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Software Engineer (Cryptography)

Job ID: R0138378 Location: Singapore, , Singapore
Regular Employment, Full time
Location: Singapore, Singapore

Thales people architect identity management and data protection solutions at the heart of digital security. Business and governments rely on us to bring trust to the billons of digital interactions they have with people. Our technologies and services help banks exchange funds, people cross borders, energy become smarter and much more. More than 30,000 organizations already rely on us to verify the identities of people and things, grant access to digital services, analyze vast quantities of information and encrypt data to make the connected world more secure.

Thales established its presence in Singapore in 1973 to support the expansion of aerospace-related activities in the Asia-Pacific region. Throughout the last four decades, the company grew from strength to strength and is today involved in the primary businesses of Aerospace (including Air Traffic Management), Defence & Security, Ground Transportation and Digital Identity & Security. Thales today employs over 2,100 people in Singapore across all its business areas.

The Cryptography team in Singapore develops embedded cryptographic libraries for the Mobile Connectivity Solutions business unit. These libraries are integrated in Thales’ products such as removable SIMs and eSIMs. As a Software Engineer you will be working in a stimulating environment doing software development and evaluation. This is an ideal role for engineers who want to focus on writing small but complex functions on an embedded target.

A week in the life of a Software Engineer (Cryptography Implementer for Microcontrollers):

  • You will implement Cryptographic algorithms on various microcontrollers (ARM, 8051, etc) using C and Assembly language
  • You will monitor with the team innovations in Applied Cryptography, for example new algorithms or newly discovered weaknesses, to improve Thales’ microcontroller cryptographic libraries.
  • You will assist in the certification of Smartcard products specifically with the Cryptographic module
  • You will occasionally perform attacks on smartcards’ cryptographic module using the team’s laboratory equipment.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • You must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. It would be preferred if you have a Master’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, basic understanding of modern cryptographic algorithms and secure coding, knowledge of possible attacks, software countermeasures.
  • Proficiency in low level programming languages such as C or Assembly. Strong understanding of architecture and programming model of microcontrollers. Willingness to learn Mathematical concepts related to cryptography.
  • It would be preferred if you have used embedded development tools like emulators or development kits.
  • We would like someone to join our team who is a strong verbal and written communicator, logical and creative problem-solver, open-minded and a quick learner. 
  • We are looking for someone with at least 2 years of experience in a software engineering position or a related role.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

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