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Job ID: JR0005271
Job Category: Engineering Support
Primary Location: Bangalore, KA IN
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Job Type: Experienced Hire

Senior Software Architect - Security Research

Job Description

Senior Software Architect, Technical leader, ‘Intrapreneur’ with Security and Privacy Focus, Consumer Innovation Center

As the world’s largest dedicated security technology company, McAfee delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that secure systems and networks around the world, allowing users to securely browse, shop and socialize on the Web through PCs, Macs and mobile devices.  McAfee Consumer Products now extend well beyond anti-virus to include protection of identity, family, data, mobile devices, home and wearables.

McAfee Consumer Innovation Center is chartered to build new products and services for McAfee Consumer Business. Anchored in design thinking, the center brings to life novel consumer usages with deep technological foundations. The new products could be in core security and privacy protection, or adjacent areas such as data protection, as well as those that open new product portfolio opportunities for McAfee across PC, Web, mobile, Smart Home, Wearable, IOT devices & apps. 

If you are passionate about

  • Inventing deep and elegant solutions that delight consumer users
  • Thinking like an entrepreneur building next generation consumer applications
  • Writing inventions, patents, and research articles that protect future products

Then, we have unique opportunities just for you. We are looking for rockstar innovation engineers with an entrepreneurial fire. We promise a thrilling ride seeing your ideas transformed into real products that reach the millions of consumers. An opportunity to work in the McAfee India Center, recognized by the industry in 2016 as a “Great Place to Innovate”.

Senior Software Architects are senior technical leaders who drive research, technology pathfinding, concept building, and rapid product development to mature innovations from cradle to product. The candidate leverages R&D experience and passion to propose new ideas, work with product management team to explore the opportunity space, work along-side designers to build concepts, and iteratively develop to build consumer solutions that delight our user base. 


  • Conducting deep research on consumer computing, new technologies, consumer platforms, security landscape, devices and emerging usages. Identifying new product opportunities based on user research and industry trends.
  • Be the expert in security and privacy domain for consumer devices and solutions, spanning mobile, wearable, IoT smart home, PC and the cloud. Be the voice of the consumer, while you build novel security and privacy solutions protecting users in their digital life.
  • Be the hands on expert in threat modeling, threat assessment, malware analysis, exploitation techniques and vulnerability assessment.
  • Be an innovator who leverages knowledge and expertise across a wide variety of domains to build consumer solutions. Example domains are: Cloud-based consumer and mobile applications, Linux, Android, Windows OS platforms, Security and Privacy, Internet of Things, Cloud services, Data management, Networking, Fingerprinting, Communication, Machine learning, and Analytics.
  • Execute with a sense of urgency to drive ideas into products through the innovation life-cycle.  Architect solutions from scratch, extracting essence of user pain points and navigating the product opportunity space.
  • Be an expert in designing consumer solutions that scale to 100s of millions of users.
  • Be well-versed in the creation of disclosures, patents, white papers, blogs, research articles and industry demos and presentations. Be an expert in presenting the innovations to senior executives and top-tier customers.
  • Own the projects like an entrepreneur constantly aware of competitive threats, opportunities and differentiation, being two steps ahead of the industry peers, and continuously evangelizing the solutions internally and externally. 
  • Collaborate with globally distributed product managers, designers, user researchers, business unit GMs, marketing executives, and customers.


•15+ years’ experience as an engineer with a track record of creating impactful technologies, architectures and products.
•Must have Masters/PhD in Computer Science/Electrical/Electronics Engineering from a premier institute in India/US/Canada or elsewhere.
•A solid combination of technology depth and keen sense of business acumen. Ability to think and drive like an entrepreneur is a must. Demonstrated ability to deal with ambiguity inherent in advanced product and technology explorations.
•Must be hands-on with building consumer facing applications and experiences. Deep appreciation for UX as a key ingredient a must, although expertise in UX is not required. Ability to conceive and rapidly build prototypes using appropriate technologies.
•Demonstrated track record of driving innovations from idea to products, while bringing to life killer features to delight customers and users. Ability to track industry, usage and competitive trends, and calibrating products to excel in the market place.
•Proven thought leader as demonstrated by disclosures, patents, research publications, blogs, industry standards, and customer and industry presentations.
•Passion to mentor and grow technologist and engineers. Role model technical leader with vision and collaborative spirit.
•Expert executive communicator on strategy, trends, innovations, and opportunities to influence directions and decisions.
•Conversant with at least a subset of the computing domains: mobile and embedded operating systems, end point and cloud security, network security, browser platforms and internals, malware research, threat assessment, vulnerability assessment, zero-day exploits, privacy protection, machine learning and advanced statistical analysis and inference, spatio-temporal reasoning, crowd sourcing, social networks, image and text analysis, data mining, cloud-based analytics, performance modeling, object and face recognition, cryptography, identity, biometric authentication, content reputation, system level optimizations, compilers, code analysis and optimization, parallel and distributed computing, knowledge representation and reasoning, feature extraction, decision making systems, user experience design and analysis, and user research.
McAfee, part of Intel Security and a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corp. (NASDAQ:INTC), empowers businesses, the public sector, and home users to safely experience the benefits of the Internet. The company delivers proactive and proven security solutions and services for systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world. With its visionary Security Connected strategy, innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security, and unique Global Threat Intelligence network, McAfee is relentlessly focused on keeping its customers safe.

Inside this Business Group

The Intel Security Group combines employees from McAfee and Intel – people with security expertise in hardware, software, and solutions into one business unit focused on building hardware, software, services and end-to-end security solutions. Intel Security Group sets the stage for new levels of collaboration and innovation and will drive leadership in the industry by providing ubiquitous security and identity protection for people and businesses worldwide.

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