Master Thesis: Building a secure operating platform in Linux

Vacancies 25 October 2018

At Saab, we constantly look ahead and push boundaries for what is considered technically possible. We collaborate with colleagues around the world who all share our challenge – to make the world a safer place.

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Leif Jutell, Recruiting Manager +46 8 58084149
Åsa Aldingsson, HRBP +46 8 58085131
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What you will be a part of

Surveillance provides efficient solutions for safety and security, for surveillance and decision support, and for threat detection and protection. The portfolio covers airborne, ground-based and naval radar, electronic warfare, combat systems and C4I solutions.

Our business area is growing rapidly and has several parallel projects running where there is a great potential for own development and possibility to change the assignment.

Your role


Saab Surveillance builds, among other things, secure operating platforms for customers with high demands on IT-security. Systems used by the armed forces are subjected to intense scrutiny by the intelligence services and are expected to conform to the highest security standards. Such systems typically consists of functions for disk protection, access control, prevention of unauthorized use, system hardening and more.

You will be located at SAAB Surveillance (Järfälla), which will provide supervision concerning the development and provide necessary software tools.



The goal of the thesis is to identify and evaluate disk encryption tools and other Linux-components for use in a secure operating platform. Tools should be evaluated with respect to security, performance, platform compatibility, licensing and other aspects. The final step of the thesis work would be a proof of concept implementation of the platform. 

Your skills and experience

We believe that you are a motivated student with a strong interest in computer security. Furthermore, familiarity with Windows and Linux systems will be helpful. In addition you are fluent in spoken and written Swedish.

This position includes access to classified information, therefore you are required to conduct a security screening in accordance with the Protective Security Act and be approved for security clearance by the authority.

Saab is a global defence and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defence, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number 15,500 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

Saab is also a company with opportunities. A company where we see diversity as an asset and where you have both considerable responsibility and good opportunities for advancing in your career. But also a company that respects each person’s needs for a rewarding life beyond work.

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