Side Channel Countermeasures Expert, Staff, Security IP
Ottawa, Canada
6d ago

and Requirements

Side Channel Countermeasures Expert , Security IP

Synopsys is a worldwide leading supplier of semiconductor IP, which is used by our customers to design semiconductor integrated circuits.

The product portfolio includes IP components and subsystems for Security, USB, DDR, PCIe / CXL, CPU cores, processor peripherals, embedded memories and much more.

For the Security IP team, we are looking for a security expert in side channel countermeasures who will join in the development of new IP cores and subsystems to extend the product portfolio for Security IP.

This is an extremely challenging and exciting position in an era where (the lack of) embedded system security is frequently causing headlines in the global news.

The Synopsys Security IP is targeting the most efficient silicon design solution with the highest level of security to help prevent a wide range of evolving threats in connected devices such as theft, tampering, side channels attacks, malware and data breaches.

We are looking to fill this position in the Synopsys office in Kanata (Ottawa), Canada.

Key responsibilities

  • As a senior member of the R&D team, lead the hands-on architecture, design, and development of cryptographic side channel countermeasures in all Security IP products
  • Lead side channel countermeasures development from concept to release for software, hardware, and subsystem products
  • Follow industry trends and market requirements in the broad domain of cryptographic side channel countermeasures (symmetric & asymmetric);
  • work closely with customers and partners to apply this knowledge to Synopsys products and services

  • Refine and deliver high performance hardware and software designs when applying side channel countermeasures
  • Collaborate with security experts, both from internal and external sources to develop next generation hardware / software IP solutions, with a focus on performance and features
  • Requirements

  • Ph.D. or Masters (preferred) in Computer / Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, with a focus on side channel countermeasures with 5+ years of industry experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge in Differential Power Analysis (DPA) and Timing Analysis (TA) side channel countermeasures for both symmetric and asymmetric algorithms in hardware
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Vertical attacks, Horizontal attacks, and Template attacks
  • Experience developing optimal hardware solutions for side channel countermeasures
  • Experience in all development stages : investigation, design, implementation, modeling, verification, product release, product support
  • Experience with RTL design and synthesis solutions to address timing challenges at high frequencies
  • Experience measuring Efficacy of countermeasures using tools (ex : Chip Whisper)
  • Experience working with 3rd party certification labs for Efficacy analysis and certification
  • Ability to break down and explain complex algorithms and issues to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to adapt to working with a variety of groups from different disciplines
  • Candidate will be a proactive problem solver who takes initiative and attacks issues from a variety of angles
  • Desired : Knowledge of Common Criteria PP-0084
  • Inclusion and Diversity are important to us. Synopsys considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, military veteran status, or disability.

    Synopsys Canada ULC values the diversity of our workforce. We are committed to provide access & opportunity to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodation to individuals throughout the recruitment and employment process.

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