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Systems Security Engineer Co-Op 2020


Saginaw, MI, US

Division:  North America (NA)
Req ID:  42471

The objective of the Student Programs at Nexteer Automotive is to select students with high potential and provide them with "real world" work experiences. Work assignments expose students to many of the company’s products, processes and procedures. Assignments are designed to assimilate acquired classroom education with actual hands-on work experience in a technical environment. In addition, Nexteer Automotive gains the opportunity to find new talent to enhance productivity while providing students exposure to full-time career opportunities.


This position will allow a motivated student to develop test strategies that support the security team in validating the security on Nexteer products. Student will work with advanced PC based tools to develop testing strategies to prove the security robustness of the EPS/SBW controllers network protocols. The Student will work with peers to develop embedded code and tools to verify attack vectors. Student will be asked to complete other miscellaneous tasks as they arise.


Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Create test code in Vector CAPL using VTest Studio


  • Support security team on test tool capabilities.


  • Write embedded C code to exercise EPS motor and detect faults.


  • Develop tools and software to prove effectiveness of attack vectors.



  • Candidate must be attending a 2-year college or 4-year university local to Saginaw
  • Candidate must be studying Bachelors in Computer Science or Engineering
    • Electrical or Computer Engineering preferred
  • Good understanding of high level programming languages like Java,C/C++ or C#
  • Candidate must be able to work 20-32 hours during Fall and Winter semesters
    • Up to 40 in the summer
  • Must have cumulative 2.7 GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Must be a full-time student (12 or more credits) during Fall and Winter semesters
  • Candidate must have right to work in the US and not require current or future sponsorship


Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/Minorities/Veterans/Women


VEVRAA Federal Contractor


Nexteer is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employees to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States.


Accessibility for Applicants with Disabilities: If you need a reasonable accommodation for the online application process due to a disability please call 1-989-757-5000. Please provide your contact information and details about the posted position of interest. Only inquiries regarding assistance for those who need an accommodation with the online application process due to a disability will be returned

Nearest Major Market: Saginaw