United Technologies Corporation Cyber Security Research Engineer in East Hartford, Connecticut

Job ID: 76142BR

City: East Hartford

State: Connecticut

Country: United States

Category: Engineering

Job Type: Full Time

Description:

United Technologies Corporation (UTC; NYSC: UTX) is headquartered in Farmington, CT, just outside of Hartford, CT. We employ over 204,000 talented individuals globally, achieve net sales in excess of $60 billion, and invest $4B each year back into research & development activities. Our aerospace businesses include Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and UTC Aerospace Systems – the combination of which make us the largest aerospace company in the world. Our commercial businesses include Otis elevators and escalators and UTC Climate, Controls & Security – a leading provider of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, fire and security systems and building automation controls.

United Technologies Corporation was founded by some of the world’s greatest inventors. We helped build the Second Industrial Revolution and brought about a century of urbanization and globalization. Now we need your help to build the next one.

Tech@UTC is the UTC technology organization, comprised of the global engineering function, several focused centers of expertise, our skunkworks organization – United Technologies Advanced Projects (UTAP), and our advanced Research & Development lab – United Technologies Research Center (UTRC). By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, we create smart, sustainable solutions that prove we can do the big things the right way. We put the “T” in UTC.

The United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) is the corporate research center of UTC, operating at the leading edge of commercial and military aviation, aerospace systems, climate control, elevator design, and security and fire protection. At UTRC, we create new ideas and opportunities by collaborating across time zones, geographies and cultures. We are a community of high performing inventors, innovators, thinkers, manufacturers, motivators, leaders, problem solvers, dreamers and achievers.

We work with universities, external research organizations, and global business units to identify, develop and demonstrate innovative technology solutions, products, services and intelligent systems. We are looking for scientists and engineers who have a passion for innovation and a high tolerance for ambiguity. You must be an independent thinker and self-starter with a demonstrated ability to produce high-quality technical content by collaborating with fellow researchers and product specialists. You will have the opportunity to continuously develop and invent new technologies, products and processes. At UTRC, you’ll be part of an evolving, globally diverse company that’s moving fast to shape the future of technology - one full of career opportunities and the chance to contribute and grow in a variety of ways. We are committed to recruiting and retaining the best and brightest people from the broadest and most diverse talent pool possible, so that we can serve our customers globally. If you have ideas, inspiration and expertise to continue developing products and systems that make the world a better place to live, then we have a great opportunity for you to contribute to our continued legacy of innovation.

UTRC provides technical thought leadership in security and trustworthy solutions to the full range of UTC products and programs. Our programs involve both practical technology development as well as innovative scientific research to advance the state-of-the-art methodologies and practices.

The Cyber System Security Group in the United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) has an open position in the area of information security, at the level of Senior Engineer. Candidates meeting a substantial subset of the criteria listed below are encouraged to apply.

Cyber-Physical Systems or "smart" systems are co-engineered interacting networks of physical and computational components. Other terminologies related to this emerging technology trend include: Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Internet, Smart Cities, Smart Grid, etc. Those are large systems that connect and integrate industrial control systems, machines, sensors and actuators with enterprise systems, business processes, analytics and people. The Cyber System Security group at UTRC is developing novel research and technology to address this large-scale and complex system of systems, and provide integrated and adaptive solutions.

Qualification: The candidate should have a strong background in cyber security for cyber physical systems, including best security practices, attack surface and vulnerability analysis, countermeasures and mitigation techniques, and intrusion detection systems.

Successful candidates will be expected to

  • Have an in-depth knowledge of security vulnerabilities in cyber physical systems including Internet of Things

  • Have experiences in technology development to improve the security and resiliency of cyber physical systems, including situational awareness, intrusion detection, and behavior analytics

  • Work on hard problems independently with little supervision, yet assuring good coordination with team members to achieve project goals

  • Be a strong team player in a highly collaborative and team-oriented environment

  • Communicate effectively to both technical peers and senior management

Education: Minimum: B.S. candidate, in Computer science, electrical and computer engineering with relevant courses study plus 3 years of experience

Preferred: M.S. candidate, Computer science, electrical and computer engineering with relevant courses study and research experience.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

Qualification:

The candidate should have a strong background in cyber security for cyber physical systems, including best security practices, attack surface and vulnerability analysis, countermeasures and mitigation techniques, and intrusion detection systems.

Successful candidates will be expected to

  • Have an in-depth knowledge of security vulnerabilities in cyber physical systems including Internet of Things

  • Have experiences in technology development to improve the security and resiliency of cyber physical systems, including situational awareness, intrusion detection, and behavior analytics

  • Work on hard problems independently with little supervision, yet assuring good coordination with team members to achieve project goals

  • Be a strong team player in a highly collaborative and team-oriented environment

  • Communicate effectively to both technical peers and senior management

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.