X-Force Red Security Consultant Internship in Austin, TX at IBM

Date Posted: 10/16/2018

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Job Description

Are you passionate about breaking into applications, networks, systems, databases, devices and other technologies to uncover security vulnerabilities and help fix them? Are you interested in joining a team of like-minded passionate experts, many of whom have decades of experience breaking into anything and everything to help organizations strengthen their security? If so, X-Force Red, IBM Security’s team of veteran hackers, is looking for interns for the summer of 2019 in Austin, TX, and you may be the perfect fit.
At X-Force Red, we partner with Fortune 1000 clients to deliver real business value by:
  • Bringing together the world’s largest consulting practice with industry-leading offensive security testing capabilities.
  • Teaming on all phases of engagements to plan, build, and implement advanced security testing solutions.
  • Applying IBM's global expertise and local capabilities through our unique global delivery network combined with our teams in over 170 countries.
What do we look for in a successful X-Force Red Intern?
  • Demonstrated leadership and adaptability, with willingness to readily and voluntarily 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 or difficult 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 and teams, 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.
  • Ability to assist in the sales process with potential or existing clients
  • 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 Security Domains: Network Penetration Testing, Application Penetration Testing, Red Teaming, Social Engineering, Vulnerability Scanning.
  • Ability to travel to IBM clients for meetings as needed. There is a potential for travel up to 25%.
  • Experience in some aspect of offensive security testing is preferred.
  • Are a rising Sophomore, Junior or Senior pursuing a Bachelor's degree in a Security related field.
  • Must demonstrate proven academic success.

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