Lab Technician Engineer - San Francisco, CA

Job description

Do you want to be the go to person to add technical expertise and support to our larger technical staff?

Riscure is the market leader in Side Channel Analysis, Fault Injection, connected device architecture and software analysis. We are a diverse and ambitious organization specializing in embedded security testing for leading national and international clients from the semiconductor, payment, Pay TV, mobile and smart metering industries. In addition, Riscure is the leading innovator and producer of specialized security testing products used around the world. We have over 150 employees with mixed technical and academic backgrounds working from offices in Delft (The Netherlands), San Francisco (USA) and Shanghai (China). We value each other’s opinion, we realize we need one another to perform outstanding work in a complex technical environment, and we understand the fine balance between creativity and structure. Our flat organizational structure and strong collaboration keeps us highly creative and innovative, makes for a fun place to work, and most importantly, we’re able to deliver excellent results for our customers.

At Riscure, we remain at the cutting edge of how we work. Currently 70% of our North American team works remotely. We have team members across the United States. The bulk of the technical team live throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and use the office and security lab located in San Francisco, California. We engage regularly by video conference and maintain a lively team spirit through virtual social events, fun technical presentations, and quick touch points (and often bad pun jokes) over chat.

Working under the supervision of the Operations Director, the Lab Technician Engineer is responsible for the day-to-day San Francisco lab operations and technical support for the larger North America (NA) technical staff, offering asset management and technical creativity to our service delivery team consisting of two project managers and 13 security analysts. We are seeking an organized, personable, and detail-oriented individual to join our organization and help us grow and improve.

As we are growing, we are in need of a dedicated Lab Technician Engineer to support our Lab Manager and to reinforce our San Francisco Security Lab. This position is full time.


At Riscure we engage in a variety of challenging projects, which are executed in our security lab. You will be supporting our Lab Manager and a key support for communication inside the lab. Your responsibilities inside the lab include:

  • Managing the day-to-day remote set-ups and being 1st point of contact for remote colleagues
  • Building and maintaining set-ups
  • Supporting Security Analysts with soldering and other electronic tasks
  • Preparing samples used in projects
  • Making proprietary electronic solutions
  • Inventory and lab management support such as regular calibration of equipment
  • Data archiving and assisting with backup and server maintenance
  • Maintaining lab, IT and client sample inventory
  • Maintaining and improving lab working environments and standards such as ISO 17025 & EMVCo
  • Ensuring colleagues have equipment needed for training, demos, conferences and other travel or business activity

What Riscure offers

  • We offer a flexible working environment, competitive compensation, profit sharing bonus, 100% covered healthcare including fertility coverage, four weeks of PTO, and retirement plan.
  • You will be given the chance to grow your own responsibility and personal development with the organization.
  • You will be a key part to a small, highly specialized company with an informal working environment, ensuring that your work is varied and that you have direct contact with every layer within our matrix organization.
  • At Riscure you will be working together with people who are passionate about their job; each of them is eager to learn and enjoys sharing their knowledge.
  • Most of our customers are large, international organizations based in North America, Europe, and Asia. It is very important for us to be able to provide these customers with high-quality, professional services. In our daily work this entails rating content over appearances, and creating an open and sincere work environment with ample room for fresh ideas.
  • Riscure is one of the world’s most advanced players in the field of side channel analysis techniques and embedded technology evaluations. This makes for a unique workplace with fascinating customers.

Job requirements

Your qualifications

You have a background in electronics, and you enjoy supporting your colleagues and organizing the working environment in the lab. Your experience and skills include:

  • Electrical engineering degree or equivalent experience, hobby projects count too
  • Experience assembling electronics
  • Creative mind with an eye for detail
  • Soldering experience
  • Able to keep track of multiple priorities and be on top of all the details
  • Highly organized and capable of coordinating a lab independently
  • IT experience and enthusiasm to help our NA colleagues and IT team
  • Excellent communication skills and a team player. Fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • Gets energy from organizing complexity into sanity, generating structure and efficiency

Additional experience that enhances your qualification for this position includes:

  • Electronics design
  • Inventory management
  • Reworking electronics
  • Decapsulation of chip packages
  • Networking or IT experience