International Association for Cryptologic Research

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Hardware Security Intern
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. - Cork, Ireland
We are seeking internship candidate for our hardware penetration testing lab in Cork, Ireland. The Cork site is home to a range of digital IP teams working on cutting edge IP for the latest Snapdragon chip sets. The security lab team is working with the latest tools and techniques to perform hardware penetration testing. Successful candidates will be joining a vibrant hardware security lab team, with a strong collaboration with several Qualcomm security labs around the global.

The internship program will skill up the candidate in developing side-channel analysis attacks in the context of post-quantum cryptography, including (but not limited to): literature exploration of most relevant algorithms, open problems, and industry vs. academy gaps; high-performance implementation of state-of-the-art attacks and addition feature to in-house tools.

Minimum qualifications
  • Towards the end of M.Sc. or Ph.D. academic degree in Computer Engineering and/or Electrical (or physics) Engineering, or related field
  • 6 months is the minimum period for internship program
  • Basic knowledge in linear and abstract algebra
  • Good knowledge in system-level programming languages (e.g., C, C++, Rust)
  • Good communication skills, curiosity and enthusiasm, ability to work independently and willingness to learn
Preferred qualifications
  • Knowledge in cryptography and security-related topics (e.g., key management and authentication)
  • Good understanding of SoC architecture, ASIC design, and/or hardware security
  • Hands-on experience with: VHDL/Verilog, FPGA prototyping, lab equipment
Education requirements
Intern/co-op placement as part of Master/PhD program.

Contact: Santos Merino del Pozo (
Last updated: 2022-10-11 posted on 2022-10-11