Software and systems security group

Research Engineer position M/F (Ref: SN/AF/secsys/Inge/022023)

The research engineer will assist with the research in the software and system security  group (S3), around software testing and embedded systems security in particular. The candidate will help develop research prototypes, maintain projects, and assist users. The candidate will be fully part of the research teams and participate in the research. Candidates should have strong systems skills and have an experience of interest in one or more of the following topics:

  • open source software development and maintenance
  • developing and maintaining program analysis tools
  • embedded systems security research

The candidate should have solid experience in at least Python and C/C++. Experience with program analysis, systems programming, low level programming, firmware or LLVM a plus.

The projects the candidate will work on will be around the following topics:

  • 5G netowrk security
  • Dynamic taint tracking
  • Side channels
  • Firmware rehosting
  • Fuzzing and dynamic symbolic execution
  • Wireless security
  • Vulnerability research and exploitation


  • Education Level / Degree : Masters degree / Engineer Degree  or equivalent
  • Field / specialty: Computer science or Electrical engineering
  • Technologies: Linux, embedded systems programming,
  • Languages / systems: Python, C/C++
  • Other skills / specialties: LLVM,
  • Other important elements: Good communications and good problem solving skills


The position is available immediately, and until filled, applications will be processed as they arrive, so early applications are encouraged. Interested individuals should submit the following documents (in English):

  • Curriculum Vitae, including the transcript of certificates and grades, and previous publications, if any
  • Example software projects you have been working on (e.g., Github link, link to download a code archive)
  • Contact information for 2 referees at your current or previous affiliations

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to with the reference:

Start date: ASAP
Duration: Fixed Term Contract, 18 months maximum