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Embedded Security Testing Engineer

  • Location: Dallas, Dallas, Texas, 75204
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 24 days ago

Long term contract in Dallas, TX for an Embedded Security Testing Engineer with strong knowledge and experience of Embedded System. Will be focused on vehicle’s embedded security testing. Will be responsible for testing the activities of vehicle issues, components as well as web, mobile and vehicle applications.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Play a pivotal role in shaping the overall cybersecurity posture for the company.
  • Responsible for leading and performing advanced security testing engagements for current and forward-model systems.
  • 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.
  • Hands-on experience of Embedded Security and its testing
  • Experience working with programming languages such as C, C++, Python (specifically for writing tools to help tasks).
  • 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.
  • Prefer knowledge of Linux and other embedded operating systems.
  • Hands-on experience securing Linux, MacOS, Windows and Android operating systems.
  • Able 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).

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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