Research Engineer (m/f/d) for Quantum Cryptography Software Development

WorkplaceWien, Wien, Austria

We are Austria’s largest research and technology organisation and an international player in applied research for innovative infrastructure solutions. This makes us a powerful development partner for industry and a top employer in the scientific community. Our Center for Digital Safety & Security is seeking to hire new Ingenious Partners for our location in Vienna or Klagenfurt:

  • Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) is a method for secret key agreement based on optical communication with quantum signals.
  • As part of our dynamic and internationally renowned team that has been leading large European research projects in the field of quantum cryptography since 2004, you will create the next generation of high quality software for devices that operate on satellites or in data centers.

  • You will transform research results from quantum cryptography into products.
  • Together with your colleagues you will develop new network solutions and refine existing software in C/C++ and Python on Linux server machines and/or embedded devices.
  • You will interact and communicate with partners in national and international research projects and develop. concepts, specifications, and procedures to achieve defined project goals.

  • Your contributions play an important role in our success in ongoing and future research and contracted research projects.
  • The software you co-develop will be used in pilot projects for secure communications in infrastructures of European technology leaders.

Your qualifications as an Ingenious Partner:
  • Degree (BSc / MSc) in computer science (FH / University), preferably in the area of software engineering or equivalent higher technical education (HTL) with experience
  • Experience in professional software engineering in C/C++
  • Knowledge of Python and Linux
  • Knowledge in cyber security and/or network engineering. SDN, Rust, docker, DevOps, CI/CD is a plus
  • Hands-on mentality and enthusiasm for creating sustainable technical solutions and implementing them in practice
  • High commitment and ability to work in multidisciplinary and diverse teams
  • Affinity to abstract, mathematical thinking and physics

  • Proficient English (spoken and written); good German (spoken and written) is a plus

What to expect: The minimum gross annual salary according to the collective agreement is EUR 48.062,--. The actual salary will be determined individually, based on your qualifications and experience. In addition, we offer company benefits, flexible working conditions, individual training and career opportunities.

At AIT, the promotion of women is important to us - that's why we are especially looking forward to hearing from female applicants!

Please submit your application documents including CV, motivational letter and certificates!

Dr. Stefan Petscharnig, stefan.petscharnig(at)

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