ZF Product IT Security Specialist in Washington, Michigan

Product IT Security Specialist

FI - Information Systems


Job Description

ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. ZF has a global workforce of approximately 138,300 at 230 locations in 40 countries. Working at ZF is more than just a job; it’s an opportunity to imagine and create global mobility for tomorrow – and beyond.

ZF’s is looking for an IT Security Specialist, strengthening its globally distributed IT-Security department within the IT organization (FI). The responsibility of an IT Security Specialist is composed operational tasks, such as operation and maintenance of IT-Security related systems/platforms, as well as collaboration and/or project management of IT-Security related projects.

Are you up for the challenge?

Position Description:

  • Consulting in Product Security Projects on central development (Automotive Security)

  • Ongoing market monitoring, evaluation and implementation of new IT-Security solutions, trends and methods related to state of the art automotive systems (Car IT)

  • Collaboration, conception and development of IT-Security and privacy solutions around vehicle interfaces, networks, backend and mobile apps

  • Planning and organization of Penetration Tests, Source-Code Analysis of (Web-) applications, mobile apps and infrastructure components

  • Identification and Tracking of Vulnerabilities in regards to the IT Security Problem Management Process

  • Analysis, treatment and tracking of IT-Security related incidents in regard to the IT Security Incident Management Process

  • Evaluation and approval of IT products (complying accepted IT Security Standards)

  • Conception, Build-up and Operation of IT-Security applications/platforms

  • Change-, Config- and Release-management regarding IT-Security products

Position Requirements:

  • Working experience of several years in the fields mentioned above

  • Outstanding knowledge of IT-Technologies

  • Experience in embedded security and privacy in and around the vehicle

  • Excellent skills in vulnerability disclosure (Proof of Concept Exploits), penetration tests and mitigation strategies on connected vehicles

  • Experience in working within international and globally distributed teams

  • High level of personal resilience

  • Self-driven, results-oriented approach to work. Ability to work in a team. Strong communication skills

  • Fluent business English (Written and spoken)

  • Willingness to travel

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Holding one or more of the following certificates is a plus: CISSP, CISA, CISM, SSCP, ISO 27001/2, ITIL, CEH, GIAC/SANS certificates

  • German (Written and spoken)

Required Education and Experience

Experience and Skill Requirements

Position Status

Salaried Full-Time

Functional Area

Information Systems






United States

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran