• Cryptography Security Analyst

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    Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL) is a safety-science company that – for the past 100+ years – has had a strong focus on home and workplace safety. The Identity Management & Security division of UL extends this safety mission from ‘safety in the physical world’ to ‘security in digital the digital world’. UL Identity & Management Security focusses on securing large, mission critical digital transaction infrastructures such as payment networks, ticketing infrastructures, and mobile commerce environments.


    The team in Singapore serves to offer certification services for (new) cards, terminals and hosts in the payment industry. Since this market is moving and growing rapidly, Transaction Security– as a customer focused company – needs to constantly move along with and adapt to the market.

    Currently UL Identity Management & Security is hiring a Cryptography Security Analyst for our office in Singapore. The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for developing and maintaining the internal expertise in cryptography and more particularly in the security of algorithms executed on embedded systems.

    This will include the analysis of cryptographic codes embedded in products under evaluation, the development and the realisation of high level of cryptographic side-channel attacks, and the support and the training of engineers for evaluation projects.The position includes the representation of the company in industry forums and the management of complex projects. The Cryptography Security Analyst should have a flexible and an innovative approach.



    • Undertake chargeable security evaluation tasks or duties with the respect of deadlines and customer requirements. The chargeable tasks may include:-
    • The vulnerability analysis of cryptographic algorithms, more particularly on payment systems with regards to side-channel, fault injection and protocol attacks.
    • Development and the realisation of innovative cryptographic attacks on products under evaluation (side-channel, DFA).
    • Generation of expertise reports in compliance with industry best standards.
    • Follow-up the latest technical developments and to contribute to the internal innovation in the security in cryptography area.
    • Provide high-level technical support to the company and to the operations department. This may include test planning and logistics, test procedure updating, training and quality issue resolving.
    • Represent UL and promote UL Security Evaluation services in conferences, exhibitions or any key industry events.



    • Posses a Bachelor or Master Degree in Cryptography with good skills in algorithms in embedded systems.
    • Good knowledge of microcontroller architectures and their assembly languages would be highly advantageous.
    • High analytical skills.
    • Experience in software on embedded products, preferably within the payment or security industry, smart cards
    • Software coding / modelling skills (examples: C, Assembly Languages, etc).
    • Work independently, to be innovative and creative.
    • Able to demonstrate aptitude and a strong potential to learn quickly.
    • Enjoys working in a team and has the ability to engage their colleagues. 


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