Senior Firmware Security Engineer

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Job Description

Intel Power Architecture and Technologies (IPAT) Group is looking for a Firmware Development Engineer to join their team. In this position, you will be working as part of a firmware development team, working on Power Management firmware for current and next generation Client SOC Products. Your focus will be on enhancing the security of the firmware.

Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Developing embedded power management firmware in the SOC in C++, along with preliminary design exercise of the FW
  • Understanding existing FW architecture, and how it interfaces with SOC architecture
  • Developing and documenting a Security Architecture for firmware, to enhance firmware security
  • Develop firmware Security Validation plans, including Threat Modeling
  • Work with the firmware validation team on implementing the Security Validation plan
  • Work collaboratively with Security partners for the Secure Development Lifecycle process
  • Generating Firmware Architecture Specifications (FAS) documents
  • Developing and utilizing various software tools and methodologies like Unit Testing and Code Reviews, with the goal to develop highly functional, secure, robust, scalable firmware


Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related field plus 7+ years of relevant experience. OR Master's degree with 5+ years of experience:

Your experience will be in the following

  • 4+ years Embedded FW development experience in a high-level language (C/C++)
  • 3+ years experience in Software Development Security or Security Engineering
  • 2+ years experience in performing security reviews
  • Experience with reading and interpreting technical specs, Firmware

Preferred qualifications:

  • Good understanding of Computer Architecture, and Power Management fundamentals
  • Proficiency in C++ and Advanced SW development skills - Clean Code principles, Test Driven Development
  • Comfort with reading and interpreting Register Transfer Level (RTL) code
  • Building automated security testing infrastructure

Inside this Business Group

The Design Engineering Group is a worldwide team responsible for the design, development, validation, and manufacturing of IPs and SOCs. Our mission is to deliver leadership products through groundbreaking innovations.

Other Locations

US, California, Santa Clara;US, Texas, Austin

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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