XWiki is a remote-first company contributing for more than 20 years to an Open World by having created and continuously building two 100% Open Source projects: XWiki and CryptPad, that respond to two important society needs: Knowledge Sharing and Individual Privacy.

XWiki believes in Open Source, independence and social achievement more than in financial success. We value transparency, openness, meritocracy and collaboration, knowledge and privacy. We focus on ensuring employee happiness and work-life balance.

Cryptography, Encryption & Privacy Developer
Paid internship at XWiki · Starts after academic term
  • – Web
  • – Cybersecurity
  • room Iași

Learning Goals

By the end of the internship you will have learned about:

  • Leveraging JavaScript, cryptography, and browser technologies to protect user's privacy
  • The software development lifecycle of a product
  • Working in an Open Source company and community
  • Integrating in a multidisciplinary team with engineers, designers, and managers

What you will do

  • Identify issues and areas of improvement for the product
  • Implement fixes for these issues
  • Communicate with the team about your ideas and integrate feedback into your work
  • Collaborate with mentors to get fixes and features into production
  • Balance the technical constraints of privacy with usability concerns, ensuring our product actually serves people
  • Contribute to the work of the team on current projects and new features

What we look for

  • Fluent English to be able to communicate with the remote team
  • Some experience with JavaScript
  • Interest in privacy issues

Training & Meetings

  • Office orientation
  • An introduction to the XWiki company and CryptPad team
  • On the job training while testing the product, reporting issues and implementing fixes
  • Regular meetings with the mentors
  • Mid term and final evaluation; assessment of the internship’s success


  • The chosen candidate can expect a full-time internship during summer (Jul 1 - Sep 30)
  • The daily schedule: 8 h/day in the 8-20 bracket

Payment & Benefits

  • Paid internship
  • Open plan office with fun activities (Table Football, WII / video games, board-games, etc.)
  • Refreshments and fruits on the house
  • Monthly team activities
  • You will work on the latest generation of technical equipment
  • Open and collaborative environment where your ideas are heard
  • Casual dress code
  • Flexible work schedule
  • The majority of your work is publicly available, so you can reference it in your portfolio
  • Mentorship by experienced engineers that will help you develop your IT potential
  • Possibility to join as a full time or part-time employee after the internship