Firmware Security Architect

Location: Austin, Texas, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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What you do at AMD changes everything 
 

At AMD, we push the boundaries of what is possible.  We believe in changing the world for the better by driving innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies – building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the data center. 
 

Developing great technology takes more than talent: it takes amazing people who understand collaboration, respect, and who will go the “extra mile” to achieve unthinkable results.  It takes people who have the passion and desire to disrupt the status quo, push boundaries, deliver innovation, and change the world.   If you have this type of passion, we invite you to take a look at the opportunities available to come join our team.
 

THE ROLE: 

AMD’s Server Firmware team is looking for a Firmware Security Architect/Engineer to architect, design, and integrate firmware security solutions for AMD server products.  You will join a team of proven security focused architects and developers to help eliminate firmware attack points.  You will be asked to evaluate and address security vulnerabilities as they are detected, architecting and developing the resolution, as well as drafting the CVE and determining accurate CVSS scores.

 

THE PERSON: 

We are looking for a Firmware Security Architect with proven industry experience hardening firmware to prevent and address security vulnerabilities.  The candidate will have industry experience defining threat models, evaluating attack surfaces, and assigning CVE/CVSS descriptions and scores.  The engineer will have experience in embedded firmware and pre-boot environment (eg: UEFI, CoreBoot).  Experience with industry common practices in vulnerability detection and mitigation is critical.

 

The engineer will engage as an active team player, provide leadership to developers, and always be ready to take on new challenges.  The engineer will drive design reviews, firmware quality improvements, and architectural discussions.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Strong problem-solving skills.

Strong leadership skills.

Experience with computer architecture.

Experience with preboot (eg UEFI), embedded firmware, or device driver development.

Experience with source control systems such as git.

Experience in hardware/software interfaces and debugging sophisticated issues in CPU and firmware using JTAG, source code debuggers and other tools.

Experience with security related technologies such as Secure Boot, TPM, AES, DES, RSA, AMD Secure Memory Encryption, AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization.

Experiences working with RTOS and other embedded OS environments.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience working on server platforms.

Well versed in software engineering practices.

Experience with DDR, SPI, eSPI, I2C, LPC, and PCIe.

Ability to work independently under tight deadlines, responding to changing business and technical conditions with minimal direction.

10+ years BIOS/Firmware Development experience

5+ years of experience with security threat modelling.

An understanding of recent public industry security exploits.

Excellent communications skills: verbal, written and interpersonal.

Flexible on location within the United States


EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIALS:

Bachelor’s degree required.

 

 

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Requisition Number: 106661 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: Design
  

 

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