SoftIron Australia


SoftIron Cloud- Sovereign Cloud Development


Location: Remote
Duration: 3-months
Start Date: November/December 2022
Eligibility: AU Citizens and Permanent Residents
Scholarship: $10,000

About the Company

SoftIron designs and manufactures hardware and software solutions for scale-out data centres. Our product design, hardware, software and realisation process is transparent for audit, and we manufacture hardware in-country, contributing to the sovereign capability and resilience.

Project Objective

The project aims to identify, research, and develop the custom security controls needed in a sovereign, detached cloud builder for the Australian Defence Force. The successful intern will review the security controls required for operation in a high-security environment, generate gaps in the current feature-set in HyperCloud software, and give that information back to the software engineering group for addition to the development backlog. Additionally, the intern will generate pre-hardened templates for usage in a container environment and a VM.

Intern Skills

Essential: Experience in the Linux and free software world, intermediate experience in UNIX scripting languages, and basic knowledge in the usage of cloud technologies (such as AWS and Azure).

Desirable: Experience with VMWare, Python programming language, software delivery using Go, C, C++, Java or similar, open-source distributed storage such as Ceph, Gluster, Minio, or similar.



Applications must be submitted to  by 13 November 2022 and should include additional documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation Letter
  • Proof of Australian citizenship or permanent residence
    (e.g. passport, birth certificate, citizenship or PR certificate)



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