Sr. Staff or Principal HW Security Architect


  • Full Time

Team Charter
With offices in San Jose, Munich, Shanghai, and Beijing, the Digital Safety & Security Department at NIO consists of several safety & cybersecurity-related teams, together providing technical solutions for protecting and securing NIO’s products and user privacy. Our digital safety & security solutions cover vehicle operating systems, digital architectures, assisted/autonomous driving systems, intelligent cockpit, and mobile systems, V2X, etc.
As a Sr.Staff/Principal Hardware Security Architect, you will join a team of motivated and professional security and system architects who all share a passion for delivering secure and safe smart electric cars to NIO users. If you share a similar passion, we want to hear from you!


Job responsibilities


  • Towards NIO’s next-generation intelligent hardware solutions, including but not limited to compute, infotainment, sensing as well as vehicle controls and safety system compute, develop security related system architectures, e.g. In-vehicle E2E security architectures, which address the needs of NIO’s target market segments in Automotive, Smart Phone, and AIoT, standardize key concepts but leave space for partner differentiation
  • Perform security reviews of existing NIO and external hardware designs based on ISO 21434 framework
  • Work with product teams and other NIO smart hardware teams to define the next generation security related products
  • Provide guidance on system architecture and requirements to NIO smart hardware engineering teams
  • Lead incident response activities as required and provide mitigation advise from hardware security perspective



  • B.Sc. in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering. Other degrees will also be considered with relevant experience
  • Excellent and experienced Hardware Security Systems Architect
  • 5+ years of experience in designing chip level HW architectures and specification documents for hardware systems (SoC)
  • Proven design/verification experience
  • Creative, dynamic thinker, open minded and strong problem-solving skills
  • Fast learner of new technologies and standards
  • Team player with ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English communication
  • Plus
  • Experience with ARM/RISC-V processors, CPU architecture and SoC subsystems
  • Experience with deeply embedded systems, embedded software, low level drivers and hardware interfaces
  • Familiarity with cryptography, data security, network security, security standards, SoC security
  • Experience in developing and analysing complex systems




    About NIO    
    NIO Inc. is a pioneer in China’s premium smart electric vehicle market. Founded in November 2014, NIO’s mission is to shape a joyful lifestyle. NIO aims to build a community starting with smart electric vehicles to share joy and grow together with users. NIO designs, jointly manufactures, and sells smart premium electric vehicles, driving innovations in next-generation technologies in connectivity, autonomous driving, and artificial intelligence. Redefining the user experience, NIO provides users with comprehensive and convenient power solutions, innovative Battery as a Service (BaaS) program, and other user-centric services. NIO began deliveries of the ES8, a 7-seater flagship premium electric SUV, in China in June 2018, and its variant, the 6-seater ES8, in March 2019. NIO officially launched the ES6, a 5-seater high-performance premium electric SUV, in December 2018 and began deliveries of the ES6 in June 2019. NIO officially launched the EC6, a 5-seater premium electric coupe SUV, in December 2019 and began deliveries of the EC6 in September 2020.
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