Stage-opdracht - HBO - Informatica, Embedded Systems. PC start-up – Under the Hood

Thales is looking for someone for the Stage-opdracht - HBO - Informatica, Embedded Systems. PC start-up – Under the Hood.

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All our systems are Linux based and mostly based on the Intel architecture. For two reasons we want to gain a better understanding of what is happening before the Linux bootloader starts, these are: reduction of start-up time and cyber security.

There are multiple larger and smaller assignments that can be done during an internship, such as:

  • What firmware is present in a modern PC and can the attack surface be reduced
  • What information can be retrieved from an UEFI ROM with a tool like FIANO
  • Investigate Coreboot from the Open Computing Platform
  • Investigate Linuxboot from the Open Computing Platform
  • How could Linuxboot be merged in an UEFI ROM
  • Can a uniform start-up of machines be achieved using the EFI shell startup.nsh
  • Can a uniform start-up of machines be achieved developing an EFI application.


  • Affinity with Linux is essential for this assignment
  • An open mindset with continuous reflection is key.


  • An interesting internship or graduation assignment within our high-tech, innovative work environment;
  • A comfortable, flexible work space in a modern environment;
  • An excellent internship allowance;
  • Its own student association where you can participate in educational and fun activities.

Bedrijfsprofiel Thales Nederland

In the Netherlands, where more than 2200 employees are based, we are located in four cities: Huizen, Delft, Eindhoven and Hengelo (HQ). Together with an extensive ecosystem of knowledge partners, customers and suppliers, we work on radars for naval vessels, cyber security solutions, transportation systems, communication equipment for land forces, cryogenic cooling solutions and research & development for radar tech (in collaboration with TU Delft).

The software department of the Application Engineering cluster is responsible for the software development in Combat Management and Radar- and Optical sensors for worldwide navies- and defense systems. The work is performed in multi-disciplinary agile teams with specialists in software/system/test engineering and functional design. Our team delivers the Platform Software that is used in all Naval Products developed in Hengelo.


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