Germantown, Maryland

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FPGA Security Engineer

Are you looking for an exciting, innovative company with over 100 years of excellence and commitment to ethical business? Amentum is a trusted partner to United States government agencies, allied governments, and corporations worldwide supporting critical programs across a broad range of domains. We are hiring a Senior Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Security Engineer in support of the Trusted and Assured Microelectronics (T&AM) program.

This position can be performed through a mostly teleworking basis; however, in lieu of working on-site, you will be required to travel to NSWC Crane 25% of the time. Travel costs to the site will be covered.

The selected candidate will support areas such as; FPGA Security Research; Hardware Security; Hardware Assurance; Digital Design; Verification and validation of FPGA tools; Bitstream Analysis; and Reverse-Engineering.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Creating innovative solutions to securing the full life-cycle of FPGAs and their design flow per customer requirements.
  • Applying hardware cybersecurity and assurance best practices to current and future FPGA applications.
  • Testing and validating the capabilities of FPGA security and assurance tools for use in DoD applications.
  • Support the development of functional testing for FPGAs, by testing and verifying recently developed functional testing tools.
  • Presenting research to prestigious academic and government conferences.
  • Providing expert insight into contractor or other program technical reviews for FPGA security and assurance tools.
  • Reverse-engineering of the cryptosystems and configuration files used in state-of-the-art FPGAs and their respective EDA tools.

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Minimum Requirements
  • Master's degree in Engineering or related scientific field and at least 10 years of job-related experience or equivalent.
  • Excellent communications and analytical skills; working knowledge of computer systems and integrated software application programs.
  • Strong understanding of FPGA EDA tools (Vivado, Quartus, Diamond, etc.).
  • Knowledge of the basic elements that make up the FPGA fabric space and how it all works together.
  • Understanding of hardware security and assurance best practices (PUFs, power analysis, watermarking, metering, authentication, encryption, etc.).
  • Experienced in digital logic and design.
  • Confident in using the Python and C programming languages, Tcl, and HDLs (Verilog, SystemVerilog, and VHDL).
  • Position will require the ability to pass and maintain a Security Clearance.
  • Ability to travel, as required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Active Secret Clearance

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran's status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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Germantown, Maryland

Amentum brings industry-best expertise, processes, and technology to ensure the availability and reliability of our Government and commercial clients’ vital facilities and equipment. We apply our culture of excellence to operate, maintain, and manage your global assets and complex supply chains to meet modern challenges at home and abroad. You get the confidence that comes from a partner with on a century-long heritage of unrelenting dedication to our clients’ missions across the DoD, civilian agencies, and the IC.

We are looking for skilled Veterans interested in continuing your career in aviation, global logistics, IT and Network support, and also unmanned systems. 

We currently have positions open nationwide and globally to include: Kuwait, Iraq, and other overseas locations!

Amentum’s skilled workforce lives with outcomes rather than just works on them. Our employees hold the most sought-after certifications in the industry, including Program Management Professional (PMP), IT/Cyber, ITIL, and Professional Scrum Master (PSM). Our teams who maintain and modify vehicles, aircraft, and weapons systems work within disciplined environments certified to AS9001D, ISO 9001:2015, AS9110B, and AS9100C standards.

Whether it’s managing facilities supporting the IC’s classified missions, operating UAVs that protect our soldiers, or maintaining military equipment at remote bases abroad, Amentum has the experience, passion, and commitment to meet your critical needs.

What happens after I apply? 

First, you will want to ensure your RecruitMilitary profile is up to date, and you also have the most up to date resume to provide. Once you apply for the role you will be re-directed to complete your employment application on Amentum's career site. Once you complete that application a recruiter will review your skills and qualifications and reach out to you about the role as appropriate. 



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