Full Job Description
As a Principal Engineer/Cryptographer at Intel, you will lead complex, multi-disciplinary projects to advance cutting-edge applied cryptography within Intel's chips. The ideal candidate is comfortable implementing multiple types of cryptographic algorithms and able to research new constructions and guide teams in their implementations in hardware, firmware, and software. The candidate should be experienced in cryptographic solution formulation and problem solving, able to identify and explore potential research paths, and influence others through both written and verbal communications. An ideal candidate is also comfortable talking to executives to share results and findings (and drive decisions) and is comfortable with discussing priorities and tasks with other security researchers and cryptographers.
The Intel Cryptography team is involved in projects of various size and scope, and we are looking for an individual whose technical and leadership expertise will help us explore future cryptographic research areas (post-quantum, homomorphic, light-weight encryption, etc.), and participate in projects that reduce such applied research to practical implementation. Within the Cryptography team, the successful candidate will also participate in security assurance reviews of cryptographic implementations, improve security assurance processes, and drive Intel-wide best-known practices for security and cryptography, helping us influence Intel's security direction. The candidate must balance both long-term objectives, efficiently handle short-term crises, and provide direction and advice to junior members of the team. Your passion and expertise in cryptography will be used daily as you interact with security architects, hardware designers, security researchers, and software engineers, driving changes and guiding a large organization in the development of cryptographic algorithms and protocols that ultimately affect the entire world.
The individual should have ample knowledge and love for cryptography, information security, excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as ability to be organized and detail-oriented, and work in a team in which technical excellence is the primary requirement.
Responsibilities include the following:
Drive a specific strategic cryptographic initiative across Intel
Collaborate with internal stakeholders to contribute to other strategic objectives of Intel's Cryptography team
Influence internal security policies and standards regarding cryptography and security
Collaborate with other team members on internal research activities
Perform cryptanalytical reviews of algorithms, protocols and implementations
Track relevant state-of-the-art academic cryptographic research
Guide and mentor the develop of junior engineers in the technical leadership pipeline
This role requires maintaining substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art security principles, theories, and attacks, with lots of hands-on expectations in order to contribute those insights to internal and external stakeholders. Participation in development of intellectual property is also expected.
Minimum work experience requirements:
10+ years experience in cryptography/cryptographic implementation and an advanced degree in cryptography or related discipline; or 15+ years experience in cryptography/cryptographic implementation
Experience with industrial security engineering, preferably significant contributions to large projects
Knowledge of computer architecture, CPU, SoC, chipsets, BIOS, Firmware, Drivers, and other compute paradigms
Very good understanding of side-channel attacks, including architectural and physical attacks
Familiarity with hardware design toolsets, including RTL
Familiarity and experience with software languages (C, C++, Java, Python, Go, etc.)
Strong track record of contributions to the crypto community (papers in well-established conferences, patents, standards)
Familiarity with latest developments in the area of post-quantum algorithms
The ideal candidate should also have:
Ability to work autonomously in a less structured startup type environment with minimal supervision
Ability to span security expertise over HW, SW and Firmware domains
Passion for cryptography, best-in-class cryptographic implementation and community impact, demonstrated by published research and collaboration to community efforts
Inside this Business Group
Intel's Product Assurance & Security team is chartered with building & maintaining customer trust through unparalleled security, privacy & assurance of Intel products. This team drives security & assurance governance, identifies emerging threats, secures existing products through mitigations and defines & initiates future security innovations for Intel products.
Poland, Gdansk;US, California, Santa Clara;US, Oregon, Hillsboro
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.
Position of Trust
This role is a Position of Trust. Should you accept this position, you must consent to and pass an extended Background Investigation, which includes (subject to country law), extended education, SEC sanctions, and additional criminal and civil checks. For internals, this investigation may or may not be completed prior to starting the position. For additional questions, please contact your Recruiter....