• Hardware / Software Engineer (Platform Security Research)

    Job Locations US-NY-Ithaca
    Posted Date 12 months ago(6/27/2018 4:29 PM)
    # of Openings
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Under guidance of a principle investigator (PI), this person will contribute to platform-level security research projects providing FPGA design, software development, and testing support. This person will need to be able to cross seamlessly between software and hardware tasks along with demonstrating knowledge of hypervisor and firmware-level software.


    This position is not eligible for any form of VISA sponsorship, including OPT.


    This role involves contributing to all aspects of researching and developing new and advanced hardware/software security techniques, including the following activities:

    • Study and implement advanced hardware and software protection techniques
    • Contribute to technical discussion to improve the research and designs produced
    • Provide software development and test in support of research efforts
    • Provide hardware development and test in support of research efforts
    • Support technology demonstration to the customer as needed
    • Contribute to written reports summarizing research progress



    • B.S. in Electrical Engineering or
    • B.S. in Computer Science plus demonstrated FPGA/HW experience
    • 4yrs of work experience in academic or commercial setting
    • Skills:
      • Significant experience developing in C/C++
      • Python
      • Assembly (Intel or other)
      • Hardware Description Language experience (Verilog or VHDL)
      • FPGA Design 
    • Ithaca based position


    • Experience with hypervisor / container development
      • Especially, Xen or OpenXT
    • Experience with Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
    • Experience with firmware-level code
    • FPGA physical design
    • Experience with device characterization or PUF techniques
    • Experience with ASIC analog and/or digital design


    This position is not eligible for any form of VISA sponsorship, including OPT.



    About the Company


    Innovation is at the heart of GrammaTech, and we are constantly pushing the boundaries of software research and development–from software assurance and software integrity to cyber‐security, threat mitigation and autonomic computing. We develop new technologies and see the results of our research incorporated into tools used by engineers and security professionals worldwide.


    GrammaTech was founded in 1988, with the firmly‐grounded purpose of helping today’s organizations develop tomorrow’s software. With a focus on the evolving cyber‐security landscape, software hardening and intelligent systems, we tackle the most challenging software issues through a constant stream of highly innovative research and commercial development programs. We are headquartered in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York.


    We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including health care plan options, a generous paid time off program, flexible hours, company‐sponsored employee pension plan, and opportunities for professional and personal development. 


    GrammaTech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 
    Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


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