Intel Compiler Security Researcher in Hillsboro, Oregon

Job Description

This is an Intel Contract Employee position.

We are looking for an LLVM and Clang compiler development expert that is proficient with open-source workflows and tools. This research will focus on enhancing the LLVM compiler to support a form of security hardening for micro-services datacenter workloads for IA-32 systems running Linux.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

•Developing new LLVM analysis and instrumentation passes

•Evaluating the performance of the enhanced compiler on various recent platforms and comparing it to the baseline compiler.

•Developing a new runtime library in compiler-rt.

•Modifying the ELF object file backend to emit additional information

The ideal candidate should exhibit the following behavioral traits:

•Effective communication


•Agility to quickly adapt to changing requirements that arise due to new research results

•Good analytical and problem solving skills


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. Experience listed below would be obtained through relevant previous schooling, industry jobs and/or research experience

Minimum Qualifications:

•M.S. or currently enrolled in PhD program for Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline

•Experience developing substantial LLVM compiler enhancements or other modifications

•Experience with Git

•5+ years of C++ experience.

•3+ years of debugging experience with gdb/lldb/idb

•1+ year of IA-32 assembly language experience

•3+ years of experience with Linux-based operating systems and development environments, e.g. shell, ssh, and make

Preferred qualifications:

•Security and/or cryptography

•Experience modifying linker

•Experience with Linux containers and/or unikernels

•Experience with virtualization

•5+ Years of relevant industry experience

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