Staff Security Engineer/Lead

San Francisco, CA, US

Job Description / Skills Required

Swift Navigation provides precise positioning solutions for automotive, autonomous vehicle, mobile and mass-market applications. What began as the GNSS industry’s first low-cost, high-accuracy, real-time kinematic (RTK) receiver has evolved into a Swift Navigation ecosystem
of positioning solutions for autonomous applications. From the nationwide GNSS corrections delivered from the cloud by the Skylark™ precise positioning service, the hardware-independent, integrated software solution that is the Starling® positioning engine to the centimeter-level accurate Piksi® Multi and ruggedized Duro® and Duro Inertial RTK receivers, Swift Navigation is enabling a future of autonomous vehicles to navigate and understand the world. Learn more online at, or follow Swift on Twitter @Swiftnav

Meet The Team
The Engineering Security team at Swift ensures that our precise positioning system that powers safety of life applications is protected from harmful attacks, unauthorized access, and any other attacks that could interfere with the safety or operations of our precise positioning system and corrections service. The Engineering Security team performs activities associated with securing our system through threat modeling and security analysis, architecture & design, trade studies, implementation support, verification and test development, penetration testing, fuzzing, and more through cross-functional collaboration with multiple internal and external teams

What You’ll Do:
• Participate in engineering projects to identify threats and vulnerabilities in our infrastructure, software and system architectures
• Define cybersecurity requirements and security concepts and work with engineering teams to successfully deliver new software and hardware products for our self-driving vehicles
• Work with engineering teams from concept through implementation, representing the consideration of security in the design throughout the process
• Lead and/or participate in the following product security engineering activities:
• Security architecture development
• Threat modelling, attack trees, and security analyses
• Security requirements development on the self-driving system as well as operations required for successful launches
• Support security-related customer milestones and assessments
• Analyze tools for and results of vulnerability scanners, static code analyzers, and other tools What You'll Need To Succeed
• Experience in automotive cyber security or embedded systems
• Ability to analyze threat and vulnerability information to prioritize for current and future architectures
• Ability to develop and implement novel and advanced security analysis techniques
• Familiarity with security design patterns for software and systems
• Ability to develop and explain technical decisions and recommendations effectively with technical and non-technical audiences through verbal and written communications that lead to actionable and measurable improvements
• Proven ability to perform meticulous work with careful attention to detail but performed in a very fast-paced and exciting environment to identify threats, defects and weaknesses in complex systems, and to identify process improvement opportunities.
• Expertise applying and tailoring existing security practices such as the Cyber Threat Intel Standards (enisa, SANS, STIX), vulnerability management standards
• Curiosity for designing to thwart threats and vulnerabilities that may not even exist today

Nice To Haves
• Expertise applying and tailoring existing security practices such as the Cyber Security Standards (ISO 21434, SAE J3061), vulnerability management standards
• Experience in automotive cyber security
• Strong knowledge of security design on all layers.
• Familiarity with CI/CD build eco system, one or more Programming Languages

● Flexible vacation, competitive salary, employer covered health insurance, 401(k), flexible spending, HSA.
● Tech talks, mentorship programs, employee events.
● Growth and learning opportunities from a tech environment include working closely with an international team of scientists, engineers, platform architects, programmers, executive staff and professionals.

Swift Navigation is a diverse and inclusive team. We are an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability status, or other defining characteristics.

Swift Navigation will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of SFPC Art.49