Lead Security Engineer

  • Stationsplein 45, A4.004, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 3013 AK

Rambus, a premier chip and silicon IP provider, is seeking to hire an exceptional Lead Security Engineer to join our Security IP team in Rotterdam. Candidates will be joining some of the brightest inventors and engineers in the world to develop products that make data faster and safer. 

 

As a Lead Security Engineer, you will be reporting to the Manager, Security Engineering and is a full-time position. This engineer will work closely with other ASIC engineers and architects, as well as security, cryptography, verification and software engineers to architect, design, implement, and integrate digital hardware for the CryptoManager Root-of-Trust product, and the DPA-resistant Cores line of products, including Post-Quantum cores.  

Responsibilities

  • Research and develop secure cryptographic hardware IP blocks as part of Rambus Security’s IP portfolio 
  • Develop of side channel analysis (SCA) and fault injection attack (FIA) countermeasures for public- and symmetric-key cryptography hardware cores, verify against state-of-the-art SCA attack methodologies/techniques  
  • Assist DPA and Fault evaluation 
  • Invent, patent and publish new techniques in the field of SCA countermeasures, fault resistance and efficient hardware designs 
  • Represent Rambus Security at international workshops and conferences 
  • Micro-architectural definition/specification of Security IPs 
  • RTL-level design in Verilog 
  • Formal verification of designs, and assisting verification engineers with testbench bring-up, test plan creation, and debugging 
  • Assist with EDA tool-related tasks, such as synthesis, static-timing analysis, logical equivalency checking, linting, continuous integration, and help improve flows and scripts 
  • Assist with integration of Rambus Security technology into customer and partner ASIC design projects, in such areas as clocking and reset logic, memory interfaces, test interfaces, and system buses. Document and support Rambus designs for such integrations, including customer-facing meetings and presentations, and working with a technical writer in the production of technical documentation 
  • Interface with internal and external back-end teams to provide guidance and support for back-end flows, especially place-and-route 

 

Qualifications

Experience/Skills 

  • MS/PhD degree in electrical or computer engineering required, PhD preferred  
  • 6 plus years working in secure hardware design, a PhD degree may substitute the work experience requirement 
  • Design and implementation of efficient cryptographic algorithms that implement side channel analysis countermeasures 
  • Knowledge of HW security architectures and IPs (secure MCU cores, cryptographic co-processors, secure memories, secure elements, smart cards) 
  • Familiarity with front-end ASIC design flows, including design, simulation, assertions, formal verification, synthesis, timing analysis, logical equivalence checking, and linting/rule checking. Experience with back-end flows, especially place-and-route, is beneficial. 
  • Proven track record of on-time delivery of silicon-proven designs. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Verilog and digital design. 
  • Expertise in some or all of the following areas is beneficial: 
  • Secure hardware design 
  • Cryptographic algorithms and side-channel attacks  
  • High performance CPU architecture and design. 
  • IP core delivery and handoff issues. 
  • Modern SoC design methodologies and architectures. 
  • Low-power design techniques. 
  • Clock and reset domain crossing techniques. 
  • DFT, especially memory testing and characterization and/or Logic BIST methodologies. 
  • Manufacturing test, device characterization and qualification, JTAG, reliability testing. 
  • Hardware development experience in UNIX/Linux environments, including supporting tasks such as shell scripting and basic Perl scripts. 
  • Ability to work with technical writers in the production of technical documentation. 
  • Tools/Technologies 
  • Verilog, SystemVerilog, Perl 
  • Shell scripting, Python, Sage, Tcl 
  • C, C++ 
  • MATLAB, Xilinx Vivado 
  • OVL, SVA assertions 
  • Unix, Linux 
  • Unified Power Format (UPF) 
  • Front-end ASIC design tools, especially 
  • Synopsys Design Compiler 
  • Cadence Genus 
  • Synopsys Spyglass 
  • Cadence Conformal(-LP) 
  • ASIC simulation/verification tools, especially 
  • Cadence Xcelium 
  • Synopsys Verdi 
  • Mentor Questa Formal Verification 

 

About Rambus 

With 30 years of innovation and semiconductor expertise, Rambus leads the industry with products and solutions speed performance, expand capacity and improve security for today's most demanding applications. From data center and edge to artificial intelligence and automotive, our interface and security IP, and memory interface chips enable SoC and system designers to deliver their vision of the future. 

Rambus offers a competitive compensation package, including base salary, bonus, equity and employee benefits. 

Rambus is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

Rambus is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may let us know in the application. 

For more information about Rambus, visit rambus.com. For additional information on life at Rambus and our current openings, check out rambus.com/careers

 

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