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Daimler Trucks North America Software Engineer, Automotive Security (L7) in Portland, Oregon

When you join Daimler, you become an agent of change within our global community of people working to create a cleaner, safer, and more efficient world for today and tomorrow. Through innovation at all levels, our teams ensure our world-changing brands continue to increase the quality of life and the business success of our customers, their customers, and the world around them. The Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) brand portfolio is second to none, and includes Freightliner Trucks, Western Star Trucks, Detroit engines and components, Thomas Built Buses and Freightliner Custom Chassis.

We are the undisputed leader in the commercial vehicle market and the industry’s technology trendsetter. Empowered by purpose, DTNA employees drive a Technology Revolution through innovative products and a customer-centric culture. Our dedication to our customers and society does not end once our products hit the road. That’s because we believe that business success and social responsibility go hand in hand. We immerse ourselves in our customer’s experience, and support the environmental responsibilities of our sites to ensure our products are the reliable, sustainable and the desired tools of the future.

Job Overview

The IT Vehicle Electronics Team is looking for a software engineer to analyze software designs and full stack implementations from a security perspective and identify and resolve security issues. You will be part of an agile software development team and focused on backend software that is used for vehicle communication and parameterization. You will also work closely with Design Engineers to discuss vehicle integration and ensure that the holistic end-to-end process is secure. You will be expected to be skilled at discovering security issues and recommending patches. You will participate in security audits, risk analysis, vulnerability testing, and security reviews.


  • Help ensure DTNA’s products are implemented to a high security standard, not only on the component-level but also the entire system, including end-to-end processes

  • Contribute to technical requirements, architecture, and interface design documents

  • Bake security into the SDLC by architecting security solutions, driving secure code design and review, and performing penetration testing of applications

  • Develop security tooling and integrate into the CI/CD pipeline

  • Perform code reviews and audits to identify security vulnerabilities

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Physics, Computer Engineering, Information Security, Electrical Engineering with practical software engineering exposure required

  • Interest in cybersecurity and knowledge of basic security design patterns (e.g. PKI)

  • Experience with writing code required (Java, .Net preferred)

  • Strong investigative and analytical problem-solving skills

  • An attached resume is required

Typical Minimum Experience Preferred (Desired Skills/Experience)

  • 0-2 years of relevant experience preferred

  • Knowledge and understanding of in-vehicle network architecture, modules, and protocols (e.g., CAN, J1939, etc.)

  • Understanding and experience with Cloud Technologies and Kubernetes

Work Location Opportunity:

This position is open to consideration at the following locations:

  • Portland

Daimler Trucks North America is firmly committed to developing a work environment that supports empowerment and inclusion for our current and future employees. We recognize that our ability to adapt will enable us to compete for a broader range of talent. Additionally, our business and the people who work within it will be successful and profitable if we remain agile and flexible in our approach to work.

To continue to build a great place to work for all, we are committed to a culture that supports flexibility and encourages a positive working environment that achieves the needs of our business and employees.

@hybrid: Number of days at home and at the office will be determined through an ongoing conversation with your Manager. DTNA will ensure that your WFH set-up meets wi-fi / data minimum requirements and sets you up for success. Travel to the office is not reimbursed and employee must live close enough to attend regular in-person collaborative meeting with at least 24-hour notice.

Additional Information

  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work permanently in the U.S. at the time of application

  • Final candidate must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check

  • EEO/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

For an accommodation or special assistance with applying for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department at 503-745-8982 or toll free 800-206-3369. For TTY/TDD enabled call 503-745-2137 or toll free 866-355-6935.

Organization: Daimler Trucks North America LLC

Title: Software Engineer, Automotive Security (L7)

Location: Oregon-Portland

Requisition ID: DAI0000FEQ