Product Security Lead at Embark Trucks | Powderkeg

Location: San Francisco / Remote

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Engineering

Embark Trucks is America's Longest-Running Self-Driving Truck Program and is bringing autonomous freight mainstream. As covered by the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Forbes, TechCrunch and and other outlets, Embark went public via a $5 billion SPAC deal in November 2021, and is listed on Nasdaq under the symbol EMBK. Embark is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with operations centers in Fontana, CA and Houston, TX, moving freight daily using our purpose-built transfer hubs. Embark has aligned itself with [truck manufacturers]( interface-accelerates-integration-of-self-driving-technology-across-major- truck-oem-platforms-301259787.html), shippers, and carriers to integrate our technology into the freight ecosystem, pursuing a [business model]( development-program-to-bring-embark-driver-to- market-301264418.html#::text=Embark%20launches%20its%20Partnership%20Development,on%20select%20US%20freight%20lanes.) where fleets own and operate Embark trucks. This is an incredibly exciting time for autonomous vehicles and our team is looking to grow.

Embark intends to complete a fully driverless demonstration of its technology in 2023, with a goal of commercializing its vehicles in 2024. In this context, we are hiring a Product Security Lead to ensure that, as the company makes the transition to commercialization, it is adhering to best-in-class standards when it comes to the digital security around our software offering.

The Product Security Lead will be a senior executive responsible for spearheading the definition, development and execution of our approach to product security. Our ideal candidate will excel at engaging with cross- functional stakeholders and be able to take strategic control of all objectives surrounding product security architecture, implementation and remediation.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Hire, mentor and retain a team of experienced engineers focused on growing the Product Security function @ Embark
  • Plan and execute on all Product Security initiatives, including - threat modeling, monitoring, response to threats, security architecture, design reviews, and secure software development life cycle (SDLC)
  • Define and measure a set of comprehensive metrics that reflect our baseline product security posture
  • Create long term roadmap objectives for Product Delivery leaders to help them understand and mitigate risk within their functions
  • Build and refine existing key security programs, including our bug bounties, penetration testing and external security engagements

Preferred Experience

  • 10+ years’ experience working with product development / engineering, application security and related disciplines
  • Experience in driving effective implementation & adoption of Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) and software maturity model
  • Extensive knowledge in deploying and securing services in a hybrid cloud architectures (AWS)
  • Strong working knowledge in securing Automotive, IoT, and other Edge Devices across multiple domains
  • Designing and implementation experience with Zero Trust Architectures
  • Experience securing remote updates (OTA) and data collection with distributed systems

At Embark we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Embark Trucks, Inc. 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.

Embark in the Press:

[The Wall Street Journal – Embark Announces $5.2 Billion Deal to Go Public]( public-in-5-2-billion-spac-deal-11624442400?mod=e2tw)

[Business Insider – Embark's Original Pitch Deck]( original-pitch-deck-2021-8)

Former “Mythbuster” Jamie Hyneman Hitches a Ride in an Embark Self-Driving Truck

[CNBC - Our Partner Development Program]( inbev-werner-enterprises-to-test-embark-autonomous-trucks.html)

[Forbes - The Embark Universal Interface]( carving-path-to-market-with-universal-truck-interface-new-fleet-partners/)

[Navigating Highway Work Zones with the Embark Driver]( the-embark-driver-6ab8c95822a9?source=collection_home---4------ 5-----------------------)

A few company highlights:

[Embark Blog - Series C and Transfer Hubs]( trucks/embark-announces-70m-series-c-led-by-tiger-global-14f09a4ac77)

[Forbes - 70 Million Dollar Series C ]( embark-raises-70-million-opens-freight-hubs-for-robot-big-rigs/#483b2d35653a)

Video - Day in the life of a self-driving truck

Embark Blog - Disengagement Report

[30 Million Dollar Series B led by Sequoia]( trucks/embark-announces-30-million-series-b-led-by-sequoia-394844f29c4c)

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Product Security Lead
  • Company
    Embark Trucks
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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