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Security Firmware Engineer

Vancouver, Columbia Británica, Canadá ID de la oferta JR0262686 Categoría de Trabajo Software Engineering Modo de trabajo Híbrida Nivel de experiencia Experienced

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The Network and Edge group (NEX) at Intel drives the software-defined transformation of the world's infrastructure - in data centers, in networks, and at the edge. We are a team of problem solvers, experimenters, and innovators who are dedicated to designing the network technologies that currently lead and continue to transform data-center and AI ecosystems.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced embedded FW engineer to join our Security/Crypto IP team. We are a small, cohesive team, inspired by the pursuit of rigorous, first principles engineering.

This role involves developing cutting-edge Security features in our next generation Crypto IP for a variety of Intel devices. Development in this crypto IP is largely microcode based, in a pre-silicon environment where expertise across the FW/HW stack is an asset (e.g. being comfortable with Verilog simulation waveform debugging).

Notable Security concepts/areas central to this role include Post Quantum Computing resistance, Secure Boot, Device Attestation/SPDM, Root of Trust for measurements/identity, Encryption, x.509 certificates, FIPS, Hashing, Key management, and the like.

Our work encompasses every aspect from concept to implementation, including design, coding, testing, modeling, and debugging - the whole nine yards.

The firmware engineer should possess the behavioral traits below in addition to the skills and experience listed in the requirements for this role:

  • Self-starter and willingness to work independently.
  • Willingness to collaborate across organizational boundaries.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Computer/Electrical/Electronics/Physics), Computer Science or similar.
  • 2+ years of experience in embedded firmware development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in embedded firmware development.
  • Proficiency with assembly language programming.
  • Proficiency with C/C++ programming.
  • Proficiency with python programming.
  • Proficiency with systematic root cause analysis of complex issues.
  • Proficiency with pre-silicon simulation waveform analysis.
  • Some experience with Verilog / RTL design.
  • Working knowledge of ASN.1 Encoding.
  • Proficiency with systematic root cause analysis of complex issues.
  • Working knowledge of some related security technologies such as Attestation, SPDM, Encryption, Hashing, Image verification, x.509 certificate chains, Elliptic Curve cryptography, Key derivation, Symmetric and Asymmetric keys, Post Quantum Computing resistant algorithms.
  • Working knowledge of Threat Modeling and Fuzzing

Requirements listed would be obtained through a combination of industry relevant job experience, internship experiences and or schoolwork/classes/research.

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Here at Intel, we invest in our people. Beyond health, dental, and retirement benefits, Intel’s benefits package includes 11 paid holidays per calendar year, three weeks of paid vacation, and four-week paid sabbatical every four years of employment.  Intel also offers employees five bonuses per year dependent on overall company and personal performance, and an employee stock purchase program. Find more information about our Amazing Benefits here:

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The Network & Edge Group brings together our network connectivity and edge into a business unit chartered to drive technology end to end product leadership. It's leadership Ethernet, Switch, IPU, Photonics, Network and Edge portfolio is comprised of leadership products critically important to our customers.

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.

Intel is committed to a culture of accessibility. Intel provides accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Find information and request accommodation here.

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in Canada:CAD 101,380.00-152,180.00
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.
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Maggie Offensive Security Researcher

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