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Baker Hughes Network Security Architect in HOUSTON, Texas

Role Summary:

The Network Security Architect will provide direction & execution of global network security initiatives for Baker Hughes’ global enterprise and manufacturing environments. The successful candidate will be highly collaborative and possess broad technical skills with the ability to implement security changes across a large organization.

Essential Responsibilities:

In the role of the Network Security Architect, you will:

  • Define strategy and technology roadmap for Network Security Architecture, assess, and deliver technical solutions, policies, standards for Baker Hughes’ enterprise and manufacturing environment initiatives

  • Provide technical and full end to end project management aligned to roadmap

  • Lead projects and initiatives with broad scope and high impact to the business and be a recognized expert in Network Security

  • Lead projects and initiatives with broad scope and high impact to the business and be a recognized expert in Network Security (IT & OT)

  • Act as liaison between the business and Corporate for Network Security initiatives

  • Partner with multiple Baker Hughes teams to architect technology solutions that deliver cyber security controls for global sites

  • Deploy cyber security controls for protecting Baker Hughes critical IT & OT assets placed at global sites including acquisitions

  • Help define reference architecture for securing Acquisition & Integration (A&I) sites globally

  • Execute and prioritize work to meet deadlines. Evaluate new threats, solutions and the impact on IT and Business operations

  • Enterprise network security process standards

  • Work with customers and operations teams to define repeatable reference network security architectures

  • Determine network security requirements and prepare cost estimates by evaluating business strategies and requirements

  • Conducting system security and risk assessments, identifying security gaps and implementing enhancements

  • Plan and coordinate the implementation of network security systems by working closely with cross-functional teams

  • Preparing preventive and reactive measures, providing technical support and completing documentation


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university (OR High School Diploma / GED from an accredited school or Institution with a minimum 9 years of information technology experience including a minimum 4 years of information security experience)

  • Minimum 4 years of information technology experience

  • Minimum 4 years of information security experience

Eligibility Requirements

  • Travel up to 25% as required

  • Must work out of an office in Houston, TX

Desired Characteristics

  • Familiarity with NIST SP 800-82, ICS-CIRT guidelines, SCADA control systems, SCADA firewalls' configuration

  • Familiarity with DoE, NIST, & ISO security requirements

  • Experience with secure network architectures, identity and access management principles, application security, encryption technologies, DNS, SOA, database and web applications

  • Experience with ethical hacking, firewall and intrusion detection / prevention technologies, secure coding practices and threat modeling

  • Broad background in the following areas: computer / OS security, network security, hardware security, firmware security, and embedded platform security

  • CISCO and/or Palo Alto Network certification

  • Familiar with Palo Alto and/or CISCO Network infrastructure device (routers, switches, firewall)

  • CISSP or CISM certified

  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

  • Proven ability to deliver while under tight timelines

  • Demonstrated ability to proactively analyze and solve complex problems.

  • Excellent communication skills including both verbal and written

  • Previous experience delivering presentations, in particular to senior leadership audience

  • Proven ability to persuade and influence outcomes


  • Houston, TX 77073 (Relocation Assistance provided)

This is your opportunity to learn more, do more, live the career you have imagined and be part of a truly diverse organization.

Baker Hughes is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Learn more at https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/posterscreenreader_optimized.pdf

Job: Digital Technology

Title: Network Security Architect

Location: Texas-HOUSTON

Requisition ID: 1929503