Riverside Research Institute

Sr. Microelectronics Systems Engineer

Location US-OH-Dayton
ID 2024-3338
Research & Development
Position Type
Full Time Salary

Riverside Overview

Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. We provide high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country’s most challenging technical problems.
 All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.

Position Overview

The Riverside Research Engineering and Support Solutions (ESS) directorate conducts Research and Development (R&D) of cyber-physical attacks against embedded systems. As a Sr. Microelectronics Systems Engineer you will collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of research engineers and scientists on a wide range of microelectronics research projects. You will work directly with a team of hardware security research subject matter experts (SME), the senior Principal Investigator, Technical Lead, and Program Manager to support various project-specific research scope and deliverables providing value to our customers.  You will also contribute to the growth of both our government customer and internal R&D capability to help advance Secure Edge / IoT technologies.  Remote work is not available for this position. Travel is not expected to exceed two to four times a year.


  • Provide technical expertise for the development of microelectronics assessments and microelectronics-focused projects.
  • Provide technical support for non-traditional approaches such as the implementation of cryptographic algorithms.
  • Research information on state-of-the-art (SOTA) trends in microelectronics security and provide recommendations for mitigation strategies.
  • Decompose security architectures and identify weaknesses for SOTA attack vectors.
  • Engage groups across the government microelectronics space to support technical roadmaps for future technology.
  • Support systems engineering in Microelectronics including analysis and modeling.
  • Willing to learn the associated tools for tasking, planning, researching and data routing as applied within the scope of the program.
  • Support development of Statements of Work and other project documentation.
  • Provide analysis of developer’s deliverables to include periodic reports, test reports, and other technical reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering or similar field and at least 12 years of related experience or 8 with a Masters, or PhD with 6 or more years experience.
  • Able to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret and any other required US Government security access approvals.
  • At least 6 years Microelectronics/Embedded Systems security experience such as Defensive Cyber or Anti-Tamper.
  • Experience in FPGA or ASIC development including requirements definition, design, simulation, implementation, tape out, and testing.
  • Proficient in Python, C / C++, or MATLAB
  • Willing to travel to CONUS and/or OCONUS work locations 2-4 times per year.
  • Proficient in Hardware Description Languages (HDL) such as VHDL or Verilog and associated software tools.
  • Proficient in embedded software development, debug, and testing.
  • Experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tools and techniques.
  • Experience working in a classified research environment.
  • Prior experience implementing systems engineering tools and techniques.
  • Ability to communicate technical issues clearly and effectively and execute assignments with little supervision and actively participate in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to generate and evaluate technical documents and reports.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to create technical briefings and materials and effectively present technical material to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

Global Comp

$180,000 - $255,000 This represents the typical compensation range for this position based on experience, location and other factors.

Closing Statement

Riverside Research Institute is a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, where service to our customers and support of our staff is our overall mission. Riverside is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring.  Riverside offers comprehensive compensation and benefit packages to our employees.
Riverside bases its employment decisions solely on technical experience, qualifications and other job-related criteria related to our organizational purpose as a not-for-profit company, and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status or any other status legally protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.


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