Nintendo Hiring Reverse Engineers To Plug Switch Loopholes

Nintendo Hiring Reverse Engineers To Plug Switch Loopholes

Nintendo Technology Development, a hardware division of Nintendo, is looking for a senior security software engineer.

The person applying for the job will be in charge of conducting penetration tests, analyzing past security breaches, and conducting security reviews of existing software. This shows Nintendo is looking for someone to seal up whatever loopholes the Nintendo Switch potentially has in order to stop hackers and pirates, other than banning them outright.

Here’s the full list of duties:

  • Conducting security reviews of existing software components and subsystems
  • Analyzing past security breaches to understand vulnerabilities
  • Using tools such as IDA Pro or a disassembler to reverse engineer malicious binary images
  • Hacking and also implementing formal penetration tests
  • Research, design and development of security technologies such as secure boot, type-1 hypervisors

It’s said that more lower tier positions will be opened in the future, so stay tuned. Apply for the job here.



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