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12752 Embedded Cybersecurity Engineer

Our client is seeking an Embedded Cybersecurity Engineer who will be responsible for leading and performing advanced security testing engagements for current and forward-model systems throughout the company’s product ecosystem.


  • Perform analysis of security requirements specifications and generate corresponding test specifications for a variety of products during design phase
  • Lead and perform execution of security test specifications during verification phase ensuring that the specified security requirements have been implemented sufficiently
  • Perform other testing activities including pen testing and reverse engineering against embedded hardware and firmware with goals of identifying implementation flaws
  • Communicate complex technical findings, remediation guidance and recommendations effectively both verbally and written to technical and non-technical staff
  • Research and stay up to date on new attack vectors, vulnerabilities, and exploitation techniques
  • Lead and participate in small to large-scale individual and matrix-based groups, initiatives, or mentoring others in technical/functional security areas
  • Lead and participate in technology security design reviews with the ability to efficiently communicate potential issues and risks


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Cybersecurity or related is strongly desired
  • Demonstrate a good working knowledge of core security concepts, embedded security best practices (e.g. secure boot, secure debug, secure storage, secure communications) and the secure development lifecycle activities
  • Hands-on experience with designing and testing of the core embedded security concepts above
  • Experience with reverse engineering and binary analysis methods and tools (e.g. IDA Pro, Ghidra)
  • Experience with vulnerability analysis using CVSS scoring and CWE types
  • Knowledge of Linux and other embedded operating systems is preferred
  • Proficient in C, C++, Python (specifically for writing tools to help tasks)
  • Hands-on experience securing Linux, MacOS, Windows and Android operating systems
  • Ability to handle tasks with significant complexity under minimal supervision requiring a high degree of technical competence
  • Experience with on-board communication interfaces such JTAG, SPI, UART, and SWD

Additional Valued Attributes:

  • Experience in designing, developing and debugging embedded security applications is a plus
  • Familiarity with Automotive and Industry standards and best practices such at ISO-SAE 21434, SAE J3101
  • Knowledge of common communication protocols found in the automotive ecosystem such as TCP/IP, Automotive Ethernet, CAN, LIN, MOST, 3G/4G/LTE, Bluetooth, BLE, Wi-Fi
  • Knowledge of cryptography and applied cryptography for provisioning secure hardware is desirable
  • Knowledge of ARM (including Trust Zone architecture) and other embedded microprocessors
  • Practical experience with security controls for POSIX type operating systems
  • Understanding of SoC security technologies (e.g. eFuses, HAB)
  • Experience designing small PCBs for testing purposes
  • Hands-on experience with soldering and “chip-off” equipment
  • Familiarity with reading wiring schematics and component datasheets
  • Experience with vulnerability management process (from proof-of-concept to remediation)
Job Category: IT
Job Location: Plano TX

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