Fiat Chrysler is looking for a few good hackers. The automaker has been phishing the candidate pool this fall for some top-level cybersecurity experts to shore up the electronic defenses of its vehicles.
The jobs are posted by FCA on its external hiring website, fcagroupcareers.com. The company seeks cybergeeks to, among other things, "identify gaps, recommend solutions" and work with suppliers to plug any security holes in vehicle software. A spokesman for FCA confirmed the job postings.
In July, a 2014 Jeep Cherokee was remotely hacked in the U.S. by professional hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek, prompting a recall. Hackers gained control of some of the Jeep's systems through its Uconnect infotainment system and its tie-in with the Sprint cellular network. The vulnerability has since been eliminated.