Festo is an independent family business with more than 20,000 employees and is a global leader in automation technology. An effective synergy between superb engineering skills and outstanding software development forms the foundation for our success. Because without intelligent software there can be no smart products. As a software developer at Festo, you create tangible products and enjoy plenty of freedom throughout the whole development process. Apply now Together, we keep the world moving.

Security Expert Embedded Software (m/f/d)

Your job: 

  • Developing and maintaining real-time capable software for embedded systems in C and C++ with a focus on industrial communication systems 
  • Development of concepts/specifications for the implementation of security functions in electrical automation products 
  • Working closely with product management and system architects on concept development 
  • Ensure adherence to the development process and support the project team in the implementation of security specific topics
  • Perform specification and code reviews 
  • Collaboration with the Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) in identifying vulnerabilities in own area of responsibility 


Your qualification: 

  • Successfully completed university studies in computer science, electrical engineering or comparable qualification 
  • Several years of experience in the creation of secure embedded software for real-time applications object-oriented in C++ 
  • High affinity for cyber security and knowledge of relevant cyber security standards such as IEC62443-4-1 and IEC62443-4-2 
  • High awareness of software quality and testability 
  • Knowledge of Python for the application of frameworks for automated testing 
  • Experience in requirements and systems engineering 
  • Ideally, experience in modeling data flow diagrams and performing threat-and-risk analysis  
  • Basic knowledge of common industrial communication solutions such as EtherCAT, PROFINET and EtherNet/IP is an advantage 
  • Very good knowledge of German and English
  • Very good team and communication skills 


 You can expect the following with us:

  • The good feeling working for a family-owned company with a safe and solid financial basis
  • Freedom to explore, innovate and realise your own ideas
  • Competitive compensation with attractive perks and other benefits
  • Respect and appreciation for each other - regardless of gender, nationality, disability, age and identity
  • Lifelong learning with great conditions for individual further development
  • Flexible working models depending on the respective workplace for a good balance of work and private life
  • Highly modern working environment, infrastructure and communication technologies
  • Great family and health services for your well-being


You can find more information about our benefits and Festo as an employer here.


Contact person: Leoni Alber, +49(711)347-58175

Reference code: 9668

Company:  Festo SE & Co. KG

Esslingen, DE, 73734

We look forward to your application!