Job Description

The primary objectives of the Embedded Systems Security Engineer:
  • Perform security testing (penetration testing) of embedded systems across various devices deployed in various industries. Ranging from customer premise equipment (cable modems, smart home equipment) to critical / real-time devices and ecosystems (In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems, Smart-grid Ecosystems, Oil & Gas Ecosystems)
  • Ability to quickly explore, examine, and understand complex problems and how they relate to the client’s business or industry
  • Document security testing steps performed and compile client-facing technical reports
  • Contribute to the team’s knowledge in the field of embedded systems and hardware design and help streamline the execution of work performed
 
Essential requirements:
  • Knowledge of Assembly and C languages
  • Knowledge of x86 and ARM architectures
  • Knowledge of Unix-based operating systems, implications to embedded systems
  • Overview and understanding of embedded systems design and development
  • Overview and understanding of cyber security principles
  • Embedded systems debugging skills, JTAG, Open On-Chip Debugger (OpenOCD)
  • Understanding of electrical schematics and printed circuit boards (PCB) manufacturing process
  • Working with laboratory equipment
  • Communication skills (ability to give technical demonstrations)
  • Precision and attention to detail, willingness to learn
  • Analytical, problem solving skills and interest in constantly changing work with niche number of repetitive tasks and significant demand on personal creativity and interest

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Qualifications

Nice to have skills:
  • Understanding of ASIC/FPGA design & development process
  • Knowledge of VHDL or Verilog, simulation using ModelSim
  • Knowledge of ZYNQ or another (similar) platform
  • Experience with various technical standards, transport media and buses (CAN, RS-232/485, Modbus, Ethernet, PROFINET, PROFIBUS, DNP3 and other)
  • Understanding of real-time operations and their implications to security and safety
  • Experience in PCB design (CADENCE)
  • Knowledge of MATLAB or similar algebraic system
  • Personal interest in electronics, development of embedded system devices that will be used for security testing purposes
  • Working knowledge or exposure to software development (“Hardware/Software Codesign”)
  • Interest in side-channel analysis and fault-injection
  • Experience working in a large enterprise and with a geographically spread team
  • Interest in dealing with the client directly (comfortable with presenting in front of external audience)

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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