Security Vulnerability Analyst


NXP Semiconductors

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As a Security Vulnerability Analyst you are responsible for:

  • Execution and planning of vulnerability analysis campaigns on high security embedded devices (secure elements, secure microcontroller products, etc.) during product development.
  • Execution and support of vulnerability analysis activities in support of common certifications of products (technical report review, follow-up investigation etc. with focus on hardware, crypto libraries, and operating systems)
  • Support of the various HW and SW development teams of NXP with state-of-the-art security know-how and keep close contacts with all groups within NXP that take an interest in security (Research as well as BLs)
  • Review of academic research and investigate new potential attack paths on high security smart cards and secure elements

To be successful in this role you have:

  • Master in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics or similar with a focus on embedded systems and integrated circuits in general
  • Interest in and basic understanding of cryptography and attacks on common cryptographic algorithms
  • Ideally with proven expertise in Faults Attacks and/or Side-Channel Attacks on Embedded Devices and knowledge about countermeasures in HW and SW
  • Proven knowledge in working with integrated circuits and embedded system. Comfortable in modifying circuit boards, setting up measurement circuitry, advanced oscilloscopes and general Electrical lab equipment.
  • Knowledge of Risc-V/ ARM based microcontroller products; C, JAVA, Python and ideally assembler language
  • Experience with advanced CMOS HW designs and their underlying non-volatile and volatile technologies would be beneficial
  • The ability to work independently is essential
  • A creative approach to problem solving with a focus on achieving objectives
  • Ideally with experience of academic / industrial research (conferences, workshops, journals, etc.) including personal participation in such events
  • Good communication skills including the ability to present ideas formally in meetings as well as individually
  • Ability to interact smoothly with a diverse range of colleagues, customers and partners inside and outside of NXP

What can you expect

Contract: This is a full-time position with a permanent contract. However, we are open to discuss a part-time opportunity as well.

Benefits: Besides a competitive salary, we offer great benefits as part of our CLA. A bonus plan, an excellent pension plan. When applicable we also provide a relocation package and support for your move to Belgium.

Development opportunities: We believe that a key component to growing our business is to develop our people. To enable you to grow your career at NXP, we provide you with a mix of learning through on-the-job experiences, learning from industries bests, and learning through education to help you develop your core and professional skills. 

Our offices: The Netherlands is home to our global headquarters (Eindhoven), however this position is in Leuven, Belgium. NXP Belgium is located in Leuven and consists of around 120 employees focused on advancing technology through innovative R&D solutions for the IoT, automotive, Industry 4.0 and mobile sectors.

Hiring process: Applying only takes a minute! Fill in the online application and share your CV with us. After a positive screening based on your CV you will have an initial video conversation with our Talent Acquisition Consultant followed by several business interviews. Here are some useful tips to help you prepare.  

And more: Life at NXP is more than work alone. We have a YOUNG community that organizes a mix of social and professional events for our young professionals and an active Women in Technology network. We also take time to give back to our communities by engaging young girls to learn about Technology during Girls Day or participating in several volunteering activities.

What’s next

If you’re excited about this opportunity, we kindly invite you to apply! In NXP we strive to compose diverse teams: an eclectic mixture of gender, ethnicity, and personalities. We support the possibility to enjoy parental leave, part-time working, or other working schemes, to be with your family when it matters most. If you have any questions, we are happy to answer them. Please contact Veronika von Hepperger, Talent Acquisition Specialist -

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Region: Europe
Country: Belgium
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