Verifiable Credentials Ltd
Prof David Chadwick has been working on Innovate UK funded projects to produce a Verifiable Credentials infrastructure. Verifiable Credentials are a new W3C Recommendation for the electronic equivalent of paper certificates, plastic cards (e.g. Kent One card, or bank credit cards), and personal details etc. They are now being used for COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates, or COVID Passports. These certificates are held in a digital wallet on your mobile phone. Several Kent students, Dainis Grinbergs,Gurleen Vasir and Trygve Ulsnes have worked on this project during the last two years.
The University’s spin out company, Verifiable Credentials Ltd, is now responsible for the research and development. The COVID-19 certificate can be seen demonstrated here:
We now wish to test some of the new app features with members of the public.
- Qualifications / Training
|Good marks (2.1 or 1st) so far in your Computer Science degree||✓|
- Experience / Knowledge
|Experience of performing user trials||✓|
|Experience of writing mobile phone apps||✓|
|Knowledge of computer security||✓|
|Experience of programming||✓|
- Skills / Abilities
|Fluent in English||✓|
|Good communicator, both written and spoken||✓|
|Ability to work independently||✓|
|Ability to work well as a team member and liaise well with internal and external collaborators||✓|
You will be employed part time for a minimum of one month (max 15 hours per week), starting ASAP.
You will be helping to run the user trials of the software with members of the public (usually family and friends).
Depending upon your skill set, you may also have the opportunity to do some programming of web sites
You will be paid the normal Intern rate per hour. You will have to complete a daily time sheet detailing your hours worked on any day, and what you did that day, and submit an invoice at the end of the month in order to paid.
To apply please send your CV and an email to Professor David Chadwick on firstname.lastname@example.org