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SoC Security Architect, Platform Architecture

Apple, Inc.
United States, California, Cupertino
May 27, 2024

Posted: Jan 30, 2024

Role Number: 200528407

Imagine what you could do here! At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Dynamic, intelligent people and inspiring, innovative technologies are the norm here. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with all Apple Hardware products. The same real passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices strengthening our dedication to leave the world better than we found it. We are looking for an experienced Security Architect with experience spanning both hardware and software. You will work with a multi-functional engineering team to define, design, and verify security systems. Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product.


As part of the Platform Architecture organization, the Security Architecture team has a mission to provide rock-solid security foundation to Apple's products. We evaluate security threats, define security features, architect security solutions. We collaborate with the software teams to ensure seamless security systems. We work together with different silicon teams throughout the entire design flow to guarantee state-of-the-art security goes into various in-house and out-sourced silicon chips. This position will be a key role to help us fulfill our mission with the following core responsibilities: - Analysis of Hardware and Software attack vectors - Definition of Hardware and Software security related features - Architecture of security solutions in HW and SW - Development of evaluation plans for both HW and SW - Communication with multi-functional teams

Key Qualifications

  • Solid background of applied cryptography
  • Working experience in definition of secure systems
  • Experience in threat modeling and weaknesses analysis
  • Knowledge of SoC architecture, microprocessor architecture a plus
  • Exposure to OS security
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to independently pursue new ideas and innovations
  • Good knowledge of Verilog/VHDL
  • Experience in C/C++ and interpretive language such as Perl/Python

Education & Experience

BS and a minimum of 20 years relevant industry experience

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

    At Apple, base pay is one part of our total compensation package and is determined within a range. This provides the opportunity to progress as you grow and develop within a role. The base pay range for this role is between $199,800 and $300,200, and your base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.

    Apple employees also have the opportunity to become an Apple shareholder through participation in Apple's discretionary employee stock programs. Apple employees are eligible for discretionary restricted stock unit awards, and can purchase Apple stock at a discount if voluntarily participating in Apple's Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You'll also receive benefits including: Comprehensive medical and dental coverage, retirement benefits, a range of discounted products and free services, and for formal education related to advancing your career at Apple, reimbursement for certain educational expenses - including tuition. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary bonuses or commission payments as well as relocation. Learn more about Apple Benefits.

    Note: Apple benefit, compensation and employee stock programs are subject to eligibility requirements and other terms of the applicable plan or program.


  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.