The MITRE Corporation Associate Embedded Security Engineer in Bedford, Massachusetts
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MITRE’s Electronic Systems Development and Embedded Security department is seeking to hire highly motivated entry-level candidates in hardware, firmware and software security for embedded systems to support a range of projects of national significance in the public interest.
Qualified candidates will 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. Do you want to perform side-channel analysis? We have a custom-developed testbed and world-class expertise. Are you curious about fault injection attacks and countermeasures? Engage in our ongoing internal research in this area. Enjoy Capture-The-Flag (CTF) competitions? Join our team that competes in embedded security competitions or contribute to the MITRE embedded CTF (eCTF) as an organizer or team mentor. Have a revolutionary idea that you want to develop? Propose and lead a research project in our internal R&D program.
Want to do all the above while working with world-class experts and tackling some of our nation’s toughest technical challenges? We’d love to speak with you. Apply for this position!
Hands-on security assessments of embedded systems
Design and develop secure embedded system prototypes
Participate in internal research projects
Strengthen your skills through continuous learning, mentorship, and higher education opportunities
B.S. (or higher) in Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering with 0-2 years of related experience
Must be a US citizen capable of obtaining and maintaining a US government Secret clearance
Experience and/or interest 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
Working knowledge, familiarity with specific tools or programs
Technical project examples, demonstrated skills go here
Highly-qualified candidates would meet several of the following preferred qualifications, however, we do not expect any individual to meet all of these and are looking to fill multiple positions according to technical expertise.
Experience with one or more of the following:
Software and hardware reverse engineering
Fault injection attacks
Hands-on reverse engineering techniques (JTAG/UART probing, PCB mods and RE, etc.)
Familiarity with one or more of the following:
Scientific/numeric computing experience with Python
Statistical signal processing/machine learning techniques
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
This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):
This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):
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