Security Engineer

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

Rambus, a premier chip and silicon IP provider, is seeking to hire an exceptional SMTS 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 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 Crypto Cores line of products, including Post-Quantum cores and those with DPA and FIA countermeasures.   


Location: in office Rotterdam (hybrid optional) 


  • Implement (RTL-level in Verilog) hardware IP blocks that are part of Rambus Security’s IP portfolio (Root of Trust, cryptographic cores, etc.) 
  • Develop side-channel analysis (SCA) and fault injection attack (FIA) countermeasures for symmetric- and public-key (including post-quantum) cryptography hardware cores 
  • Assist DPA and Fault evaluation  
  • Research, invent and patent/publish new techniques in the field of SCA countermeasures, fault resistance and efficient hardware designs  
  • Represent Rambus Security at international workshops and conferences  
  • Create internal and external documentation  
  • Assist verification engineers with 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  


Experience and Skills 

  • MS/PhD degree in electrical or computer engineering required 
  • 6 plus years working in secure hardware design, a PhD degree may substitute the work experience requirement  
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Verilog and digital design.  
  • Familiarity with front-end ASIC design flows, including design, simulation, synthesis, timing analysis, logical equivalence checking, and linting/rule checking. Experience with back-end flows, especially place-and-route, is beneficial.  
  • Expertise in some or all of the following areas is beneficial:  
  • Knowledge of HW security architectures and IPs (secure MCU cores, cryptographic co-processors, secure memories, secure elements, smart cards)  
  • Design and implementation of efficient cryptographic algorithms  
  • Experience on side-channel and fault attacks and countermeasures 
  • High performance CPU architecture and design.  
  • Clock and reset domain crossing techniques.   
  • 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.  



  • Verilog, SystemVerilog, Perl  
  • Shell scripting, Python, Tcl  
  • Unix, Linux  
  • Xilinx Vivado 
  • Front-end ASIC design tools and simulation 


Personal Attributes 

  • Able and willing to work in an international, team-oriented, collaborative environment 
  • A demonstrated ability to prioritize and execute tasks so as to achieve goals in an innovative and fast paced environment 
  • Proven analytical and creative problem-solving abilities. 
  • Passionate about writing clean and neat code that adheres to coding guidelines. 


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 accommodation due to a disability, you may let us know in the application. 


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