Senior Cybersecurity Engineer - Embedded Systems - Vernova Research

GE Capital
New York, New York
Dec 01, 2023
Dec 29, 2023
Position Type
Engineer, Scientist, Research
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Description Summary
GE Vernova's Advanced Research business is the central innovation engine for GE's portfolio of energy businesses, which will be unified under one banner called GE Vernova. The research organization is made up of 250+ researchers representing virtually every major scientific and engineering discipline. Collectively, they are driving major research programs and initiatives to decarbonize power, accelerate renewables, and promote electrification and the creation of a 21st century grid fit to power a zero-carbon energy future.

As a Senior Cybersecurity Engineer - Embedded Systems, you will have the opportunity to architect and develop state-of-the-art embedded systems for real-time controls and communication applications as well as lead and contribute to R&D programs aligned with GE Vernova's energy businesses such as Power Generation, Renewables, and Hydro as well as with U.S. Government Agencies such as the Department of Defense 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 the world's most critical infrastructure?

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Work with GE businesses to develop and transition cybersecurity technologies for embedded systems from early-stage lab demonstrations to fieldable prototypes.
  • Drive the development of new business opportunities by shaping with the government and by leading external proposals as principal investigator.
  • 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 and manage medium to large-sized R&D projects.
  • Publish technical papers, file patents, and contribute to open-source communities.
Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related disciplines with a minimum of 5 years of industry experience OR Master's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related disciplines with a minimum of 7 years of industry experience OR Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related disciplines with a minimum of 10 years of industry experience.
  • Experience with shaping and pursuing external proposals in response to government solicitations.
  • Strong embedded programming skills (e.g., C/C++, Java, Phyton, etc.).
  • Strong background in software development for embedded systems such as: computer architecture, Linux OS, network protocols.
  • Experience with Linux security and Linux driver development.
  • Experience with incorporating hardware-based security techniques (e.g., HSM, TPM, ARM TrustZone, Secure Boot, etc.).
  • 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 willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at to be considered.
Desired Characteristics:
  • Working knowledge of cryptographic algorithms, protocols, and standards (e.g., TLS, X.509).
  • Experience with firmware development and low-level programming (e.g., microcontrollers).
  • Experience with Linux build systems (e.g., Yocto).
  • The salary range for this position is $100,000-$205,000 USD annually. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate's experience, their education, and the work location.
  • GE provides a comprehensive benefits package that provides access to plans which support the overall wellbeing of our employees and their dependents. These benefits include, but are not limited to, health care coverage (medical, dental, vision, pharmacy), a retirement plan that includes Company Retirement Savings and a 401K with Company matching, Life Insurance options, Disability coverage, paid time-off, EAP, and more.
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).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes