Security Architect - Firmware

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.
 

 

 

Security Firmware Architect

 

AMD is a semiconductor design innovator leading the next era of digital experiences with its EPYC Roadmap, Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) which power a wide range of computing devices. AMD’s server computing products are focused on driving industry-leading cloud computing and virtualization environments. AMD’s superior graphics technologies are found in a variety of solutions ranging from game consoles, PCs to supercomputers. If you have a passion for excellence and a drive to achieve, you belong at AMD.  Our employees, AMDer’s as we like to call them, work hard, have fun, and thrive on success. We meet the challenges of an evolving marketplace by staying true to our corporate values, including an unwavering respect for individuals and a focus on retaining superior employees.  AMD's environment is fast paced, results oriented and built upon a legion of forward-thinking people with a passion for winning technology. This is an extraordinary opportunity to work in an outstanding company like AMD - Join us! 

 

The Person

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 look at the opportunities available to come join our team.

 

The Role

AMD is looking for a Security Architect to join our Product Security Engineering (PSE) team to develop world-class CPU products in the data center with our next generation EPYC server processors.  Your role will be to help ensure AMD’s mission around foundational security, workload protection, software reliability, and security assurance in the server environment.

As a member of the Product Security Engineering (PSE) team, you will be chartered with developing a comprehensive understanding of current and future security threats and developing solutions and mitigations for the next generation data centers, cloud computing, and enhanced virtualization and isolation protection. You will be collaborating with both AMD internal and industry teams for future research that will influence architecture decisions to secure AMD’s platforms across HPC, Cloud and Enterprise market segments.

 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Advance AMD’s Data Center products focused on next generation server CPU, virtualization/tenant VM isolation, and confidential computing technologies including AMD’s SEV-SNP solution  
  • Engage in holistic end-to-end system security analysis, design, and architecture, including threat assessments, design of security components, and vulnerability assessment towards securing the next generation server platforms and data centers
  • Maintain substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art security principles, theories, attacks and contribute to literature and conferences
  • Engage with customers for capturing requirements related to security, developing documentation and training materials

 

Preferred experience:

  • The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in overall platform security and/or device security microarchitecture and/or CPU, SOC, or hardware security-oriented definition.
  • Strong understanding of computer architecture systems and concepts, including server CPU systems, fundaments of the system memory hierarchy and caches, and underlying system hardware and firmware.  Knowledge of existing hardware architecture(s) (prefer x86 and/or ARM) including associated security and/or virtualization extensions.
  • Expertise in operating systems and virtualization technologies, especially around Linux kernel and driver level development, hypervisors/virtual machines, and containers.  Experience with SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and container systems like Kubernetes a plus.
  • Familiarity with typical software/hardware interfaces and driver techniques.
  • Proficient in C/C++ development and understanding of assembly level instructions sets (AMD64 or ARM)
  • Experience designing and/or implementing secure systems, including concepts such as threat modeling, security architecture, protocol design, network security, and operating system security. 
  • Familiarity and experience in Data Center interconnect standards and associated underlying technologies and protocols
    • PCI Express
    • Compute Express Link (CXL)
  • Eagerness and ability to quickly learn new concepts
  • Team player, ability to work in cross-site and matrix environments

 

Beneficial experience:

  • Possess fundamental knowledge of security principles and properties, including confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, authorization, and auditing
  • Knowledge of cryptographic algorithms
  • Development experience with micro-kernels and/or real-time OS’es

 

Academic credentials:

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field

 

Location:

Austin, TX

 

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Requisition Number: 132841 
Country: United States Province: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function:Design
 

 

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

 

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