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Offensive Security Researcher

Company: Intel Corp.
Location: Hillsboro
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Offensive Security Researcher

Job Description

Intel Product Assurance and Security (IPAS) is responsible for implementing and operationalizing proactive security and risk-prioritized measures for all of Intel's products. The IPAS team is also chartered with understanding the next generation of security threats and technologies, while guiding future research and architecture decisions to secure Intel's platforms while fostering a security first culture into Intel's product development and strategic practices.

In this position, you will play a critical role in shaping the future of Intel's foundational security technologies & products by closely collaborating with internal and external partners, on the delivery of Intel's security engine vision.

Role responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for leading or taking an active role in complex, multidisciplinary security research projects
  • Commands deep pervasive pulse on Intel business/technologies and emerging threat landscape in hacker community to prioritize offensive security research focus
  • Ability to navigate around ambiguities and obstacles to independently solve complex problems
  • Demonstrated expertise in vulnerability discovery, analysis and exploitation
  • Explores and invents software and hardware techniques as a method of attack against compute targets
  • Develops proof of concepts to characterize exploitability and impacts
  • Recommends systemic mitigations and demonstrates their robustness across a diverse portfolio of products
  • Leads automation pathfinding to improve security assurance capabilities of product teams
  • Shares expert insights and new learning and contributes intellectual property to internal and external communities
  • Requires knowledge of computer architecture, SoC development & manufacturing processes/methodologies, CPU design, SoC layout, chipset functionality, FW & HW security, crypto, and other x86 compute paradigms
  • Demonstrates effective communication with executives and productive collaboration with peer researchers


Bachelors Degree with 5+ years of experience or equivalent in the field of system security research and exploring software hardware techniques as a method of attack against targets within computing systems:

  • In-depth experience with vulnerability research
  • Demonstrated expertise in exploit development published exploits and writeups on exploiting new classes of issues new techniques tools are greatly appreciated
  • Reverse Engineering experience or for researchers focused on opensource software demonstrated expertise on reading assembly language and writing exploits for complex vulnerability classes
  • Knowledge of computer architecture CPU SoC chipsets BIOS Firmware Drivers and other compute paradigms

Preferred qualifications

  • Ability to work autonomously in a less structured startup type environment with minimal supervision
  • Ability to span security expertise over HW SW and Firmware domains
  • Passion for security research and community impact demonstrated by published research and collaboration to community efforts

Inside this 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.

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Keywords: Intel Corp., Hillsboro , Offensive Security Researcher, Other , Hillsboro, Oregon

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