Cybersecurity Advanced Development Engineer

Full Time
Warren (Tech Ctr), Michigan
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A Cybersecurity Advanced Development Engineer is accountable for recommending and developing advanced cybersecurity technologies for GM product Cybersecurity Engineering. The Cybersecurity Advanced Development Engineer will participate in various industry consortium and standardization initiatives, review cybersecurity technology vendors’ solutions and recommend suitable technologies to be included into Product Cybersecurity technology roadmap. The Cybersecurity Advanced Development Engineer will lead advanced development projects in a variety of functional domains, such as vehicle-to-vehicle communications, autonomous driving, active safety, connected vehicles, etc. The Cybersecurity Advanced Development Engineer will need to have frequent interactions with internal stakeholders as well as external entities.  
Qualifications and Responsibilities:
  • Evaluate, recommend, participate, and follow through cybersecurity advanced development projects. 
  • Work with internal stakeholders to understand our technology needs and develop advanced development projects that could help improve vehicle cybersecurity protection mechanism in the long run.  
  • Work with external entities, such as universities, consortia, associations and standardization bodies, etc. on advanced development projects and stay current on the progress of those projects. 
  • Distill, summarize, and bring relevant knowledge that we gained from the participation of those advanced development projects back to the production engineering team for consideration.  
  • Remain knowledgeable of relevant trends, technologies, and best practices for securing embedded control systems, cyber-physical system, and vehicle systems. 
  • Manage multiple projects from various aspects with broad scope and high degree of difficulty.
  • Support evaluation and recommendation of new processes and methodologies.
  • Support continuous evaluation of security threats to drive changes that will increase the security of vehicle ecosystem.
  • Review and evaluate supplier and technology vendor cybersecurity solutions. 
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Basic Qualifications:
  • Working experience of software coding in C, C++, or python.
  • Working experience of practices, designs and technologies used to secure embedded systems.
  • Working knowledge of common operating systems used in automotive infotainment components, consumer electronics, and mobile devices such as Android, Linux, and QNX.
  • Working knowledge of microcontrollers across various embedded computer architectures.
  • Understanding of cryptographic techniques. 
  • Relevant industrial or academic experience in cybersecurity for embedded electronic control systems
  • Broad knowledge base about vehicle technologies and security solutions 
  • In-depth knowledge or experience in one or more specific technologies involved in cybersecurity.
  • Ability to make decisions and recommendations while taking into account appropriate tradeoffs between conflicting objectives.
  • Ability to handle ambiguity and make decisions and recommendations with limited data.
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work with diverse/cross-functional teams.
  • Effective communicator with strong oral and written presentation skills.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems or equivalent.

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in embedded security, cyber-physical system security, IoT security, security architecture, industry accepted security technologies, and cybersecurity research and development. 
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex technical security problems through appropriate and cost effective application of current technological components.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degrees in relevant fields. (M.S. or Ph.D. in cybersecurity) 
  • Research and development background in cybersecurity. 
  • Experience in V2X security technology, CAMP, C2C, Autonomous driving, connected vehicle, security consortium, and standardization activities.  
  • Knowledge of major automotive subsystems.
  • Knowledge of common automotive communication protocols. (e.g., CAN, FlexRay, MOST, and Ethernet)
  • Working knowledge of common telecom and wireless technologies such as 3G/4G/5G, LTE, Wi-Fi, DSRC, and Bluetooth.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in a wide range of security technologies.
  • Knowledge of aspects of design and development of automotive embedded systems.
  • Knowledge of best practices, designs and technologies used to secure embedded systems.
  • Understanding of embedded software security vulnerability discovery and analysis.

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