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Research assistant within software development for Automated IT security

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

Job description

We offer a summer internship for someone who is or are studying to become a software engineer  in the area of automated network security. In this line of research, we develop systems capable of autonomous security management. Towards this goal, a key challenge is to develop realistic environments that can be used to collect data and to evaluate such systems. In our previous work, we have developed a software framework for emulating complex IT infrastructures and cyber attacks (see the references at the end of this document). Using this framework, we are able to study the effect of different security mechanisms in realistic environments.

In this project, the goal is to extend our software framework : The extension will be focused on developing software infrastructure for emulating advanced network defense capabilities, e.g. dynamic reconfiguration based on network function virtualization and software-defined networking methods.

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future.
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature

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  • Experience in network and system technology
  • Expert in Python programming 
  • Additional requirements for the position

Preferred qualifications

  • Student at KTH 
  • Knowledge of python programming
  • Knowledge of computer networks
  • Knowledge of computer systems 
  • Knowledge in computer security 
  • Experience and interest in cyber security

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

Trade union representatives

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To apply for the position

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply for this position. You are responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the instructions in the ad. Your complete application must be received by KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

The employment is valid for a limited time according to the agreement - for up to three months, with access according to agreement.

Other information

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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The position may include security-sensitive activities. To become authorized, you therefore need to pass a possible security check.

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence

About KTH

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy. Read more here

Type of employment

Temporary position

Contract type

Full time

Full-time equivalent


First day of employment

According to agreement


Monthly salary

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Stockholms län



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Last application date


Rolf Stadler
Lilly Engfeldt