Vehicle Core Cybersecurity Supervisor

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Vehicle Core Cybersecurity Supervisor
Ford Motor Company

Job Description
Ford’s IT Cybersecurity organization is broadening its core competency within the area of Embedded Cyber Security in the automotive environment. We are both researching and reviewing new enterprise-wide features and technologies, as well as providing frameworks, processes and tools to help the research.

Technology is advancing, connection mechanisms are growing, and consumers and hackers are becoming more sophisticated. With increasing networking between modules and access points into the vehicle, the attack surface has increased thereby opening up new potential vulnerabilities. Automobiles are no longer mere mechanical devices but are controlled by dozens of digital computers coordinated by internal networks. While all this technology has allowed for better personalized experiences, seamless integration into a person’s lifestyle, differential services, predictive diagnostics and safer driving conditions, the increase in complexity drives the need for advanced security and data solutions.

We are exploring the role of advanced embedded computing platforms, coupled with cloud-based services, to deliver applications which will redefine the experience of owning, maintaining, driving and interacting with Ford Motor Company vehicles. Security needs to be built into each of these growing technologies.

The ideal candidate will have outstanding security design analytical skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. We are looking for exceptionally creative, motivated and talented Cyber Security Supervisors to lead a team to evaluate and develop advanced features, toolkits and consult on security related architectures. We collaborate extensively within Ford and with external partners, thus we require exceptional communication and collaborative skills.

Work tasks span use case development, through development of Proof-of-Concept solutions, vehicle integration and finally delivery of features and processes to the Product Development organization.


Lead a team of engineers responsible for developing solutions and analyzing vehicle features for cyber security and privacy threats. Own, maintain, consult and troubleshoot cybersecurity specifications and systems we own.
  • Understand both regulatory and insurance requirements around security
  • Manage and apply GTDS/GPDS cybersecurity deliverables
  • Manage progression of each feature through development to ensure security is built in to the design upfront
  • Own and maintain Cybersecurity Specifications
  • Support Cybersecurity Requirement and Testing 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.
  • Triage, investigate, resolve and close out cyber security or privacy incidents internal to Ford.
  • 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
  • Develop and utilize global supplier expertise to meet cyber security expectations
  • Provide presentations to management (Program Milestones, Security Governance Board considerations, etc.)
  • Experience with embedded systems (HW, SW and various operating systems)
  • Experience with reverse engineering and decryption, a plus

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of security or cyber security experience or CISSP certified
Preferred Experience:
  • Will need to work in cross-functional teams
  • Automotive experience desired but not required
  • Strong understanding of Cybersecurity basics
  • 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
  • Ability to mentor non-cybersecurity peers

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 discover 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.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not 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.