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IBM Security Services Specialist: 2022 Intern in Sandy Springs, Georgia


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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 Specialist 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 of skill sets that may include software development and engineering, network and security engineering, business analysis and project management.

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

  • Actively seeks new knowledge and improves skills

  • Strong technical acumen, with the ability to pick up new technologies and concepts through self-training or with minimal guidance

  • Proficient at solving problems, debugging, troubleshooting, designing, and implementing solutions to complex technical issues

  • Thrives on collaboration, working side by side with people of all backgrounds and disciplines, and you have very strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrates leadership and adaptability, with willingness to take ownership of any given task or project

  • Manages time and prioritizes work based on project needs and deadlines

To qualify for this internship, you must be currently enrolled in a 4 year-degree program (related to computer, information technology, cybersecurity, software engineering or something similar) with an accredited institution.

*Please note that local Atlanta conditions may warrant a remote internship. A determination of final location will be made in the Spring of 2022

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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

  • Understanding and knowledge of Cloud technology concepts

  • Familiarity with common security vulnerabilities and associated concepts

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Understanding and/or experience with one or more security tools (e.g. firewalls, IDPS, vulnerability scanner, SIEM, MDR/XDR)

  • Understanding and/or experience working with server administration across one or more operating systems (e.g. Windows, Linux, Unix)

  • Experience with automation technologies (e.g. Ansible)

  • Experience with scripting (e.g. Perl, Bash/Shell)

  • Understanding and/or experience with DevOps / DevSecOps practices

  • Participation in industry related extra-curricular activities

About Business UnitIBM's Cloud and Cognitive software business is committed to bringing the power of IBM's Cloud and Watson/AI technologies to life for our clients and ecosystem partners around the world. IBM provides you with the most comprehensive and consistent approach to development, security and operations across hybrid environments-with complete software solutions for business and IT operations, development, data science, security, and management. Our experts and software capabilities help organizations develop applications once and deploy them anywhere, integrate security across the breadth of their IT estate, and automate operations with management visibility. With IBM, you also have access to new skills and methods, governance and management approaches, and a deep ecosystem of industry experts and partners.

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Location StatementIBM offers a competitive benefits program which may include medical, dental, vision, paid holidays, paid sick time, paid vacation, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), life insurance, IBM 401(k) Program and Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

Being You @ IBMIBM 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, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.