Senior Systems Engineer - Security Domain
Farmington Hills , Michigan
December 29, 2017
Responsible for defining security strategy for our Panasonic Automotive In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems. This role supports current projects and planning for future projects. This role is responsible for requirements elicitation, system design, and supporting integration of security solutions into the infotainment head unit product, on time with high quality to the customer.  Provides direction to both on-shore and off-shore development teams to develop new features. Utilizes strong project management skills including planning, tracking to that plan, and communicating status to both internal and external customers.
  • Serves as systems engineering networking and security subject matter expert.
  • Provides basic training to system engineering to enable all system engineers to develop a working knowledge of security for automotive applications and common on-board network topology for automotive.
  • Defines and shape the PASA's solutions for securing the in-vehicle network, securing Over-The-Air (OTA) transactions, and defining security measures to protect PASA IP for In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems.
  • Works with security consultants to analyze requirements and develop secure interfaces.
  • Collaborates with members of software development and design validation teams.
  • Works with global software development teams to define new features.
  • Procures defines/designs security features for automotive applications such as:
  • Security requirements elicitation
  • Security analysis (risks, threats, vulnerabilities):
  • Integrity check and protection from unauthorized manipulation                 
  • Access control especially for distributed control architectures where data is exchanged over
  • vehicle bus, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and USB
  • Authenticated communication for external controllers (other Electrical Control Units (ECU) and control
  • sources external to the vehicle)
  • Data protection (Privacy/confidentiality)
  • IP protection
  • Support validation of security design by participating in the development and review of validation and certification test plans
  • Supports multiple project teams.
  • Leads and/or participates in meetings between PASA, suppliers, and PASA's customers for design reviews and to track project status.
  • Keeps abreast of new technologies and methods for the purpose of recommending changes that will benefit current and future customer programs.
  • Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and related fields.
  • Interprets and complies with company policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Prepares reports, charts, graphs, and other statistical information.   
  • Will initiate, recommend, or provide solutions through designated channels.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Four-year College Degree in at least one STEM major (Science; Technology; Engineering; Math) and a minimum of five (5) years of experience; or a minimum of ten (10) years of full life cycle embedded software development in electronics products.
  • Minimum two (2) years of Systems Engineering experience. Automotive industry experience preferred.
  • Must have experience in design and implementation of embedded security applications.
  • Experience integrating or developing one or more of the following or equivalent security solutions:
  • Public Key Cryptography Standards (PKCS), cryptographic hash functions like SHA, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Key management, securing attack surfaces, or defining and assessing threat models.
  • Working knowledge of high-end embedded Real-Time Operation System (RTOS)'s such as Linux, Android, etc.
  • Working knowledge of Requirements Management process and tools.
  • Working knowledge of Configuration Management (SCM) systems.
  • Working knowledge of a Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • Experience working in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Windows-based databases.
Preferred Experience
  • Experience mentoring and motivate team members.
  • Experience with penetration testing.
  • Working knowledge of the IBM Jazz/RTC environment.
  • Working knowledge of QNX.
  • In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems
  • Real-Time Operation System (RTOS)
  • Configuration Management (SCM) systems
  • Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Great Benefits + Company-matched 401K retirement savings
  • Annual Bonus Program
  • Educational Assistance and Reimbursement Program
  • Relaxed dress code
  • Onsite Recreation Center & Café  
  • PASATalks
  • Onsite Happy Hours!
At Panasonic, our technology and engineering expertise delivers innovation across diverse industries. It's all about the consumer experience and making sure that we find ways to enhance that experience, either through audio enhancements or through safety enhancements inside the vehicle.
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America (PASA) is an industry-leading global supplier to Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's) for infotainment systems and advanced connected car solutions. Our clients include Ford, GM, Chrysler, Daimler, Fiat, Tesla, Honda, Toyota, Nissan and many others. In serving our customers, we don't just strive to put tomorrow's technology on the road – we pride ourselves on recruiting the brightest and best to do it.

Panasonic is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Pre-employment drug testing is required. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Automotive Systems of America.

A little about us:
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America (PASA) is an industry-leading global supplier to Automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) around the world for automotive infotainment systems and advanced connectivity.

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