Sr Principal Field Applications Engineer - Security IP

Job Locations US-CA-San Jose
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Rambus, a premier chip and silicon IP provider, is seeking to hire an exceptional Field Applications Engineer to join our Security Sales team in San Jose, CA. Candidates will be joining some of the brightest inventors and engineers in the world to develop products that make data faster and safer.


As a Field Applications Engineer, the candidate will be reporting to Sr. Director of Field Applications Engineering in a Full-Time position.


We’re Keeping the Hackers at Bay

As more and more devices are connected to the web the number of entry points for an attacker to gain access to networks has grown exponentially with the larger attack surface.  This has put semiconductor vendors, device OEMs, and solution providers in a difficult position managing a wide array of hardware components with buggy applications and operating systems. 


Rambus platform security solutions ensure endpoint devices operate as intended by ensuring proper system software and hardware execution during normal operation and under duress.   This is achieved by implementing secure boot, secure updates, key management, and system measurement.  https://www.rambus.com/security/root-of-trust/


As data traverses’ devices and networks, data-in-motion security implementing protocols such as MACsec, IPSec, and SSL/TLS is another Rambus capability via highly optimized protocol offloading engines.  https://www.rambus.com/security/protocol-engines/


Anti-tamper solutions from Rambus ensure the hardware/software execution on an SoC or system is protected against side-channel attacks such as power correlation, fault injection, and physically invasive reverse engineering.  https://www.rambus.com/blogs/anti-tamper-protection/


The above security solutions are optimized for ASIC & FPGA design flows leveraging industry standards and compliance for networking, datacenter, automotive, internet of things, and defense markets.


Be the technical guru in the US evangelizing security by understanding customer functional requirements, use cases, and threat models to architect security solutions leveraging Rambus Security IP products.  On-site and remote customer visits are essential to build strong relationships, present security materials, and to demonstrate our capabilities.  You will also work closely with product management and business development to bring field intelligence back to the engineering team to influence product road-maps and marketing strategies.   


  • BS in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field. (MS preferred)
  • Knowledge of Security IP a major plus
  • 10+ years of chip/architecture experience
  • Experience with supporting discrete semiconductor devices and/or hardware-IP
  • Familiar with ASIC and FPGA architectures (Verilog or VHDL)
  • Familiar with EDA tools and methodologies (Synopsys, Cadence, etc.)
  • Ability to write prototype code using C, C++, Python, RTL
  • Willing and able to travel to customer sites (~20%)
  • Experience operating in a global organization
  • Previous Design Engineering exp helpful

About Rambus

With 30 years of innovation and semiconductor expertise, Rambus leads the industry with products and solutions speed performance, expand capacity and improve security for today's most demanding applications. From data center and edge to artificial intelligence and automotive, our interface and security IP, and memory interface chips enable SoC and system designers to deliver their vision of the future.


Rambus offers a competitive compensation package including base salary, bonus, equity, matching 401(k), employee stock purchase plan, comprehensive medical and dental benefits, time-off program, and gym membership.


The US base salary range for this full-time position is $144,000to $269,000. In addition to the base compensation, there is a 25% target bonus. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level and location.  The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location and market conditions.


Rambus is committed to cultivating a culture where we actively seek to understand, respect, and celebrate the complex and rich identities of ourselves and others. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives are geared towards valuing the differences in backgrounds, experiences, and thoughts at Rambus to help enhance collaboration, teamwork, engagement, and innovation. At Rambus, we believe that we can be our best when every member of our organization feels respected, included, and heard.

Rambus is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


Rambus is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans during our job application procedures. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please feel free to inform us in your application.


Rambus does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee-based recruitment services.


For more information about Rambus, visit rambus.com. For additional information on life at Rambus and our current openings, check out rambus.com/careers/.





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