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Internship - Cyber Security Engineer, EAGLE1 (QUARTZ IOV Mission)

Requisition Number:  13825
Contract Type:  Internship/trainee

Betzdorf, LU

6-month internship, starting in Q3/Q4 2021.

Under the agreement with ESA, the SES-led consortium of industry partners will establish a Quantum Cryptography Telecommunication System (QUARTZ), a new platform aimed at providing a global service for next-generation encryption keys for use in geographically dispersed networks. Possible applications will address the needs of users such as telecommunication operators, financial organizations, infrastructure providers, institutions and potentially governmental organizations (Ref https://www.ses.com/press-release/esa-and-ses-led-consortium-develop-satellite-based-cybersecurity).

Based in Betzdorf (Luxembourg), you will contribute to the QUARTZ working as part of an engineering team, developing and evaluating technical and business scenarios, analyzing existing competitors and opportunities in the target market.
This is your opportunity to learn more about the telecommunication and space industry and enhance, both, your technical and business skills.


Extended Job Description:



  • Support the implementation of cyber-secure networks, key encryption and authentication algorithms, and key exchange protocols within the framework of the Quantum Cryptography Telecommunication Systems (QUARTZ) project.
  • Perform literature review regarding quantum key distribution existing projects.
  • Perform literature review regarding alternatives to quantum key distribution such as Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) or others.
  • Support the preparation of documents and presentations 
  • Perform other related tasks as required



  • Being an advanced Bachelor or Master’s student in Cyber Security Engineering or Telecommunication or ICT or in a relevant technical area;
  • Basic understanding of the space and telecommunications industry;
  • Strong interest in the telecommunication and space domains;
  • Sound knowledge of IP networks and protocols;
  • Software Knowledge is a strong asset;
  • Willing to learn and quick learner;
  • Excellent analytical and judgment skills;
  • Ability to set priorities and to work under tight deadlines;
  • Work independently as well as in a team;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English with additional languages considered an asset;
  • EU nationality or work permit for Luxembourg.

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