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Cyber Defense Manager


Associate, 1+ Years



Employment Type

Full Time


Detroit, MI

Job Responsibilities

Job Description

This is a Hybrid position within our IT Organization. The role will allow employees to work offsite but will also require onsite work based on business needs. The selected candidate will be expected to commute to the innovation center to which they are assigned as their primary GM facility. Relocation may be provided.For all external applicants, we are targeting a start date on or after January 10th 2022 for this position.”

About the role:

The Cyber Defense Manager will help drive the growth of the team and Cyber Defense practices across the global GM environment.  This role will be responsible for managing a group of technical individuals tasked with performing active threat simulations to test prevent, identify, and respond capabilities within the GM environment.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Passion for identifying and detecting security weaknesses or malicious activity across a variety of applications, platforms and technologies
  • Define consistent controls testing methodologies for technologies within the GM environment
  • Integrate threat modeling practices into identification and detection practices
  • Oversee multiple team members involved with testing of security controls within the GM environment
  • Identification, support and execution of Cyber Defense strategies
  • Act as a coach and mentor to team members, sharing knowledge associated with tools and practices utilized for risk identification, prioritization, mitigation and detection
  • Proven ability to communicate technical issues to technical and non-technical business area representatives.
  • Experience in large scale information technology implementations and operations preferred.
  • Organize training activities and keep the penetration testing team up to date with emerging security related issues
  • Keep current with vulnerabilities, attacks, and countermeasures as well as devoting time to research and development activities

  • Additional Job Description

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or related field acceptable with two years of experience in information security.
  • 5-7 years hands-on experience in either: Detect/Respond, Offensive Security, Application Security, Vulnerability Management
  • Experience leading a successful team or initiative
  • Programming experience in Java, C++, Perl or Python
  • Experience with infrastructure, application and controls testing
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in the security aspects of multiple platforms, operating systems, software, communications, and network protocols
  • Hands-on experience with commercial and open-source network, infrastructure and application security testing tools
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Outstanding collaboration, team, and interpersonal skills.
  • Work independently and manage workload with organization to meet expectations and objectives
  • Absorb, retain and organize information gathered from multiple sources and in a variety of formats
  • High level of integrity in dealing with confidential and sensitive information
  • Willingness to pursue or already possess one of the following certifications is a plus: CISSP, GIAC, CEH, CISA

  • About GM

    Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.

    Why Join Us 

    We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

    Benefits Overview

    The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values;  • Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

    Diversity Information

    General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

    We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

    The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at . In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.

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