The MITRE Corporation Lead or Principal Hardware Security Engineer in Bedford, Massachusetts
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MITRE’s Electronic Systems Development and Embedded Security department is seeking to hire talented and creative engineers with significant expertise in hardware security for embedded systems to lead and support advanced research and development projects of national significance. This position offers the opportunity to lead technical efforts where secure design and analysis are the primary objectives through hands-on assessments and prototyping. Our work focuses on hardware exploitation and countermeasure implementation for SoCs and embedded systems to deliver state-of-the art security solutions across a broad set of applications. Furthermore, this position offers exciting opportunities to propose and lead new internal security research efforts for emerging threats to public interest.
This position provides exciting opportunities to lead hands-on research and analysis and develop proof-of-concept prototypes to demonstrate and advance the state-of-the-art in embedded security. Specific responsibilities include:
Coordinate and lead teams to perform hands-on security assessments of embedded systems
Design and develop new approaches and countermeasures for emerging threats to embedded systems
Lead the development of prototypes to demonstrate advanced capabilities
Provide security expertise and consultation for a range of sponsors and challenges
Design experiments that include development of custom hardware and software for interfacing with and controlling electronic lab equipment for data collection, measurement, and analysis
Lead internal research projects and aid others in the process of developing and proposing research ideas
Collaborate with academic partners to advance joint research efforts
B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field, and 8+ years of related experience
Must be a US citizen capable of obtaining and maintaining a US government Secret clearance
Expertise and practical experience in hardware attacks and countermeasures which may include tampering, invasive and non-invasive attacks for SoCs and embedded systems
Experience leading teams developing or assessing secure embedded systems
Understanding or expertise in hardware security primitives to include but not limited to PUFs, secure storage, key management, cryptographic cores, etc.
Ability to define secure hardware architectures
Strong leadership and communication skills
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 roles according to technical expertise.
M.S. or PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering, or related field and 12+ years of related experience
Ability to work with customers to understand their use cases and formulate a path forward, requires excellent oral and written communication skills for technical and non-technical audiences
Ability to build consensus and partnerships across industry, academia, and customers to advance state of the art in embedded systems security
Experience with Anti-Tamper design and countermeasure development
Familiarity with secure US government systems
Expertise in tear-down and reverse engineering techniques for embedded systems (hardware interface capture and probing, protocol analysis, board-level RE and modifications, side-channel analysis, fault induction, etc.)
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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