Offensive Security Researcher at Intel

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Offensive Security Researcher

  • Virtual US and Canada

Job Details:
Job Description:

  • Intel plays a key role in any data-centric initiative in the world, providing technologies that enable our customers to innovate and compete, effectively changing the world. As an Offensive Security Researcher at Intel, you will lead complex, multi-disciplinary security research projects using your research expertise.
  • STORM (Strategic Offensive Research & Mitigation) is a multidisciplinary team in Intel’s IPAS Security Research team, focusing on offensive security research and development of new mitigation strategies and tools.
  • As a team member, you will have the choice of contributing in one or more of the following areas:
  • Finding complex, high-impact security vulnerabilities in hardware/software/firmware, by doing in-depth evaluation of designs from a white-box perspective
  • Researching and prototyping (writing PoCs) for new classes of attack vectors and vulnerabilities, including side-channels
  • Researching and developing tools for finding and mitigating issues at large scale, both in software and hardware
  • Creating new compiler-based mitigations
  • Creating novel software and hardware mitigations for existing and new classes of attack vectors
  • Reviewing hardware (RTL) and micro architectural features to search for possible new attack vectors
  • Our projects and engagements are usually multidisciplinary, and you will be collaborating with other security researchers and product development teams. You will also have great opportunities to learn about novel research topics, as well as cutting-edge CPU and hardware technologies.
  • Technical excellence and hands-on experience are the primary requirement for this role, in which you will be able to contribute according to your skill set and areas of interest. It is not required to have advanced knowledge in Intel-specific technologies.


  • Bachelors, Masters degree or PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, mathematics, physics or relevant domains
  • This position requires minimum 5+ years experience or knowledge of 2 or more of the following topics:
    • Advanced knowledge of computer architecture
    • Hardware (RTL) design, ability to understand RTL designs
    • CPU micro-architecture (not necessarily x86)
    • Advanced software compiler knowledge or development experience
    • Proof of Concept/exploit writing
    • Software development experience in C/C++
    • Source code review for finding security issues
    • Knowledge of side channel attack vectors, including transient execution and physical attacks

Preferred qualifications:

  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of both hardware and software security

Job Type: Experienced Hire
Shift: Shift 1 (United States of America)
Primary Location: US, Oregon, Hillsboro

Additional Locations: Virtual US and Canada

Business group: The Design Engineering Group is a worldwide team responsible for the design, development, validation, and manufacturing of IPs and SOCs. Our mission is to deliver leadership products through groundbreaking innovations.

Posting Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.
Position of Trust. N/A

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, Colorado: $126,730.00-$190,140.00

We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, and benefits programs. Find out more information about our Amazing Benefits here.

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