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Lead Hardware Security Researcher Full-time

at DarkMatter in Abu Dhabi (Published at 30-07-2019)

You have the experience, expertise and drive to lead. What you’re missing is the freedom to create your dream and the opportunity to make an impact. When you join DarkMatter, you’ll find that freedom and plenty of opportunities to immediately make an impact.

As a Lead Hardware Security Researcher, you will:

Challenge yourself by leading large security assessment projects
Analyze complex applications to understand how they work, where they have weaknesses and demonstrate how identified vulnerabilities can be exploited by developing Proof-of-Concepts
Make a difference by conducting research on new techniques, security mitigations and identifying zero-day vulnerabilities
Produce security advisories to vendors, write technical blog posts, present at conferences and create white papers
Perform security assessments and deliver security reports
Mentor and coach colleagues in your area of expertise
Nurture relationships with clients
Improve assessment methodologies
Develop security assessment tools
Join a diverse team of passionate security experts as a valued member
Work in a lab environment with cutting edge equipment


To bring your dream to life, you’ll need:

BS/MS/PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or the equivalent in experience and evidence of exceptional ability
Combined 8+ years of experience in hardware security research and security assessment
Comprehensive understanding of the security challenges for IoT devices
Deep understanding of various hardware security vulnerabilities, threats and attack vectors on different IoT devices, reverse engineering and mitigation techniques
Experience in hardware security assessment, exploitation of debug features (like UART/JTAG/I2C), memory dumping, code reverse engineering, and the relevant mitigation techniques for various classes of vulnerabilities
Deep understanding of consumer electronics, hardware security, applied cryptography, threat modeling, vulnerability research
Experience of working with secure product development, best practices and their implementation within engineering teams
Expertise in one or more programming languages like python, C/C++
Proven participation in disclosure of vulnerabilities, blog, Capture the Flag events, conference presentations and Bug Bounty programs would be an advantage
Strong foundations in computer architecture, firmware/UEFI, secure boot, operating systems, TEE, and embedded systems
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; including the ability to convey highly technical information to non-technical audiences


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