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Posting Date:  Oct 27, 2021
Company:  AVL Software and Functions GmbH

Regensburg, DE

Job ID:  22265

AVL is the world's largest independent company for the development, simulation and testing of powertrain systems (hybrid, combustion engine, transmission, electric drive, batteries, fuel cell and control technology) for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, construction, large engines and their integration into the vehicle.


AVL Software and Functions GmbH is the center of competence for Powertrain Software- and Function Development, as well as Electronics and Systems integration. Our fields of activity include highly innovative projects in the area of Combustion Engines, E-Mobility and ADAS / AD. Our vision “Why not – move different!” is challenging us to develop solutions for the future of mobility.


We are looking for you:


Security Testing Expert - Ethical Car Hacker (m/f/d)





  • Organization, conduction and documentation of security related tests for embedded devices in the automotive area (Functional Tests, Penetration Tests)
  • Development of new attack patterns for automotive ECU’s from powertrain ECU’s to highly connected ADAS and infotainment systems
  • Adopting existing and developing new tools to support and automate the testing activities 
  • Point of contact for the related development departments and customers regarding technical cybersecurity 




  • Degree in Computer Science, IT Security, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or similar
  • Knowledge about automotive and IT protocols (CAN, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc.)
  • Familiar with applicable (cybersecurity) testing tools (e.g. IDA, Metasploit. Wireshark, CANoe), methods and concepts
  • Knowledge of network architectures and signal flows in automotive E/E systems
  • Deep understanding of security measures in hard- and software (e.g. cryptography, HSM, TPM)
  • Creative, analytical and conceptional skills
  • Willingness and curiosity to get off the beaten tracks
  • Good English skills
  • Personality is more than anything!




  • Be part of our pioneering work– together with our customers we shape the future of mobility! 
  • International and innovative collaboration rings a bell? That’s how we work.
  • Our technical and personal onboarding concept will help you to hop on easily.
  • We support lifelong learning: educate yourself, apply your knowledge and get creative.
  • Mobile working, flex-time and modern workplaces are part of our DNA.
  • We are deeply rooted in our values: respectful communication, care, openness, passion and trust


If so, please use our online application tool to send your application to AVL!


AVL is not just about cars. It's about changing the future. Together.

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