EE HW Validation Manager (Cybersecurity and Functional Safety)

at Fiat
Published May 23, 2023
Location Auburn Hills, MI
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Build your brand. Tell your story. Take advantage of a rare opportunity to start from the ground up and build something great. We are looking for technology game changers to lead Stellantis into a fundamental transformation within the automotive industry. Technology is going to disrupt the automotive industry significantly in the next decade and our organization is seeking high potential candidates to transform the company with a focus on the customer experience. Stellantis' Software Organization (SWX) was created to build the most captivating experiences in the latest frontier of Automotive Technology.Electronics Hardware Cybersecurity and Functional Safety (CS&FS) Validation Manager will support cybersecurity and functional safety focused validation and testing activities to confirm the implementations align with accepted CS&FS specifications for Stellantis Vehicle systems, ECUs, and Applications with the goal of reasonably protecting road users from new cyber-threats arising from fast evolving vehicle functions and features.This position will monitor and check the compliance of CS & FS controls implemented in Stellantis products during the entire product development lifecycle with a heavy focus on vehicles, ECUs, and Applications before launch.

The core tasks are summarized here:



Lead a team of electrical system/cybersecurity/functional safety component validation engineers in developing core documents including, but not limited to, core DVP&R, core electrical system test procedures, and global harmonization of test norms. Collaboration with principal architects specialized in hardware, software, and systems, covering all management aspects of Functional SafetyDefinition, description and maintenance of ISO 26262 compliant processes ensuring skill levels and training plans are in placeEnsuring safety compliance in Project Management, Product Development, Production and Operation (safety elements) and Support ProcessesDefinition of guidelines and templates for Functional Safety Management for the use in safety-relevant projectsDevelop new and innovative ways to test vehicles more efficiently and more comprehensively, develop team members to support the Validation PCs to act as team liaisons for each program,Work closely with regulatory on domestic compliance and with Homologation and Witness agencies to ensure global compliance of EE systems/components.Review and approve test plan, procedures and reports to ensure complete test coverage - verifying the system meets its requirements and validating that the system performs in accordance with Stellantis expectations.Establish scale validation objectives and key results for and with individual team members.Capable of working with relevant teams to obtain vehicles and parts (ECU’s and Wiring Harnesses) along with instrumentation and execution of test tools to enable cybersecurity validation and penetration testing activities to occur.Understand cybersecurity and functional safety goals and requirements to meet the expectation of Stellantis customers, applicable regulations, and cybersecurity policyConvert CS & FS goals and requirements into clear lab procedures and test scripts to confirm that CS FS controls are implemented appropriately. Define scope for penetration testing to ensure that implemented controls are effective and reasonably impassable. As defects are identified, perform threat analysis including impact and feasibility to severity of issue related to missing control on vehicle systems, ECUs, or Applications.Enter defects into relevant system for awareness and to trigger timely remediation or acceptanceProvide clear risk mitigating directives for Connected vehicles, systems, and applicationsRespond appropriate to inquiries about validation lab procedures, or penetration testing scope or outcomes.Provide technical expertise in investigation of validation issues, root cause analysis, mitigation, and corrective action plansProvide technical reports, graphs, tables, analysis, photographs, timing charts, and status to target test progress reports on a timely basisCommunicate clearly key technical validation risks, and impacts on program engineering milestonesAnalyze detailed data from validation tests, synthesize the results and summarizeHelp setup and manage EE cybersecurity functional safety validation lab.EOE/Disability/Veteran

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Cybersecurity or other equivalent scientific degrees around software and hardware found in embedded systems, ECUs, and Vehicles from an ABET accredited universityMinimum of 10 years of related experience (Such as: in electrical systems design, development, or test engineering, security research, system exploitation, cybersecurity engineering)Managing and leading a technical teamExperience in validation of complex systemsKnowledge of Cybersecurity and Functional safetyKnowledge of common security patterns (e.g., authentication, authorization, separation of privileges, sandboxing, need to know, separation of duties, …)Knowledge of security protocols (e.g., TLS, SSH, …)Knowledge of X.509 digital certificate standard and Public Key Infrastructure management.Knowledge of symmetric and asymmetric cryptographic algorithms (e.g., AES, RSA, ECC).Knowledge of automotive operating systems (Autosar Classic and Adaptive, QNX, Linux, Android, etc.) and middlewaresBasic knowledge of Connected Application integrations (Legato App framework, Automotive Android, QNX)Basic knowledge of C++, Java, Python, Kotlin or other programming languages Basic knowledge of scripting languages (e.g., jscript, bash, …)Knowledge of automotive and cybersecurity testing toolsStrong communication and presentation skillsAbility to multitask many assignments and coordinate testing for numerous Validation Test Engineers and programsStrong technical research and writing skillsAbility to work in a multicultural environment

Preferred Qualifications:

Basic knowledge of Connected Vehicles including embedded systems, electrical networks, circuits, PCB’s and components, ECU’s)Knowledge of ISO 21434: Road Vehicle - Cybersecurity Engineering.Knowledge of Service Oriented Architecture design pattern and paradigm.Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent from an ABET accredited universityExperience testing in multiple development contexts (Linux, AUTOSAR, Android)Experience in the full product life cycleExperience with troubleshooting and root cause of electrical systemsDFSS Green BeltCritical Character Traits to Ensure SuccessAbility to think outside-the-box in high pressure situationsAbility to multi-taskDetail oriented problem-solverSelf-confident/empowered to deliver dailySelf-starter with the ability to work independently given minimal supervision/directionAbility to identify potential developmental roadblocks and escalate to managementAbility to work in a team environment and be both a team player and task leaderThis includes requesting assistance from and likewise aiding team members regardless of if the topic is related to your assigned work setRespect and understanding of the Customer/Supplier relationship while embracing partnershipAbility to present concepts/strategies/project status to large groupsBrand: FCA GroupJob ID: 2000898Employment Type: Full-timeJob Area: Software & Electric and ElectronicsFunction: GeneralIndustry: Automotive