• Security Engineer

    Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco
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  • Overview

    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. 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 in Silicon Valley for 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.


    Job Description:

    The Rambus Security Division (RSD) is dedicated to providing a secure foundation for a connected world. Integrating technologies from Cryptography Research (side-channel, root-of-trust), Bell ID (payments) and Ecebs (ticketing), our innovative solutions span areas including tamper resistance, content and media protection, network security, mobile payment, smart ticketing, and trusted transaction services. Our technologies protect nearly nine billion licensed products annually, providing secure access to data and creating an economy of digital trust between our customers and their customer base. As a premier provider of security solutions, the Rambus Security Division focuses on market sectors that present opportunities for rapid deployment of innovative technologies to meet consumer needs.


    Rambus is seeking for a dynamic, highly motivated, experienced Senior Security Engineer. The ideal candidate will be team oriented, highly skilled on side-channel analysis, fault analysis, and digital design relating on security ICs in deep nanometer technology nodes.

    She/he will have a strong knowledge of the HW security including side-channel analysis and fault analysis.  In addition, She/he possesses an in-depth knowledge of front-end digital design process and related design flows.


    • Design and implement secure cryptographic hardware IP blocks as part of Cryptography Research’s security IP portfolio.
    • Implement fault and side-channel analysis countermeasures and verify resistance to state-of-the-art attack techniques
    • Invent, patent and publish new techniques in the fields of side-channel countermeasures, fault resistance and efficient hardware designs
    • Use, enhance and develop side-channel analysis techniques to perform leakage assessment on internally developed and external customer implementations
    • Support FAEs, customers, and Rambus sales and marketing team in Europe and Asia and work closely with our offices in Sunnyvale, San Francisco, and Bangalore
    • Collaborate with different teams to support all technical aspects of the sales cycle
    • Represent Rambus CRD at international workshops, conferences and trade shows.
    • Author technical collateral and whitepapers on CRD’s cryptographic hardware technologies  


    • MS/Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
    • 5+ years of experience in secure hardware design
      • Detailed knowledge in secure logic styles and masking techniques (threshold implementations, multi-party computation, etc.)
      • Design and implementation of efficient cryptographic algorithms that implement side-channel analysis countermeasures
      • Well versed in FPGA and ASIC design flows, signal processing, hardware description languages (Verilog, VHDL), System C, embedded programming development
    • Strong standing within the cryptographic hardware research community as evidenced by an outstanding publication record at top conferences
    • Must have good communication skills and takes responsibility for independent planning and executing of all aspects of secure hardware design
    • Self-motivated, independent worker with strong leadership skills
    • Good written, oral and presentation skills — this position will require technical interactions within this team and others, and with customers

     Preferred Skills

    • Side-channel analysis including hardware implementation of DPA countermeasures
    • Fault analysis in security IC related topics
    • Knowledge of HW security architectures and IPs (secure MCU cores, cryptographic co-processors, secure memories, sensors, detectors, secure elements, smart cards)
    • Architecture definition, sizing and behavioral modeling (C, C++, MATLAB)


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


    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. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.


    Rambus is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures.


    To all recruitment agencies: Rambus does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Rambus employees at any location. Rambus is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.




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