Embedded Security Expert (f/m/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Graz

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​To further strengthen and build out our product portfolio, we are seeking a highly skilled Embedded Security Expert with a strong focus on system design using secure elements. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of embedded systems, cryptography, and secure elements integration to ensure the highest level of security in a range of products. This individual will play a critical role in the design, development and implementation of our secure solutions portfolio and roadmap.
Your Responsibilities
  • Design and develop embedded security systems, with a focus on integrating secure elements in hardware and firmware
  • Evaluate and implement security features for microcontrollers, secure elements, and other hardware components
  • Develop and integrate cryptographic algorithms and protocols, ensuring secure communication and data protection
  • Conduct security assessments, threat modeling, and vulnerability analysis for embedded systems in-house and with external laboratories
  • Submission of products including corresponding documentation for CC and EMVCo certifications
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure secure design principles are integrated throughout product development processes
  • Create and maintain technical documentation, including design specifications, threat models and security test plans
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest security trends, standards, and best practices in embedded systems and secure elements
  • Provide guidance and training to other team members on secure design, implementation and testing techniques
  • Participate in code and design reviews, providing constructive feedback to ensure secure development practices are followed
Are you the right person?
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in embedded systems development, with a focus on security
  • Strong knowledge of secure elements, such as TPM, HSM, or SE chips, and their integration with embedded systems
  • Expertise in cryptographic algorithms, protocols, and key management
  • Experience with embedded programming languages, such as C, C++, or Assembly
  • Knowledge of common security vulnerabilities and mitigation techniques in embedded systems
  • Familiarity with security standards and certifications, such as FIPS, ISO/IEC, or Common Criteria
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to think creatively about security challenges
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to explain complex security concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders

Preferred Skills
  • Experience with IoT devices and platforms
  • Familiarity with secure boot and secure firmware update processes
  • Knowledge of hardware security evaluation methods, such as side-channel attacks and fault injection
  • Experience with tools and frameworks for static and dynamic security analysis
What you can look forward to
Our values

  • We believe success starts with teamwork. When we support each other we can achieve way more than as individuals. We work together across geographical borders towards our common goals.
  • We are open as professionals, we are open as people, we are diverse and inclusive. We trust each other and challenge new ideas as this enables us to do our best.
  • We design the future by creating exciting technology. We inspire each other and appreciate feedback for improvement and development. Together we push technical limits and set new standards with our innovative products.
  • We believe true greatness comes from dedication. We love what we do and tackle challenges with our heart and mind. If you don’t love it, don’t do it!
  • We are empowered to advance our own as well as the team effort. We feel responsible and take ownership of the company’s success. We dare to take decisions and exceed expectations.
  • We continue living our start-up flair as we grow and enjoy coming together at our company events.
Our Offer
  • Opportunity to be part of a fast-growing organization and our highly skilled, innovative international team
  • Chance to be part of new innovations and game-changing technologies for the future
  • Additional bonus opportunities (e.g. referral bonus, patent bonus)
  • Flexible working hours and the option to work from home
  • Central location with good public transport connection to our Graz office
  • Additional support for international employees helping to settle in in Austria

​*Information for Austria: We offer a salary in line with the market starting at ​3,700 EUR per month (full-time) depending on your experience and qualification.

If this sounds exciting to you, we are looking forward to receiving your application via the button below!
About us
Since 2014 we, Panthronics, have been working on the development of innovative products based on NFC technology, consisting of hardware and software. We were founded as a start-up in Graz, Austria and have further expanded our teams to APAC and North America in the past years.
To date we have successfully launched multiple NFC ICs into the market. Our NFC products are used for example in Point of Sale terminals, wireless charging of wearables (like small battery accessories or smart watches) or in the field of Internet of Things (IoT). The innovative strength of our international team was also recently confirmed by winning the Austrian Innovation Award 2020/2021 as well as the CES 2022 Innovation Award for one of our products.

Panthronics is part of Renesas Electronics Corporation. As such you will be part of a dynamic organization helping to address the rising demand of NFC in applications such as Fintec, IOT, asset tracking, wireless charging and automotive applications.
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