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Network Security Engineer

Requisition ID:  28715

Leça do Balio, Grande Porto, PT

Work experience:  Professional
Type of position:  Full-Time
Job Family:  Information Technology

Vestas Factory

Do you want to shape the future for green energy?  Are you a natural technical leader and motivated by setting the technical direction? Then you might be the right candidate for the position as Network Security Engineer.


Power Solutions > Applications, Controls & Electrical > Communication Infrastructure

We are responsible for developing and maintaining Wind Park IT/OT network infrastructure design and support applications for SCADA systems in Wind Power Plants across the globe. We are responsible for end-to-end delivery of communication infrastructure solutions in collaboration with Global IT and Service organization and also responsible for governance on processes and procedures around responsibility area.

The individual tasks in the department varies from hardware design based on industrial grade equipment to designing and enabling advanced security solutions with new networking technologies.



  • You will become one of the driving forces in developing and maintaining our Wind Park Network Architecture that accommodates network connectivity and commitment in our customers’ Wind Power Plants across the globe
  • You will be working closely with our regional experts and local security specialists in a truly global organization
  • Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements
  • Design and implement secure communication infrastructure aligned with the industry standards, frameworks and security with overall business and technology strategy
  • Implement early-stage feasibility studies of new projects working together with other peers in labs and proof of concept for new technology solutions



  • University degree (bachelor level or equivalent) in IT, Telecommunication, Computer Science or similar
  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience within communication infrastructure technologies, ideally from a global company
  • 3-5 years of hands-on experience in advanced network architecture and design
  • You can demonstrate experience or formal knowledge within network security for Industrial Control Systems
  • Great English communication skills, both written and oral



  • You are motivated and can get things done
  • You contribute to creating a well-functioning team and engage respectfully with your peers 
  • You desire collaboration to achieve a common vision and targets
  • Have good knowledge and working experience for some of below technology areas
  • Professional experience maintaining real-world production systems. Build and maintain complex network designs 
  • Experience on NextGen firewalls, Unidirectional gateways, design of security zones, IDS/IPS
  • Cisco ISE (LDAP, REST APIs), IPSec VPN, DMVPN, and device authentication (IEEE 802.1x)
  • Cisco switches and routers (preferred industrial grade) experience and other vendors
  • Facilitate Log & Net flow analysis, vulnerability identification and evaluation, patch management (life cycle management) for network equipment 
  • Good knowledge about SD-WAN and Cisco DNAC (preferred)
  • OSPF, BGP, and related routing protocols
  • Copper/Fiber Optics technologies supporting LAN, WAN, and Wireless
  • Good programming/scripting skills, especially in Python and Ansible(R) playbook (preferred)
  • Knowledge about Information Security and Risk Management
  • Working experience with GitHub and JIRA or similar tools as we work Agile in our working environment


What We Offer

We offer you an exciting possibility to attain responsibility for the network behind core products, which are business critical to both our customers and to Vestas. You will have many interested and respectful parties across a large truly global organization, and you will have great opportunities for cross-disciplinary work and personal development. The work environment is result-oriented, at a high professional level, and with a solid technical commitment.


Additional Information 

We look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible, as we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. To apply for this opportunity please submit your resume in English.

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We are specialised in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. 
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. We consider ourselves pioneers within the industry, as we continuously aim to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 145 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, we have an unmatched track record demonstrating our expertise within the field. 
With 29,000 employees globally, we are a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future. 
Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills, and perspectives. We also aim to give everyone equal access to opportunity. 
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