SoC Security Architect

Herzliya, Tel Aviv District, Israel


Role Number:200347758
Passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish Dynamic, resourceful people and inspiring, innovative technologies are the norm here. We are seeking for a highly motivated, hands-on Architect who is passionate about performance engineering and performance modeling of sophisticated SoC features. You will join a team of extraordinary engineers and interacting daily with software and hardware engineering teams across Apple. In this role, you will be a member of the Platform Architecture team, responsible to shape the architecture of Apple's future System-on-Chips (SoC). We are looking for a dedicated and experienced Security Architect with strong SoC security experience spanning both hardware and software. The candidate will work with a multi-functional engineering team to define, design, and verify security systems. This is an excellent opportunity to join Apple's Platform Architecture group for a dedicated engineer with great initiative. Platform Architecture features a collaborative and hands-on environment that fosters engineering excellence, creativity, and innovation.

Key Qualifications

  • Typically requires 5+ years of experience
  • Solid background in definition and design of secure hardware systems
  • Experience in Threat Modeling and Weakness Analysis
  • Solid understanding of applied cryptography
  • Knowledge of microprocessor architecture and SoC architecture
  • Exposure to OS security
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to independently pursue new ideas and innovations
  • Good knowledge in 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 organizations 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 HW and SW attack vectors - Definition of HW and SW security related features - Architecture of security solutions (HW and SW) - Development of evaluation plans for both HW and SW - Communication with multi-functional teams

Education & Experience

- BS EE/CE required

Additional Requirements

  • We live in a mobile and device driven world where knowledge of the physical world around us is needed. We rely on this knowledge to get around, to learn about our environment and to enable spectacular new features for custom applications. Apple is meeting those needs as robustly and as creatively as possible and is interested in people who want to help meet that commitment. The success we are striving for is the result of very skilled people working in an environment which cultivates creativity, partnership, and thinking in new ways. If that sounds like the kind of environment that you find intriguing, then let's talk.