Senior Embedded Software Engineer

Depends on Experience

Contract: W2

    Job Description

    Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. We provide high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country's most challenging technical problems.

    Job Number: 960

    Riverside Research is seeking an Embedded Security Engineer to work alongside our US Air Force (USAF) and Department of Defense (DoD) partners to develop tamper protected microelectronic devices and intellectual property (IP). You will be embedded with the USAF team to learn state-of-the-art attacks and countermeasures, attend technical interchange meetings, perform laboratory evaluations, and provide critical feedback throughout the product development life cycle to ensure successful outcomes. The ideal candidate is an organized, self-starter, capable of contributing to multiple projects in parallel, and eager to learn. This position is located at WPAFB, Ohio.

    All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.

    Job Responsibilities:
    • Attends technology interchange meetings at DoD and contractor sites
    • Provides subject matter expertise in state-of-the-art implementation attacks
    • Interacts with third-party vendors to collect appropriate source information
    • Analyzes secure architectures to identify vulnerabilities
    • Develops and implements plans for accomplishing DoD technology development goals
    • Documents findings in technical reports and presentations
    • Develops, maintains, adjusts, and reports on project schedules and timelines
    • Attends conferences to understand new attacks and protections
    • Travel up to 25-30% of time anticipated
    • Other duties as assigned

    Required Qualifications:
    • Active Top Secret security clearance
    • Education and Experience:
      • BS +4 years, MS +2 years, or
      • PhD with 0 years of industry experience in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or comparable STEM field
    • Experience with Verilog, VHDL, or SystemC
    • Experience designing or working with security features of FPGAs or ASICs
    • Experience bare-metal programming microcontrollers or microprocessors
    • Proficiency in C, C++, or Python
    • Proficient in creating technical reports and presentations
    • Willing to travel for multi-day meetings and conferences

    Desired Qualifications:
    • Strong understanding of cryptographic algorithms and protocols
    • Strong understanding of implementation attacks including side-channel, glitching, etc.
    • Experience implementing side-channel countermeasures
    • Understanding of sub-100 nm CMOS and FinFET device fabrication, assembly, and packaging including 3DICs
    • Experience working in an R&D environment solving open-ended problems
    • Experience in project management including scheduling and reporting

    Riverside Research does not mandate COVID vaccination as a condition of employment. However, proof of vaccination or negative test may be required to enter certain government facilities and sites. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site-specific requirements. To protect the health and safety of its employees, their families, and to comply with customer requirements, the company requires all employees to disclose vaccination status (upon hire).

    Riverside Research strives to be one of America's premier providers of independent, trusted technical and scientific expertise. We continue to add experienced and technically astute staff who are highly motivated to help our DoD and Intelligence Community (IC) customers deliver world class programs. As a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, we believe service to customers and support of our staff is our mission. Our goal is to serve as a destination company by providing an industry-leading, positive, and rewarding employee experience for all who join us. We aspire to be a valued partner to our customers and to earn their trust through our unwavering commitment to achieve timely, innovative, cost-effective and mission-focused solutions.

    All positions at Riverside Research are subject to background investigations. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history and identity check.

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    Riverside Research is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote without regard to race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability/veteran, status as a protected veteran, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local law.

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    This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.

    This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans and requires affirmative action by covered contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.

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