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Embedded System Cyber-Security Engineer Job

Date: Apr 11, 2021

Location: Kirkland, WA, US

Company: PACCAR



Position Summary:


Technical lead for security of vehicle electrical/electronic/software systems.


Primary Duties:


  • Perform threat modeling and risk assessments for current and forward-model vehicle systems
  • Assess technology proposals from external suppliers for their potential to meet risk management design objectives
  • Define security controls for system level design requirements
  • Coordinate with distributed teams for managing security scope during software development activities
  • Perform system level verification testing of implemented security controls
  • Consult with EE system architects to achieve continuous improvement  in vehicle security with each future update
  • Collaborate with non-security professionals for supply chain risk management
  • Liaise with Enterprise IT Security to align goals and strategy
  • Maintain professional relationships with security communities in the transportation sector
  • Develop and deliver awareness training to enhance embedded cyber-security knowledge and skill throughout the company.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent
  • Proficiency with at least one compiled and one interpreted programming language
  • Familiarity with a security management framework such at ISO 21434, ISO 27001, NIST CSF, etc.
  • Ability to work in a highly-distributed, lean, collaborative team environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, good planning/tracking skills
  • Competency with standard office software (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, etc)
  • Able to design new processes and resourcefully solve complex technical issues
  • Determined commitment to reliability, value, quality, and safety in all aspects of work
  • Willingness to grow continuously, both personally and professionally and a strong results orientation
  • 7 or more years of experience in two or more roles: real-time software development, vehicle electronics and controls, embedded systems design, application security, penetration testing, incident response, or compliance
  • Ability to travel for scheduled meetings less than 20% to domestic and international locations
  • Ability to maintain/obtain within 6 months a security certification: CompTIA CAP or CASP, ISC2 CISM or CISSP, GIAC GSLC, EC-Council CCISO.


Additional Valued Attributes:


  • Knowledge of applied cryptography for provisioning secure hardware
  • Knowledge of secure development techniques using static and dynamic analysis
  • Practical experience with security controls for POSIX type operating systems
  • Experience managing vulnerability disclosure programs
  • Familiarity with AGILE software development processes
  • Familiarity with requirements tracking and software test/validation tools
  • Proficiency using Requirements Capture, Simulation, Software Configuration, Defect Tracking/Reporting tools.
  • Awareness of heavy duty commercial truck regulations, especially affecting instrumentation, emissions, safety, On Board Diagnostics, and other areas that impact electrical and electronic design, architecture, and functionality
  • Experience with structured product development processes
  • Automotive electronic systems engineering skills including multiplex communication systems (especially CAN/J1939), architecture, and control system design and analysis.



Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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