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Oracle Principal Security Assurance Engineer in Topeka, Kansas

Job Description

Oracle Hardware is seeking a highly driven hardware/firmware security expert at the Principal Engineer level looking to grow by leading a key security functional area. You will be driving the Security Assurance processes within the Oracle Hardware/Firmware team, performing technical security reviews of third party components and Oracle products and having the opportunity to work on code level security.

All engineering teams at Oracle are required to follow Oracle Corporate security assurance best practices and processes. These define how to make smart choices that build security into our products and services. These Oracle Software Security Assurance Standards (https://www.oracle.com/corporate/security-practices/assurance/) (OSSA) and Oracle Hardware Security Assurance (OHWSA) (https://www.oracle.com/corporate/security-practices/corporate/supply-chain/hardware-security.html) standards provide guidance across the entire lifecycle of third party component selection / in-take, product design, development, testing, release and deployment. The individual in this role will lead, manage, and participate in these corporate assurance processes and reviews across hardware and firmware.

The Oracle Hardware Development organization you will join delivers the hardware and firmware used in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and Oracle Engineered Systems including Oracle Exadata. You will be working with the teams who are building the next generation of cloud and enterprise systems, with record breaking-performance, security, and world class quality using the latest and greatest merchant silicon and technologies.


Job Summary:

As part of the Oracle Hardware Security Office and working very closely with the team's Chief Security Architect, this role is focused on managing and participating in all aspects of Oracle's Hardware Security Assurance and Oracle Software Security Assurance program within the Oracle Hardware/Firmware team.

You will be working with Security Leads, Security Point of Contacts (SPOCs), Directors and Managers across Oracle Hardware to ensure that Oracle Hardware and Firmware teams are using the industry's best security practices as detailed in OSSA and OHWSA. This applies to the components that Oracle engineers itself and the third-party hardware and firmware components we leverage from industry partners.

This role spans both hardware and firmware, and includes working with Oracle internal teams and external partners. The job extends from Oracle team education and security process support, to performing security technical and process reviews, through to ensuring that Oracle's partners understand Oracle's security requirements for the future.


  • Educating hardware and firmware engineering teams about the OHWSA and OSSA standards governing how security is built into Oracle products

  • Helping engineering teams plan for security reviews of the HW/FW technologies which are being considered for use

  • Ensuring that teams create the required materials for

  • Inbound HW/FW security reviews

  • Inbound third-party software security reviews

  • Product release security reviews

  • Facilitating and performing these security reviews

  • Tracking the progress of security reviews and producing reports

  • Identifying and driving improvements to the security review processes

  • Working with the Hardware Chief Security Architect, Hardware Security Office, other key security leads and key internal partners including OCI

  • Working with Oracle's 3rd party ecosystem to communicate Oracle's security requirements and assess present adoption and future compliance

  • Acting as the Oracle Hardware/Firmware team's technical security resource on Oracle security assurance and Oracle's 3rd party ecosystem

  • Developing tools as needed to support the processes

  • Opportunities to work on secure design reviews, Architectural Risk Analysis, and threat analysis

  • Opportunities to work with Core Firmware Engineering teams doing penetration (code level) testing and on critical security features

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field

  • 7+ years in the field of software engineering with security expertise

  • Experience in security analysis/assessments and the ability to audit security or forensic reports

  • Expertise across secure development lifecycle e.g. component security reviews, static and dynamic analysis tools

  • Highly motivated, with a sense of urgency and ability to deliver multiple tasks under time-frame pressure

  • Big problem solver, who can be both strategic and able to dive into details as needed

  • Capable of working independently

  • Experience with understanding, analyzing, and communicating hardware security vulnerabilities, attacks, and research to engineering people

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Programming experience (C/C++, Linux Programming, bash, Python, Java)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with the architecture, design, and implementation of modern server platform hardware & firmware

  • Experience with Cloud security and architecture concepts

  • Knowledge of Open-Source software usage and the related security concerns

  • Experience in security assessment of firmware

  • Hands on experience in penetration testing and/or forensics analysis

  • Hold certifications like GIAC SANS, OSCP, OSCE, CISSP, CEH

  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity and ability to adapt to changing environment and needs

  • Experience with server platform level security technologies, including but not limited to secure boot, firmware signing, platform firmware security architectures, roots of trust

  • Experience with hardware interfaces, including, but not limited to BMCs, PCIe, SAS, NVMe, NAND Flash, NOR Flash, SPI, I2C (incl. SMBus, PMBus), LPC, eSPI, etc


Certain US customer or client-facing roles may be required to comply with applicable requirements, such as immunization and occupational health mandates.

Range and benefit information provided in this posting are specific to the United States only

Hiring Range: from $94,200 to $223,500 per annum. May be eligible for bonus and equity.

Oracle maintains broad salary ranges for its roles in order to account for variations in knowledge, skills, experience, market conditions and locations, as well as reflect Oracle’s differing products, industries and lines of business.

Candidates are typically placed into the range based on the preceding factors as well as internal peer equity.

Oracle offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following:

  1. Medical, dental, and vision insurance, including expert medical opinion

  2. Short term disability and long term disability

  3. Life insurance and AD&D

  4. Supplemental life insurance (Employee/Spouse/Child)

  5. Health care and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts

  6. Pre-tax commuter and parking benefits

  7. 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan with company match

  8. Paid time off: Flexible Vacation is provided to all eligible employees assigned to a salaried (non-overtime eligible) position. Accrued Vacation is provided to all other employees eligible for vacation benefits. For employees working at least 35 hours per week, the vacation accrual rate is 13 days annually for the first three years of employment and 18 days annually for subsequent years of employment. Vacation accrual is prorated for employees working between 20 and 34 hours per week. Employees working fewer than 20 hours per week are not eligible for vacation.

  9. 11 paid holidays

  10. Paid sick leave: 72 hours of paid sick leave upon date of hire. Refreshes each calendar year. Unused balance will carry over each year up to a maximum cap of 112 hours.

  11. Paid parental leave

  12. Adoption assistance

  13. Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  14. Financial planning and group legal

  15. Voluntary benefits including auto, homeowner and pet insurance

About Us

An Oracle career can span industries, roles, Countries and cultures, giving you the opportunity to flourish in new roles and innovate, while blending work life in. Oracle has thrived through 40+ years of change by innovating and operating with integrity while delivering for the top companies in almost every industry.

In order to nurture the talent that makes this happen, we are committed to an inclusive culture that celebrates and values diverse insights and perspectives, a workforce that inspires thought leadership and innovation.

Oracle offers a highly competitive suite of Employee Benefits designed on the principles of parity, consistency, and affordability. The overall package includes certain core elements such as Medical, Life Insurance, access to Retirement Planning, and much more. We also encourage our employees to engage in the culture of giving back to the communities where we live and do business.

At Oracle, we believe that innovation starts with diversity and inclusion and to create the future we need talent from various backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to successfully participate in the job application, interview process, and in potential roles. to perform crucial job functions.

That’s why we’re committed to creating a workforce where all individuals can do their best work. It’s when everyone’s voice is heard and valued that we’re inspired to go beyond what’s been done before.

Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer * . All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans’ status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Oracle will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records pursuant to applicable law.

* Which includes being a United States Affirmative Action Employer