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Project Cybersecurity Manager

Bucharest, Romania Job ID: R-13637-2022

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About the Role

The Project Cybersecurity Manager (PCSM) is accountable for automotive product Cybersecurity Risk Management in the global Automotive organization of HARMAN. It encompasses the planning and tracking of cybersecurity activities required in multiple projects for Automotive customers. This role oversees continual cybersecurity activities throughout Product Lifecycle, from development to production, then field and service including cybersecurity incident management and/or updates.

What You Will Do

  • Overall responsible to manage cybersecurity risk along product life cycle in a project
  • Plan and coordinate cybersecurity activities in the development and post-development phase of product life cycle
  • Document and maintain cybersecurity plan in the project
  • Monitor cybersecurity process activities together with the project leaders
  • Review Cybersecurity Interface Agreement with the customer and the project suppliers
  • Review and support Threat Analysis and Risk Assessment
  • Analyze customer cybersecurity requirements and support definition of internal cybersecurity requirements for system, hardware, software, and post-development
  • Support definition of cybersecurity concept in the project
  • Maintain the cybersecurity case
  • Plan, coordinate and contribute to cybersecurity compliance review at defined Maturity Gate, cybersecurity audits and assessments
  • Interface with the customer and support the supplier interface on cybersecurity requirements and clarifications
  • Support Program manager to monitor suppliers for distributed cybersecurity activities agreed in the Cybersecurity Interface Agreement
  • Report the progress of cybersecurity activities to the program management team
  • Ensure information cybersecurity in usage of software tools utilized by the project
  • Support vulnerability management and incident response

What You Need

  • 5+ years of proven experience in project management
  • Sound understanding of Automotive Cybersecurity Engineering standard (ISO/SAE 21434:2021)
  • Experience with Product Life Cycle activities from development to field and service
  • Familiar with cybersecurity threat analysis and risk assessment methods
  • Knowledge of requirements management rules and tools
  • Knowledge of configuration management rules and tools
  • Knowledge of change management rules and tools
  • Knowledge of qualification of SW/HW components and tools
  • Knowledge of risk management methodologies
  • Knowledge of process reference models such as Automotive SPICE® and IATF 16949
  • Self-driven, strong leadership abilities and collaboration skills
  • B.Sc / M.Sc or equivalent experience in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering

What is Nice to Have

  • Automotive cybersecurity experience (preferably from Tier-1 or OEM)
  • Understanding of UNECE WP.29 R155 (CSMS) + R156 (SUMS)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certified
  • Experience in IoT / Embedded systems security engineering
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity standards and organizations (CC, FIPS, NIST)
  • Great team-player and strong interpersonal skills

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 10% of the time, domestic and international travel
  • Be willing to work in an office in Bucharest, Romania

What We Offer

  • Access to employee discounts on world class HARMAN/Samsung products (JBL, Harman Kardon, AKG etc.)
  • Inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages career development opportunities
  • Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work life integration and collaboration in a global environment
  • On-site opportunities to focus on personal well-being and development such as, onsite café, fitness center, weekly massage, fitness classes, and other onsite events promoted by our Employee resource groups
  • Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University’s business and leadership academies
  • Internal talent management leadership acceleration programs
  • “Be Brilliant” employee recognition and rewards program
  • Scholarship programs for employee family members

To protect our employees, customers, and communities, HARMAN requires all U.S. employees to disclose their vaccination status and share a copy of their vaccination card.  This confidential data will be collected by a trusted third-party vendor via a secure portal upon your start at HARMAN.

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