16 days old

Senior Embedded Security Engineer

Bedford, MA
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.

Join MITREs Embedded Security team implementing and analyzing state of the art secure electronics across a number of application areas including advanced sensor, communication, and navigation systems. Candidates will lead 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
  • Support and bonuses to develop and teach training courses
This position provides an exciting opportunity to lead the design, implementation and analysis of 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
  • Consulting and service across a number of sponsors / challenges
  • Prototyping solutions to real -world problem

We are interested in highly motivated candidates with a wide variety of skills, insatiable curiosity, enthusiasm, and the ability to dig deep on challenging technical problems. Required qualifications include: BS (or higher) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science and 3+ years of experience
  • Strong understanding of embedded systems / software
  • Understanding of digital hardware systems and/or signal processing concepts
  • Understanding of common cryptographic algorithms (e.g. AES, 3DES, RSA, ECC, etc.) and protocols (e.g. TLS, Diffie-Hellman key exchange, etc.)
  • Familiarity with implementation security (e.g. side-channel and/or fault induction attacks/countermeasures)
One or more of the following skills are desirable: 
  • Task or project leadership experience
  • Operating systems & kernel internals knowledge
  • Scientific/numerical computing experience with Python or MATLAB
  • Mobile development experience (Android or iOS)
  • Embedded and/or hardware security knowledge (e.g. familiarity with TPMs, secure boot, ARM TrustZone, etc.)
  • Understanding of common weaknesses and modern attacks on cryptographic algorithms and protocols
  • Familiarity with compiler internals, debuggers, disassemblers, and other low level development tools 
  • Understanding of common weaknesses and modern attacks on cryptographic algorithms and protocols
  • Familiarity with 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 Unclonable Functions (PUFs)
    • Physical layer identification/device fingerprinting
    • Tamper resistance 
  • A graduate degree (MS or PhD)
Bachelors Degree in Electrical, Computer or Systems Engineering and 3 years related experience.  



Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

Senior Embedded Security Engineer

Bedford, MA

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account