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Head of Cyber Security & Functional Safety

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Austin, Texas, United States

Build your brand. Tell your story. Take advantage of a rare opportunity to start from the ground up and build something great. We are looking for technology game changers to lead Stellantis into a fundamental transformation within the automotive industry. Technology is going to disrupt the automotive industry significantly in the next decade and our organization is seeking high potential candidates to transform the company with a focus on the customer experience. Stellantis's Software Organization (SWX) was created to build the most captivating experiences in the latest frontier of Automotive Technology.

As a Head of Cyber Security & Functional Safety team at SWx, you will be responsible for defining the requirements needed to develop the new Centralized and Service Oriented End-to-End EE Architecture, providing Cyber Security & Functional Safety leadership, and direction to engineering development teams to guide and enable Electrical & Electronic, HW design, Functional Domains, new features development and SW interaction. This role will provide technical requirements for the development of the new platform that will cover almost 80% of the Stellantis 14 Brands portfolio. Along with the team you will lead and build, you will drive key decisions on performing functional safety and cyber security analyses and executing related tasks, identifying potential safety and cyber impacts, developing requirements and supporting other activities in accordance with the Stellantis and International regulations . The key deliverable is to launch a world leading hardware platform product that exceeds all current and future technology challenges in the drive to achieve truly software defined Vehicle. We are looking for an accomplished technology veteran and product innovation leader with a background in high content EE Architecture solutions able to deliver state-of-the-art EE platforms that will enable the Stellantis SW Strategy, optimize solutions and allow Hardware evolution decoupled from Software with an Agile approach. The position's responsibilities include personnel management, multi-million dollar program development, internal reporting, network management, support and mentorship of engineering team in engineering related matters, and quality control of automotive grade HW & SW product deliverables.


  • Define and own Functional Safety and Cyber Security requirements to develop the new Stellantis Hardware & Software platform.
  • Develop outstanding strategic relationships with product peers and engineering, research, business, design, and functional domain teams to help define EE architecture considering cyber and safety requirements "by design".
  • Manage the execution of System Safety tasks, from Safety concept and safety program plan to Safety requirements and traceability.
  • Perform safety and cyber design reviews during product development lifecycle to ensure that work products are compliant with Stellantis and International requirements.
  • Relentlessly drive to early life cycle delivery through an agile approach.
  • Establish and conduct collaboration opportunities with external partners or resources.
  • Facilitate research, design, development, and engineering skill development for the team.
  • Supervision of engineers, contractors, interns and external partners in the team.
  • Leading organization of approximately 40 people worldwide.
  • The recruitment of personnel.
  • Develop a culture of collaboration, diversity and inclusion.
  • Willing to take action and drive results.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of industry experience in EE Architecture design or Electrical Engineering development roles.
  • Bachelor in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering.
  • Track record of delivering business and technology results for complex, cross-functional initiatives while managing multiple competing priorities.
  • Long-term experience in defining and designing large complex embedded networked computer systems including definition of system topologies, components, and interfaces.
  • Detailed knowledge about upcoming automotive regulations Cyber Security regulations (UNECE R155) and standards (ISO/SAE 21434 Road vehicles Cybersecurity engineering) and Functional Safety ISO26262.
  • Experience leading Cybersecurity Threat and Risk Assessment processes (TARA).
  • Good knowledge in Network Communication Design: CAN, CAN-FD and LIN and Ethernet.
  • Experience with off-board communication protocols (WiFi, 4G/5G, V2X connectivity).
  • Deep understanding of typical vehicle EE architectures and automotive development processes. Management experience in ideating and creating intellectual property.
  • Strong systems thinker.
  • Fluency in English is required, any other European language is an advantage.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or equivalent relevant business experience.
  • Designed EE platforms or components for Service Oriented Architectures (SOA).
  • 7+ years of experience within the area of functional safety and cyber security.
  • Experience conducting Cyber Security Penetration tests (component and vehicle level).
  • Exhibits excellent, clear, and detail-oriented written and verbal communications on highly complex topics.

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