NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ : NXPI) enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better, and safer.
As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the automotive, industrial & IoT, mobile, and communication infrastructure markets.
Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has over 29,000 employees in more than 30 countries and posted revenue of $8.88 billion in 2019.
Execution and planning of vulnerability analysis of high security embedded devices (Smart Cards, secure elements etc.) during product development
Execution and support of vulnerability analysis activities in support of Common certifications of products (technical report review, follow-up investigation etc.
with focus on hardware, crypto libraries, and operating systems)
Support of the various HW development teams of NXP with state-of-the-art security know-how and keep close contacts with all groups within NXP that take an interest in security (Research as well as BLs)
Review of academic research and investigate new potential attack paths on high security smart cards and secure elements
PhD (or Master + at least 3 years of experience) in the field of Embedded Security and proven expertise (publications, etc.
in Side-Channel Analysis of cryptography.
Ideally with a background in smart card / semiconductor process technology, embedded security technologies, especially countermeasures in HW and SW, signal processing, advanced measurement techniques, cryptography
Knowledge of 8051 / ARM based security products. C, JAVA, Python and ideally assembler language
Experience with advanced CMOS HW designs and their underlying non-volatile and volatile technologies would be beneficial - in particular in the context of advanced side channel analysis techniques
Strong leadership skills with a proven ability to direct others and achieve set goals
The ability to work independently without supervision is essential
The candidate will have a creative approach to problem solving with a focus on achieving objectives
The candidate will have direct experience of academic / industrial research (conferences, workshops, journals, etc.) including personal participation in such events
The candidate will have good communication skills including the ability to present ideas formally in meetings as well as individually and a proven track record in this regard
Ability to interact smoothly with a diverse range of colleagues, customers and partners inside and outside of NXP