General Motors Vehicle Cybersecurity Analyst - RES0000718 in Warren, Michigan

Electronic Controls and Software (ECS) Architectures are important enablers that allow automobile manufacturers to provide advanced features to their customers. Automated Driving, Collision Avoidance systems, Vehicle Connectivity and On-board Infotainment are areas of major electronic growth in automotive. This research position will support the investigation of new ECS system architectures and technologies that will enable the deployment of challenging new functionalities in such areas. It is important to begin to consider the cybersecurity aspects of an architecture or application during the earliest phases of the design.

The position initially will involve the preliminary analysis of the potential security threats, the definition of design requirements, contribution to the architecture design for security robustness and documentation of preliminary security validation and testing requirements. The cybersecurity analyst position will cover all R&D projects that requires support from the security perspective and will closely interact with the Engineering Product Cybersecurity organization to understand the corporate requirements and to facilitate future transfer of the developed technology.

In the longer term, the position will also support strategic decisions for the security aspects of ECS architectures with external connectivity aspects, analyze cloud-based computational constraints, and investigate security analysis methods and tools to address future GM needs.

The position will require frequent interactions with different project teams, with internal experts from GM R&D and Engineering, with external hi-tech consultant suppliers, with automotive components suppliers, with universities and start-up companies.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct security threat analysis of R&D projects and systems
  • Assure cybersecurity requirements are considered in the preliminary stages of ECS designs
  • Contribute to system, software and hardware designs of research projects to assure that proper security enhancement technologies are included
  • Contribute to the definition of the Corporate Cybersecurity strategy and technology roadmaps.
  • Collaborate in research teams with leading universities and start-up companies for the generation of innovative ideas in cybersecurity analysis and protection mechanisms.
  • Integrate at System Level the required cybersecurity technologies developed for computational hardware, software architectures, serial communications protocols, and sensor and actuator interfaces.
  • Support the transfer of the developed technologies into GM engineering and production programs
  • Supervise prototype implementations activities in benches and vehicles
  • Scout and evaluate innovative technologies for the specified research areas
  • Communicate results and progress in oral and written form
  • Document results of individual and team efforts for internal and external publications
  • Procure and manage any required external contractor support
  • Develop and maintain regular contact with divisional, staff and the professional community
  • Maintain safety and good housekeeping standards

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Qualifications

  • Relevant industrial or academic experience in Cybersecurity for Embedded Electronic Control Systems
  • A PhD or MS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, or a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science and five or more years of relevant industrial or academic experience in the Cybersecurity domain
  • In-depth knowledge or experience in one or more specific technologies involved in cybersecurity.
  • Preferred experience and knowledge of safety-critical systems and functional safety.
  • Good teamwork skills and experience in project management.
  • Good verbal and written skills in English.