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IT/OT System Engineer

Location: Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada
Job ID: R0019051
Date Posted: Sep 28, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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At Hitachi Energy, our purpose is advancing a sustainable​ energy future for all. We bring power to our homes, schools, hospitals and factories. Join us and work with fantastic people, while learning and developing yourself on projects that have a real impact to our communities and society. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation

General Information:

Hit We are looking for an IT/OT System Engineer to join Hitachi Energy in Montreal. You will be part of a team of talented engineers tasked with deploying and securing the next generation of control systems within HVDC. You will be responsible for integrating and implementing features aligning with customer- and market requirements. In this position you will serve as a key resource in the assigned area contributing to deployments of the MACH control platform in large HVDC project deliveries at Hitachi Energy.


  • Leading system-, network-, and cybersecurity implementations in HVDC projects

  • Building complete infrastructure of networks and systems to support operations

  • Ensuring systems and networks contain defined levels of cybersecurity

  • Participating in security assessments as a subject-matter expert

  • Mentoring junior associates and driving knowledge-sharing initiatives

  • Interfacing with R&D departments and customers, ensuring expectations are met and exceeded

  • Actively contributing to identifying and capturing opportunities for improvement


  • A university degree within a relevant technical area, preferably Computer Science

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, fluent in English and comfortable in customer discussions, French is an asset

  • Experience with network equipment (firewalls, switches, GPS clocks) and redundant network designs and protocols

  • Experience with Microsoft client- and server operating systems (virtual and bare metal) from legacy to current generations

  • Experience with Active Directory and the different roles, integration with third-party devices and appliances

  • Experience with databases and high-availability solutions

  • Experience with scripting languages and automation technologies

  • Experience with port-, vulnerability-, and malware scanners, able to digest and communicate the output

  • Knowledge of intrusion detection systems, security information event monitoring, application control and other

  • Security-relevant systems is a major plus

  • Previous experience from critical infrastructure is also a major plus

More about us

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 38,000 people in 90 countries. In fiscal year 2020 we generated business volumes of around $10 billion USD as reported by Hitachi.

Only selected applicants will be contacted. 

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