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Embedded Security Engineer

Loft Orbital

Loft Orbital

Other Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 26, 2023
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Loft Orbital is hiring an Embedded Security Engineer work with our Loft Flight Systems team to design and deploy embedded security following industry best practices and zero-trust guidelines. You will conduct security audits, perform penetration testing, and resolve vulnerabilities in software and firmware stacks. Additionally, you will establish security measures like secure boot, authentication, and key management.
*Research shows that while men apply to jobs where they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized people tend to only apply when they meet 100% of the qualifications. At Loft, we value respectful debate and people who aren’t afraid to challenge assumptions. We strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don’t ‘check all the boxes.

About This Role:

  • Work with the Loft Flight Systems team to architect and implement the embedded security architecture following industry best practices and zero-trust guidelines
  • Perform security audits and penetration testing of existing embedded SW and FW stacks, working with the development teams to identify and resolve vulnerabilities
  • Decompose customer/system security requirements down to the embedded systems
  • Implement security primitives as required such as secure boot, certificate chains, authentication, key provisioning/management, etc.

Must Haves:

  • 5+ years experience with security architecture design, cryptography, zero-trust implementations, bonus if in aviation or aerospace
  • BS in software engineering, computer science, or information security with demonstrated software engineering experience
  • Deep expertise in embedded Linux, bootloaders, and network stacks
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken
  • Strong software development ability in C and C++ for ARM and x86

Some of Our Awesome Benefits:

  • 100% company-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance option for employees and dependents
  • Flexible Spending (FSA) and Health Savings (HSA) Accounts offered with an employer contribution to the HSA
  • 100% employer paid Life, AD&D, Short-Term, and Long-Term Disability insurance
  • Flexible Time Off policy for vacation and sick leave, and 12 paid holidays
  • 401(k) plan and equity options
  • Daily catered lunches and snacks
  • International exposure to our team in France
  • Fully paid parental leave; 14 weeks for primary caregiver and 10 weeks for secondary caregiver
  • Carrot Fertility provides comprehensive, inclusive fertility healthcare and family-forming benefits with financial support
  • Off-sites and many social events and celebrations
  • Relocation assistance when applicable
Who We Are
Loft Orbital builds “shareable” satellites, providing a fast & simple path to orbit for organizations that require access to space. Powered by our hardware & software products, we operate satellites, fly customer payloads onboard, and handle entire missions from end to end - significantly reducing the lead-time and risk of a traditional space mission.
Our standard interface enables us to fly multiple customer payloads on the same satellite, with capabilities such as earth imagery, weather & climate /science data collection, IoT connectivity, in-orbit demonstrations, and national security missions. Our customers trust us to manage their space infrastructure, so they can focus on what matters most to them: operating their mission and collecting their data.
At Loft, you’ll be given the autonomy and ownership to solve significant challenges, but with a close-knit and supportive team at your back. We believe that diversity and community are the foundation of an open culture. We are committed to hiring the best people regardless of background and make their time at Loft the most fulfilling period of their career.
We value kind, supportive and team-oriented collaborators. It is also crucial for us that you are a problem solver and a great communicator. As our team is international, you will need strong English skills to better collaborate, easily communicate complex ideas and convey important messages.
With 3 satellites on-orbit and a wave of exciting missions launching soon, we are scaling up quickly across our offices in San Francisco, CA | Golden, CO | and Toulouse, France.
As an international company your resume will be reviewed by people across our offices so please attach a copy in English.