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Sr. Manufacturing Security Architect


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  86089
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Security Engineering
Division:  Innovation

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB): As a leader in the global chemical industry, LyondellBasell strives every day to be the safest, best operated and most valued company in our industry. The company’s products, materials and technologies are advancing sustainable solutions for food safety, access to clean water, healthcare and fuel efficiency in more than 100 international markets. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is Advancing Good with an emphasis on our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  The company takes great pride in its world-class technology and customer focus. LyondellBasell has stepped up its circularity and climate ambitions and actions to address the global challenges of plastic waste and decarbonization. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

Basic Function

This role will provide manufacturing and cybersecurity Subject Matter Expertise (SME) with guidance and leadership to cross functional teams developing and implementing secure manufacturing solutions. You will ensure innovative solutions are secure by design and legacy systems are adequately protected. The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) including DCSs, PLCs, SCADA, SIS, and smart instrumentation, along with Process Control Networks (PCN) and associated applications (e.g., data historians, alarm management systems, reliability and maintenance systems, etc.).


This role, reporting to the leader of Security Architecture and working closely with other members of Cybersecurity, Digital Technology, and Manufacturing will directly contribute to the global enterprise manufacturing architecture and provide appropriate security solutions.


Travel: Up to 5%

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Establish effective cybersecurity requirements based on industry frameworks, business needs, asset criticality, and risk profile
  • Serve as an Operational Technology (OT) Subject Matter Expert (SME) for manufacturing security solutions
  • Create and maintain detailed information security roadmaps, architectures, and programs to significantly improve the overall security posture of the organization
  • Develop, implement, and assess manufacturing security policies, standards, and guidelines to help internal customers design and implement secure solutions
  • Conduct periodic architectural reviews to assess effectiveness and propose optimal alternatives as required; audit and review effectiveness of existing controls
  • Lead technical evaluations, security analysis, and risk assessments
  • Work with business teams, vendors, and service providers to define security and business requirements and understand existing and emerging security threats, security frameworks, regulations, and methods of mitigation
  • Research and develop defensive cybersecurity data strategies
  • Establish effective working relationships with operational stakeholders to help execute our business strategy

Min. Qualifications

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related technical discipline and 10+ years of progressive experience.
  • Experience leading and delivering global solutions related to Industrial Control Systems (ICS), Process Control Networks (PCN), and related applications (e.g., data historians, alarm management systems, Advanced process Control (APC), etc.)
  • Knowledge of internationally recognized cybersecurity frameworks, standards, and control system reference models (e.g., ISO, NIST CSF, IEC-62443)
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP networking and the OSI 7-layer model including DHCP, DNS, NTP, SMTP, etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to articulate both technical and abstract concepts in a clear and concise manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to create collaborative relationships at all levels in the organization


Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years in a technical leadership role
  • CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)
  • Experience in the Manufacturing, Petrochemical or Oil and Gas Industries
  • Proficiency with NextGen security tools at scale for an enterprise environment (e.g., EPP, EDR, anti-malware, MDM, VPN)
  • Technical expertise in firewalls (Cisco and Palo Alto preferred), Incident Response and Remediation, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Web Proxy Servers, SSL VPN and other Remote Access Solutions, wireless security (RF, 802.11, HART, Bluetooth, etc.), or firmware/embedded platform security
  • Experience with multifactor authentication methods, standards, and encryption protocols (e.g., SSL/TLS, AES) · Knowledge of advanced cyber threats, threat intelligence, and adversary methods


Build Partnerships
Deliver Results
Drive Innovation
Grow Capabilities
Promote Inclusion
Technical Skills
Motivational/Cultural Fit


We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.


Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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