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Engineering/IT/Security/Software Development
190000BU Requisition #

nCipher Security, an Entrust Datacard company empowers world-leading organizations by delivering trust, integrity and control to their business critical information and applications. 


Our cryptographic solutions secure emerging technologies – Cloud, IoT, Blockchain, digital payments – and help meet new compliance mandates. Using the same proven technology that our customers depend on today to protect against threats to their sensitive data, network communications and enterprise infrastructure. We deliver trust for business critical information and applications, ensuring the integrity of data and putting our customers in complete control – today, tomorrow, and at all times.


nCipher has successfully transformed itself into a people-centric, Agile organisation.   Hardware Engineering roles have arisen as part of a significantly expanded team based in our fantastic Cambridge Office.  


The purpose of this role is to work within a collaborative Security Product Engineering team, playing a key role in the design, implementation, test and review of new hardware designs, including; maintaining the company’s existing quality product security hardware platforms.


The successful candidate will either have strong existing knowledge of secure product design principles, or be enthusiastic with a demonstrable ability to rapidly acquire domain knowledge.


Key Responsibilities and Activities

·       develop high quality hardware security modules (HSM) meeting the needs of our customers

·       hands-on development of product subsystems

·       carry out the hardware design, prototyping and validation activities associated with Agile product development

·       provide architectural support to help develop the product roadmap and ensure solutions meet future product requirements

·       work collaboratively with Product Management and other stakeholders to establish and agree high level needs and priorities for product hardware platforms

·       plan work collaboratively with the whole Engineering team to ensure that dependencies and planning commitments are understood and observed

·       regularly prototype, integrate and demonstrate hardware platforms as part of “system demos”

·       ensure on-going change control, testability and manufacturability of our hardware designs provide support and direction to less experienced team members

·       drive continuous improvement



Skills and Capability

·       at least 5+ years of demonstrable experience of high speed digital design on high performance embedded systems

·       experience developing products with 32 or 64 bit processors, high speed interfaces & memory devices

·       the ability to analyse complex technical problems and offer innovative, reasoned and practical solutions to demanding requirements

·       experience with microcontroller development and efficient low power design techniques

·       appreciation of the fundamentals of: analogue, RF, electro-mechanical and mechanical engineering

·       experience of signal integrity analysis, design for EMC, safety and relevant regulatory standards

·       experience of professional  ECAD systems – ideally Altium

·       ideally, experience of design and implementation of security products

·       excellent verbal and written skills

·       recognized as a mentor


Key Relationships

People are important to us, so we will need you to develop excellent working relationships with a diverse community of stakeholders and team members.


Essential Qualifications

Degree qualified, or equivalent, in a relevant technical degree or postgraduate qualification

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