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Technology researcher (Internet governance and standards)

by Gurshabad Grover last modified Jan 21, 2020 01:31 PM
The Centre for Internet and Society is looking to hire a technologist to work across multiple teams in the organisation.

The Centre for Internet and Society is looking to hire a technologist to work across multiple teams in the organisation.


Roles and Responsibilities
The responsibilities of the person will be split across two projects. The first responsibility will be to engage at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), and advance security and privacy in the standards under development at the forum. The role will primarily include analysing and writing about network protocols. The second responsibility will be contributing to CIS’ work on digital identity. The role will require studying information architectures and cybersecurity concerns around the use of technological choices in digital identity. The work will involve a survey of technological options in digital identity systems, their critical appraisal, and working on a decision guide on how to make inclusive, secure and privacy enhanced choices for digital identity systems. Other responsibilities will include occasionally supporting the cybersecurity team at CIS with technical inputs.

The contract will be till December 2020, with the possibility of further extension.

Indicative requirements

  • Working knowledge of computer networks and cryptography
  • A degree in computer science and engineering or equivalent is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in writing on technical topics
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to collaborate remotely


Location
Bangalore/Delhi

Compensation
Based on experience and educational qualifications

Application
Please send an email to Gurshabad Grover (Research Manager, Internet Governance) at gurshabad [at] cis-india.org with: (i) a brief cover letter; (ii) a resume/CV; (iii) two writing samples, preferably relating to computer networks/cryptography/technology policy; (iv) contact information of two references. Women and individuals from under-represented communities are specifically encouraged to apply.

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