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Security Researcher

Hillsboro, Oregon; Austin, Texas; Folsom, California; Santa Clara, California Job ID JR0215164 Job Category Engineering Support Work Mode Fully Remote Experience Level Experienced
Job Description

The Client SOC Architecture team is looking for a Security Architect/Researcher. Our team is responsible for the development of the latest generation Intel SOCs. We define the hardware and firmware components to raise the bar for Intel products with better performance, lower power and cost and improved security.

The Security Architect works in a dynamic and challenging environment which combines security assurance and the design of new security features. The Security Architect is an essential member of the SOC architecture team who is exposed to every aspect of the SOC architecture because of the fact that every feature must obtain security approval. We will train the candidate to become an expert in hardware security architecture.

The job entails a combination of the following tasks:

  • Security analysis and threat assessment of the entire SOC architecture.

  • This includes reviewing all new features for potential security impact and resolving potential security issues with the feature owners.

  • Define new security features that combine hardware, firmware and software components.

  • This may include the development of intellectual property.

  • Define and document the SOC security architecture.

  • Own the architecture step of the Security Design Lifecycle process including presenting the SOC security architecture to the Intel Security Forum for approval.

  • Provide consultation to multiple design and validation teams regarding security issues and questions.

  • Participate in Hackathons to look for potential vulnerabilities in IPs or features.

  • Define security validation requirements and approve validation test plans.

  • Respond to customer requests for urgent features.

  • Take an active role in resolving security vulnerabilities that are discovered in existing products

  • An academical degree in Computer Science, or Electrical/Computer Engineering

  • At least 3+ years of experience in SOC architecture and/or security design or validation.

Additional Qualifications:

Experience in one or more of the following areas is a plus:

  • Threat modelling.

  • Firmware Reverse engineering experience.

  • Familiarity with Crypto algorithms and usages.

  • Secure development lifecycle.

Inside this Business Group
In the Design Engineering Group (DEG), we take pride in developing the best-in-class SOCs, Cores, and IPs that power Intel’s products. From development, to integration, validation, and manufacturing readiness, our mission is to deliver leadership products through the pursuit of Moore’s Law and groundbreaking innovations.  DEG is Intel’s engineering group, supplying silicon to business units as well as other engineering teams.  As a critical provider of all Intel products, DEG leadership has a responsibility to ensure the delivery of these products in a cost efficient and effective manner.

Other Locations

US,TX,Austin;US,CA,Folsom;US,CA,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, and benefit programs. Find more information about our Amazing Benefits here:

Working Model
This role is available as a fully home-based and generally would require you to attend Intel sites only occasionally based on business need. This role may also be available as 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.”

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