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Boblingen - Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Description & Requirements

About the Role

We at HARMAN are looking for an Automation Team Lead to join our Global Cybersecurity Team.
You'll be part of the Team that identifies and assesses all threats, exploits and vulnerabilities in our Product environment, provides respective reports to key stakeholders and adjusts our SSDLC tool pipeline accordingly.

Do you have a passion for Product Security and want to develop solutions that protect the entire enterprise across all areas of Automotive Harman's business? We look forward to meeting you!

What You Will Do

  • Collaborate closely with the Vulnerability Management, lead the strategic direction of SSDLC and Red Team, and to enable product security to be proactive part of our product development and maintenance process and aid highly accurate vulnerability identification needed at all SDLC stages, across all versions, all components, and all branches of our product’s software
  • Translate security issues into smaller problems, define automated solutions for those specific problems, and then fully chain features that can be used to tackle multiple issues in an automated manner
  • Lead the strategy and implementation of custom roles for OS hardening, infrastructure as code, compliance as code and technical capability to perform vulnerability management at scale
  • Lead the Automation Team to:
    • Design, engineer, deploy, and maintain custom automation products
    • Build security tooling and automation for internal use that enable the Security Department to operate at high speed and wide scale
    • Define and own metrics and key performance indicators to determine the effectiveness of the Security Automation program
    • Collaborate with product teams to ensure that technical compliance meets security automation requirements for ourselves and our users
    • Assess automation tools and integrate tools as needed, especially open-source tools
    • Produce quality automation code

What You Need

  • BA/BS or MS Degree in Computer Science or 8+ years of industry experience in an technical cybersecurity role
  • 10+ years of experience in either IT, embedded systems, HW development
  • Solid Management skills of big teams, including able to collaborate, facilitate discussion, decision-making and conflict resolution, as well as strong mentorship skills
  • Excellent knowledge of pipeline security, risks, threats and best practices
  • Hands-on experience with DevSecOps processes and tools
  • Good knowledge in developing tools in Python and Bash or PowerShell
  • Good knowledge in cloud automation
  • English fluent

What is Nice to Have

  • Automotive cybersecurity experience (preferably from Tier-1 or OEM)
  • At least one of the following certifications or a similar one will be a plus:
    • CDP – Certified DevSecOps Professional
    • SANS SEC598: Security Automation for Offense, Defense, and CloudOffensive
    • SANS SEC540: Cloud Security and DevSecOps Automation – GIAC GCSA
  • SOAR, SIEM or Vulnerability Management experience
  • Experience in IoT / Embedded systems security engineering
  • Strong German language level will be a plus

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 5% of the time, domestic and international travel
  • Be willing to work in an office in Germany

What We Offer

  • HARMAN offers a diverse and inclusive work environment that fosters and encourages career development opportunities, professional training and competitive market base compensation
  • You will also receive top-notch employee discounts on Harman’s Consumer Audio (JBL, AKG, HARMAN Kardon) and Samsung products
  • Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work life integration and collaboration in a global friendly working atmosphere and good work-life-balance
  • Attractive salary package based on the Metall & Elektro Tarif Baden Wurttemberg and an Employer contribution towards a company pension plan
  • Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University’s business and leadership academies which also includes extensive technical trainings
  • Internal talent management leadership acceleration programs
  • “Be Brilliant” employee recognition and rewards program

    HARMAN is proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.