Embedded Systems Researcher (Research Engineer/Scientist I/II) CTISL- 549

Job Number:
Job Classification:
Research Faculty
Areas of Expertise:
Functional Roles:
Software Design/Dev
Professional Areas:
Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science
Atlanta, GA
Job Type:
Close Date:
Labs/Support Units:
Cybersecurity, Information Protection, Hardware & Evaluation Research Lab (CIPHER)


Title: Embedded Systems Researcher

Position: Full Time

Level: Research Engineer/Scientist I/II

Primary Location: Atlanta, GA

Travel Required: Minimal

Lab: Cyber Technology and Information Security Lab (CTISL)

Reporting To: Network Vulnerability Division

Job Description: This position is responsible for conducting research in developing and analyzing security mechanisms for configurable microelectronic devices.





Education: BS, MS, PhD in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science



Experience:  Specifically sought are researchers focused on security and reliability of configurable embedded microelectronic devices, such as field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and complex programming logic devices (CPLDs).  Suitable candidates will have the ability to work across software and hardware domains to model and analyze low-level device architectures and designs.




Skills: Desired qualifications and skills:

  * Software development:  Proven experience with software programming, such as C and C++.  Extra consideration given for ability to independently architect large, complex, object-oriented code bases.  Extra consideration given for experience with a scripting language, such as Python.

  * Digital design: Knowledge of digital design and FPGA implementation flows and EDA toolsets, such as Xilinx ISE/Vivado and Altera Quartus.  Experience with hardware description language, such as Verilog, SystemVerilog, Bluespec SystemVerilog, or VHDL.  Extra consideration for knowledge of device architectures or intermediate/back-end EDA tools and data formats, such as FPGA Editor, Xilinx Description Language (XDL), or Altera QUIP Toolkit.

  * Extra consideration given for 3+ years of experience.




Other: Candidate must be a US citizen capable of holding a Top Secret DoD Security clearance.  Extra consideration given for currently active clearance.