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Lead Cyber Security Architect
HARMAN International | Novi, Michigan
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Job Description

Position Summary:

The Lead Cyber Security Architect will champion Harman’s Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) in Harman Connected Car division (HCC), providing direction and solutions in multiple software and hardware development areas, from network and architecture level  to embedded levels.

Acting as technical security liaison with Customer Business Units, Customer Program Delivery, Harman’s automotive Center of Competence - CoCs and Engineering Teams to lead end to end implementation of HCC’s automotive security policy.


The Lead Cyber Security Architect will report directly to the Director of Customer Program Management Automotive Cyber Security, and mentor other architects on the team, awhile receiving technical guidance from the Senior Director of Automotive Cyber Security and R&D Team in Israel (TowerSec). 
The position has  strategic impact on Harman automotive products

Note: The SDL is a strategic development process Harman has decided to deploy for all programs. The Lead Cyber Security Architect will be the leading professional engineer / architect for the global execution working with HCC CoCs and CPMs


Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervision of teams across a matrix organization as well as interaction with third-party suppliers.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance on the security technology aspects from network and architecture level  to embedded levels for Harman’s core platform technologies, for  customer engagements during RFx and program execution process throughout the product life cycle.
  • Support RFx activities with Business Development team on security-requirements analysis and lead threat analysis for potential projects.
  • Perform Threat Assessment , analyze attack vectors,  review security requirements, systems and software architectures from a security standpoint and provide guidance for required implementation for Harman’s core technology and strategic projects
  • Articulate secure systems for software and hardware development and circulate thru the Customer Program (CPM) and Center of Competence (CoC) teams.
  • Work with fellow Cyber Security Architects to define security requirements for cross-functional teams in developing systems. 
  • Define specs for security testing and acceptance criteria ,Define  routine code analysis checks, establish policy for  fuzz testing and functional security testing and Review policy adherence throughout lifecycle.
  • Through Harman’s SDL Process, review technical security details of the products used in Harman systems, both hardware and software.
  • Define requirements and technical solutions to meet platform specific software security solutions.
  • Review new security technologies, help select third party suppliers, and create solutions to effectively mitigate security theats/risks.
  • Will have to solve complex cyber security challenges balancing between requirments, state of the art security technologies and cost.
  • Participate and represent Harman Automotive Cyber Security in various technical organizations like – SAE, IEEE etc.


Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • At least 10 years as a security architect for embedded systems
  • At least 5 years of hands-on experience in either implementation of security mechanisms or reverse engineering of embedded systems
  • Experience in software project mangment
  • Experience in applied cryptography and design of crypto-based mechanisms
  • Experience in handling various HW platforms and various operating systems
  • Experience in working in a global corporate with diverse technology teams and customers


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ethical hacker certification - an advantage
  • Experience in the automotive industry - an advantage.
  • Experience in code design concept and measures for automotive systems from network, architecture level - an advantage.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel 10-15%
  • Office location  - Novi MI

Other:  Ability to learn new complex technologies and tools rapidly.

  • Be able to collaborate with other technical teams and customers.
  • Good interpersonal skills and communication with teams and customers.
  • Goal, quality and deadline oriented.


HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. 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. Looking for a challenge where your experience is valued? Come see what you can achieve as a leader with HARMAN!  (www.harman.com)