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Cybersecurity Engineer

Coventry, UK

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Cybersecurity Engineer

Polestar is an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in. Our focus is on uncompromised design and technology. We constantly redefine the norm and challenge ourselves to shine. Passion and emotion drive us, electricity and innovation drive our cars. Our products are excellent, efficient and entertaining.

In Polestar’s future, there is no room for shortcuts, excuses or compromises. We are all in, dedicated on our ambition. Guiding our industry forward through pure, progressive performance.

Due to aggressive growth plans Polestar is currently looking to recruit a Cybersecurity Expert.


Personal attributes

In order to succeed at Polestar you will need to possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills as the ability to build effective working relationships across multiple disciples is paramount.  Attitude is everything at Polestar, we are always pushing boundaries and in order to achieve the unimaginable you must have a can-do approach and an open mind to endless possibilities. 


Key Objectives & Responsibilities:

The Cybersecurity Expert – TARA is responsible for Polestar developed products, focusing on evaluate vehicle risks, threats and vulnerabilities.

  • Analyse vulnerabilities and carry out risk assessment (TARA) for new or modified functions and associated ECUs in line with relevant industry standards.
  • Identify assets and compile item definitions including obtaining and combining system architectures and reviewing system requirements by collaborating with system owners
  • Work with different teams across the business to ensure development and implementation complies with legislation R155 vehicle cyber security, according to ISO21434 process.
  • Assess work products created by suppliers and review suppliers’ capability to deliver as per R155/ISO21434.
  • Participate in implementing process to comply with R155 for Polestar.
  • Base technology requirements discussions with technology partners on topology, vehicle communication etc.


The Person:

  • 5+ years experience in a similar role.
  • Ability to lead and influence cross-functional team members without direct authority.
  • Flexible, enthusiastic, and methodical individual who is self-motivated and able to work well under own initiative.
  • Detailed knowledge of on ISO21434, UNECE WP29 R155/R156.
  • Experience in at least one of the following fields: embedded security, secure design and hardware security
  • Knowledge of automotive vehicle systems, architecture, and automotive communication protocols (CAN, Ethernet etc.) would be considered an asset.
  • Detailed knowledge of PKI and cryptography
  • Experience of best practice software development processes/lifecycles
  • Experience in wireless technologies (WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC) and OTA updates would be beneficial but not critical.
  • Electrical, Electronic Systems, IT, Computer Engineering, or similar honours engineering degree.
  • Travel is required.


If you believe you have what it takes to work at the heart of automotive innovation, then we look forward to reviewing your application.


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