The Intel Federal team is always on the lookout for qualified US citizens that want to join their security research team working primarily to hack on Intel hardware and firmware products. Below is an example of one recent job listing that was filled in December 2023. If this interests you, you would like to learn more about the team, or wish to inquire about currently open positions please email us and we will look to schedule some time with you.


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To help the Intel Federal Team build functional systems and solutions that improve the customer experience, we’re looking for a Platform Solution Architect who can be responsible for identifying novel hardware and firmware use cases, identifying platform opportunities and solutions, as well as implementing new platform integrations that meet our customers’ end-to-end architectural needs. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in firmware, bus flows and hardware engineering. In addition, the ideal candidate will be proficient with Ruby, Python or C variants, as well as architecting solutions in accordance with Zero Trust principals. The Platform Security Architect will also help identify, plan, and build full stack hardware-based solutions, create novel end-to-end security solutions, and be involved in project management decisions.


Objectives of this role:

  • Building and implementing new platform-based solutions and infrastructure in accordance with Zero Trust principals from the hardware through full stack.
  • Understanding and identifying the use cases of customers and conveying them to platform developers.
  • Working on ways to improve hardware, firmware and software development and release processes.
  • Testing and examining firmware, bus flows, hardware security and assurance use cases and analyzing results.
  • Ensuring that systems are safe and secure against a wide variety of cybersecurity threats from the hardware up through end-to-end architectures.
  • Working with both software, hardware and firmware developers and engineers to ensure that development follows established processes and works as intended.

Additional responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Evaluating, developing, and leading platform development projects from the hardware up through end-to-end architectures.
  • Training and overseeing the activities of the members of the development team.
  • Planning, tracking, and scheduling deliverables.
  • Looking for problems and vulnerabilities within hardware, firmware and bus flow systems and providing novel solutions.
  • Engaging with end customers and partners to understand and path find use case requirements and solutions for mission objectives.
  • Developing good working relationships with other employees, such as Marketing Managers, Product Managers, Programmers and Engineers.




Bachelor of Science degree in Computer science, Engineering, or relevant field and 9 years of experience.



This position involves work on US Government Contracts and/or proposals for US Government Contracts that limit participation to US Citizens. A person may be required to provide proof of US Citizenship in order to comply with US government requirements. Any offer by Intel for this position is conditioned upon satisfying any government requirements regarding proof of citizenship.



  • DevOps engineer or in a similar software and platform engineering role with expertise in firmware and hardware use cases
  • Zero Trust principals, development, and deployments
  • Git and GitHub, or similar, workflows
  • JTAG, SWD, and other Debug interfaces
  • SPI, PCIe and other bus communications protocols
  • Ruby, Python or C variants
  • Synopsys, Teledyne, Riscure, or similar protocol, hardware, firmware, and platform analysis tools
  • whitebox and blackbox analysis techniques
  • customer engagement
  • developing/engineering systems and/or applications for public sector missions