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Product Cybersecurity - 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 1-4 x per year.

This is an exciting opportunity if you are looking to grow your security skillset while shaping the future of automotive security innovation. GM is undergoing a major transformation, both in how we operate and in how we will influence the future of transportation. The Security Engineer will lead in a progressive technical position responsible for continued execution of GM’s security design and its evolution through technological advancements to ensure GM remains ahead of the adversary. The Security Engineer will define feature requirements and guide the implementation across internal and external embedded software developers. The Security Engineer will engage with GM IT developers (as needed) to drive application requirements necessary for enabling vehicle security strategies. In this role, you will be given the opportunity to engage in advanced technology work to evaluate various strategies for consideration in GM’s automotive security roadmap. You will also be given the opportunity to work cross-functionally with many GM business units to enable the success of vehicle development, manufacturing, and serviceability. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as the subject matter expert for various fielded ECUs (in the areas of EV and Battery Commercialization, Super Cruise, Ultra Cruise) security strategies, and define Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) ECUs security designs. This includes taking ownership of existing requirements and/or create new requirements to become the single point contact for technical questions and fielded investigations.

  • Review and approve the design of embedded systems from a cybersecurity perspective

  • Run code scans on the software of embedded systems to identify security issues and mitigate them

  • Performing risk assessments on deviations from cybersecurity requirements

  • Work with penetration testing and development teams to risk assess and mitigate identified security vulnerabilities

  • Staying up to speed on the latest cybersecurity features, tools and embedded technologies from a security perspective

  • Supporting and leading embedded security related advanced projects as needed

  • Perform design and implementation reviews of ECU security elements

  • Work with Service Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, IT, and Product Development to gather requirements ensuring future changes are practical and non-disruptive

  • Design methods to minimize costs associated with patching controllers in the field while focusing on ways to minimize disruption to the customer, time required to patch, and remote bandwidth required

  • Document vulnerabilities and mitigation action plans

Additional Description


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering or equivalent majors.

  • Professional experience with proven technical and professional skills in job-related area required, including embedded controls/software development

  • General knowledge of microcontroller architectures

  • Basic understanding of cryptography fundamentals (Encryption, Authentication, Symmetric Cryptography, Asymmetric Cryptography, PKI)

  • Ability to make decisions and recommendations while taking into account appropriate tradeoffs between conflicting objectives

  • Technical writing competency



  • Experience with bootloader, embedded OS, controller communication, or diagnostics

  • Knowledge of AUTOSAR standards and methodology

  • Knowledge and experience with CAN, Ethernet or Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) communications protocol 

  • Knowledge of microprocessor architectures deployed across the automotive industry

  • Understanding of methods leveraged for digital signature generation and verification

  • Knowledge of diagnostic services (e.g., ISO 14229)

  • Understanding of automotive security peripherals (i.e., Secured Hardware Extension (SHE) and EVITA Hardware Security Module (HSM))

  • Experience with Certificate Authorities and cryptography

  • Experience with and/or knowledge of technologies used to secure embedded systems

  • Understanding of various Cybersecurity elements deployed to embedded systems

  • Experience with documenting requirements in DOORS

About GM

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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.

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