Self Driving Vehicle Cybersecurity Lead

Boston, MA

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Autonomous shuttles connecting people and communities. We build AV technology and end-to-end mobility solutions to deliver convenient, fun, sustainable rides.
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About Optimus RideOptimus Ride is an autonomous mobility service provider on a mission to drive the future of transportation. We develop and own the full AV tech stack and user experience–algorithms, software, hardware, and system integration–for autonomous, electric rides for communities near and far. We’re focused on driving innovation and delivering convenient, turnkey transportation services for master planned communities, corporate and academic campuses, and mixed use developments. We’re driven to create safe, sustainable, and equitable transportation solutions for all.
Optimus Ride is headquartered in the Boston Seaport District, not far from our old stomping ground at MIT. From the boardroom to the test track, our teammates (affectionately referred to as Optimists) bring deep industry and subject matter expertise, a collaborative and focused work ethic, and an optimistic outlook on the future of autonomous, sustainable, community-serving transportation.
The Role
We are seeking a talented Cybersecurity Leader to drive the cybersecurity implementation for Optimus Ride self driving vehicles spanning vehicle, cloud and client (mobile/web) software. The candidate will drive collaboration across multiple disciplines with software teams (vehicle, cloud, mobile, web), hardware teams and systems teams to develop an end-to-end cybersecurity plan. The candidate will drive security certification activities and will be presenting the cybersecurity solution in front of our customers, partners and suppliers.


  • Develop end-to-end cybersecurity plans spanning vehicle, cloud and client (mobile/web) applications.
  • Use industry standard cybersecurity frameworks for evaluating and generating vehicle cybersecurity requirements 
  • Integrate cybersecurity into software development process 
  • Design and architect a secure CI/CD pipeline from build systems to cloud deployment for securely deploying vehicle software 
  • Work closely with hardware suppliers to utilize chip level security features like secure boot, trusted execution and hardware accelerated cryptography 


  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master's Degree in computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or a related field, or equivalent practical experience 
  • Experience with Embedded Linux and/or QNX operating system 
  • Excellent software development skills using C/C++ 
  • Experience developing cybersecurity plans and requirements for connected devices, cloud services and/or automotive components 
  • Experience developing cybersecurity threat models, device to cloud authentication mechanisms, certificate management and code signing 
  • Excellent communication skills in written and verbal English 


  • Experience working with external bodies for product security certifications
  • Knowledge of Automotive cybersecurity standards ISO 21434 and SAE J3061  
Benefits and Working EnvironmentAt Optimus Ride, we strive to support our employees by offering competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and a world class working environment that is centered around the team. We nurture creativity and provide expansive opportunities for growth and development.
Optimus Ride provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Job tags: C Cryptography Linux
Job region(s): North America
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