Job Code | #211

Microcontroller and Security Architect Senior Engineer


United Kingdom

Job Overview:

Do you enjoy working in a creative fast-growing entrepreneurial environment? With indie you´ll never walk alone! We place high value on our teams and pursue excellence for our employees and customers!

indie is an Autotech solutions innovator. We focus on edge sensors spanning multiple modalities including LiDAR, radar, ultrasound and vision for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), autonomous vehicles, connected car, user experience and electrification applications.

The design team at indie Semiconductor develops custom automotive centric ICs using ARM Cortex-M based microcontrollers and integrate Analog and mixed signal, RF and Power Management IPs bringing a complete solution to our international customer base. The engineer in this position will join a small team of highly competent engineers that are creating brand new designs in the field of wireless and USB power delivery, sensing systems and connectivity within the car. In this position, the technical director role is to define, build and validate the future generation of MCU based IPs that will be integrated in indie’s products. The job’s responsibility is to work with development team, produce an MCU and Security IP strategy driven by the product roadmap ensuring development or purchase of reusable IP blocks.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Drive the definition (product requirements) of indie microcontroller roadmap to align the technical content with Marketing inputs. The scope of work includes engaging directly with existing and potential customers to ensure the system solution fits customer future needs.

  • Bridge the gap between hardware and software architecture with a focus on re-usable tool chain and platform content.

  • Support system architecture definition with respect to security and functional safety including core logic, memory subsystems, hardware security systems, interfaces with peripherals and power management.

  • Drive and/or support innovative security features implementation for large and complex designs across multiple platforms with re-use and homogeneity in mind for reuse and future proofing.

  • Support the definition of security life cycle management and help assess potential vulnerabilities in ASIC design and supply chain to prevent breach of trust.

  • Scope and benchmark IP offering from third party vendors (microcontroller cores and peripherals)

  • Support the generation of the development plan and associated deliverables (Firmware, Test plan, Test code, Validation boards, etc).

  • Actively participate into the integration, verification (pre-silicon) and validation of the Microcontroller subsystems.

  • Support product and test engineering teams to test and productize the design, including supporting Design For Test (DFT), Design For Manufacturing (DFM).

  • Provide support and develop FW reference code for verification or validation stages.

Job Requirements:

With us, you must love being part of an organization where everyone makes a difference and contributes to the company's success. Creativity, Ownership and Excellence are what we value.

These are the skills and know how an ideal candidate would bring. We understand that nobody is perfect! After all, your new job should challenge you and you should have the possibilities to grow.

  • Master’s degree in electrical engineering

  • 5 Years of relevant experience

  • Develop system level architecture, propose RTL (Verilog) implementation and detailed supporting documentation.

  • Strong knowledge of ARM based products (Arm Cortex).

  • Knowledge of ISO 26262 process framework (FTA, FMEDA, FMEA) and tools such as JAMA and Medini.

  • Knowledge of Cyber security standards including ISO 21434.

  • Knowledge of security concepts (Key storage, secure elements, AES, Product Life Cycles)

  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital circuit simulation tools and front-end environments, particularly Cadence based.

  • Outstanding communication skills


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