2020 Intern - Security Services Specialist

IBM, Atlanta, GA

The Leading Cognitive & Cloud Computing Company


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At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities
Join the global leader in the Security industry as we confront the world's most challenging cybersecurity problems and protect our customers and the world from emerging cyber threats. Through the intersection of AI, intelligent orchestration, the agility of the cloud and collaboration with each other, we tackle the cybersecurity challenges ahead of us. Tell the world how You, Watson, and IBM Security fight to defend businesses, institutions, and governments across 130 countries. Be a part of IBM’s rich history of innovation and research to deliver solutions built on the foundation of over 3,500 security patents. Are you ready to put on your cape and help us fight the bad guys? This is your chance to become agile and to create meaningful solutions that impact our technology and business transformation for a new business era - all in just one summer!

IBM Security is seeking Security Services Interns for our Security Services group based in Atlanta, GA. You will be responsible for solving problems our clients and security analysts face on a daily basis. This job entails developing creative solutions to solve complex security problems. Interns will work in cross-functional project groups that will support multiple areas of the IBM Security Services and Managed Security Services (MSS) organizations. Each project will require a combination skill sets including software development and engineering, network and security engineering, business analysis and project management. In addition to assigned projects, each intern will have the opportunity to work on an innovation project owning all aspects end-to-end including idea generation, solution design, marketing, and business plan development, product demo, culminating in a presentation of the innovation project to a panel of IBM Security executives.

What do we look for in a successful Security Services Intern?

  • Demonstrated leadership and adaptability, with willingness to readily take ownership of highly challenging tasks and problems, even beyond initial scope of responsibility.
  • Thorough and analytical, with capability to apply logic to solve problems.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently and meet deadlines, while maintaining focus despite conflicting demands.
  • Drive to overcome the most challenging obstacles and look for ways to improve results.
  • Initiative to actively seek new knowledge and improve skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills with ability to collaborate and work effectively with individuals, strengthening relationships to achieve win-win solutions.
  • Ability to communicate complex situations clearly and simply by listening actively and conveying difficult messages in a positive manner.
  • A passion for innovative ideas, coupled with the ability to understand and assimilate different points of view.
  • Knowledge or experience in one or more of the following domains:
    • frontend, backend, or full stack development
    • TCP/IP networking & routing
    • IT security fundamentals
    • cloud-based development & technologies
    • Agile & Design Thinking practices
    • DevOps practices
  • Experience in one or more of the following languages: Python, Node.JS , JavaScript, Bash / Shell scripting
  • Experience with any of the following: Ansible, Firewalls Technologies, SIEM Technologies

To qualify for this internship, you must be currently enrolled in a 4 year-degree program with an accredited institution.

Join a leader. Help build a safer planet along the way.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Understanding and knowledge of TCP/IP Networking and routing concepts.
  • Understanding and knowledge of IT Security Fundamentals and general cyber-security concepts.
  • Familiarity with common security vulnerabilities and associated concepts
  • Experience with scripting and programming using any of the following: Python, Node.js, JavaScript, Perl, Bash/Shell
  • Strong technical acumen, with the ability to pick up new technologies and concepts through self-training or with minimal guidance.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Familiarity, knowledge and/or experience with any of the following technologies: CheckPoint, Cisco ASA, Juniper SRX, Palo Alto, Fortinet, Vyatta, IBM Qradar, Splunk, Qualys
  • Understanding and/or experience working with Linux systems and Linux administration
  • Understanding and/or experience with Agile, Design Thinking practices
  • Understanding and/or experience with DevOps practices
  • Understanding and/or experience working with REST APIs
  • Experience working with Watson Services and Watson APIs
  • Experience with cloud technologies (IBM Bluemix/IBM Cloud preferred)
  • Experience with automation tools (Chef, Open Whisk, Ansible, or BMC Atrium Orchestrator)
  • Experience with git

About Business Unit
IBM is a leading provider of enterprise security solutions. Named by industry analysts as a leader in 12 security market segment categories, IBM Security is a multi-billion dollar business that is rapidly growing. In an industry focused on building walls, IBM Security is focused on creating an open, connected security ecosystem that leverages AI and cloud to help clients improve compliance, stop threats, and grow their business securely.

Your Life @ IBM
culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM
that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement
US Citizenship required.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

About IBM

IBM is a global cognitive and cloud computing company that is reinventing what’s possible for industries and individuals. They are extending the relationship between humans and technology across industries like healthcare, education, retail, sports, finance, fashion, and advertising to truly transform the world for all of us.

What can you do at IBM?

You can innovate breakthroughs that have a life-changing impact. You can explore new industries, technologies, and jobs - all within one organization. You can be agile, experimental, and entrepreneurial - backed by the expertise and resources of a Fortune 100 company. And you can be part of an ever-evolving, inclusive, and collaborative culture with the support of over 380,000 colleagues. Embrace the pattern-seeing, patent-blazing, future-shaping you. This is you to the power of IBM.

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