Security Lab Engineer

Google   •  

Mountain View, CA

Industry: Information Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 266 days ago

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Our computational challenges are so big, complex and unique we can't just purchase off-the-shelf hardware, we've got to make it ourselves. Your team designs and builds the hardware, software and networking technologies that power all of Google's services. As a Hardware Engineer, you design and build the systems that are the heart of the world's largest and most powerful computing infrastructure. You develop from the lowest levels of circuit design to large system design and see those systems all the way through to high volume manufacturing. Your work has the potential to shape the machinery that goes into our cutting-edge data centers affecting millions of Google users. With your technical expertise, you lead projects in multiple areas of expertise (i.e., engineering domains or systems) within a data center facility, including construction and equipment installation/troubleshooting/debugging with vendors.

You will be a lead driver of security and side channel testing of silicon devices. You will work with Electrical Engineers (EE) and product teams to help determine and implement security test plans on local testing fixtures. You will work with development/architecture teams to provide feedback testing data into future product development. You will assist in systems integration in the form of debugging silicon/system issues, owning and maintaining an FPGA environment and working with customers on integration preparation.

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Only one thing consistently stands in the way between our users and the world's information - hardware. Our Hardware team researches, designs, and develops new technologies and hardware to make our user's interaction with computing faster, more powerful, and seamless. Whether finding new ways to capture and sense the world around us, advancing form factors, or improving interaction methods, our Hardware team is making people's lives better through technology.


  • Help drive internal security lab through side channel analysis, physical defense analysis and equipment such as fault injection.
  • Develop test plans based upon known security attacks, knowledge of silicon architecture and the abilities of the test equipment.
  • Suggest test plans for third parties in the areas where in-house test equipment is not sufficient.
  • Assist in integration issues as they arise with product users throughout the company.



  • 5 years of hardware/silicon EE experience, including lab skills, chip integration, test automation, etc.
  • Experience with secure hardware issues such as secure boot, secure manufacturing, cryptography, key storage and physical silicon defense.
  • Experience with signal processing and statistical analysis.
  • Experience with C and Python language for microcontroller test development and assembly language/embedded systems development and/or analysis.


  • Experience with silicon development flow