Lead Cryptography Analyst

UL (Singapore, Singapore) 1 day ago

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure, and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion, and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

The Secure Element team in Singapore serves to offer certification services for (new) cards, terminals and hosts in the payment industry. Since this market is moving and growing rapidly, IMS – as a customer focused company – needs to constantly move along with and adapt to the market.

As our global footprint continues to expand, we are looking for a Lead Cryptography Analyst for our office in Singapore. The successful candidate for this position will lead the team and be responsible for evaluating customers’ products, developing and maintaining the internal expertise in cryptography and more particularly in the security of algorithms executed on embedded systems.

This will include the analysis of cryptographic codes embedded in products under evaluation to identify potential vulnerability in a product, the development and the realization of sophisticated cryptographic side-channel attacks, the report writing and the support of engineers for evaluation of projects. The position includes the representation of the company in industry forums or conferences and the management of complex projects. The Cryptography Security Analyst should have a flexible and an innovative approach.

  • Lead security evaluation tasks or duties with the respect of deadlines and customer requirements. The tasks may include:-
    • The vulnerability analysis of cryptographic algorithms, more particularly on payment systems with regards to side-channel, fault injection and protocol attacks.
    • Development and realization of innovative cryptographic attacks on products under evaluation (side-channel, DFA).
    • Generation of expertise reports in compliance with industry best standards.
  • Manage a small team of experts
  • Follow-up the latest technical developments and to contribute to the internal innovation in the security, in the cryptography area.
  • Provide high-level technical support to the company and to the operations department. This may include test planning and logistics, test procedure updating, training and quality issue resolving.
  • Represent UL and promote UL Security Evaluation services in conferences, exhibitions or any key industry events.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ directly related experience
  • People management experience
  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Cryptography with good skills in algorithms in embedded systems.
  • Expertise of microcontroller architectures and their assembly languages would be highly advantageous.
  • High analytical skills.
  • Experience in software on embedded products, preferably within the payment or security industry, smart cards
  • Software coding / modelling skills (examples: C, Assembly Languages, etc.).
  • Work independently, to be innovative and creative.
  • Able to demonstrate aptitude and a strong potential to learn quickly.
  • Enjoys working in a team and has the ability to engage their colleagues.
  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 127 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do. You will shape the way we approach and deliver our solutions to promote safe living and working environments for people everywhere.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people”. Work with colleagues, who you can listen and learn from and challenge each other so that you can continually push for excellence and results.
  • Interesting work: Your work at UL will challenge you to try fresh approaches, be empowered to drive change and help you gain in-depth experience in your field. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: Growth and development are part of our DNA. Grow & achieve with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages as well as a technical training track for applicable roles.

Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.


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