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Lead Research Engineer for Control System Software Quality & Security New


FM Global


Norwood, United States

United States





Not specified

Permanent | Full Time

FM Global is a leading property insurer of the world's largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. FM Global helps clients maintain continuity in their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art loss-prevention engineering and research; risk management skills and support services; tailored risk transfer capabilities; and superior financial strength. To do so, we rely on a dynamic, culturally perse group of employees, working in more than 100 countries, in a variety of challenging roles.


As a Lead Research Engineer for Control System Software Quality you will join our Risk, Reliability and Failure Prevention team at FM Global’s Norwood Research Facility near Boston, MA. We are a team of high-powered inpiduals who identify, create, and support the implementation of solutions for today’s business problems, specifically providing guidance for the Approvals, and Engineering organizations within FM Global that deliver property risk solutions to product manufacturers and insured clients. 


You will evaluate overall control system (ICS/IIoT) software quality and cybersecurity (including interactions with hardware), as well as the software development lifecycle practices of system manufacturers.  

You will plan, conduct, and direct the development and evaluation of approved scientific and engineering projects or tasks within projects, with minimal or limited supervision. Responsibilities include business-critical projects, interacting with internal and external customers and suppliers, delivering, and communicating the status and results of your projects. The ability to address short and long-term business critical problems and develop new opportunities for FM Global to support property loss prevention is required. 




  • Experience with Software Quality Assurance and security assessment methods and Management. 
  • Experience in Development / Evaluation of software (Programming languages such as C, C++, Python, JavaScript, etc.) system design and test specifications and test implementation. 
  • Experience in the system integration area for software and hardware. 
  • Proven track record of creative problem solving and teamwork. 
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to explain complex cyber-related problems to non-technical audiences. 
  • Proven ability to work with perse teams in an inclusive environment focused on excellence. 
  • Knowledge of relevant standards such as IEC 61131-3, 61508, and IEC 62443 is required. Knowledge of IEC 15504 is desirable. 


  • Experience in development of system architecture and programming languages for software requirement specification techniques’, such as ladder diagrams. 
  • Experience with Software Process Assessment Methods (CMMI, SPICE, etc.)) 
  • Experience with Quality and Safety Plans for hardware and software components. 


  • BS, MS or PhD in a scientific or engineering discipline 


  • 7+ years of Control System Software development, QA, security assessment, or related areas  






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