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Senior Product Security Engineer, Devices and Platforms Security



Software Engineering, Product
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Note: Google’s hybrid workplace includes remote and in-office roles. By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location from the following:

In-office locations: New York, NY, USA; Austin, TX, USA; Kirkland, WA, USA; Mountain View, CA, USA.
Remote location(s): United States.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3 years of experience working with devices, system software, or hardware.
  • 2 years of experience in driving security reviews, audits, or testing.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience driving in-depth security or privacy threat modeling and analysis.
  • Experience in one or more of the following languages: Java, C/C++.
  • Technical knowledge of computer architecture and device design.
  • Technical understanding of common security and privacy issues and countermeasures in the system software and hardware spaces.
  • Effective people, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Solid computer security fundamentals (applied crypto, protocols, authentication/authorization).

About the job

The Devices and Services Security and Privacy team ensures that business units like Pixel, Nest, Fitbit, and VR develop and maintain trustworthy products. We drive the security development lifecycle of a number of technologies including new services, apps, and products from design all the way to launch, and do so in collaboration with many teams including hardware, software, SRE, and privacy. Our engineers also support programs like Offensive Security and Research, Vulnerability Management, Analysis and Testing Automation, Reviews, Technical Consultations, and Vulnerability Rewards allowing us to directly protect Google users by shipping technologies that are designed and implemented with security in mind.

As the Senior Product Security Engineer on the Devices and Platforms team, you will contribute to one or more product security programs in collaboration with other engineers and technical program managers. In this role, you will be responsible for identifying and driving resolution to security issues in a broad range of devices (e.g., phones, watches, earbuds, cameras). Additionally, you will influence the requirements and design of new hardware and software, and will define and lead the evaluation of products to ensure a high security bar is maintained. You'll provide technical guidance to product teams working on security- and privacy-relevant technologies, and will contribute to the automation of our analysis and testing activities.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $157,000-$235,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits. Learn more about benefits at Google.


  • Drive in-depth analysis of the architecture, design, and implementation of devices, including hardware and system software components.
  • Define security requirements and influence the technical direction of new product initiatives.
  • Evaluate the security of new products, conduct security and code reviews, and support vulnerability management.
  • Drive resolution to security issues and define improvements in collaboration with others.
  • Work with other engineers to define and influence the adoption of better design patterns and security assurance best-practices.

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