OT Infrastructure Engineer

Devens, MA
Corporate Operations – IT /
Full-time /
Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) has the fastest, lowest cost path to commercial fusion energy.

CFS collaborates with MIT to leverage decades of research combined with groundbreaking new high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet technology. HTS magnets will enable compact fusion power plants that can be constructed faster and at lower cost. Our mission is to deploy these power plants to meet global decarbonization goals as fast as possible. To that end, CFS has assembled a team of leaders in tough tech, fusion science, and manufacturing with a track record of rapid execution. Supported by the world’s leading investors, CFS is uniquely positioned to deliver limitless, clean, fusion power to combat climate change. To implement this plan, we are looking to add dedicated people to the team who treat people well, improve our work by adding multifaceted perspectives and new ways of solving problems, have achieved outstanding results through a range of pursuits, and have skills and experience related to this role.

SPARC and CFS will have extensive Operational Technology (OT) infrastructure to provide the communication and computing infrastructure for instrumentation and control (I&C) systems, including the plasma control, SCADA, PLCs, high-speed industrial computing and data acquisition systems. The infrastructure has diverse and demanding needs such as fault tolerance, fidelity, low-latency, determinism, synchronization and high-bandwidth streaming. Working with engineers across the Manufacturing teams and SPARC project you will be responsible for the architecture, implementation, commissioning and operation of the infrastructure to support their systems’ needs.

This team member will:

    • Collaborate with lead engineers and key stakeholders across the SPARC project and Manufacturing verticals to ensure all necessary networking capabilities are included in the design and implemented according to requirements
    • Working with vendors, employees, and consultants to provide and meet network needs from the design stage through commissioning and operation
    • Architect, implement, and support infrastructure and Cloud technology to support the Manufacturing initiatives and the SPARC project according to the projects schedules
    • Architect, implement, and support networking and infrastructure needs for PLCs, Digitizers, HMIs, SCADA Systems, Data Acquisition systems, and Timing Networks
    • Manage suppliers of components and integrated subsystems of the OT networks, including virtualization hosts, bare metal computers, and other various OT hardware
    • Managing infrastructure monitoring and security software. Enforce best practice across device profiling, access policies, etc.
    • Ensure the security of the OT infrastructure by implementation of controls and measures according to the CFS cybersecurity guidelines and relevant national and international standards and regulations
    • Produce engineering deliverables such as infrastructure architecture diagrams, cabling schedules, bills of materials, cabinet wiring diagrams and termination schedules, according to the CFS design process
    • Produce testing, installation, commissioning, operations and maintenance procedures for the OT infrastructure
    • Report on and be accountable for progress to the Head of IT infrastructure and the engineers responsible for the systems connected to the networks.

The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of these requirements:

    • Experience in enterprise infrastructure, datacenter management, computer engineering or similar
    • Knowledge of NIST frameworks such as 800-82 as they relate to ICS systems and networking security.
    • Datacenter management using VMware and other enterprise solutions
    • Understanding of the Purdue Model for ICS.
    • Experience in managing supporting infrastructure for SCADA and other manufacturing systems
    • High Level knowledge of AWS Cloud

Additional experience and/or qualifications:

    • Manufacturing Environment
    • Infrastructure as Code, Terraform, Cloudformation
    • Configuration management with Ansible
    • High availability configurations for on-prem and cloud infrastructure
    • Experience working with multiple fast moving engineering teams
    • Fortinet NSE Certifications
    • Time Sensitive Networking (TSN)
    • Thinmanager
    • Ignition
    • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
    • Perform activities such as typing, standing, or sitting for extended periods of time
    • Willingness to travel or work required nights/weekends/on-call occasionally
    • Nights and weekend work may be expected during commissioning of new systems or upgrades
    • Work in a facility that contains industrial hazards including heat, cold, noise, fumes, strong magnets, lead (Pb), high voltage, high current, pressure systems, and cryogenics
    • #LI-Hybrid
CFS team members thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and have demonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits. We all tightly align with our company values of integrity, execution, impact and self-critique. As we grow, we are looking to add talented people who are mission driven and bring diverse perspectives and new ways of solving problems.

At CFS, we deeply value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer by choice. We consider all qualified applicants equally for employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.