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Engineer II - Automotive Cybersecurity Analyst

Bengaluru, India Job ID: R-8765-2022

HARMAN’s engineers and designers are creative, purposeful and agile. As part of this team, you’ll combine your technical expertise with innovative ideas to help drive cutting-edge solutions in the car, enterprise and connected ecosystem. Every day, you will push the boundaries of creative design, and HARMAN is committed to providing you with the opportunities, innovative technologies and resources to build a successful career.

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A Career at HARMAN

As a technology leader that is rapidly on the move, HARMAN is filled with people who are focused on making life better. Innovation, inclusivity and teamwork are a part of our DNA. When you add that to the challenges we take on and solve together, you’ll discover that at HARMAN you can grow, make a difference and be proud of the work you do every day.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Threat Intelligence:
    • Actively watch vulnerability feeds, news, and Auto-ISAC reports for potentially relevant data.
    • Monitor Vulnerability Disclosure Program (VDP), working with external researchers and other divisions within HARMAN.
    • Create and manage internal tickets to track this and capture relevant metrics. (e.g. time to resolution, time to first response, time to customer notification).
    • Participate in industry information sharing organizations (e.g. the Auto-ISAC).
  • Vulnerability Management:
    • Author disclosure documentation to summarize new vulnerabilities and share appropriately with affected teams.
    • Work with product delivery teams to guide them through a security risk assessment and remediation.
    • Track progress of program teams on remediation efforts.
    • Prepare escalation to executive management teams
    • Review data generated by automated vulnerability scanners to determine applicability and impact. Log all true positives.
  • Incident Response:
    • Act as liaison between external security researchers and Harman security engineers.
    • Assist Harman product teams in executing “incident response playbooks” when needed.
    • Assist/coordinate proof-of-concept exploits when needed.
    • Maintain and improve the incident response process for HARMAN product security.
  • General:
    • Prepare security training material and conduct security trainings for internal and external teams

Basic Qualifications:

  • 4 years of proven hands-on experience in the field of cybersecurity
  • Good analytical, strong problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of basic security concepts (secure boot, encryption, authentication, identity management etc.)
  • 2+ years of industry or academic SW development experience with embedded environments in at least one of the following languages: C, C++, ASM
  • Basic understanding of cybersecurity risk assessments terms and concepts
  • Ability to understand security testing methods and build testing plans
  • Team-player with strong passion about cybersecurity and automotive
  • B.Sc/ M.Sc or equivalent experience in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering

Preferred Qualifications & Desired Competencies:

  • Automotive security experience (preferably from Tier-1 or OEM)
  • 3 years of hands-on software development experience
  • Basic knowledge of automotive-specific technologies (e.g. CAN, automotive ethernet, diagnostics, SW updates, telematics etc.)
  • Basic experience in IoT/embedded systems security architecture or engineering
  • Basic experience (self-learned or industry) with common offensive security tools
  • Basic knowledge of OS security concepts
  • Strong self-learner with very high motivation to develop and grow in the automotive security domain

Leadership: Demonstrate character, clarity, courage and commitment to high-performance

Build an environment of trust, inclusion, high performance and engagement by establishing clear goals and a commitment to continuous feedback, development and recognition

Change Orientation: Champion a better, faster and simpler way of doing things

Having the courage to uncover and champion new opportunities by challenging the status quo

Collaboration:  Connect, engage and communicate with others

Encourage open expression of ideas, communicate effectively at all levels, and build strong relationships to develop winning solutions to benefit our customers, cross functional teams and HARMAN

Judgment: Make sound decisions

Demonstrate critical thinking to take appropriate risk and make sound and timely decisions

Results-Driven: Deliver extraordinary results

Take initiative to achieve superior, quality results and maximize contributions that align with the long-term vision of HARMAN

HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status. HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. (


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Career Path

  1. Engineer

    An entry level role, the degreed Engineer knows and applies basic concepts and techniques of the profession under direct supervision and guidance. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree

  2. Senior Engineer

    A Senior Engineer provides a wider variety of technical support tasks using a combination of advanced engineering principles and techniques. They operate with little guidance/supervision as Subject Matter Experts (SME) in their defined area of specialization. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree + 5 years’ experience.

  3. Principal Engineer

    Principal Engineers are recognized as an emerging expert. They lead the conceptualization, design, implementation and testing of technologies, tools, or process while consistently demonstrating technical expertise and ingenuity. They demonstrate the ability to plan, define, and execute projects with no supervision. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree + 12 years’ experience.

  4. Senior Principal Engineer

    Recognized as a technical expert, Senior Principal Engineers consistently demonstrate high levels of technical expertise, ingenuity and creativity. They develop and apply advanced technologies, engineering principles, theories and concepts, and have broad knowledge about the design and operation of systems outside of their specialty. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree + 16 years’ experience.

  5. Distinguished Engineer

    A Distinguished Engineer has a strong record of creativity and innovation. They advance engineering principles, theories and concepts, and are recognized as a Company-wide authority in one or more technical areas. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree + 20 years’ experience.

  6. Fellow

    A Fellow is an industry recognized expert with a significant body of peer reviewed research and journal publications and frequently speaks at conferences. Acts as a HARMAN ambassador. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree + 25 years’ experience.

  7. Senior Fellow

    A Senior Fellow is the most accomplished of an elite group of engineers, widely recognized as a World renowned expert in their field of expertise. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree + 30 years’ experience.

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    Deepen your technology knowledge in Product Security, Android, Python, System, Software, and Hardware Architecture, and System testing.

  • Career Progression

    Transparent career progression with tangible and specific goals to work towards in preparation to meet your ultimate career aspirations

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    Local health and wellness initiatives, resources and activities are provided to help you achieve work/life integration and support maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.

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