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Secure Systems Architect, Platform Architecture

Secure Systems Architect, Platform Architecture

Portland,Oregon,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 across multiple levels, including senior leadership

+ Ability to critically analyze security properties of a system via a threat model

+ Knowledge of basic cryptographic principles (e.g., symmetric vs asymmetric crypto, encryption vs authentication)

+ Familiarity with common programming languages and hardware block diagrams a plus


As a member of Platform Architecture, you will: Lead cross-functional teams throughout the product development cycle to resolve system-level issues without sacrificing product security or impacting world class product design. Develop threat models and associated security architectures for exciting new Apple products and technologies, derive system security requirements, and design balanced and novel mitigations in creative collaboration with iconic product and engineering teams.. Develop detailed system-level specifications to guide product development, integration, and quality assurance teams in the creation of golden unit tests, reference data, and sample libraries to aid integration of our security technologies across team boundaries (e.g. client/server). Collaborate with other security architects and researchers across Apple including software, hardware, silicon, server, and product groups on this high-visibility team. Drive security requirements and architecture into external vendor provided silicon. Use a wide range of interpersonal and technical skills to champion adoption of our industry leading security technologies across multiple product categories. Identify emerging threats, new attacks, and mitigation techniques as the external landscape evolves.

**Education & Experience**

MSEE/CE or equivalent relevant work experience required.

**Additional Requirements**

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Secure Systems Architect, Platform Architecture

Full time
Portland, OR

Published on 03/04/2021

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