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Cybersecurity Architect

Bochum, Germany Job ID: R-12518-2022

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.

About the Role

Our newly established Automotive Cybersecurity Practice is looking for a skilled Cyber Security Architect. You will report directly to CS Practice Lead. You will be responsible for analyzing and designing security concepts
and measures for automotive systems, from network- and architecture level to embedded systems protection.
You will design system architectures according to cybersecurity best practices. This includes performing TARAs
for software & hardware, cyber security hardening, reviewing new and existing systems’ designs and evaluating
their security impact, while implementing HARMAN specific and international standards and methodologies.
Finally, you support our customers in introducing a Secure Development Life Cycle (SDL).

You will contribute directly to customer programs and work in the Security Consultants team reporting to the
Head of the Cybersecurity Practice in Lodz.

In addition, as a practice employee, you will be highly exposed to the rapidly growing automotive cybersecurity

What You Will Do

  • Work within an interdisciplinary and international Architects team of dealing with various architecture domains, including- and beyond cybersecurity
  • Work very closely with European Automotive OEMs
  • Analyze SW architectures for connected ECUs
  • Design security concepts and measures for the designated projects from network and architecture level and to solve cyber security challenges during the execution of the projects.
  • refactor and extend legacy SW architectures toward cybersecurity compliance
  • Customer Requirements & Change Request Analysis, Elicitation, Triage, Decomposition
  • Impact analysis of hardware changes
  • Perform Threat Analysis and Risk Assessment (TARA) define attack vectors, define and review: security requirements, security testing requirements and implementation guidance.
  • Design software with compliance with WP.29 VTA
  • Design software with ISO-21434 standard compliance
  • Support Security Development Lifecycle projects with customers
  • Implementation reviews with respect to security
  • Participate actively with external industry working groups in the formation of new Cyber Security
  • Standards for Automotive

What You Need

  • Degree in computer science, or equivalent experience
  • 3 years of experience in automotive SW architecture in relevant automotive domains like Telematics and infotainment
  • At least 5 years working experience in cybersecurity
  • Hands-on experience in the creation of E2E SW architectures
  • Knowledge of in-car and backend communication protocols like MQTT, SOME-IP, Ethernet, CAN, Bluetooth, WiFi
  • Broad and deep knowledge in a variety of System- and SW Architecture domains (Automotive expertise, Linux, SW Partitioning, Power Management, Resource usage estimations, Protocols, etc.)
  • Experience with AUTOSAR (Classic)
  • Hands-on experience with Atlassian Jira, IBM Rhapsody or Enterprise Architect
  • Experience in applying regulations and standards, like ISO21434 and WP .29
  • Experience in applied cryptography
  • Hands on experience in TPM and TEE (Qualcomm and ARM Architectures)
  • Hands on experience in TLS 1.2, 1.3 DTLS, SSL
  • Hands on experience in cryptographic algorithms like RSA, ECC, SM2 and good understanding of Key Exchange algorithms.
  • Hands on experience in CVSS vulnerability and CVE analysis
  • Should have worked on Automotive cyber security with product lifecycle experience. Hands on experience in various crypto libraries like OpenSSL, BoringSSL, BouncyCastle is required.
  • Team player with excellent communication skills
  • Fluent English language skill is mandatory. Good German knowledge is a plus.

What is Nice to Have

  • Deep understanding of firewalls and VLANs are added advantages.
  • Certifications - candidate will have Cyber security certifications and background like but not limited to :Certified information system security professional (CISSP)Certified information system architecture professional (ISSAP)Information security management systems – ISO 2700 “Checkpoint” certification CCSA, CCSE, and CCMSP
  • Ethical hacker certification
  • Experience handling different types of hardware and operating systems
  • Experience in code design concept and measures for automotive systems from network, architecture level

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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