Working Student: Management of the Library of Countermeasures

Calling all students interested in contributing to Design of Dependable Systems at Fraunhofer IKS in Munich. Make the most of your talents by joining our work on self-adaptive software systems. Posts are immediately available for Working Student: Management of the Library of Countermeasures.

Cloud-based systems offer great possibilities: rich resources, wide range of services, and access to various databases. They can be an excellent asset to modern autonomous, safety-critical systems, such as driverless cars, or mobile robots and automated machines in smart industry. Those systems must present highest levels of safety, reliability and performance – so it is extremely important to identify and deal with all of their weaknesses.

In Fraunhofer IKS we investigate how safety-critical functions of autonomous systems can be delegated to the cloud. To achieve this goal, we perform various experiments to find vulnerabilities present in the system, and search for solutions eliminating them. Our objective is to create a database of these solutions – countermeasures. Your task will be development and management of the library of countermeasures. You will implement new features, and gather, categorize and evaluate countermeasures based on our projects and state of the art, integrating this knowledge into the library.

What we expect from you

  • Understanding of databases, cloud-based systems, and safety analysis
  • Advanced Java programming skills
  • Nice to have: experience with software development and UI design, interest in agile software development.
  • Curiosity, problem-solving skills, willingness to learn new things

Especially suitable for students with the field of study in Computer Science.

What you can expect from us

  • Participation in a dynamic team with innovative task areas
  • Practical approach to your studies
  • The duration of employment and working time is set by arrangement

Remuneration according to the general works agreement for employing assistant staff.
In case of identical qualifications preference will be given to severely disabled candidates.
We would like to point out that the chosen job title also includes the third gender.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft emphasises gender-independent professional equality.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS conducts applied research into the topics of tomorrow: artificial intelligence, cognitive systems and intelligent software architectures for autonomous systems. Our primary focus is safety-critical applications in the areas of Industry 4.0 and automotive, as well as mobile machines and commercial vehicles. We thus develop dependable software technologies for people. For instance, we examine how artificial intelligence can be validated so that it can be utilized even in autonomous vehicles, human-robot interaction and medical instruments. That means we’re paving the way for a dependable digital world.

If we could arise your interest, please apply exclusively online with all the necessary documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates).

Additional questions will be answered gladly by
Anna Kosmalska via e-Mail: anna


Published at 9. December 2021
Employment type Working student
Location Hansastraße 32
80686 München