City:  Darmstadt
Date:  Mar 28, 2024

Student Assistant Windows Binary Fuzzing

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 Windows Binary Fuzzing. IT security knowledge is not necessarily required.


What you will do

  • Evaluation of existing binary fuzzers on Windows binaries
  • Expanding program corpora for further evaluation of Windows binary fuzzers
  • Potentially co-develop a dynamic program analysis tool


What you bring to the table

  • Computer science degree and programming skills in C and C++ (please provide current transcript of records!)
  • Knowledge of x86-64 assembler
  • Experience with/interest in debugger-supported analysis of binaries without debug information
  • Knowledge of Windows Internals or willingness to familiarize yourself with Windows Internals
  • Interest in fuzzing
  • Ability to work independently and interest in learning new things


What you can expect

  • Independent work schedule
  • 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 thesis 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: 5262                Application Deadline:


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