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»Natural Scientist (m/f/d) for our Hardware Security Laboratory«

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TÜV Informationstechnik GmbH, Location bundesweit

Contract type

Employment – indefinite

This is what you can expect

To ensure the protection of sensitive data, hardware devices are used as security anchors in high-security products such as passports, but also in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) or automotive sectors. TÜViT's IT security experts test these components in accordance with recognized international security standards and perform the necessary penetration tests in the company's own hardware test lab. You will have the following responsibilities:

  • You will strengthen our team in analyzing the security properties of hardware and firmware products, such as smart cards, as well as the cryptographic procedures implemented on them (e.g. AES, RSA, ECC).
  • You will investigate complex facts and set priorities.
  • You will analyze products, among other things, on the basis of the source code to derive attack vectors and test cases.
  • You will take over the measurement and evaluation of side channel information (e.g. power consumption, radiation) and carry out active attacks (fault injection, e.g. using lasers).

This is what we expect

  • You have a university degree in a STEM field (B. Sc., M. Sc. or PhD).
  • You are interested in topics related to the (non-)security of IT products.
  • You have a general understanding of IT security, ideally complemented by knowledge in the fields of electrical engineering and cryptography.
  • You enjoy communicating in a team environment and have good English language skills (written and spoken).

What we offer you

  • We offer you a secure job, a salary protected by collective agreement and a permanent employment contract.
  • You will work in a committed team with flat hierarchies in a friendly working atmosphere and will have your own area of responsibility with a high degree of creative and developmental freedom.
  • Our flexible working hours will support you in balancing your professional and private life, for example through time off in lieu or working from home.
  • Our new and modern office building in Essen is conveniently located and has sufficient e-charging points for electric vehicles.
  • You will receive attractive and high-quality work equipment from us (e.g. ergonomic office furniture, a powerful laptop suitable for your field of work, high-resolution screens and a mobile phone).
  • We will promote your personal development through individual and subject-specific training as well as through the opportunity to participate in renowned conferences and offer you access to virtual learning platforms.
  • We will offer you the opportunity of targeted professional development with simultaneous involvement in decision-making processes: (Our professional career specialists are recognized experts, both internally and externally.) In addition to ongoing professional development, they also take part in management meetings or strategy workshops and give relevant presentations. This means that interesting areas of responsibility meet more creative freedom and a higher level of responsibility.
  • Our family service will also support you in the search for childcare options, holiday care and care issues, among other things.
  • With us you will also receive a range of additional benefits such as free coffee and mineral water, reduced-price meals in the company restaurant, access to the Corporate Benefit Portal with many attractive benefits, company sports and health services, company pension scheme with attractive conditions and free TÜV inspections for all vehicles registered with you.


We look forward to receiving your application, indicating your salary expectations and earliest possible start date. Please apply online via the "apply online" button.
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The TÜV NORD GROUP is committed to diversity and equal opportunities for all, regardless of age, gender, disability, religion, ethnic or social background or sexual orientation.

If you are interested in this position but your previous experience does not perfectly match every point in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway!

JobID: BUIT00007
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Individual career planning and development, exciting challenges and a lot of room for creativity: This makes the working environment at the TÜV NORD GROUP special and allows us to provide excellent solutions for people, technology and the environment in more than 100 countries throughout the world. We act responsibly, combine sustainability, innovation and cooperativeness and appreciate diversity as a source of inspiration within our company. Come and join our team!

About the company

This job is advertised for TÜV Informationstechnik GmbH in full-time.

TÜV Informationstechnik (TÜV IT) stands 100 per cent for IT security. It is part of our DNA - and has been since 1995. IT security is not a trend or hype for TÜV IT, but the task to which all our employees are committed. Our experience and competencies are completely focused on security in information technology. More than 50 percent of the DAX 30 companies and numerous international companies already benefit from TÜV IT-approved security. Because trust in the security of IT products is a major competitive advantage.

Recruitment process

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TÜV Informationstechnik GmbH
Julia Günther

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