Embedded Security Software Engineer – RISCV

February 26, 2020
Santa Clara, California
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NVIDIA is searching for a highly motivated, creative embedded security software engineer to join the GPU Software team. As someone who is hardworking and passionate about their work, you will design key security features and tooling for our RISCV BSP package used across the GPU. You should demonstrate the ability to excel in an environment with complex software and hardware designs.

What you'll be doing:  

  • Define, design, develop and verify security features and tools for next-gen RISCV controllers on our GPU; collaborating with hardware engineers and fellow software engineers  
  • Security analysis and hardening of various firmware within NVIDIA
  • You will follow the devices all the way through the development process to the customer desktops, notebooks, workstations, and gaming console products that are used throughout the world
  • Heavily involved with the early modeling and simulation required to produce our world-class products
  • Multiple opportunities to collaborate and communicate effectively with teams from all around the globe

What we need to see:  

  • BS or MS degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related degree
  • 2+ years of meaningful software development experience, especially with embedded systems
  • You can demonstrate a hands-on technical background; excellent C programming and embedded, device driver development experience  
  • Strong interest in SW and HW security, knowledgeable of state of the art with previous experience working on security related features
  • Familiarity with computer system architecture, microprocessor, and microcontroller fundamentals (caches, buses, memory controllers, DMA, etc.)
  • Background and strength with complex system-level debugging is invaluable  

Ways to stand out from the crowd:  

  • Familiarity with the RISCV architecture  
  • Interest in developing tools that improves production SW’s security posture using a variety of other languages  
  • Experience with languages such as Ada/Spark, Rust
  • Experience with embedded system SW concepts, e.g.: RTOS and overlay programming models
  • Experience with simulation, emulation and HW development cycle
  • Familiarity with standards such as CERT-C
  • Good documentation and ability to communicate with others

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