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Software Development Munich 01.02.2023

Automotive Security Penetration Tester (f/m/x)



More than 90% of automotive innovations are based on electronics and software. That's why creative freedom and lateral thinking are so important in the pursuit of truly new solutions. Naturally, this includes flexible working models, so that our IT specialists are free to go in unconventional directions. 


We at BMW define the future of digital premium experience inside and outside of the vehicle. In your role as Automotive Security Penetration Tester, you will be part of this development of new future technologies. Your goal is to make the product even more secure for the customer. For you, this means using your hacking skills to identify security vulnerabilities in hardware, software or in-vehicle networks in our future automotive architectures.


What awaits you?

  • You perform penetration tests on the component and vehicle system level, including the interface to the back-end systems.
  • In your daily work you will find vulnerabilities on source code level and identify faulty design on the HW or network level.
  • You provide evidence of the vulnerabilities by means of exploits or comparable procedures.
  • To fix the vulnerability, you help the process partners with creative solution recommendations.
  • Together with the penetration test team, you prioritize the critical components and functions and define the attack strategy.
  • The opportunity for RED teaming and cross-team work is available. You will have the opportunity to continuously improve your skills.


What should you bring along?

  • Degree in electrical engineering, computer science or a comparable qualification.
  • At least 3-5 years of professional experience in automotive security or classic IT security, ideally in an embedded environment (e.g. IoT).
  • Knowledge of the procedures in cryptography and IT security. Knowledge of performing security analyzes and penetration tests.
  • Experience in the use of penetration test tools (e.g. fuzzing frameworks) and in scripts (Python, Bash, etc.), in (embedded) software development (C, C ++) as well as in machine languages and assembly.
  • Experience in binary exploitation and/or in reverse engineering of hardware and software component / function development experience.
  • Knowledge of vehicle bus systems (CAN, FlexRay) embedded operating systems and embedded hardware and software architectures are desirable.
  • Business fluent knowledge of English required, knowledge of German is an advantage.


Are you motivated to use your hacking skills and are interested in new technologies and development approaches? Apply now!


Note: Please apply exclusively online via our career portal. Applications via other channels (esp. email) cannot be considered.


What do we offer?

  • 30 days of holiday.
  • Attractive remuneration.
  • BMW & MINI promotions.
  • Career development.
  • Flexible organisation of working times.
  • High Work-Life Balance.
  • Mobility offers.
  • And many other benefits - see bmw.jobs/benefits


At the BMW Group, we see diversity and inclusion in all its dimensions as a strength for our teams. Equal opportunities are a particular concern for us, and the equal treatment of applicants and employees is a fundamental principle of our corporate policy. That is why our recruiting decisions are also based on personality, experience and skills.

Find out more about diversity at the BMW Group at bmwgroup.jobs/diversity


Earliest starting date: from now on

Type of employment: unlimited
Working hours: Full-time


Franziska Obermaier
BMW Group Recruiting Team
+49 89 382-17001

Automotive Security Penetration Tester (f/m/x)

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