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Senior Research Engineer, Cryptography (PhD Entry Level)

Seagate Technology

Seagate Technology

Shakopee, MN, USA · Shakopee, MN, USA · Minnesota, USA · United States
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024
About Our Group

Seagate is a global leader in data storage, offering high-performance, sustainable options with capacity to match the expanding data economy. The Data Trust team provides innovative technological solutions for the privacy and reliability concerns of today’s customers and tomorrow’s applications. Through our dedicated research efforts, we anticipate potential attack vectors and stay one step ahead to safeguard and maximize the potential of digital content in an ever-evolving, on-demand world.

About The Role - You Will

Seagate Technology is looking for a talented researcher to directly contribute to advanced research efforts in data security. The Senior Research Engineer will be responsible for generating and evaluating new data privacy solutions, supporting research and product teams with security expertise, representing Seagate in the academic community, and conducting novel research in their field. Our ideal candidate combines intellectual curiosity with practical, results-driven research that builds on existing bodies of knowledge to produce actionable benefits for end users.

As a Senior Research Engineer, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Developing an original research agenda and contributing to ongoing collaborations
  • Designing new cryptographic technologies
  • Publishing papers, filing patents, and presenting results at industry and academic conferences
  • Communicating with subject matter experts at all Seagate worldwide sites
  • Evaluating new trends in cryptography and emerging algorithms and protocols
  • Providing guidance for future Seagate products
  • You may be required to travel domestically on occasion.

About You

  • You have deep expertise in cryptographic design and analysis. You are looking for an opportunity that allows you to learn and grow as a researcher, and one that encourages you to be hands-on a project from genesis to completion.
  • You’re an effective communicator of both technical details and high-level concepts, especially to those outside your field.
  • PhD or equivalent education and experience in the field of Mathematics, Computer Science, or related field.
  • Research/Publication record in cryptography, systems security, or a related field.
  • Specializations in lattice cryptography, fully homomorphic encryption, secure computing, or privacy-enhancing technologies are a plus.
  • Programming experience (e.g., Rust, C/C++, Python)

Your Experience Includes

PhD by June 2024 in the field of Mathematics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field.


Shakopee, MN

Our Shakopee campus is located 25 minutes southwest of Minneapolis in a setting with a rural vibe – it overlooks a horse racing track and stables, yet it has great entertainment venues close by as well. With wide-open spaces, the campus has plenty of space for running, biking, shooting some hoops or playing volleyball over lunch. If working out is your thing, the on-site fully equipped fitness center hosts wellness programs, tournaments and group workouts. Hungry? Seagate offers an on-site café with freshly sourced foods and specialty coffees, or if you prefer, drive to one of many restaurants just minutes away.

Location: Shakopee, United States

Travel: None