Vehicle Cyber Security Research and Innovation Supervisor

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Vehicle Cyber Security Research and Innovation Supervisor
Palo Alto
Ford Motor Company

Job Description
At Ford Motor Company, we are dedicated to designing, manufacturing and selling high quality vehicles that meet the diverse needs of our customers. We believe our employees and the different perspectives that they bring to the business are the driving force behind our success. Come discover a company that is focused on the quality of our vehicles, the environment, the community and the world in which we live. We are seeking experienced candidates for a Vehicle Cyber Security Research and Innovation Supervisor position in our Palo Alto, CA location.


Lead a team of engineers responsible for introducing cyber security and privacy research and innovation. Potentially, develop new testing methodology and/or tools to be used internally. Emphasis on In-Vehicle Cybersecurity Innovation, Research and Feature Security Development.
  • Understand both regulatory and insurance requirements around security
  • Lead cyber security research into new security products, emerging technologies, processes and tools. Perform feasibility studies and auditing processes on products throughout product development.
  • Ensure systems, features, components are designed using robust engineering processes including threat analysis, risk assessment, ties to functional safety, adoption of security requirements and DVMs, security audits and vehicle assessments.
  • Manage and prioritize security budget, headcount, capital, expense and project portfolios for your section
  • Interface with external organizations on cross functional issues related to cyber security
  • Ability to perform basic level penetration testing on products/systems
  • Develop and utilize global supplier expertise to meet cyber security expectations
  • Manage interactions with external business partners, universities, start up accelerators, and other technology forums
  • Experience with embedded systems various operating systems
  • Experience with reverse engineering and decryption, a plus
  • Hands-on experience programming in various languages
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Computer science
  • 3+ years of experience with security or cyber security
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with secure coding, secure execution, wireless security design, security process development, penetration testing and rollout
  • Project management experience maintaining high level of focus and attention on key priorities, issue resolution, and milestone deliverables
  • Ability to attract, hire and retain key security expertise and grow organization, as necessary
  • Demonstrate capability of developing a cross functional team environment (team work and motivation)
  • Strong inter-personal skills, communication and leadership attributes
  • Strong understanding of cybersecurity design basics
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong problem-solving and conflict management skills
  • Successful candidate should be able to demonstrate leadership in One FORD (leadership) behaviors combined with outstanding interpersonal, teambuilding, and communication skills
The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discovers all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.