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Background knowledge

Mandatory: TUMO Labs is recruiting a team of 8 participants, each with knowledge of and backgrounds in at least one of the following areas to participate in a joint project with Viciniti:

  • Golang (ideally mDNS)
  • Android SDK
  • iOS SDK
  • Javascript (browser extension + backend)
  • UI/UX designer
  • React Native 
  • MSc or PhD candidate in Cyber Security (Network Security, Applied Cryptography, Security Risk Management)

Duration: 3 months

Participation Cost: Free

Application Deadline: May 12, 2020

Start Date: May 18, 2020

Eligible: Students and professionals aged 18 and over are eligible to participate.

*Due to the current situation around COVID-19, this project will begin online and transition to meeting in-person once facilities reopen.

Project Brief

IoT products need to be able to “call home” and identify themselves within a network securely. This is problematic when a cloud service provider doesn’t have physical access to an IoT device. Currently, the process of identifying and authorizing remote devices is manually intensive and difficult to implement at scale. 

In a TUMO Labs project with Viciniti, participants will tackle this challenge by developing an application that authenticates, authorizes and adopts IoT devices on a cloud service securely and at scale. The solution will be software hosted on an IoT device comprising a cloud server component and user-facing interface. 

Based in the U.K. and Armenia, Viciniti develops infrastructure software to help industrial organizations run secure applications locally. Their partners include Amazon, Microsoft, Deutsche Telekom, Cisco, UNDP and the European Union.


Students are expected to accumulate a minimum of 15 hours per week on the project.

Students should be available for meetings with the project leader twice a week to discuss processes and progress. There will also be mini-workshops to build your knowledge in specific topic areas. The days and times are yet to be determined. 

Meetings and mini-workshops will take place online until Armenia’s state-of-emergency is lifted. Once TUMO Labs reopens, participants must be available to continue the project in person. We will host students at our facilities at the TUMO Center for Creative Technologies in Yerevan twice a week between the hours of 10:00 and 3:00 pm.