PE, Software Engineering - Security Experience Required

US-CA-Sunnyvale | US-CA-San Francisco
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At Rambus, we are turning incredible possibilities into everyday reality by helping to deliver the innovations that greatly impact the world we live in. We create leading-edge semiconductor and IP products, spanning memory and interfaces to security to smart sensors and lighting. Our products are integrated into tens of billions of devices and systems around the globe, running critical applications for Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, consumer and media platforms.

And our history runs deep – we have been a staple in Silicon Valley for the past 25 years and are continually anticipating key technology trends and are developing innovations that drive market changes. From a pure IP provider to becoming a fabless chipmaker, Rambus is evolving to address critical challenges in the semiconductor industry.

As a dynamic organization, we are always seeking to hire exceptional talent to join some of the brightest inventors and engineers in the world to explore their passions to develop products that have real life impact. As well, Rambus benefits are among the most comprehensive and competitive in Silicon Valley.

The Rambus Security Division is a leading provider of innovative R&D driven technologies, products, and services that today secure nearly nine billion products made annually with tamper resistant technologies. Cryptography Research technologies and products are deployed in many high-volume consumer products with a solid 10+ year record of securing transactions, protecting digital content, and preventing counterfeiting. Cryptography Research is an essential supplier of hardware-and-software-enabled security solutions to multiple industries including semiconductor, pay TV, gaming, printing, government, payments, and entertainment, among others.


  • Specify, develop and deploy C/C++ applications, tools and scripts for security-related applications
  • Create software, process and tools to manage keys, configurations, and customer deliverables.
  • Work with a team to build a software-based security platform


  • BS/MS in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, or related degree preferred; but substantial, relevant, outstanding work experience may substitute in some cases
  • Significant C/C++/Java programming and software engineering experience
  • At least eight years of relevant professional engineering experience
  • Very strong technical competencies
  • Experience in some or all of the following areas:
  • Security and applied cryptography
  • Cryptographic protocols, including key management and authentication
  • Performance, load and stress benchmarking and testing



  • Network security protocols, features, and policies
  • Network security appliance applications (Firewalls, anti-virus, UTMs, IDS/IPA, VPN, Vulnerability)
  • Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) such as SafeNet, Thales, etc.
  • Distributed computing, clusters, virtualization, high availability, load balancing
  • Software security analysis/modeling/review



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

Rambus creates cutting-edge semiconductor and IP products, spanning memory and interfaces to security, smart sensors and lighting. Our chips, customizable IP cores, architecture licenses, tools, services, training and innovations improve the competitive advantage of our customers. We collaborate with the industry, partnering with leading ASIC and SoC designers, foundries, IP developers, EDA companies and validation labs. Our products are integrated into tens of billions of devices and systems, powering and securing diverse applications, including Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, consumer and media platforms. At Rambus, we are makers of better. For more information about Rambus, visit For additional information on life at Rambus and our current openings, check out


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