International Association for Cryptologic Research

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Cryptography Hardware Engineer
Technology Innovation Institute - Abu Dhabi, UAE
Technology Innovation Institute (TII) is a publicly funded research institute, based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is home to a diverse community of leading scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and researchers from across the globe, transforming problems and roadblocks into pioneering research and technology prototypes that help move society ahead.


  • Specify, design, implement and deploy cryptographic IP cores (including quantum-secure solutions)
  • Conduct research on (but not limited to) efficient cryptographic implementations, implementation attacks and countermeasures, design methodologies and tools
  • Perform security reviews of hardware designs and implementations
  • Work closely with the integration team and other teams in the organization to design and prototype secure systems and communication protocols

    Minimum qualifications:

  • BSc, MSc or PhD degree in Cryptography, Computer Science, Engineering or similar degree with 3+ years of relevant work or research
  • Thorough knowledge of computer architecture and digital design principles Relevant hardware development experience with a focus on hardware security
  • Extensive experience developing for FPGA and/or ASIC platforms in Verilog/VHDL
  • Experience writing testbenches and using waveform-based debugging tools
  • Solid understanding of cryptography, side-channel analysis attacks and countermeasures

    Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of UVM and assertion-based formal tools
  • Understanding of low-power and high-performance techniques
  • Understanding of micro-architectural attacks (e.g., Spectre, Meltdown, MDS)
  • Hands-on experience integrating IP blocks in complex systems (SoCs)
  • Programming skills in C/C++, Python, and/or Tcl
  • Hands-on experience with lab equipment (e.g., oscilloscopes, function generators)
Contact: Mehdi Messaoudi
Talent Acquisition Manager

Last updated: 2020-09-27 posted on 2020-09-23