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Senior Product Security Engineer

Company: Aurora
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Aurora's Product Security team's mission is to discover, mitigate, and prevent security risks in the software, hardware, and services developed by Aurora.

Our team is responsible for ensuring the secure design and implementation of the technology built for the Aurora Driver as well as continually improving the assurance levels of security across all of Aurora's Products. This team is also responsible for performing technical security assessments, threat modeling, security code reviews and vulnerability testing to highlight risk and help various engineering teams and partners to improve security. We work closely with engineers across Aurora as well as 3rd party partners to design and proactively integrate initiatives to enhance security across a wide variety of software or hardware domains and technology stacks.

We are searching for an experienced Security Engineer who is excited to ensure the highest level of security standards for Aurora's products and focus on uncovering security vulnerabilities to reduce risk for the autonomous vehicle platform to join us on this mission.

Job level is negotiable based on experience. Remote work is approved for US-based employees, including for post-pandemic.

In this role you will

* Perform technical security assessments and reviews, research, uncover, and reproduce vulnerabilities, design secure protocols and systems, and write tests and fuzzers to drive architecture changes
* Assess the risks across the Aurora Driver Platform and prioritize high value components (software and/or hardware) for critical and high security vulnerabilities
* Comfort employing techniques including reverse engineering, fuzzing, and static and/or dynamic analysis
* Conduct research to identify new and novel attack vectors against Aurora's products and services
* Review, develop and document secure operational best practices, and provide security guidance for engineers and various internal and external partners

Required Qualifications

* Foundational knowledge of operating system security for Linux
* Foundational knowledge of the CWE Top 25
* Ability to assess software and/or hardware components with and without full knowledge
* Ability to work well with other assessment members and engineering partners
* Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences
* Experience in one or more of the following: risk assessment, threat modeling, incident and emergency response, OS hardening, vulnerability management, pentesting, offensive security or cryptographic protocols and concepts
* Experience in vulnerability discovery and analysis, design review, and code-level security reviews
* Experience in, and technical knowledge of security engineering, computer and network security, authentication and security protocols, and applied cryptography.
* Experience with assessment, development, implementation, and documentation of a comprehensive and broad set of security technologies and processes
* Familiarity in Security Assurance / Secure-SDLC processes in an agile / waterfall environment
* Experience building and evaluating threat models / risk assessments
* Minimum 6 years of experience in a security-specific or security-adjacent industry


* Relevant work experience in offensive security, penetration testing or red teaming
* Experience implementing various Defence in Depth Strategies to address dynamic threats across various software and hardware stacks.
* Ability and desire to write production-quality code in C++, Golang, or Python
* Experience evaluating the security of software, hardware and services
* Foundational knowledge of embedded firmware security and hardware security, preferably in the robotics or automotive space
* Familiarity with cloud security (AWS) and infrastructure-as-code
* Familiarity with Trusted Platform Modules, HSMs, and trusted boot
* A history of giving back to the security industry via open source contributions, published papers, or conference presentations



Keywords: Aurora, Mountain View , Senior Product Security Engineer, Engineering , Mountain View, California

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