Software Engineer Internship

PQ Shield
Job LocationUK
Job TagCybersecurity


We are looking for aspiring software developers with a passion for cybersecurity and cryptography. You will take a year out of university acquiring leading edge experience of post-quantum technology in the context of agile software development.

You will be fully mentored by expert professionals and will interact with hardware, firmware, software and marketing engineers.


  • Project 1 will be to create a post-quantum algorithm performance measurement tool. As algorithms are added or enhanced the impact on performance will be automatically collated and presented on time-based displays.
  • Project 2 will be to create impressive user friendly software that will demonstrate our post-quantum capabilities and performance for a variety of different customer platforms and scenarios. Such software will be used at marketing events and trade fairs.


  • Student of Cryptography, Applied Cryptography, Mathematics or Computer Science
  • Completed at least 2 years of the above studies.
  • Ideally based in Oxford, as we have lovely serviced offices in Summertown
  • Good understanding of the software development lifecycle
  • C, Javascript & Python experience
  • Comfortable with Linux command line interfaces
  • Professional attitude and strong work ethic
  • Flexible and able to work well in a team
  • Strong written and spoken English
  • Right to work in the UK

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