Studendent assistant for application security in IoT research projects (w/m/d)

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In the research department User-Centered Ubiquitous Computing of the Fraunhofer-Institute for Applied Science FIT, we design Internet of Things technologies in international research projects, in domains such as Industry 4.0, smart grid and smart city.

You will be involved in requirements analysis, design and implementation of these technologies. Part of your work will be to assist in the identification of information security threats, the design of counter measures and the development and deployment of these counter measures.


You hold a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related subject. You have basic knowledge in information security and in software architecture. Ideally you are already interested in

You should be willing to learn new subjects even outside of computer science and be able to analyse unfamiliar systems. Furthermore you possess excellent writing and communication skills in English or German as well as the ability to work in a team and be able to develop new concepts. We expect the following technical skills:

  • Developing services
  • Developing and working with RESTful APIs
  • Knowledge of version control tools such as Git
  • Experience with Docker,
  • testing tools, and
  • a programming language such as Go, Python, JavaScript, C or Rust is a strong plus.


The salary will be on an hourly basis, according to your level of education, ranging from ~11€ to ~14€ per hour. The contract is for 65 hours per month and will be temporary initiated for 3 months, with a possibility of extension. It is possible to combine the work with the creation of a master thesis.

We aim to increase the proportion of women and are therefore pleased to receive appropriate applications.
Disabled persons will be given preference when equally qualified.

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