Automotive Cyber Security Specialist

  • Location

    Nuneaton, Warwickshire

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    Automotive, Threat protection & cyber security

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    Up to £48000.00 per annum

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    Tim Parkes

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    about 2 years ago

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Automotive Cybersecurity Specialist - Permanent


£45-52k P/A

Our Client is looking for a dynamic and proactive Cybersecurity Specialist to join a new team in Nuneaton. Based within the Vehicle Resilience department they will form part of the growth strategy within.

It is essential that applicants understand the challenges of cybersecurity within the automotive industry.

Complete automotive cybersecurity engineering and test service development/delivery with emphasis on a systems-engineering approach:

  • Threat and risk analysis
  • Development of cybersecurity concepts and requirements
  • Cybersecurity verification planning and management
  • Cybersecurity vulnerability assessments and penetration testing
  • Design, development and problem solving to ensure client product security Secondary focus will include supporting Functional and Safety specialists to:
  • Further develop our advanced Verification and Safety services
  • Perform any associated new technology research and horizon scanning
  • Research cybersecurity aspects of new technology standards including potential vulnerabilities and secure design principles
  • Develop and validate new cybersecurity engineering capabilities
  • Optimise new technology services through structured continuous improvement
  • Write procedures for the delivery of cybersecurity engineering services
  • Assist in the optimisation of current test and engineering processes and policies
  • Consultancy o Lead / assist consultancy, and large / complex, customer programmes
  • Provide technical support in own area of expertise to cross-discipline team
  • Provide internal support to product development.
  • Lead / assist research and development projects o Problem resolution
  • Project Management
  • Support cross-discipline delivery across core programmes / projects

This technical role requires a highly motivated individual with experience in creative but structured problem resolution, advanced data manipulation / analysis, and new technology cybersecurity test.

Successful candidates will work as part of a collaborative team to deliver customer and development programmes across multiple disciplines including EMC, Connectivity, Cybersecurity and Functional Safety for the automotive, off-highway, agricultural and military sectors. Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) are essential as liaison with both internal project managers and external customers occurs on a daily basis. Excellent time management and flexibility in working hours are essential.

Essential Experience:

Minimum 10+ years of experience in a relevant field covering many of the key functions detailed previously

Experience in some combination of the following:

  • Wireless technologies (e.g. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC)
  • Wired networking technologies (e.g. CAN, Ethernet)
  • Embedded operating systems (e.g. QNX, Linux, Android)
  • Threat modelling and vulnerability analysis
  • Security risk assessment
  • Systems engineering
  • Fuzz testing
  • Penetration testing
  • Must hold a full driving licence

Desirable Experience:

Minimum 15+ years of experience in a relevant field covering many of the key functions detailed previously

Knowledge or experience in any of the following:

  • Security engineering for cyber-physical systems
  • Working knowledge of SAE J3061 or other appropriate cybersecurity standards
  • Knowledge of in-vehicle network protocols
  • (CAN, FlexRay, automotive Ethernet)
  • AUTOSAR framework
  • Cryptography principles, applications and implementation considerations

Education -

Bachelors degree (minimum 2:1) or equivalent qualification in electrical / electronic engineering, computer science, cybersecurity or other relevant discipline

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