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Senior Cyber Security/ Penetration Test Engineer Nuneaton United Kingdom,  

HORIBA Mira (company)

Posted on : 31 March 2017

Project Description

  • Our company  is a global provider of pioneering engineering, research and test services to the automotive, defense, aerospace and rail sectors. 
  • We work in close collaboration with vehicle manufacturers and suppliers around the world, providing comprehensive support ranging from individual product tests to turnkey engineering design, development and build programmes. 
  • With over 70 years  experience in developing some of the world s most iconic vehicles, our engineers utilise the latest test facilities and simulation tools to make vehicles and journeys safer, cleaner, more efficient and rewarding. 
  • The Systems and Safety team are responsible for the deployment of functional safety, systems engineering and cyber security expertise and tools across the business to deliver internal and external projects. 
  • These projects can involve a combination of engineering, consultancy, analysis, training, audit and assessment either directly to external customers or for internal product developments. Our portfolio covers all domains of land-based transportation including automotive, commercial, off-highway and defence applications. 
  • With customers ranging from global vehicle manufacturers down to part-level suppliers, we take a pragmatic approach to scaling international standards and good engineering practice to an appropriate level for the individual client. 
  • We are now looking for a Senior Cyber Security/ Penetration Test Engineer to join our busy team.

Essential experience for this role would include: 
  • Commercial penetration testing in the information technology and/or internet of things domain 
  • Commercial-off-the-shelf embedded operating systems (embedded Windows, Linux, QNX, Android, IOS & ) 
  • WiFi and Ethernet networks: monitoring and attacking 
  • Bluetooth, NFC or other wireless networks: monitoring and attacking 
  • USB subsystems and manipulation 
  • DAB radio services and implementation 
  • Deployment of over-the-air updates 
  • Commonplace tools such as SDR 
  • Writing attack code/malware 
  • Internet / cloud security 
  • Mobile security (smartphone integration, CarPlay, etc) 
  • Code analysis (reverse engineering binary code) 
  • Threat modelling 
  • Frameworks such as Metasploit 
  • Software attacks such as SQL injection 
  • A strong experience in orchestrating structured attacks and recording data in a systematic way  

Essential skills for this role would include: 
  • Be capable of delivering a high standard of technical writing 
  • Be capable of presenting technical information confidently to customers 
  • Be a self-starter and able to execute designated tasks accurately and within timing and budget constraints 
  • Have well-developed analytical skills  rigorous but pragmatic, being able to justify decisions with solid rationale 
  • Have good interpersonal skills  a consensus-builder not confrontational 
  • Be capable of technically coordinating a small group of engineers  

Essential qualifications for this role would include: 
  • Good first degree (minimum 2:1) in electrical/electronic engineering, IT system, computer sciences or other relevant related discipline  

Desirable qualifications for this role would include: 
  • Higher degree (relevant M.Sc, Eng D or Ph.D) 
  • Corporate membership of an engineering institution including Chartered Engineer qualification 
  • Relevant vocational courses (certified IT professional courses for example) 

Other information
  • The candidate should be willing to travel and work flexibly: 
  • The job is likely to involve periods of 1 week at a time spent overseas approximately 3 or 4 times per year.
  •  The job may also involve extended placements at customer facilities requiring travel within the UK for 1 to 3 days per week. 
  • Additionally, the candidate should be willing to engage in the security clearance process and work on defense related projects.


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