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Hardware Security Researcher Full-time

at SecureThings AI Pvt Ltd in Pune (Published at 17-07-2019)

Is Car-Hacking your passion?
Do you like to reverse engineer and exploit different protocols like CAN, UART, SPI, I2C, Ethernet?
Do you like to reverse engineer and exploit Hardware / Embedded Systems designed explicitly for Cars?
Is Side-channel Analysis, Power attacks and other sophisticated hardware attacks your area of research or desire to work?
If this is all you like to do, then, is the right place for you.
We are looking for security geeks with a keen interest in automotive security.
If reversing ECU, PCB's or breaking hardware is what you love to do; then this is an excellent opportunity for you.

SecureThings is a Silicon-Valley(California) based startup. SecureThings provides a real-time cyber security solution for connected vehicles. The multi-layered cybersecurity solution protects vehicles beginning from the telematics unit, ECU security to the in-vehicle network security. The solution is adaptive and builds intelligence using machine learning-based algorithms. The big data analytics platform provides analytics for attack trends, forensic analysis, awareness and insights to the OEMs and suppliers to make well-informed business decisions, avoid costly vehicle recalls and help in future architecture changes with its analysis, proactive alerts & trends.

We are looking for:
- Your dedication and passion for security talks about you, what your degree dictates about you doesn't matter
- Your contributions to the Info-Sec community
- Your research papers published and presented at conferences
- Papers you have written, tools you have developed are your references
- Write-ups, exploits, blogs you've written dictate your expertise in security research
- The craze for continuous research, learning, training with the latest tools and techniques
- Highly active with the latest research trends and keen to discuss and learn the same with other researchers
- You love to attend and learn from conferences all around the world and present your research at the same

Your day to day work includes:
- Reverse Engineer circuits, debug interfaces, components.
- Extract firmware from FLASH/NAND memories of cars
- Perform Side-channel Analysis, Power attacks, Fault injection and similar attacks on the different chips of automotive vehicles
- Desolder and mount chips on breakout board to study and research hardware vulnerabilities in them
- Create a detailed write-up of your findings
- Explain and demonstrate vulnerabilities to system owners
- Research and implement various mitigations of the identified vulnerabilities
- On time delivery of results.
- Excellent verbal and written skills should be fluent enough to present and showcase your work to clients

Technical skills expected:
- Good understanding of core electronics and embedded systems
- Familiar with different architecture's like ARM, MIPS
- Excellent understanding of CAN, UART, SPI, I2C, Ethernet and other communication protocols used in automotive vehicles
- Good hands-on experience with using the logic analyzer, oscilloscopes and other hardware tools
- Good familiarity with hardware hacking tools like Jtagulator, Bus pirate, Chipwhisperer
- Good knowledge of different chips and other components usually found on the PCB of automotive vehicles / IoT systems
- Familiar with various hardware attacks which can be used to bypass various security protocols at the hardware level
- Good understanding of sophisticated hardware attacks like SCA, PA, FI
- Expertise in firmware extraction and reversing would be a plus

Who Should Apply:
- Passionate, self-driven, hardworking & motivated individual with the thirst of knowledge and contributions to the community.
- He/She has published good research papers in the past and if awarded for the same would be a plus
- Writing tools to automate your work
- Can express your thoughts clearly
- Problem-solving and in-depth analysis is your attitude to the problems you face in your research work
- Is comfortable to work in the open and a dynamic environment
- Can work in a team or individually and complete the assigned tasks in the stipulated timeline
- Understands that failure and success are a part of the process and that's how you grow
- Has an area of expertise and ready to help others who are in the same domain of research
- Willing to travel to various automotive or connected cars events and engage with the community to gain knowledge
of latest research and trends in the industry

Perks of working at SecureThings:
- We believe in the flat organization and no hierarchy
- Flexible timings
- Work from home benefits
- Leave benefits
- No dress code
- Experts in the field of the automotive industry at your fingertips to guide and mentor you
- Support for your research and required facilities to present your research at various conferences in the world
- Freedom to choose your research on or within the automotive industry

Work Culture:
- All of our team members are experts in their field
- Disciplined, humble and hardworking are some of the great qualities of them
- We are a family of passionate and highly skilled individuals who are always there to help you learn and grow
- Trust and responsible is the core of our work culture

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