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Cyber Security Researcher

Location: Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Job ID: PL52914365
Date Posted: Sep 28, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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General information:

Hitachi Energy Research are looking for a Researcher with expertise in the area of Cyber Security. You will join a dynamic, motivated and creative team with a broad range of experience and competences. As part of our team you will combine theory with practice, creating, testing and validating new technologies to enable the energy transition.


  • Develop security architectures for embedded systems and IoT/cloud applications and new security mechanisms customized to application domain and architecture.
  • Identify weaknesses in embedded systems and IoT/cloud applications by means of conceptual analysis of requirements, architecture and design documents as well as hands-on penetration testing.
  • Advise R&D units on security weaknesses and mitigations and evangelize for security and support incident response teams with deep technical expertise.
  • Monitor the global IT security landscape for relevant developments.
  • Network in the company and actively distribute your knowledge and expertise.
  • Collaborate with local and global external partners including universities, open-source communities, startups and vendors.
  • Disseminate your results in scientific publications, patent applications, and technical reports.

Your background:

  • PhD or Master’s Degree in Cyber Security, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or other relevant discipline.
  • Deep knowledge of security vulnerabilities and security measures.
  • Experience with penetration testing tools and ability to create own.
  • SW/HW development experience beneficial.
  • Relevant certifications (e.g. GIAC, OSCP/OSCE) welcome.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English and good presentation skills.
  • Innovation focused personality with desire to continuously improve yourself and the organization around you.
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