Software Product Security Engineer

Location: San Diego, California, 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

The AMD is looking for an experienced offensive software security engineer to join our Product Security Engineering (PSE) team to perform security research and validation of AMD products including EPYC server, Ryzen processor and GPUs.  Your role will help ensure AMD’s mission around security, software reliability and security assurance.


The Person

  • As a member of the Product Security Engineering (PSE) team you will be part of a team that focuses on creative ways to analyze the security posture of all AMD products
  • Perform security assessments (Red Team) on AMD products, detecting and mitigating security vulnerabilities
  • Help define and contribute to the research attack strategy. You will leverage internal and external tools like IDA, Ghidra, Kali Linux. Mestasploit to help discover vulnerabilities
  • Explore your creativity by implementing proof of concepts to demonstrate the impacts of discovered vulnerabilities
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of fuzzing framework that will be leveraged by various departments
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to network, build relationships
  • Organized, able to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks to tight deadlines
  • Flexible and able to learn new technologies and architectures


Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with product owners within AMD to fully understand product and conduct security reviews to determine threat models and attack vectors
  • You will work with software and hardware engineers to replicate development environments to perform security analysis
  • Perform vulnerability analysis, code review, static analysis, security testing/fuzzing, exploitation techniques and mitigations
  • Identify and exploit security vulnerabilities to help determine the security threat level
  • Develop automated fuzzing framework that can be leveraged by research, software and test groups to perform targeted adversarial security testing and validation
  • Document and Present findings and work with leadership to create a mitigation strategy and help drive mitigations with product owners


Preferred Experience

  • Minimum 5+ years of development in firmware, kernel, drivers
  • Minimum 2+ years in performing penetration testing, secure code reviews and/or red team operations
  • Candidate should be good in technical problem solving and have excellent programming skills in C/C++, C#, Java and Scripting languages like Python
  • Experience developing security testing tools and exploits
  • Experience with fuzzing frameworks like Peach, Sully
  • Experience with x86 or Arm
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with security technologies and the semiconductor industry
  • Agile development experience


Academic Credentials

  • Masters or Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering



Roseville, CA

Austin, TX

San Diego, CA

Bay Area, CA




Requisition Number: 144822 
Country: United States State: California City: San Diego 
Job Function: Design


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