Technical Lead - Embedded Systems Security

Athens, GR - Remote

CENSUS’ bespoke cybersecurity services are built upon a talented pool of Security Engineers, whose role extends beyond mere adherence to industry best practices. We expect our Technical Leads to hold the required expertise to take on & provide technical leadership on major projects involving emerging technologies, while managing and guiding a team of security engineers & consultants in the scope of a project’s technical activities. Across various engagement types, Technical Leads are responsible for researching, analyzing, and resolving demanding technical challenges, while ensuring that the tasks of the technical team run smoothly and effectively.

We are looking for talented & ambitious professionals to grow our Product Security Professional Services team and join our ongoing mission to deliver in-depth and top-tier cybersecurity services to our valued clients. As part of this role, you will use your knowledge and experience - in the Embedded Systems Security domain - to steer our clients towards efficient strategies, architectures, implementations, and integrations, so they can satisfy their cybersecurity goals. You will work side-by-side with our clients’ development and security teams & partners, under long-term projects that involve:

  • Creating, reviewing, and expanding security architectures and designs that align with the product’s security requirements.
  • Assisting in the collection, technical translation, and fine-tuning of security requirements.
  • Driving, supporting, and reviewing threat modelling, attack surface enumeration and attack tree creation activities for embedded system products.
  • Researching, reviewing, comparing, and proposing technologies that can satisfy the client’s established requirements, and aligning with their strategies.
  • Reviewing product security designs, documenting missing security controls, and driving analysis for security improvements.
  • Planning, executing, and supervising end-to-end security posture assessments via source code auditing, functional testing, fuzz testing and other applicable methodologies.
  • Verifying if output implementation is aligned with the products’ security architecture, requirements, and threat model.
  • Documenting and presenting product security risks in both technical and business-oriented language.
  • Managing a team of security engineers and consultants to successfully assess and research bleeding edge technologies and products.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MSc or BSc in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 8+ years of experience in embedded, general- or special-purpose computer system-level software or firmware security. Experience can be an engineering / development position (e.g., consumer or enterprise), an assessment / consultancy role, an equivalent role in other engineering organizations, or a combination of them.
  • Proven experience of 2+ years in leading embedded system security architecture projects.

Key Skills & Preferred Qualifications

  • In-depth exposure to Embedded Systems, Linux, or Real Time Operating systems security concepts.
  • Extensive and leading role experience with producing & reviewing embedded system security architectures.
  • Experience with ARM architectures & platforms
  • Experience with C, C++, Rust, or Assembly (ARM) programming languages in the context of system software (bootloaders, drivers, kernel, system services, etc.).
  • Experience with TEE, TPM, SE, SPU, and other related technologies to isolate execution of security critical operations.
  • Experience with secure boot, firmware & software integrity, OTA updates, and hardware-backed device attestation technologies.
  • Experience with cryptographic primitives and cryptographic best practices in the context of system security (inline crypto engines, storage encryption, attestation, HW key rooting, derivation, wrapping/unwrapping, etc.).
  • Experience with HW-backed security features for system hardening and security domains / trust-boundaries separation (MPU, MMU/IOMMU, NX, DAC/MAC, stack canaries, securing heap allocators, etc.).
  • Experience in identifying and reporting security vulnerabilities on system software (memory corruption, side-channel attacks, business logic, etc.)
  • Familiarity with edge device confidential computing technologies, virtualization, hypervisors, and containers.
  • Experience working with international teams located in other regions and time zones around the world.
  • Excellent leadership, ownership, problem solving skills, and willingness to learn/grow.
  • Proficient in English and great communication skills.
  • Relocation opportunity

* Salary range is an estimate based on our InfoSec / Cybersecurity Salary Index 💰

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Regions: Remote/Anywhere Europe
Country: Greece

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