Senior Hardware Security Research Engineer

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH

Posted: 05/18/2023 Division: Government/DOD Job Number: JN -052023-16936

Job Description

Senior Hardware Security Research Engineer

Salary: $165k DoE

Industry: Department of Defense

Location: Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

Clearance: Active Top Secret Required

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or Applied Mathematics (or closely related academic field) and 5+ years' direct experience in electromagnetic / side-channel analysis and embedded hardware technology countermeasures,
  • Or a master s degree as listed above (or closely related academic field) and 3 years direct experience in electromagnetic / side-channel analysis and embedded hardware technology protection. Or a PhD with demonstrated research work in an applicable technical area that includes side-channel analysis
  • Strong understanding of side-channel attack theory and implementation
  • Demonstratable understanding of countermeasure implementation in embedded technologies including microcontrollers, FPGAs, ASICs, and related technologies
  • Familiarity with NIST-recommended cryptographic algorithms
  • Experience testing microelectronic devices
  • Experience planning research and executing research plans successfully
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience using Python or Matlab
  • Willing to travel at least 20%
  • Active Top Secret security clearance is REQUIRED

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience leading R&D projects
  • Experience developing embedded hardware (VHDL, Verilog) and software (C, Assembly)
  • Prior experience with hardware and/or software reverse engineering
  • Understanding of semiconductor device physics, design, and fabrication
  • Experience presenting technical material to a technical audience
  • Experience developing research proposals


  • Perform as a technical area SME. Study current and emerging threats to embedded hardware including but not limited to microcontrollers, FPGAs, and ASICs
  • Prototype new attack techniques by building custom hardware and software test setups
  • Understand device architectures and features by reviewing system-level documentation and source code (VHDL, Verilog, C, Assembly)
  • Design and perform experiments to assess attack effectiveness against microelectronic devices
  • Document results in technical reports, present findings to technology stakeholders
  • Attend technical conferences; develop and present papers with Government research leads
  • Support the program Senior Principal Investigator and Program Manager in the development and documentation of technical requirements for approved research areas
  • Support the program customer in the development of papers and presentations advancing the knowledge of the research field and technical area
  • Contribute to proposals for new research in the same and/or related technology areas



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