Automotive Cyber Security Engineer - Smart Engineering | NTT DATA


Automotive Cyber Security Engineer - Smart Engineering

As part of R&D Smart Engineering team, NTT DATA is looking for an Automotive Cyber Security Engineer.

In Particular, The Selected Resource Will Join The SYS/SW Engineering Unit And Will Be Employed On The Design And Development Of Several Vehicle Electronic Control Units With The Following Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive cybersecurity strategies for automotive systems and networks, focusing on protecting vehicles from cyber threats, unauthorized access, and data breaches.
  • Conduct thorough security assessments and penetration testing on automotive software, hardware, and communication protocols (CAN, LIN, Ethernet, etc.) to identify vulnerabilities and security risks.
  • Design and enforce security protocols, policies, and procedures to ensure the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of automotive data and systems.
  • Collaborate with engineering and development teams to integrate cybersecurity measures into the design and development phases of automotive software and systems.
  • Provide expertise in cryptography, secure communication, and data protection techniques suitable for embedded and automotive environments.
  • Lead incident response and forensic analysis activities in the event of a cybersecurity incident, including the investigation of security breaches and the implementation of corrective actions to prevent future incidents.
  • Educate and train engineering teams and stakeholders on cybersecurity best practices, emerging threats, and risk mitigation strategies.

We offer you the opportunity to work for the most important Automotive customers and to increase your skills in a dynamic and young team.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related field, with a strong focus on cybersecurity.
  • Proven experience in cybersecurity, with specific expertise in automotive or embedded systems security.
  • Deep understanding of automotive communication protocols and network architectures, along with experience in penetration testing and vulnerability assessment tools and techniques.
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity frameworks and standards relevant to the automotive industry, such as ISO/SAE 21434, and experience in implementing security controls to comply with these standards.
  • Proficiency in encryption technologies, secure software development practices, and authentication mechanisms.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to identify and resolve complex security issues in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the capacity to work effectively across multidisciplinary teams and to convey complex security concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Certifications in cybersecurity (e.g., CISSP, CEH, CISM) are highly desirable.


Required Skills

Mandatory Skills :

  • Background in automotive bus systems and network protocol: CAN, CAN FD, ethernet, UDS, TCP, UDP, ...
  • Experience with SW CANanalyzer and/or equivalent tools and related Vehicle Communication Interface (e.g. CanCASE for Vector Tools)
  • Experience with scripting language: python, CAPL. 
  • Experience in writing of automotive functional test cases (for ECUs, vehicle, manufacturing and customer service process verification) with Polarion and manual tests execution on site presence
  • Support the manager for the test plan agreement with ECU supplier and collect the related report

Nice To Have Skills :

  • Experience with Android OS
  • Experience with automotive tools: wireshark, OpenVAS, CVE tools, fuzzing
  • Experience with scripting language: bash
  • Knowledge of Automotive ASPICE process with focus on: system requirements and verification phases and related traceability 
  • Scripts for automated tests execution
  • SW version control systems tools ( e.g. GIT)
  • Experience with openssl tools for : X.509 certificate management, Asymmetric/Symmetric cryptographic algorithms, MAC, SHA."

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