Intern – Cybersecurity Web Development

Job Description

Organization: Corporate Technology
Business Unit: Research in Digitalization and Automation
Requisition Number: 247624
Primary Location: United States-New Jersey-Princeton
Assignment Category: Part-time temporary
Experience Level: Entry level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: No

Job Description:

Intern – Cybersecurity Web Development


Are you interested in developing state-of-the-art secure web applications with respect to OWASP? Here is the right internship opportunity for You!

Join our Cybersecurity Research Group located in Princeton, NJ, for a 6-12 month full-time (20 hours/week) internship starting October 2019, and investigate on approaches to and develop secure web applications for enterprise environments.

Siemens Corporate Technology is looking for an intern to support our work in developing a secure web application for management purposes. The intern will develop new features and functionality (UI and backend) in the area of web-based process automation, and will especially be exposed to the cybersecurity aspects of such applications with the goal to create a secure application in a DevOps approach.

Our research group focuses on advancing and improving technology to support the Siemens Business Units in ensuring that our products and solutions are secure. This includes secure software development, as well as security testing, and methods to achieve security assurance. As an intern, you will work within our team of cybersecurity experts, who are advising all Siemens business units on how to advance the security of and for our customers, in products, solutions, as well as in security services.

As part of your role, you will have the opportunity to learn how security can be integrated into existing web applications, and what tools are available today to support software development and testing. You will develop dashboards for web frontends and enhance existing features. An internship with Siemens Corporate Technology is a great opportunity for students to gain real world experience in a diverse work environment.

Siemens Background

For nearly 170 years, pioneering technologies, and the business models developed from them, have been the foundation of Siemens’ success. Our central research and development unit, Corporate Technology (CT) plays an important role in this. Together with its global network of experts, CT is a strategic partner to Siemens’ operative units. It provides important services along the entire value chain – from research and development to production and quality assurance, as well as optimized business processes. The support provided to the businesses in their research and development activities is ideally balanced with CT’s own future-oriented research. Siemens’ central research and development arm sees itself as a strategic partner to the company’s businesses. It plays a key role in achieving and maintaining leading competitive positions in the fields of electrification and automation while at the same time helping Siemens fully tap into the growth field of digitalization.

Our Princeton facility is recognized for providing a stimulating environment for highly talented and self-motivated students. You will have the opportunity to test your knowledge in a challenging problem-solving environment. You will be encouraged to think out-of-the-box, innovate and find solutions to real-life problems. Our team has a strong publication record in leading journals and conferences.

What are my responsibilities?

  • You will develop features and improvements in web applications used to automate processes in the Research Group

  • You will support the development of a security testing framework to continuously ensure the security for web application development (DevOps style)

  • You will work with the cybersecurity team to identify missing security best practices in existing web applications and help improving overall quality of web applications.

  • You will implement dashboards and demonstrators for projects within the security research group

  • You will align the individual tasks with your mentor, and report regularly on progress.


What skills are needed to qualify for this internship?

  • A current student pursuing a MS/PhD degree in Computer Science / Computer Engineering, or other related subject with a strong focus on IT-Security or Cybersecurity.  Please note, you must still be enrolled as a student during the internship period to qualify for the position

  • Experience in web development

  • Experience with web basics: HTML, JavaScript, CSS

  • Experience with Python and/or other scripting languages/tools

  • Experience with client-side frameworks (AngularJS, ReactJS, jQuery) is a plus

  • Experience with databases (SQL, MongoDB) is a plus

  • Experience with API technologies (REST, JSON, XML) is a plus

  • Ability to work independently

  • Basic understanding of IT security

  • Flexibility and adaptability to work in a growing, dynamic, interdisciplinary team of experts

  • Strong presentation and communication skills – ability to comprehend solution requirements and communicate results and roadmaps

 Successful candidate must be able to work with controlled technology in accordance with US Export Control Law. US Export Control laws and applicable regulations govern the distribution of strategically important technology, services and information to foreign nationals and foreign countries. Siemens may require candidates under consideration for employment opportunities to submit information regarding citizenship status to allow the organization to comply with specific US Export Control laws and regulations. Additional information on the US Export Control laws & regulations can be found on

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