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Secure Systems Engineer, Platform Architecture

Secure Systems Engineer, Platform Architecture

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino),California,United States


+ 5-10+ years experience

+ Ability to effectively lead cross-functional initiatives

+ Initiative to provide architectural guidance to teams lacking resident security expertise

+ Breadth to work cross-functionally with Privacy, Safety, Service, Manufacturing, Software, and Product teams to resolve system-level security issues

+ Strong written and oral communications skills

+ Experience effectively communicating highly technical details to non-technical individuals

+ Ability to critically analyze security properties of a system and evaluate security policy requests via an established security architecture specification

+ Knowledge of basic cryptographic principles (e.g., symmetric vs asymmetric crypto, encryption vs authentication, and public key infrastructure implementations)

+ Programming experience with Python, C, and unix shell scripting a plus


As a member of Platform Architecture, you will: Work directly with security architects to define, maintain, and drive the integration of hardware, software, and server security policies. Lead cross-functional teams throughout the product development cycle to resolve system-level issues without sacrificing the security architecture, including evaluating hardware and software implementations. Collaborate with security architects and researchers across Apple including software, hardware, silicon, server, and product groups on this high-visibility team. Use a wide range of skills to champion adoption of our elite security technologies including creation of golden unit tests, reference data, or sample libraries to aid integration across team boundaries (e.g. client/server). Define and document secure architectures, and facilitate creation of certificate hierarchies employed in secure personalization, provisioning, and calibration systems. Build upon existing security policy management processes and ensure a high degree of integrity for both existing and future policy implementation. Improve the efficiency of on-boarding new security technologies into Apple platforms through the creation of new processes and procedures for common tasks. Process, evaluate, and respond to access and policy requests from product, engineering, and operational teams in a friendly, customer service oriented manor. Reduce development friction imposed by security policy through identification and prototyping of tools and process improvements. Modernize and streamline existing toolchains for security policy management by developing system requirements and driving the implementation with internal support teams.

**Education & Experience**

BS/MS in Electrical/Computer Engineering or equivalent work experience required

**Additional Requirements**

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Secure Systems Engineer, Platform Architecture

Full time
Cupertino, CA

Published on 03/07/2021

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