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Software Researcher - CIPHER

ID: 493708
Type: Researchers
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Algorithm Development, Artificial Intelligence, Countermeasures, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics/Science, Embedded Systems, System Architecture, System Engineering, Testing, Hardware Development/Design, High Performance Computing, Machine Learning, Modeling/Simulation, Signal Processing, Software Development/Design

Job Description

Georgia Tech Research Institutes's (GTRI) Trusted Microelectronics Program Office (TMPO) seeks a junior computer scientist or engineer with interest in the development of novel cutting-edge software tools to support microelectronics security research.

TMPO researches microelectronic applications, tools, architectures, and materials to evaluate the security, trust, and reliability of microelectronic devices and the critical systems which rely upon them.  TMPO develops tools and techniques in the areas of assurance, anti-tamper, and reliability for FPGAs, ASICs, SoCs, microcontrollers, leveraging custom and formal methods.

Junior Researchers in this posting will be responsible for the research and development of software infrastructure to support and enable exploration and implementation of security and trust mechanisms within microelectronic systems. Potential research opportunities include enhancing reconfigurable computing device design via custom software to support analysis, design, testing, and emulation of microelectronics (e.g., FPGAs); leveraging and extending conventional EDA/CAD tools to provide security enhancements to designs; developing custom EDA/CAD tools and exploring novel synthesis, implementation, and place & route algorithms for ASICs and FPGA designs; and researching and implementing novel HW/SW co-designs for root-of-trust systems.

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist I

  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering.

Research Engineer/Scientist II

  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor’s degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience in software development, programming with one or more software languages including C/C++, Java, Python, Matlab etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of various algorithms and data structure design
  • Demonstrated knowledge of software testing methods
  • Familiarity with revision control concepts and tools (e.g., Git)
  • Comfortable developing and working in a Linux environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with at least one major FPGA vendor design tool suite (Xlinx ISE and/or Vivado, Altera Quartus Tool Suites, Microsemi Libero) and a demonstrated understanding of standard FPGA design flow (Synthesis, Place and Route, Simulation, Timing Analysis, Floor Planning)
  • Experience with one of the following frameworks: RapidWright, TORC, RapidSmith, VPR or VTR
  • Experience designing or extending EDA/CAD tools in any capacity
  • Experience leveraging Formal methods for verification and validation of HW and SW designs with SVA and industry leading formal tools
  • Modeling and Simulation, leveraging statistical analysis techniques
  • Knowledge of graph theory/analytics/visualization or combinatorial mathematics
  • Strong knowledge of Boolean math, fixed-point math, floating point math
  • Experience with cross-compiling for various targets

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Ability to obtain Secret Clearance upon hire

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institute’s mission of solving the world’s most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. .



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