SoC Security Architect, Platform Architecture

Cupertino, California, United States


Role Number:200528407
Imagine what you could do here! At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Dynamic, intelligent people and inspiring, innovative technologies are the norm here. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with all Apple Hardware products. The same real passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices strengthening our dedication to leave the world better than we found it. We are looking for an experienced Security Architect with experience spanning both hardware and software. You will work with a multi-functional engineering team to define, design, and verify security systems. Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product.

Key Qualifications

  • Solid background of applied cryptography
  • Working experience in definition of secure systems
  • Experience in threat modeling and weaknesses analysis
  • Knowledge of SoC architecture, microprocessor architecture a plus
  • Exposure to OS security
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to independently pursue new ideas and innovations
  • Good knowledge of Verilog/VHDL
  • Experience in C/C++ and interpretive language such as Perl/Python


As part of the Platform Architecture organization, the Security Architecture team has a mission to provide rock-solid security foundation to Apple’s products. We evaluate security threats, define security features, architect security solutions. We collaborate with the software teams to ensure seamless security systems. We work together with different silicon teams throughout the entire design flow to guarantee state-of-the-art security goes into various in-house and out-sourced silicon chips. This position will be a key role to help us fulfill our mission with the following core responsibilities: - Analysis of Hardware and Software attack vectors - Definition of Hardware and Software security related features - Architecture of security solutions in HW and SW - Development of evaluation plans for both HW and SW - Communication with multi-functional teams

Education & Experience

BS and a minimum of 20 years relevant industry experience

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits