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Embedded Security Engineer - 30126BR


Bedford, MA
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Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challengesand we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every dayworking for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITREand make a difference with us.

MITREs Electronic System Development team implements and analyzes state of the art secure electronics across a number of application areas including advanced sensor, communication, and navigation systems. Candidates will work with 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
Key Functions:
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
Development of internal research proposals
Working with a wide range of sponsors / challenges
Prototyping solutions to real-world problems

Required Qualifications:
We are interested in highly motivated candidates with a wide variety of skills, insatiable curiosity, enthusiasm, and the ability and interest 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 interest in common cryptographic algorithms (e.g. AES, 3DES, RSA, ECC, etc.) and protocols (e.g. TLS, Diffie-Hellman key exchange, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:
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 

  • Scientific/numerical computing experience with Python or MATLAB 

  • Mobile development experience (Android or iOS) 

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

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

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

  • 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