Firmware Engineer - Embedded Security
Lexington, KY 
Posted 28 days ago
Job Description
Firmware Engineer - Embedded Security

Lexmark's Embedded Security Team is a collaborative development team that is responsible for developing security solutions for both monochrome & color laser printer products.

The primary responsibilities of this role are focused on the development, implementation, & testing of Firmware utilized to interface with custom Security ASICs that reside on Lexmark products. The nature of this firmware centers on secure authentication & will be written for multiple printer platforms with various security architectures.

Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Implementing various secure authentication methods/standards & other cryptographic functions for custom Security ASICs.
  • Exploring, developing, and implementing code to further the protection of security assets within the printer and associated supplies.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional development teams to implement secure solutions for both printer development & manufacturing activities.

Learning opportunities for this role include (but not limited to):

  • Advancing knowledge of the security landscape around printers and other embedded devices.
  • Gaining an understanding on how to further strengthen devices through both HW & FW system resources to reduce vulnerabilities.

Qualities desired in a successful candidate:

  • Knowledge of embedded system busses: I2C, SPI, UART or similar.
  • Knowledge of test equipment: Logic Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, bus analyzers or similar..
  • Knowledge of user/kernel programming on Linux, Zephyr OSs or similar.
  • Knowledge of Development Software: git, CMake, CTest, Bitbake, Jenkins or similar.
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively interface with cross-functional development teams.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, demanding, and collaborative environment.
  • Prove that they can work collaboratively across geographies effectively to deliver results on schedule.
  • Demonstrates ability to analyze test data, make recommendations, & effectively share observations to drive solutions.
  • Possess a drive to innovate and for continuous skill development.
  • Demonstrate creative thinking to identify and solve complex technical problems.

Qualifications/ Requirements: Bachelor's Degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science

Programming Experience

  • Position requires knowledge of programming in various languages (primarily C, C++).
  • Ability to effectively test, analyze, & debug code to ensure the implementation of the most robust & secure solution for a given security architecture.

Security Experience a Plus

  • Knowledge of encryption standards & authentication methods to securely manage data being communicated among various firmware & hardware infrastructures.
  • Knowledge of secure coding practices & procedures for both security firmware development & implementation.

Benefits of Working for Lexmark:

  • Competitive Salary
  • No maximum limits on vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Onsite Wellness Center, Cafe, and Coffee shop
  • Flexible work schedules

Lexmark adheres to the requirements and embraces the spirit of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity (EEO).

Today, the Lexmark EEO policy incorporates requirements from numerous federal, state, and local laws and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability, and veteran status.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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