Skip to main content
Search jobs

Security Researcher

Hillsboro, Oregon, United States| Santa Clara, California, United States Job ID JR0249029 Job Category Engineering Support Work Mode Hybrid Experience Level Experienced

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 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 server 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 Requirements:

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

5+ years of experience in at least 2 of the following:

  • 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.
  • Experience in architecting, strategizing, and evangelizing advanced product security countermeasures into products.
  • 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 technologies—spanning software, processors, storage, I/O, and networking solutions—that fuel cloud, communications, enterprise, and government data centers around the world.

Other Locations

US, Santa Clara

Covid Statement

Intel strongly encourages employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Intel aligns to federal, state, and local laws and as a contractor to the U.S. Government is subject to government mandates that may be issued. Intel policies for COVID-19 including guidance about testing and vaccination are subject to change over time.

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.


We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, as well as, benefit programs which include health, retirement, and vacation. Find more information about all of our Amazing Benefits here:

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, California: $156,410.00-$250,410.00
*Salary range dependent on a number of factors including location and experience

Working Model

This role will be eligible for our hybrid work model which allows employees to split their time between working on-site at their assigned Intel site and off-site. In certain circumstances the work model may change to accommodate business needs.
Maggie, Offensive Security Researcher

Maggie Offensive Security Researcher

“I’ve always wanted to do something that changes the world — at Intel, I feel appreciated, and I’ve gained more confidence in myself. It makes me feel like I’m capable of doing great things.”

  • PhD Entry Level Process Engineer Albuquerque, New Mexico View job
  • System Software Development Engineer San José, Costa Rica View job
  • System Software Development Engineer San José, Costa Rica View job
View all jobs

You don't have Recently Viewed Jobs yet.

View all jobs

You don't have Saved Jobs yet.

View all jobs