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Ford Motor Company AV/EV Cyber Security Engineer in Dearborn, Michigan


Job Title:

AV/EV Cyber Security Engineer

Job Description & Qualifications:

AV/EV Cyber Security Engineer

At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. We also believe in providing you with the freedom to define and realize your dreams. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow’s transportation.

As a key member of our Information Technology group, you’ll play a critical part in shaping the future of mobility. If you’re looking for the chance to leverage advanced technology to redefine the transportation landscape, enhance the customer experience and improve people’s lives, this is the opportunity for you. Join us and challenge your IT expertise and analytical skills to help create vehicles that are as smart as you are.

What you’ll be able to do:

With ever-advancing technology and connectivity features, cyber security becomes an increasingly critical concern within the vehicle environment. This is especially true with autonomous and electric vehicles (AV/EV). That’s why we’re looking to you to act as the technical lead responsible for designing security into our AV/EV vehicles and platforms. You will evaluate, critique and drive secure designs from concept to implementation while monitoring and minimizing risk for in-vehicle systems. As the subject matter expert, you will:

  • Oversee threat model in-vehicle features and off-board communications/interactions for AV/EV platforms/programs

  • Develop security requirements, networks and connected features

  • Design and develop security verification plans and procedures

  • Manage scheduling, interactions, and issue resolution for externally sourced penetration testing

  • Serve as single point of contact with Product Development, Mobility and Suppliers for in-vehicle AV/EV security related issues

  • Develop and maintain tools for internal security investigations and design verification

  • Support vehicle programs, design teams and functional areas with security concepts

The minimum requirements we seek:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering, computer science, information technology or cyber security

  • Two years or more experience in a cybersecurity role utilizing concepts, standards and tools

  • Two more years of experience with cloud computing and security (e.g., AWS, Azure, Pivotal, etc.)

Our preferred requirements:

  • Strong communication and analytical skills

  • Knowledge of automotive network architecture, modules, and protocols

  • Understanding of embedded software development and secure coding

  • Working knowledge of public key infrastructure, key management, digital certificates and digital signatures.

  • Expertise with identity and access management

  • Ability to work independently, take ownership, and go above and beyond expectations

  • Ability to work well in a small team and take on any aspect of a project

  • Ability to develop and maintain technical documentation

  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, results-oriented environment

What you’ll receive in return:

As part of the Ford family, you’ll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation and much more. You’ll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we’d love to have you join us.

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

By choice, we are 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.

Auto req ID:



Ford Motor Company


Autonomous Vehicles

Skill Team:

Information Technology (IT)


Office of the CIO & Business Ofc.