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Backend Security Software Developer

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has been ranked the 9th best young university in the world (Top 50 under 50, QS 2018) and one of the world’s top technology challenger universities (THE 2017), for its outside-the-box thinking on research collaboration, funding and innovation. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and 4000 employees of whom close to 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in the capital area of Finland. With 37% of our academic faculty coming from outside Finland, we are a highly international community with a strong academic standing.

Backend Security Software Developer

We are looking for a security software developer to strengthen our team in metrology cybersecurity. Aalto University has two projects (EU-funded SmartCom and Business Finland funded CONTIOT/SmartComTUTL for commercialization) which aim at developing a secure way of transmitting metrology and measurement data in IoT networks.

We help the industry to ensure data accuracy, integrity and security in their production systems. Our approach prevents massively costly errors, such as throwing away months worth of production due to incorrect measurement data. Currently, we develop a solution with our pharmaceutical customers to digitalize and cryptographically protect their calibration data. Our strength is our unique competences in metrology (measurement) and cybersecurity. We have early access to the development of Digital Calibration Certificate, which is becoming the global standard through a European EMPIR research project. We have a realistic opportunity to serve and obtain in three years $40M, and if successful, clearly more, of the $4B calibration services market.

We seek highly qualified individuals with an enthusiastic attitude towards research with industrial and societal impact to join our research team in Aalto Engineering Design research group. Our team consists of cybersecurity and metrology researchers in addition to an experienced business and research commercialization expert.

This is a full-time or part-time (negotiable) eight months, until March 31st 2021 Project Employee position. The starting date is earliest August 1st 2020. The candidate must have a high motivation for research, enjoying working in an international and cross-disciplinary team. The required and preferred fields of expertise, in the order of importance, are:

  1. Cybersecurity and cryptography, including digital signatures, including eIDAS
  2. Back end and cloud development with JavaScript, Kubernetes, and associated tools
  3. Agile methods, preferably including scrum master certification

We offer you an inspiring work environment: a flexible and non-hierarchical working culture, good IT facilities and excellent Internet connection with 5G in close future. The research project may lead to establishing a startup business, in which you can continue your work.

Benefits include flexible working hours, long holidays, comprehensive private occupational healthcare services, and exercise services on campus.

How to apply

To apply for the position, please submit your application containing your

  • A cover letter (1-2 pages, providing information why you are qualified for the job)
  • CV
  • A github-account or other relevant account and a listing of open source projects that you have contributed to
  • A copy of your most recent degree or transcript of your studies, if you are close to graduation

The applications for the position are to be submitted through the eRecruitment link below no later than on May 31st, 2020. 

Aalto University follows the salary system of Finnish universities, and the salary of the position is dependent on the experience and degree of the applicant.

For more information

For additional information, please contact Professor of Practice Pekka Nikander ([email protected]), or in case of questions related to the recruitment process, HR-Coordinator Merja Seppänen ([email protected]).

About Finland as a country to work and live in

Finland is among the best countries in the world, according to many quality of life indicators, including being twice in a row the happiest country in the world (UN study 2019). We are one of the world’s most reliable and stable nations with low levels of corruption and high level of safety.

In addition, we are proud to have one of the most advanced education systems in the world, as well as high quality public services including affordable day care and free primary and secondary education. With high investments in R&D, a strong innovation culture, open data and advanced state of digitalization, we are a nation of innovation and entrepreneurship.

The Nordic values of equality and co-operation are rooted deeply into our society. Gender equality, flexibility and low hierarchy are at the core of our Nordic working environment.

April 9, 2020
Espoo, Finland


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