Apple - Senior Hardware Security Analyst

Paris, Paris Region, France


Posted: 1 May 2019
Role Number: 200057267
We believe that privacy is a fundamental human right. Protecting this right on complex devices like the iPhone, iWatch and Apple TV is difficult. It's hard work that will challenge you with the constant need to improve. You will not always know how to solve problems and at times this will be scientifically uncomfortable. The reward? Helping safeguard the privacy of hundreds of millions people and the integrity of creative content. Now imagine what you could do here. With your passion and dedication to security there's no telling what you could accomplish.

Key Qualifications

  • Problem solver, able to think creatively
  • Hardworking researcher of new ideas and attack methods
  • Skilled in Side Channel Analysis, Fault Injection attacks (Laser, EM, BBI...)
  • Knowledgable of Cryptography practices
  • Programming skills (e.g. C, Assembly & Python)


At Apple we use groundbreaking techniques and take time to research and explore opportunities to improve the hardware security. We work on the whole ecosystem with a variety of products and you can influence future direction. Working as part of an extraordinary team of security experts, you have the freedom to bring new ideas, design innovative solution and challenge our how we work. You will spend your time interrogating a collection of complex, high frequency SoC products. To drive improvement in test benches, you will analyse devices up to the full realisation of attacks. We also build evaluations on software as well as hardware, from the basic cryptographic blocks to the high level applications. Our team relies on your ability to quickly familiarize yourself with code you’ve never seen before. By understanding the pertinent functionality, we use state of the art equipment to probe test features, from the preliminary design specifications to the end products. You will be self directed, analytical, and work well in a team environment. Comfortable working at math level on cryptographic primitives you will contribute analysis on many products including embedded technologies. Based in Paris, we are passionate about security and work closely with cryptographers and developers across Apple. To work together we all speak English and you'll need to be fluent too, but speaking French is not required for this role. If this is you, we'd love to hear from you.

Education & Experience

BS/MS in Computer Science / Computer Electronics (or equivalent)

Additional Requirements