Senior Security Engineer

Job description

EM is looking for a Senior Security Engineer to expand its Security Team in Marin, Switzerland. The candidate must be an experienced and motivated professional with proven experience in security topics, from lower level hardware design to high level system security concepts.

He/she will have to work in close contact with the EM Business Units in order to define, implement and verify the security architecture of EM’s SoCs .

Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Define hardware and software security requirements of our products
  • Define the hardware security architecture of the IC
  • Define the hardware IP security blocks
  • Perform security threat analysis and review of security systems
  • Collaborate closely with the product development teams for the design and implementation of features
  • Review and audit the security implementation
  • Interface with our customers from the security requirements to the IC design
  • Provide security consulting to the customers
  • Occasionally design blocks on your own



  • Masters or PhD in security, software engineering, electronics
  • At least 7 years experience in security field
  • Teamplayer, flexible, hard worker, good analytical skills
  • Used to work in multicultural environment
  • Creative, accountable, goal-oriented and efficient
  • Strong autonomy in his field and capability for teamwork
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

Professional requirements

  • Proven experience in secure microcontrollers architecture
  • Experience with design of hardware security IPs
  • Experience in conducting threat and risk analysis of SoCs
  • Knowledge of the security automotive standards (ISO 21434, A-Spice etc.)
  • Understanding of physical attacks
  • Advanced understanding of applications such as Bluetooth, Smart Cards, RFID,...

The following skills would be considered as a plus

  • Knowledge of cryptography fundamentals: algorithms and protocols
  • Experience performing physical attacks (invasive attacks, side-channel attacks, fault attacks)
  • Secure software development (libs, bootloader etc..)
  • Experience with certification schemes such as FIPS140 and Common Criteria


  • Good written and spoken English
  • French and/or German would be an asset