Lead Hardware Security Researcher

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Lead Hardware Security Researcher

Abu Dhabi | United Arab Emirates

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
  • Enjoy all the cultural, educational and travel opportunities Abu Dhabi offers

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

DarkMatter is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status or disability.

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DREAM ENVIRONMENT

At DarkMatter, you’ll find a fast-paced environment where you can shape our product roadmap. We’re a young company with the agility of a startup, but the experienced talent and resources of an established firm. With a sense of adventure and drive to succeed, you can make your dreams a reality in the Middle East.

A hub for innovation

  • The Middle East is one of the fastest moving economic regions on the planet and the UAE plays a largerole in this growth. In 2014, the government launched its National Innovation Strategy, which aims to transform the UAE into one of the world’s most innovative countries through a seven-sector plan.
  • The plan includes creating innovation incubators and technological infrastructure and supporting the private sector in building research centres, innovation communities and more. 
  • Additionally, the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda aims to shift the nation to a knowledge-based economy. Smart cities such as Dubai and the technologies they employ are examples of how the UAE has set these goals in motion.
  • This connectivity and investment in innovation can lead to exciting career opportunities for you in an expanding economy.

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