Senior Cybersecurity Engineer, Incident Response

Las Vegas, NV US
USD 130k - 174k
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Mission Summary:

As part of our Cybersecurity Incident Response Team (CIRT), you will help us deliver the future by assuring the safety and cybersecurity of our self-driving vehicles, passengers, and infrastructure. You will work in the CIRT to build, develop, and operate a model of Incident Response that will allow us to quickly identify, respond, and protect against threats on our self-driving vehicles.

You will assist and/or lead investigations in active security incident scenarios, supporting the organization through the Incident Response lifecycle. You will work across functions to identify new and emerging threats and work to develop detection alarms and workflows to assist in future identification and response.

The Motional Las Vegas office is located less than 10 miles from the Las Vegas strip at 730 E Pilot Road, the Las Vegas office is home to one of the largest fleets of self-driving vehicles. The city’s grid system of roads and being one of America’s “smart cities” allows for extensive research and development testing.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Provide expertise in the triage and identification of potential security incidents
  • Execute the incident response plan, ensuring cross-functional teams operate functionally and efficiently through incident response scenarios
  • Draft, maintain, and communicate incident reports for an executive audience
  • Design and develop our approach for cybersecurity monitoring and response for our self-driving vehicle fleet
  • Develop and create alarms, dashboards, and workflows to allow quicker and more efficient insight into security events
  • Identify residual risk through security monitoring and instigate security-focused projects to remediate root cause issues
  • Proactively hunting threats in our environment, identifying new risk areas, and developing methods for us to proactively address these threats

What We're Looking For:

  • BS or MS in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Information Technology or Equivalent Knowledge and Work Experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in cybersecurity incident response
  • Possess one cybersecurity certification (GIAC Certified Incident Handler, EC-Council Certified Incident Handler, etc.)
  • Knowledge and experience in multiple security frameworks (i.e. NIST, CIS, ATT&CK, etc.)
  • Experience performing log analysis in a cloud environment (GCP, AWS, Azure)
  • Experience developing correlation searches, building monitoring rules, and developing dashboards in Splunk
  • Expertise in industry standards and regulations such as ISO 21434, UNECE WP.29 R155, or similar in other industries

Why You Should Join Us: 

  • Opportunity to advance the state of the art on cybersecurity for cutting-edge autonomous vehicle technology
  • Work with experienced teammates who are passionate about developing your capabilities as a cybersecurity engineer
  • Catered lunches and snack bars at offices

The salary range for this role is an estimate based on a wide range of compensation factors including but not limited to specific skills, experience and expertise, role location, certifications, licenses, and business needs. The estimated compensation range listed in this job posting reflects base salary only. This role may include additional forms of compensation such as a bonus or company equity. The recruiter assigned to this role can share more information about the specific compensation and benefit details associated with this role during the hiring process. 

Candidates for certain positions are eligible to participate in Motional’s benefits program. Motional’s benefits include but are not limited to medical, dental, vision, 401k with a company match, health saving accounts, life insurance, pet insurance, and more.

Salary Range
$130,000$174,500 USD

Motional is a driverless technology company making autonomous vehicles a safe, reliable, and accessible reality. We’re driven by something more.

Our journey is always people first.

We aren't just developing driverless cars; we're creating safer roadways, more equitable transportation options, and making our communities better places to live, work, and connect. Our team is made up of engineers, researchers, innovators, dreamers and doers, who are creating a technology with the potential to transform the way we move.

Higher purpose, greater impact.

We’re creating first-of-its-kind technology that will transform transportation. To do so successfully, we must design for everyone in our cities and on our roads. We believe in building a great place to work through a progressive, global culture that is diverse, inclusive, and ensures people feel valued at every level of the organization. Diversity helps us to see the world differently; it’s not only good for our business, it’s the right thing to do.  

Scale up, not starting up.

Our team is behind some of the industry's largest leaps forward, including the first fully-autonomous cross-country drive in the U.S, the launch of the world's first robotaxi pilot, and operation of the world's longest-standing public robotaxi fleet. We’re driven to scale; we’re moving towards commercialization of our technology, and we need team members who are ready to embrace change and challenges.

Formed as a joint venture between Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv, Motional is fundamentally changing how people move through their lives. Headquartered in Boston, Motional has operations in the U.S and Asia. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.


Motional AD Inc. is an EOE. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To comply with Federal Law, we participate in E-Verify. All newly-hired employees are queried through this electronic system established by the DHS and the SSA to verify their identity and employment eligibility.

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