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IDS Security Engineer


Hybrid: This position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively.  The employee’s role enables them to work at a GM facility or off-site as frequently as needed or desired.

This position requires an employee to be onsite 1-3 times per week.

The In-Vehicle Network Intrusion Detection System (IDS) Engineer is a newer role in the automotive industry and as such requires one to operate in a new and rapidly evolving technical area. The IDS Security Engineer will help develop and maintain cross-functional design and test requirements for an end-to-end in-vehicle network IDS.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Collaborate with a GM IDS Domain Architect and other system engineers and subject matter experts (SMEs) to:

  • Contribute to the identification and development of vehicle IDS operational and test requirements based on industry experience, best practices, and academic research

  • Work closely with subject matter experts in product cybersecurity, off-vehicle communications, and ECU and network design to develop a secure IDS that identifies and reports anomalous in-vehicle network events

  • Identify cybersecurity design risks that apply to the operation and maintenance of the IDS system and subsystems.

  • Ensure the proper execution of IDS requirements within GM vehicle subsystems.

  • Partner with the GM Advanced Technical Work organization to mature advanced IDS concepts into production content.

Additional Description


  • STEM degree, e.g., Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Physics or other related field or equivalent experience

Desired skills:

  • Understanding of major automotive subsystems and the automotive component lifecycle from sourcing through vehicle production and service/warranty processes

  • Understanding of microcontroller operation and operating systems (Linux-like and embedded)

  • Understanding of software and hardware design processes

  • Understanding of failure mode and effects analysis methods

  • Working knowledge of automotive communication protocols including CAN and Ethernet

  • Working knowledge of the ISO 144229 Unified Diagnostic Services standard, parts 1 and 3

  • Experience writing technical requirements/specifications

  • Ability to create system level diagrams (context, logical, physical, deployment…) and the necessary documentation when required

  • Ability to coordinate requirements development with other activities within the enterprise

  • Ability to reconcile future IDS program enhancements with near-term execution to identify design and implementation issues

  • A self-starter with a strong technical curiosity and desire to continuously learn

  • Ability to handle ambiguity and make decisions and recommendations with limited data

About GM

Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at . In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.