The MITRE Corporation Embedded Security Engineer in Bedford, Massachusetts

Embedded Security Engineer


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MITRE’s Electronic System Development team implements and analyzes state of the art secure electronics across a number of application areas including advanced sensor, communication, and navigation systems. Candidates will work with design teams to architect and implement solutions for a wide range of challenging problems in embedded security.

Other highlights include:

  • Working with a cross-disciplinary team of similarly bright and motivated engineers on projects of national importance

  • A supportive culture of learning, professional growth, and development

  • Outstanding continuing education programs

  • Opportunities to learn new skills and work on a diverse range of projects

Key Functions:

This position provides an exciting opportunity to help design, implement and analyze state of the art, secure electronic systems.

Opportunities include:

  • Security evaluation and threat assessments of embedded systems

  • Real-time embedded software development leveraging homogeneous and heterogeneous GPP, DSP, and GPU architectures

  • Development of internal research proposals

  • Working with a wide range of sponsors / challenges

  • Prototyping solutions to real-world problems


Required Qualifications:

We are interested in highly motivated candidates with a wide variety of skills,insatiable curiosity, enthusiasm, and the ability and interest to dig deep onchallenging technical problems. Required qualifications include:

  • BS (or higher) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science

  • Understanding of embedded systems and embedded software

  • Understanding of digital hardware systems and/or signal processing concepts

  • Understanding of and interest in common cryptographic algorithms (e.g. AES, 3DES, RSA, ECC, etc.) and protocols (e.g. TLS, Diffie-Hellman key exchange, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications :

One or more of the following skills are desirable:

  • Familiarity with implementation security (e.g. side-channel and/or fault induction attacks/countermeasures)

  • Operating systems & kernel internals knowledge

  • Scientific/numerical computing experience with Python or MATLAB

  • Mobile development experience (Android or iOS)

  • Interest in embedded and/or hardware security knowledge (e.g. TPMs, secure boot, ARM TrustZone, etc.)

  • Familiarity with common weaknesses and modern attacks on cryptographic algorithms and protocols

  • Interest in compiler internals, debuggers, disassemblers, and other low level development tools

  • Understanding of and/or experience with- Reverse engineering- Invasive/semi-invasive attacks- Fault Injection- Hardware Trojans- Physically Uncloneable Functions (PUFs)- Physical layer identification/device fingerprinting- Tamper resistance



Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location United States-Massachusetts-Bedford

This requisition requires a clearance of Secret

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Job Posting Jul 9, 2018, 10:05:23 AM

Req ID: 00050609