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As a member of the hardware security team, you will have a substantial impact on the security of millions of Meraki users all around the world. You will also take the lead in building new Meraki products by integrating everything from boot-loaders to kernels on prototype hardware. Our device firmware is built on Linux and open-source software. We work individually and in small teams to release several new products each year.
Collaborate with our Hardware Engineering and Cisco Security teams on component selection relating to secure boot and roots of trust
Develop and maintain software for security chips, ranging from Linux device drivers to cloud authentication mechanisms to protect against attacks on hardware systems
Design and implement secure hardware architectures
Troubleshoot at the hardware and software level when things don’t go quite as planned
Collaborate with Platform Engineers across product teams to continually improve our firmware design, development, and deployment practices
Work with manufacturing teams to ensure security is maintained throughout the production process
Stay up-to-date on the latest emerging hardware security threats and technologies
2 plus years of experience with RTL and FPGA designs, preferably with Verilog
Understanding of common serial bus protocols like I2C, SPI, and LPC
Are comfortable using network protocol analyzers, logic analyzers, hardware debuggers, and source-level debuggers to troubleshoot problems at all layers of the stack
Capable of reading and advising on board-level designs, schematics, and layouts
Skilled at reworking boards and soldering, such as SMT components
Building and modifying boot-loaders and device drivers
Experience with hardware security techniques and technologies, such as secure boot, crypto modules, and anti-tampering
Excellent communication and collaboration skills
Bonus If You Have:
Proven experience programming in C or C++
Experience with integrating Trusted Platform Modules (TPM) and implementing Secure Boot
Experience writing device drivers
Familiarity with Assembly or Python programming
Interests in hardware hacking, reverse engineering, and information security
Delight in breaking things in order to uncover security vulnerabilities.
Does this sound like you? We’d love to hear from you!!
We encourage you to drop us a line even if you don’t have all the points above. That’s a lot of different areas of responsibility! We will help you pick them up because we believe that great leaders come from a diverse set of backgrounds.
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