Lead Embedded Security Engineer

  • Burlington, MA
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: NY103-2687849
**This position requires an individual who possesses an active DoD Secret Clearance - U.S. Citizenship Required**
Our client, a leading R&D firm dedicated to solving problems for a safer world, is seeking a Lead Embedded Security Engineer.  This position is located in the Greater Boston area and our client is offering relocation assistance, if applicable.  The Electronic Systems Development and Embedded Security department is seeking to hire technical experts in hardware, firmware and software security for embedded systems to lead and support a range of projects of national significance in the public interest.

Position Overview:


Work with world-class experts and tackle some of our nation's toughest technical challenges!  Join a high-performing team focused on low-level hardware, firmware and software security.  The team performs hands-on research and analysis and develops proof-of-concept prototypes to advance the state-of-the-art. If you want to perform side-channel analysis, our client has a custom-developed testbed and world-class expertise. If you are curious about fault injection attacks and countermeasures, contribute to our client's ongoing internal research in this area.  The team you're joining participates in Capture The Flag (CTF) competitions, competes in embedded security competitions and you could contribute to the company embedded CTF (eCTF) as an organizer or team mentor.  You would have the opportunity to take a revolutionary idea that you want to develop and propose and lead a research project in their internal R&D program. Excited?  Apply today!!


Key Job Responsibilities:

    • Lead teams performing hands-on security assessments of embedded systems
    • Design and develop prototype solutions to meet stated and identified requirements
    • Lead internal research projects; aid others in the process
    • Provide consultations utilizing security expertise across a range of sponsors / challenges
    • Help shape technical capability areas by researching and recommending capital investments and training opportunities
Required Qualifications:
    • MS or PhD in related field
    • Technical depth in one or more embedded security topics including but not limited to side-channel analysis, fault induction attacks, board-level and firmware/software reverse engineering and vulnerability discovery
    • Breadth of technical understanding of topics relating to embedded systems security
    • Strong leadership and communication skills
Preferred Additional Expertise/Qualifications: (in one or more of the following)
    • Software and hardware reverse engineering
    • Side-channel analysis
    • Fault injection attacks
    • Hands-on reverse engineering techniques (JTAG/UART probing, PCB mods and RE, etc.)
    • Anti-Tamper techniques
Additional Skills/Familiarity Desired: (one or more of the following)
    • Scientific/numeric computing experience with Python
    • Statistical signal processing/machine learning techniques
    • Invasive/semi-invasive attacks
    • Physically Unclonable Functions (PUFs)
    • Operating systems & kernel internals knowledge
    • Compiler internals, debuggers, disassemblers, and other low-level development tools
    • Commercial embedded and/or hardware security technologies (e.g. Trusted Platform Modules, Boot Guard, Secure Boot, ARM TrustZone, etc.)
    • Common cryptographic algorithms (e.g. AES, 3DES, RSA, ECC, etc.) and protocols (e.g. TLS, Diffie-Hellman key exchange, etc.)
    • Common weaknesses and modern attacks on cryptographic algorithms and protocols



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