identified in (1), in relation to Airbus cybersecurity and IM teams in the Region and in Europe.
  • Execute the risk treatment plans, including project management aspects
  • Follow-up and report on projects status to stakeholders in the Region: business, IM, IM Security, and Product Security

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training: 


  • Minimum Bachelor Degree degree or equivalent experience in Electrical, Computer Engineering or Computer Science required


  • 2+ years of experience in Industrial Automation & Control Systems Security 
  • 5+ years in Project Management, incl. supplier follow-up
  • Industrial Automation & Control Systems architecture
  • Management of Cybersecurity requirements lifecycle (formulation, validation, verification)


  • CISSP, ISO-27001, ISO-27005, ISA-62443 series of standards: Preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:

  • Cyber Security Risk Management (method and process)
  • Broad understanding of SCADA and Industrial Control Systems (ICS)
  • Formulation of cybersecurity requirements
  • Industrial Automation and Control Systems architecture

 Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

  • Ability to simplify and communicate efficiently
  • Good presentation skills
  • Interpersonal skills, including an ability to use tact and diplomacy to get actions accomplished

Travel Required:

  • Up to 50% Domestic and International-Mostly Mexico, but could also include Canada and Europe.


  • Must be authorized to work in the US

Decision Making, Complexity:

The position requires a significant level of autonomy, as direct management is not available on-site (Mobile, AL). The jobholder will interact with very staff in very diverse functions : manufacturing, aircraft assembly, physical security, logistics and facility management


Organizational information:

The jobholder reports functionally to the department of Safety, Security and Technical Affairs, and operationally to the local Chief Information Security Officer.

Job Dimensions, Contributions to Success:

The jobholder directly influences the resilience of the Airbus and Airbus Helicopters' industrial tools against cyber attacks and contributes to maintaining the industrial objectives of the Airbus Divisions in the Region.

Nature of Contacts:

Project planning with leadership in Airbus and Airbus Helicopters sites.

Reporting and problem solving with local business managers.

Hands-on support and awareness to ICS operators

As a leader in our field, Airbus in America provides relocation assistance for qualified positions and a comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

Airbus in America provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status.  In addition to federal law requirements, Airbus in America complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, demotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits and training. 

Airbus in America expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status or other legally protected status.  Improper interference with the ability of Airbus' employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

As a matter of policy, Airbus does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified.  Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered. 

Airbus does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment.  Either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. 

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