Security Researcher

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Job Description

Become a member of one of the largest engineering companies in the world.

The Data Process Engineering and Architecture (DPEA) Offensive Security Research (OSR) group has an exciting opportunity in the Intel Xeon Datacenter team that will take your hacker skills to the next level. Primarily focusing on server CPUs ( Intel Atom and Intel Xeon based), accompanying chipsets, platforms and secure technologies.

DPEA-OSR has as an objective to lead proactive Intel focus on security assurance to establish and maintain trust in Intel Products, Services and Platforms; using the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) as a reference to help drive high-quality security outcomes in product and services development at Intel.

As new products on the server segment are architected and designed the DPEA-OSR Server team evaluates them based on the target market segment for each of these products. As a DPEA-OSR team member you will get to know the latest technologies in both Intel Xeon and Intel Atom sever CPUs, as well as PCHs and other supporting SoC. You will have the opportunity to deeply understand and work on the security assurance of technologies such as Trusted Execution Technology (TXT), Software Guard Extensions (SGX) and Trusted Domain Extensions (TDX).

You will get to develop comprehensive threat models and security test plans. You will have the opportunity to prove your hacker skills throughout the whole product development process starting from security design reviews, simulation, and emulation to reference platforms. During your security assurance work, you will work closely with architects, designers, validators, and security architects.

As a member of DPEA-OSR you will get access to Intel's security community and security experts in different fields. You will also get the opportunity to work on exploits on leading edge technologies as well as participating in different conferences and publications related to security.

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

  • Work autonomously in a less structured type environment with minimal supervision.
  • Passion for security for both building and breaking mindsets.


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a positive factor in identifying top candidates. Requirements listed may be obtained through a combination of industry relevant job experience, internship experiences and or schoolwork/classes/research.

Minimum Educational Requirements:
The candidate must have a Master's or PhD degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum of 5+ years of experience in:

  • Exploring software and/or hardware techniques as a method of attack against targets within the computing systems
  • Security code review, analysis, and/or vulnerability assessment
  • Security testing techniques including fuzzing and/or pen-testing
  • Security technologies such as authentication, cryptography, secure protocols, etc.
  • Computer architecture: GFX, CPU, SoC, chipsets, BIOS, Firmware, Drivers, and/or others

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in reverse engineering
  • Experience in system security research
  • Experience in exploitation and mitigation technique developments
  • Expertise in architecting, strategizing, and evangelizing advanced product security countermeasures into products is valuable
  • Experience with security threats, vulnerability research along with practicing security development lifecycle practices

Inside this Business Group

The Data Platforms Engineering and Architecture (DPEA) Group invents, designs & builds the world's most critical computing platforms which fuel Intel's most important business and solve the world's most fundamental problems. DPEA enables that data center which is the underpinning for every data-driven service, from artificial intelligence to 5G to high-performance computing, and DCG delivers the products and technologiesspanning software, processors, storage, I/O, and networking solutionsthat fuel cloud, communications, enterprise, and government data centers around the world.

Other Locations

US, California, Santa Clara

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.

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