Senior Research Scientist, Security and Privacy



Multiple locations
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

We are now looking for Senior Research Scientist, Security and Privacy. NVIDIA is seeking exceptional security and privacy researchers to contribute to the development of secure, private, and safe AI systems. Security, privacy, and safety concerns are increasingly limiting the access and use of data in AI as well as the use of AI in critical use cases. In order to enable trustworthy AI systems in the future, all layers of AI systems need to be co-designed and co-optimized to provide strong, verifiable protection while still maximizing performance and energy efficiency. We are seeking candidates that have a proven track record of research excellence, a broad perspective on security/privacy across the full hardware/software stack, and depth in one of the layers such as computer architecture, programming languages, software systems, applied cryptography, and AI/ML algorithms.

NVIDIA has pioneered programmable GPUs and the CUDA language, and is a world leader in accelerated computing and AI systems, with aggressive plans for future system developments. This position offers you the opportunity to have a real impact in a dynamic, technology-focused company.

What you'll be doing:

  • Understand and analyze the potential vulnerabilities and risks in future systems for AI and AI-based systems.

  • Develop creative hardware, software, and algorithms to enable trustworthy AI systems with strong and verifiable security, privacy, and safety guarantees.

  • Collaborate with a diverse set of teams across the company, spanning software, hardware, research, and product groups.

  • Publish original research and speak at conferences and events.

What we need to see:

  • You have a Ph.D. in CE/CS/EE (or equivalent experience) with a strong background in computer architecture, operating systems, programming languages/compilers, applied cryptography, and/or AI/ML. A strong publication, patent, and research collaboration history is a huge advantage.

  • At least 4 years of relevant research and work experience

  • Demonstrated expertise in at least one specific security area (applied cryptography, programming languages, software systems , AI/ML algorithms, computer architecture, etc) with the ability to become the go-to resource within a team having varied backgrounds.

  • Experience with experimental research and development.

  • Strengths coding in C, C++, Python, and/or scripting languages.

  • Strong communication skills needed. Being a creative and dynamic presenter is a big advantage.

NVIDIA has continuously reinvented itself over two decades. This is our life’s work — to amplify human imagination and intelligence. With highly competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, NVIDIA is widely considered to be one of the technology world’s most desirable employers! We have some of the most hardworking, resourceful and dedicated people in the world working for us. Are you a creative and collaborative security researcher who loves the challenge of exploring and crafting techniques that will impact our future products? If so, we want to hear from you!

The base salary range is 180,000 USD - 345,000 USD. Your base salary will be determined based on your location, experience, and the pay of employees in similar positions.

You will also be eligible for equity and benefits. NVIDIA accepts applications on an ongoing basis.

NVIDIA is committed to fostering a diverse work environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As we highly value diversity in our current and future employees, we do not discriminate (including in our hiring and promotion practices) on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.