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HRS2023/039 QKD KMS and HPEA researcher

The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers
25/01/2023

Job Information

Organisation/Company
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Department
Centro de Simulación Computacional (CCS) - ITSI Informáticos
Research Field
Computer science » Programming
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country
Spain
Application Deadline
Type of Contract
Temporary
Job Status
Full-time
Hours Per Week
37,5
Offer Starting Date
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
HE
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
No

Offer Description

The work will be part of the research project on quantum communications recently awarded by the Comunidad de Madrid and Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación and other the associated projects when appropriate. The candidate will work in the integration of Quantum Key Distribution systems and encryptors into production facilities following novel networks paradigm such as Software-Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization. Specifically, he/she will work on the development of key management systems between QKD devices as well as their transparent integration into production networks. These key management systems will also perform multiservice and multivendor integration tasks in a transparent way for the end user.
The candidate will work on the integration of key management systems into high performance encryption algorithms to use it as a service in real production networks. In addition, he/she will work on the integration of separated networks based on QKD technologies, using Quantum Safe techniques adapted to real environments.

Requirements

Research Field
Computer science » Programming
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent
Skills/Qualifications

We are looking for motivated individuals willing to do research in the integration of quantum communications in telecommunications networks. 

The job requires good programming skills, preferably in Python and C/C++ with deep knowledge of networking and security libraries and frameworks as well as high performance APIs such as CUDA. Previous expertise on Quantum Communications, particularly with QKD devices (CV and DV) will be highly valued. 

The job also requires experience on optical networks and classical and modern cryptographic systems and algorithms as well as the remote system administration, as well as some experience in the development of high Technological Readiness Level software development. 

Specific Requirements

We will highly value a candidate with expertise on critical security elements in networks like Key Management Systems and the interaction through secure interfaces. We will also consider as important the candidate’s ability to analyze, manage, configure and integrate devices with specific interfaces into SDN Network.

Deep knowledge of QKD networking in real production networks as well as the use of cryptoagility techniques (quantum and post quantum) in security network environments will also be highly valued.

Finally, we expect the candidate to have good communication skills in both Spanish and English, and to be able to work as part of a team as well as on his/her own initiative.

Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Excellent
Languages
SPANISH
Level
Excellent
Research Field
Computer science » Programming
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4

Additional Information

Benefits

The candidate will get a profound knowledge in the integration and deployment of quantum key distribution networks and will work in a team that combines academic research and industry I+D developments. A good example of this interaction is the past work in the Madrid testbed during the OpenQKD project (openqkd.eu), done in cooperation with Telefónica, the major telecommunication provider in Spain and RedIMadrid, the network provider for all research institutions in the Madrid region. Under the umbrella of this work offer, this collaboration will be taken even further, integrating more network operators, increasing the number of nodes and connecting with other European countries.

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Country
Spain
State/Province
Madrid
City
Boadilla del Monte
Postal Code
28660
Street
Avenida de Montepríncipe
Geofield

Where to apply

E-mail
gestion.ccs@upm.es

Contact

State/Province
Madrid
City
Madrid
Street
Ramiro de Maeztu, 7. 28040 Madrid
Postal Code
28040
E-Mail
gestion.ccs@upm.es