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Cyber Security for Aeronautical Communication

Starting date


Duration of contract

3 years


up to German TVöD 13

Type of employment

Full-time (part-time possible)

In-flight guidance safety and security are deeply connected. The aeronautical group of the Institute of Communications and Navigation develops next generation communication systems for air traffic management. These communication systems will make air transportation cleaner, safer, and more secure.

As a computer scientist in the aeronautical communication group of the department of Communication Systems you focus on the design and evaluation of cyber secure wireless communication systems for air traffic management on layer 2 and above.

We expect and highly encourage that you utilize your research work at DLR to pursue earning a PhD degree.

In this position you will:

  • design and evaluate new wireless aeronautical communication protocols
  • secure aeronautical communications systems currently under development
  • contribute to standardization in international bodies
  • support us in the acquisition of new projects in aeronautical communications and
  • publish research papers at international conferences and in international journals

Your qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or Diploma in Computer Science or similar
  • expertise in the areas of cybersecurity and/or cryptography
  • knowledge of Python, version control using git, Linux, Windows, Latex, and Office
  • analytical and creative thinking for solving complex problems
  • very good knowledge of English
  • team-minded, communicative, cooperative, convincing, and confident

Your benefits:

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalleled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy places great value on a healthy family and work-life-balance as well as equal opportunities for persons of all genders (f/m/x). Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

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Dr.-Ing. Michael Schnell
Phone: +49 8153 28-2858

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