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General Electric Principal Cybersecurity Engineer – Embedded Systems in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

As a Principal Cybersecurity Engineer – Embedded Systems, you will have the opportunity to architect and develop OT cybersecurity solutions for embedded systems. You will lead R&D programs aligned with GE’s businesses such as Aviation, Power, Renewables, and Healthcare as well as with U.S. Government Agencies such as the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Energy. The technologies developed under these programs will be matured and transitioned into GE business products. Are you ready to join our team of technology enthusiasts to help make GE’s industrial assets safer and more secure to protect our nation’s most critical infrastructure?

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Drive technology roadmaps with GE businesses and lead development of cybersecurity technologies for embedded systems from early-stage lab demonstrations to fieldable prototypes.

  • Work with hardware suppliers and engineering tool providers to identify the best solutions for the most challenging industrial and defense applications.

  • Collaborate with universities, industrial consortiums, commercial partners, and others to advance the state of the art in OT cybersecurity for embedded systems.

  • Lead medium to large-sized R&D projects.

  • Publish technical papers, file patents, and contribute to open-source communities.

  • Lead development of new business opportunities by shaping with the government and leading external proposals as principal investigator.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related disciplines with a minimum of 8 years of industry experience OR Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related disciplines with a minimum of 10 years of industry experience OR Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related disciplines with a minimum of 15 years of industry experience.

  • Experience with Linux security technologies.

  • Strong background in software development for embedded systems such as: computer architecture, Linux OS, network protocols

  • Strong embedded programming skills such as: C/C++, Python, Bash/Shell

  • Experience with incorporating hardware-based security techniques (e.g., HSM, TPM, ARM TrustZone, Secure Boot, etc.).

  • Experience with writing winning proposals in response to government solicitations.

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY or Washington, D.C.

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

  • Must be 18 years or older.

  • You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at ($165509/ to be considered.

Desired Characteristics

  • Experience with development of real-time embedded systems, microcontrollers, FPGAs, x86, and/or ARM processors.

  • Knowledge of cryptographic algorithms, protocols, or standards (e.g., TLS, X.509).

  • Experience with real-time operating systems (e.g., VxWorks, QNX, Green Hills, etc.).

  • Experience in mentoring and growing cybersecurity engineering talent.

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes