Principal Software Security Architect


March 26, 2021

The DRIVE OS Automotive Software team is looking for a Principal Security Architect to build and bring NVIDIA's autonomous vehicle platform out to the world. You will participate in a focused effort to build and productize ground-breaking solutions that will revolutionize the world of transportation and the growing field of self-driving cars. You will work with hardworking and dedicated multi-functional engineering development teams across various vehicle subsystems to integrate their work into our DRIVE OS platform, while achieving or exceeding all relevant NVIDIA and automotive standards & guidelines. You'll find the work is exciting, fun, and meaningful challenging!
What you’ll be doing:

  • Be involved in the definition, architectural analysis, design, and development of groundbreaking software stacks for self-driving cars with an opportunity to craft its future

  • Assist with defining and making sure software development processes meet security and coding standards

  • Perform security threat modeling of our automotive software platform

  • Design and make security architecture recommendations to satisfy self-driving automotive security guidelines and requirements

  • Mentor teams and developers, promoting guidelines on best security practices

What we need to see:

  • Demonstrated experience in real-time software development and security

  • Familiarity with computer system architectures, SoC fundamentals (e.g., caches, buses, memory controllers, debug), OS architectures, and networking systems (e.g., ethernet, CAN, LIN)

  • Excellent programming skills in C/C++, algorithms, data structures, and scripting languages

  • Background with applied cryptography, threat modeling, and common attack vectors

  • Experience with ARM based SoC architectures and TrustZone implementations

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, ability to work independently, and collaboratively in a cross-functional environment

  • Requires a BS degree or equivalent experience in electrical engineering, computer science, or computer engineering

  • 12+ years with software design, development, and analysis

  • 5+ years of experience building and implementing secure software. Preferably to standards relevant to automotive security, but experience with other domain-specific security standards will also be considered

Ways to stand out from the crowd:

  • Experience with automotive software development processes and coding practices

  • Demonstrated security research experience and publications

  • Low level microarchitecture and software development of hypervisors, kernel, device drivers, and debug tools

We are the leading artificial intelligence computing company and are paving the way with innovations in gaming, visualization, supercomputing and self-driving cars. As a key member of our DRIVE OS Automotive Software team, you will be a key leader responsible for the security of our automotive software stack. NVIDIA gives automakers, Teir1 suppliers, automotive research institutions, and start-ups the power and flexibility to develop and deploy breakthrough artificial intelligence systems for self-driving vehicles. Our unified computing architecture enables training deep neural networks in the data center on the NVIDIA DGX-1™, and then seamlessly runs them on NVIDIA DRIVE PX 2 inside the vehicle. Today, we are working with over 270 partners that are using our platform in the development of autonomous cars, trucks, shuttles and taxis.
NVIDIA is committed to fostering a diverse work environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As we highly value diversity in our current and future employees, we do not discriminate (including in our hiring and promotion practices) on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression , sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.