City:  Darmstadt
Date:  Mar 28, 2024

Student Assistant Backend Development of Security/Hacking Tools

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 800 employees work with an annual research budget of 3.0 billion euros. 

Fraunhofer SIT is one of the leading research and development institutes for secure information technology in Germany and Europe. The focus is on applied research and the development of innovative solutions for real security and data protection issues. The Secure Software Engineering research department researches and develops innovative solutions for the automatic identification of malware, vulnerabilities and exploits in software components. As a team, we have already developed and marketed various tools.

To support our team, we are now looking for a student assistant in the field of Java development for security analysis tools. IT security knowledge is not mandatory, but sound knowledge of software development with Java is.


What you will do

  • Further development of the backend of our existing innovative security analysis tools with Java
  • Implementation of backend functionalities of the vulnerability scanner in an agile development process


What you bring to the table

  • Computer science degree with practical experience in Java development (please provide a current transcript of records!)
  • Creativity, self-motivation and enthusiasm
  • Very good programming skills
  • Project experience in software development
  • Knowledge of static program analysis with Soot or related frameworks is an advantage, but not essential


What you can expect

  • Independent working hours
  • Insights into the intersection of academic research and industrial application
  • Constant testing and use of new technologies
  • Collaboration in a dynamic team that develops agile software
  • Student assistant activities often lead to bachelor's/master's theses or permanent positions


The weekly working time is 10-20 hours. This position is also available on a part-time basis. We value and promote the diversity of our employees' skills and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity. Severely disabled persons are given preference in the event of equal suitability. Remuneration according to the general works agreement for employing assistant staff.

With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future. 

Interested? Apply online now. We look forward to getting to know you!


Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT 


Requisition Number: 5264                Application Deadline:


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