Senior Systems Security Engineer

Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
Posted Date 7 months ago(5/14/2020 11:19 AM)
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The Senior Systems Security Engineer will support the development of next generation tamper-resistant architectures and technologies, and will lead the development of development of these novel technologies into deliverable products that support Draper’s National Security & Space Systems Engineering Division. They will work collaboratively with subject matter experts in material science, electronics, algorithms and software engineering to develop attack trees, perform system-level trade studies, synthesize requirements, develop architectures, build, and test novel tamper resistant hardware systems.



Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. (or higher) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or similar
  • Understanding of digital hardware systems and signal processing
  • Familiarity with design, analysis, and implementation of secure systems
  • Experience defining requirements for secure systems
  • Knowledge of systems engineering principles and how to manage technologies over their full life cycles

Preferred Qualifications

  • M.S. (or higher) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or similar
  • Experience in the following areas is desirable:
    • performing vulnerability assessments on hardware and software systems
    • developing threat models and deriving attack trees
    • conducting trade studies on custom and commercial security components
    • perform analyses of alternatives for secure components in hardware systems
    • familiarity with reverse engineering and hardware trojans
    • secure boot, hardware root-of-trust, FPGA, ASIC, anti-tamper

Security Requirement:    

  • Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance.


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