Our vacancy for you:

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

Position to occupy at

TÜV Informationstechnik GmbH, Location europaweit

Contract Type

Permanent, part-time, full-time

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).

Why you should choose us

  • Our flexible working hours support you in balancing your professional and private life, for example through time off.
  • Our new and modern headquarters is conveniently located in Essen, Germany; we offer health-friendly workplaces in Germany and other European countries as well as the option of a home office.
  • In addition to our management development program and numerous internal seminars, we also support our employees in their further development in the course of the digital transformation.
  • We offer our employees extensive additional benefits: Capital-forming benefits, company pension scheme, advice on all aspects of childcare and care needs, vacation programs, health offers, bonus programs, job ticket or discounts at company restaurants are just a few examples.


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.
JobID: 2023TÜViT18620
Application closing date: none


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!

Recruitment process

Contact person

TÜV Informationstechnik GmbH
Julia Günther, Tel. 0201 – 825 2789


Our employees‘ experience

„Was die Vereinbarkeit von meinem Beruf und meinem Familienleben angeht, kann ich mich jederzeit auf die Unterstützung meiner Vorgesetzten verlassen.“ Steffen Roßberg, TÜV NORD CERT
Steffen Roßberg
Abteilungsleiter 'Bildung und Personenzertifizierung'
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