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General Motors Penetration Tester in Warren, Michigan

About GM

There’s never been a more exciting time to work for General Motors.

To achieve our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion, we need people to join us who are passionate about creating safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. This bold vision won’t happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.

Why Work for Us

Our culture is focused on building inclusive teams, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so you can contribute to your fullest potential as you pursue your career. Our locations feature a variety of work environments, including open work spaces and virtual connection platforms to inspire productivity and flexible collaboration. And we are proud to support our employees volunteer interests, and make it a priority to join together in efforts that give back to our communities.

Job Description

In recent years, GM Information Technology has successfully executed the largest IT transformation in the history of the automotive industry, fully insourcing what once was a nearly completely outsourced IT function. Today GM IT is a dynamic and fast paced organization that designs, develops and maintains all IT infrastructure, applications and solutions enabling GM’s global operations. From designing and building the next generation of electric and other vehicles to developing a world-class GM experience for our dealers and customers, GM IT is driving real change in the most iconic automaker on the planet. Our team delivers unique enterprise-wide IT solutions in cutting-edge technologies such as mobility, telematics, mission-critical business systems, supercomputing, cloud, vehicle engineering and real-time computing. We offer challenging positions for passionate professionals looking to advance their careers and be a part of an IT organization focused on innovation, speed and business value.

About the General Motors Security team:

GM’s Information Security and Risk Management Team protects and defends the company’s information, networks and infrastructure. We are looking for talented Information Security and Risk Management Professionals in the fields of incident response, cyber-intelligence, enterprise security architecture, digital forensics, application security and compliance with the passion and expertise to perform in a complex, global environment amidst today’s evolving threat landscape.

About the role:

GM's Cyber Defense mission is to protect against threats and vulnerabilities, detect, analyze, and contain attacks on GM’s digital information and infrastructure. This role will support the Cyber Defense mission by continuously assessing and improving the capabilities GM has in place to protect, detect, and respond by simulating the objectives and actions of an attacker​. This role will be required to perform hands-on, technical penetration and ethical hacking tests of all facets of the GM environment.

Major Duties/Responsibilities

  • Passion for identifying security weaknesses across a variety computer systems

  • Perform complex security related testing, creating test cases, performing manual and automated tests, reporting on problems encountered and documenting test results for follow-up.

  • Analyze security test results, draw conclusions from results and develop targeted testing as deemed necessary.

  • Proven ability to communicate technical issues to technical and non-technical business area representatives.

  • Experience in large scale information technology implementations and operations preferred.

  • Design, interpret & communicate information security policies & controls

  • Analyze operational IT processes to identify systemic risk issues

  • Develop processes and implement tools and techniques to perform ongoing security assessments of the environment

  • Implement tools and techniques to identify and prevent unauthorized IT asset deployments

  • Keep current on industry security testing best practices and industry security risks

Additional Job Description

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or related field with adequate experience in the field of information security is acceptable.

  • 2-3 years hands-on experience in either: security assurance, penetration testing, or vulnerability management

  • Programming experience in Java, C++, Perl or Python

  • Experience with white-box or gray-box testing

  • Experience with application security source code reviews

  • Advanced knowledge of operating system and database security (Windows, Unix, Linux, SQL, and Oracle etc.)

  • Experience in the security aspects of multiple platforms, operating systems, software, communications, and network protocols

  • Hands-on experience with commercial and open-source network and application security testing tools

  • Demonstrated sound written and verbal communication skills.

  • Extensive ability to transform technical concepts into usable documented material for non-technical users

  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities and meet deadlines

  • Work independently and manage workload with organization to meet expectations and objectives.

  • Absorb, retain and organize information gathered from multiple sources and in a variety of formats.

  • High level of integrity in dealing with confidential and sensitive information.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field

  • Experience developing exploits

  • Obtained certifications in one or more of the following preferred:


Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:

• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;

• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;

• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;

• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;

• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;

• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at Careers.Accommodations@GM.com .In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.