The MITRE Corporation Graduate Embedded Security Engineer Intern in Bedford, Massachusetts

Graduate Embedded Security Engineer Intern


Join MITRE’s Electronic Prototyping and Embedded Security Department implementing and analyzing state of the art secure electronics across a number of application areas including advanced sensor, communication, and navigation systems. Candidates will learn on the job as members of design teams to architect and implement solutions for a wide range of challenging problems in embedded security.

Other highlights include:

  • Working with a cross-disciplinary team of similarly bright and motivated

  • engineers on projects of national importance

  • A supportive culture of learning, professional growth, and development

  • Outstanding continuing education programs

  • Opportunities to learn new skills and work on a diverse range of projects

This position provides an exciting opportunity to help design, implement and analyze state of the art, secure electronic systems.

Opportunities include:

  • Security evaluation and threat assessments of embedded systems

  • Real-time embedded software development leveraging homogeneous and

  • heterogeneous GPP, DSP, and GPU architectures

  • Working with a wide range of sponsors / challenges

  • Prototyping solutions to real-world problems


We are interested in highly motivated candidates with awide variety of skills, insatiable curiosity, enthusiasm, and the ability andinterest to dig deep on challenging technical problems.

Required qualifications include:

  • BS (or higher) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science

  • Understanding of embedded systems and embedded software

  • Understanding of digital hardware systems and/or signal processing concepts

  • Understanding of and/or experience with:

  • Reverse engineering

  • Invasive/semi-invasive attacks

  • Fault Injection

  • Hardware Trojans

  • Physically Uncloneable Functions (PUFs)

  • Physical layer identification/device fingerprinting

  • Tamper resistance

One or more of the following skills are desirable:

  • Familiarity with implementation security (e.g. side-channel and/or fault induction attacks/countermeasures)

  • Operating systems & kernel internals knowledge

  • Interest in embedded and/or hardware security knowledge (e.g. TPMs, secure boot, ARM TrustZone, etc.)

  • Interest in compiler internals, debuggers, disassemblers, and other low level development tools

  • Understanding of and interest in common cryptographic algorithms (e.g. AES, 3DES, RSA, ECC, etc.) and protocols (e.g. TLS, Diffie-Hellman key exchange, etc.)

  • Familiarity with common weaknesses and modern attacks on cryptographic algorithms and protocols

  • Scientific/numerical computing experience with Python or MATLAB


  • Students need to be currently enrolled and will be enrolled the following semester in a full-time in an accredited degree-seeking university program.\

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  • 70% of MITRE’s full-time jobs require US government security clearances, therefore many internships require that the candidates be clearable.\

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  • Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location United States-Massachusetts-Bedford

This requisition requires a clearance of Secret

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Job Posting Oct 17, 2018, 12:20:57 PM

Req ID: 00051417

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