Cyber Security Systems Engineer (Aviation Segment) - #19528499

Garmin International, Inc.


Date: Feb 23, 2021
City: Olathe, KS
Contract type: Full time
Garmin International, Inc.

Garmin's Aviation segment offers a comprehensive lineup of avionics systems and upgrades serving the breadth of general aviation- from single engine piston aircraft and small helicopters to super mid-size business jets and transport category helicopters. We design our avionics to deliver confidence and world-class performance to every flight a pilot makes, and that includes ensuring our systems and software meet strict and rigorous cyber security guidelines. Our Aviation Systems and Programs team is seeking a Cyber Security Systems Engineer to evaluate, secure and maintain a high cyber security posture for our avionics systems and products. This is a unique opportunity to make an impact in a quickly evolving cyber security environment which continues to grow industry-wide, as well as within Garmin Aviation. Come join our team and lead the way in ensuring our industry-leading avionics systems are not only safe for pilots and passengers, but also safe from cyber threats and attacks. Responsibilities of the Aviation Cyber Security Systems Engineer include:




  • Work with internal engineering teams and OEM partners to plan, design and develop security architectures to meet certification and business requirements




  • Perform security assessments of proposed and existing avionics systems using applicable industry guidance and methods




  • Generate and maintain security standards, processes, and requirements across the aviation segment for embedded products and digital services




  • Develop threat models based on data flows to identify threat scenarios and determine risk acceptability




  • Actively monitor and evaluate the global cyber security landscape, ensuring Garmin's products and services are protected




  • Support incident response efforts, including investigation, remediation, and communication



  • Coordinate security initiatives with Enterprise IT and other business segments to establish a robust security posture


Qualified candidates for this role will possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Math or Physics or another relevant engineering/technical field AND a minimum of 3 years relevant experience OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience with a cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0.


Other requirements include:




  • Demonstrated knowledge of aviation system design, aviation system safety, or cyber security architectures




  • Demonstrated ability to conduct security risk assessments, including threat modeling and risk acceptability compliance matrices




  • Demonstrated exceptional personal and team oriented organizational and leadership skills



  • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills and superior analytical skills with keen attention to detail and quality


Preferred qualifications include:




  • Excellent academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.5 as a general rule)




  • Experience and/or knowledge of integrated avionics systems.




  • Experience and/or knowledge of security testing and/or vulnerability testing




  • Experience and/or knowledge of software code development, validation, and verification, particularly based on RTCA DO-326A / 356A, and/or EUROCAE ED-202A.




  • Experience and/or knowledge of the SAE ARP 4761 safety process



  • Experience and/or knowledge of the SAE ARP 4754 system development process


Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran's status, age or disability.

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