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Cybersecurity Architect

Location Troy, Michigan, États-Unis

ID de l'offre J000632284



This fulltime remote work opportunity is part of Aptiv’s Corporate Functions.

Job Summary:  

Join Aptiv in leading the automotive industry in advancing cybersecurity solutions by integrating cutting-edge technologies within our products. Our team protects our customers from the most advanced threats affecting the automotive industry.  Aptiv’s Product Cybersecurity Innovations Team is working to protect Aptiv products by designing secure embedded systems that leverage both industry-proven solutions and internally-derived technologies.

As our Cybersecurity Architect, you will focus primarily on shaping automotive compute innovation by directing novel research, architecting and designing prototype systems, collaborating with production engineering technical leadership, creating state-of-the-art reference implementations, and much more. Your contributions will ensure vehicles on the streets are protected from grave threats such as directed nation-state attacks.

Your Role:

  • Perform research into automotive applicability of the latest software security technologies

  • Work with the governance & compliance team to ensure solutions meet or exceed current and anticipated regulations/standards

  • Create implementation strategies for development of prototypes and demos

  • Work with other team members to transition developed technologies to production engineering teams around the world

  • Develop technical solutions to help mitigate security vulnerabilities from hardware, firmware, and software cyberattacks

  • Debugging and addressing detected cyberattacks reported by Product Cybersecurity’s Incident Response Team and Automotive Red Team and drafting lessons learned to improve future risk reduction decision-making

  • Lead experiments testing the limits of state-of-the-art software and embedded systems technologies to generate reference implementations

  • Generate intellectual property (e.g., patents) to secure future cybersecurity dominance in the automotive space

  • Leverage and spearhead novel enhancements to virtualization and/or emulation technologies to expedite technology development and testing while maximizing portability to real/actual hardware

  • Prepare and present findings and achievements in brief (~5 minute) and/or deep (~20 minute) presentations across Aptiv’s extended enterprise

  • Identify and utilize embedded platforms/operating systems to create new solutions that will change how automotive systems are deployed in the future

  • Responsible for staying abreast of offensive and defensive cybersecurity activities in the public/commercial domain and working with the team to design innovation solutions as appropriate

  • Serve as a key subject matter expert for cybersecurity evaluations and assessments

  • Dissect longer projects and efforts into sub-tasks that can demonstrate incremental progress on a bi-monthly to monthly basis

  • Plan, monitor, and manage your time effectively against your and your team’s targets

  • Ability to guide product teams through integration of new cybersecurity system designs and validation methodologies

  • Strong ability and willingness to defend viewpoint by providing compelling information and evidence to broad audiences including technical and non-technical staff and leadership

Your Background:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or similar discipline

  • 10+ years’ experience with C, assembly (MIPS, RISC-V, Intel x86_64, proprietary architectures, etc.), and/or similar low-level development

  • 6+ years’ experience with: 1) host-based virtualization (VMware workstation, QEMU-KVM, Xen, etc.) and/or emulation technologies (QEMU, Simics, etc.); 2) scripting languages like Python; 3) developing in Linux or Unix environments; and 4) leading & conducting offensive cyber researcher such as vulnerability research and exploit development against embedded systems

  • Strong knowledge of embedded systems development including networking, cryptography, and resource management and experience designing customizations to those platforms

  • Outstanding organization, communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills plus experience building consensus among technical team members

Additional Background Preferences:

  • Master’s Degree in Computer science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or similar discipline

  • 11+ years’ experience programming in C and/or assembly

  • 5+ years’ experience developing with automotive hardware and architectures (e.g., TriCore™)

  • 5+ years’ experience developing for FPGAs such as Xilinx, NXP, etc. and using their associated tool suites such as Vivado, etc.

  • One or more relevant cybersecurity certifications such as CISSP, GDSA, etc.

  • Developing systems utilizing automotive communication systems (CAN, CAN-FD, automotive Ethernet, etc.)

  • Developing solutions using automotive operating systems such as SROS2 and software communications middleware DDS

  • Familiarity with Bluetooth, NFC, and/or Wi-Fi implementations and communications

  • Have knowledge of hardware description languages (Verilog, VHDL, etc.)

  • Understand circuit schematics, hardware data sheets, logic design and review/suggest PCB layout improvements to enhance security

  • Experience designing software/hardware interfaces such as device drivers and board support packages (BSPs)

  • Experience deploying AUTOSAR-compliant embedded platforms

  • Experience directing cross-functional teams to implement comprehensive cyber resilient solutions

  • Experience performing threat modelling and design reviews to assess security implications and requirements for introduction of new technologies

  • Experience representing technical viewpoints to diverse audiences and in making timely and prudent technical risk decisions

  • Experience in customer discussions and technical design reviews and supporting cross discipline activities

  • Experience conducting code reviews and usage of version control systems

  • Experience with investigations and forensics activities and interfacing with members of a security operations center (SOC) and/or red team

  • Outstanding communication skills; strong critical thinking and analytical skills

  • Experience with traditional network designs (e.g., IPv4, Ethernet, etc.) and the ability to translate that experience to future secure vehicle networks

  • Experience leveraging hardware security module (HSM), secure hardware extension (SHE), ARM Trust Zone, trusted execution environment (TEE), and/or similar security technologies

  • Strong understanding of cyber risk and cyber intelligence and capable of informing leadership of cybersecurity developments and potential issues from business partnerships/engagements

  • Ability to communicate and present complex issues and ideas with precision and clarity, adjusting appropriately for the audience; ability to communicate effectively up to the Senior Vice President/C-level

  • Good personality and strong ability for successfully working independently primarily in a remote setting while coordinating technical tasks and objectives via collaboration software

  • Experience designing solutions that meet or exceed automotive-relevant cybersecurity standards/regulations such as ASPICE, R155/R156, and/or the upcoming ISO 21434

  • Interest and/or experience with bug bounties, capture-the-flag competitions, etc.

  • A go-getter that is passionate to learn about new security vulnerabilities and develop cybersecurity solutions

Aptiv Rewards and Advantages

  • Competitive compensation with bonus potential

  • Learning and development opportunities

  • Discount programs with various manufacturers and retailers

  • Recognition for innovation and excellence

  • Opportunities to give back to the community

  • Meaningful work that makes a difference in the world

  • Relocation assistance may be available

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Parental leave, etc.)

Some see differences. We see perspectives that make us stronger.

Diversity and Inclusion are sources of innovation and creativity, both of which are essential to Aptiv’s success. Everyday our diverse team comes together, drives innovation, pursues solutions, and meets challenges using their unique abilities, perspectives and talents, changing what tomorrow brings. When you join our team, you’ll get encouraged to think boldly, express your viewpoint and innovate as a matter of habit.

Some see technology. We see a way to make connections.

At Aptiv, we don’t just see the world differently; we work to change reality. That means developing technology that rewrites the rules of what’s possible in the pursuit of making transportation safer, greener and more connected. We are one of the largest vehicle technology suppliers and our customers include the 25 largest automotive original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) in the world. We operate 127 major manufacturing facilities and 12 major technical centers utilizing a regional service model that enables us to efficiently and effectively serve our global customers from best cost countries. We have a presence in 46 countries and have approximately 18,900 scientists, engineers and technicians focused on developing market relevant product solutions for our customers.

Candidates for positions with Aptiv must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis.  Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Privacy Notice - Active Candidates:

Aptiv is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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