Student Assistant for Development: Help us pave the way for a better version of democracy
Would you like to take up a temporary student assistant position at the core of the democratic machinery, not just here in Denmark, but in Europe and the USA?
Who are we and what do we do?
We develop advanced digital election systems that are used across the public and private sector. Our technology is unique when it comes to the combination of user‑friendliness, integrity, and security, and we are often the first choice of major organisations when it comes to online elections. Currently we are also about to assume an important role in upcoming American public elections.
We believe that everyone deserves a fair election where trust never relies on a single person or a vendor’s untested statement. We believe that elections must evolve into digital voting to remain a contemporary and accessible way of democratic participation. That is why we focus on documentation, IT security, cryptography, verification, UX and application management, so that we can offer our customers legitimate voting solutions to comply with a wide range of statutory requirements.
The heart of our system is cryptography. Building on the foundation laid by pioneers like Alan Turing and Hedy Lamarr, we aim to create an architecture which in all ways possible and imaginable prevents the vote of the people from being manipulated and abused by disruptive forces. Recent events on the global arena make it clear that there is no room for systems that allow for even the tiniest sliver of doubt. Our mission is to make sure every vote is counted as cast and improve the democratic process by making it more accessible, secure and trustworthy.
Our work is agile, and we strive for high engineering standards. That means our ‘good enough’ must be perfect.
Who are we looking for?
We are a relatively small team of developers, and we need assistance from a student on a 2-3 months' project. Some of the things we expect of a future student co-worker are as follows:
Studying mathematics or computer science
Some knowledge of cyber security and threat modeling
Some knowledge of cryptography (e.g. algorithms for symmetric encryption, asymmetric encryption, homomorphic algorithms)
Works well with agile methods
We value curiosity and eagerness to learn higher than how many years of experience you have, so if you are in the beginning of your studies and are interested in the above, you are qualified. And while you do not have to be very knowledgeable of historic figures, you should embrace core democratic values. We believe diversity makes us stronger.
The position needs someone who can start as soon as possible and requires a minimum of 15 hours per week, with expected finish in ultimo November. You will be part of a team of developers responsible for developing user-friendly and secure voting systems that are used by clients all around the globe. The assignment we need help for is writing a description of a security model and accompanying threat model in collaboration with our cryptographer, who will provide continuous feedback and guidance.
We can offer a part-time student position with a competitive salary and other boons. The office is in Brøndby, just west of Copenhagen, and it is possible to work from home some of the time. We require you to have a work permit for the EU and would prefer it if you could start as soon as possible.
If you want to know more, contact Michael Zedeler.
This job comes with several perks and benefits
Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.
Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.
Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.
Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.
We take care of you, even when you are old and wrinkly.
Break a leg! Seriously, we got you covered in our company healthcare plan.