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Senior Cybersecurity Architect

Lodz, Poland Job ID: R-8265-2021

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

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About the Role

The Cyber Security Architect is responsible for analyzing and designing security concepts and measures for automotive systems, from network and architecture level to embedded systems protection. This includes preforming TARA for software & hardware and cyber security hardening, reviewing new and existing systems’ designs and evaluating their security, implementing HARMAN specific and international standards and methodologies. Finally supporting the customer in introduction of Secure Development Life Cycle (SDL).

The Cyber Security Architect will deliver his work directly to customers and will work in the Security Architects team reporting to the Head of Cybersecurity practice in Lodz.

What You Will Do

  • 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.
  • Perform Threat Analysis and Risk Assessment (TARA) define attack vectors, define and review:  security requirements, security testing requirements and implementation guidance.
  • Perform WP.29 VTA and CSMS Gap analysis and work with customer to implement changes
  • Analyze customer ISO-21434 standard gaps and support customer in improving their cybersecurity
  • Support Security Development Lifecycle projects with customers
  • Will be customer facing - work directly with customer
  • Actively participates in sales calls involving complex technical requirements
  • Oversee implementation of the security solutions
  • Collaborate with fellow Cyber Security Architects globally
  • Participate actively with external industry working groups in the formation of new Cyber Security Standards for Automotive
  • Support business development activities and educate customers for Harman’s products and services
  • Act as technical security liaison between the customer, customer program team, and the engineering team.

What You Need

  • B.Sc in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or electrical engineer or cyber security degree
  • At least 5 years of experience in SW development
  • At least 3 years as a security engineer for embedded systems including hands on experience (automotive or IoT is preferred)
  • At least 3 years working as Cybersecurity advisor
  • High knowledge on SDL – Security Development Lifecycle methodologies
  • Knowledge of regulations introduction: ISO21434, SAE J3061, WP.29
  • Experience in applied cryptography and design of crypto-based mechanisms
  • Excellent English – speaking and writing – a must
  • Ability and willingness to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Very good interpersonal skills and communication with teams and customers
  • Ability to work independently and solve complex problems
  • Ability to work in a global business – a technical and dynamic environment
  • Agile attitude and result driven
  • Ability to learn new complex technologies and tools rapidly

What is Nice to Have

  • 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

What Makes You Eligible

  • Good interpersonal and remote communication skills with teams and customers
  • Goal and quality oriented.
  • Ability to travel abroad.
  • Willing to work on time critical projects.
  • Good English communication is mandatory

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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