Emulation Engineer (ARM 64-bit) - Security Assessment

Newark, CANewarkCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaDecember 10, 2023

Leading the future in luxury electric and mobilityAt Lucid, we set out to introduce the most captivating, luxury electric vehicles that elevate the human experience and transcend the perceived limitations of space, performance, and intelligence. Vehicles that are intuitive, liberating, and designed for the future of mobility. We plan to lead in this new era of luxury electric by returning to the fundamentals of great design – where every decision we make is in service of the individual and environment. Because when you are no longer bound by convention, you are free to define your own experience. Come work alongside some of the most accomplished minds in the industry. Beyond providing competitive salaries, we’re providing a community for innovators who want to make an immediate and significant impact. If you are driven to create a better, more sustainable future, then this is the right place for you.We are seeking a highly skilled QEMU Emulation Engineer with expertise in ARM 64-bit architecture to join our team for security assessment and research projects. The ideal candidate will have an in-depth understanding of QEMU internals, the ability to emulate user space and system-level environments, and familiarity with other emulation platforms like Avatar, Panda, and Qiling.

Role Responsibilities:

    • QEMU Internals Expertise: Possess an in-depth understanding of QEMU's architecture, including TCG (Tiny Code Generator), QEMU's Intermediate Representation (IR), translator, and translation block concepts.
    • Emulation Capabilities: Emulate user space for executable programs or services using QEMU, allowing for the analysis of security vulnerabilities in isolated environments.
    • File System Emulation: Perform emulation in user space with simulated files, enabling the assessment of software behavior in controlled file system environments.
    • System Emulation without Bootloader: Ability to set up and execute system emulation scenarios without relying on a bootloader, ensuring thorough security assessment capabilities.
    • Full System Emulation: Proficiency in conducting full system emulation, replicating complete ARM 64-bit environments for comprehensive security evaluations.
    • RTOS Emulation: Experience with emulating Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) using QEMU for security analysis and vulnerability assessment.
    • Knowledge of Other Emulation Platforms: Possess a basic understanding of other emulation platforms like Avatar, Panda, and Qiling, and the ability to leverage these tools as needed in security assessment projects.

Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering
    • 2 years of related experience
    • Proven experience in QEMU emulation, specifically focused on ARM 64-bit architecture.
    • Strong understanding of software security concepts, including vulnerability analysis and mitigation.
    • Proficiency in scripting languages like Python or Shell for automation and customization of emulation setups.
    • Familiarity with reverse engineering techniques and debugging tools.
    • Excellent problem-solving skills and a keen attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications

    • Master's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering
    • Experience in conducting security assessments, penetration testing, or vulnerability research.
    • Familiarity with virtualization technologies.
    • Knowledge of CPU architectures – ARM
Salary Range: The compensation range for this position is specific to the locations listed below and is the range Lucid reasonably and in good faith expects to pay for the position taking into account the wide variety of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including job-related knowledge; skillset; experience, education and training; certifications; and other relevant business and organizational factors. ·California (Bay Area) - $108,000 - $135,000 Additional Compensation and Benefits: Lucid offers a wide range of competitive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, vacation, and 401k. The successful candidate may also be eligible to participate in Lucid’s equity program and/or a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing such programs.  (Cash or equity incentive awards, if any, will depend on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and company performance.)Lucid maintains your privacy according to its Candidate Privacy Notice. If you are a California resident, please refer to our California Candidate Privacy Notice. At Lucid, we don’t just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, and any other characteristic protected under applicable State or Federal laws and regulations. To all recruitment agencies: Lucid Motors does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers alias or other Lucid Motors employees. Lucid Motors is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 

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