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Standardization Engineer

100%, Zurich, fixed-term

The Network Security Group of Prof. Dr. Adrian Perrig, Department of Computer Science at ETH Zurich is looking for a Standardization Engineer / Technical Writer.

Project background

SCION is a highly secure, efficient, and sustainable Internet architecture designed to provide route control, fault isolation, and explicit trust information for end-to-end communication.

Job description

In this position, you will play a mission-critical role in the standardization of next-generation networking technologies at ETH Zürich. Your responsibilities will include the creation of technical documents on networking technologies (in particular internet standards), and interaction with established standardization committees such as IETF, ITU, ENISA, etc.

You will

  • Develop internet standards (i.e. RFCs) and documentation.
  • Actively participate in meetings at standardisation committees.
  • Work with internal engineering teams to obtain a deep understanding of products and services to translate complex information into polished, engaging content.
  • Collect feedback and relay it to the engineering teams.

The starting date is as soon as possible. This position is limited to 1 year with projected extensions on a yearly basis.

What we offer:
The Network Security Group offers you interesting challenges in the field of cybersecurity. You will be part of a young, motivated and international team, and get exposure to the latest developments in the field.


Your profile

You should be independent and self-driven, have experience with network standardization, and enjoy writing technical documentation. You bring proven ability to quickly learn and understand complex topics, with a keen eye for detail. Furthermore, you enjoy working with people and will rise to meet unforeseen challenges. Ideally, you bring the following skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of all layers of computer networking.
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.
  • 3+ years of professional experience in writing design specifications.
  • Previous software development experience and participation in major global standardization organizations are a plus.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.
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We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • Cover letter: a short (one page or less) statement of your motivation for joining the center
  • CV 
  • Diplomas/University degree(s) & transcripts (grades)

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For further information about the group, please visit our websites,,, Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Dr. Perrig by email: (no applications).

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