Network Security Engineer (Intern Graduate Student)

San Jose, CA
Areas of Interest: Network Services
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Building a world of economic opportunity
Help us redefine the future of money
PayPal is seeking interns to work with us for 12 weeks during the summer of 2018. We are looking for stellar interns who will graduate between December 2018 and June 2019. We will be taking applications until April 1, 2017.

At PayPal, we’re literally reinventing how the world pays and gets paid. We understand that it’s about people. We connect individuals to let them shop, get paid, donate and send money using today’s technology with the confidence that comes from the security and control PayPal enables.  Are you ready to help us change the world?

The world’s leading payments company, PayPal, brings together a family of brands that are revolutionizing the way people move money. At PayPal you will be immersed in an amazing community with a vibrant culture that thrives on innovation, collaboration, inclusion and wellness.

The Network Security Engineering team for PayPal is responsible for ensuring the highest levels of security and privacy for hundreds of millions of customers! The team is primarily responsible for the protection and network access restriction to the PayPal payment application. They focus on preventing and mitigating network security incidents, a critical part of our business. A Network Security Engineer’s responsibilities are as follows:

  • Build, deploy and monitor firewalls, DDOS shields, and intrusion detection systems
  • Configuring and deploying network security devices to support business needs
  • Deploy access-list control based on business needs
  • Mitigate Network Security incidents by deploying controls and counter-measures
  • Liaise with vendors and professional services
  • Develop tools to aggregate and monitor network security events

Basic Requirements:

  • Pursuing Masters degree in Computer Engineering or related field
  • Protect the PayPal community by contributing to a world-class information security team
  • Perform security support tasks on project teams.
  • Swiftly execute change requests in communication with internal customers.
  • Respond to critical site incidents 24x7.
  • Experience in computer and network security operations.
  • TCP/IP network experience. Ability to understand the output of sniffers, tcpdump, and netmon.
  • Administration experience with multiple types of firewalls
  • Experience monitoring and managing network-based and host-based intrusion detection systems
  • Experience managing strong authentication infrastructure.
  • Unix and/or Windows NT/2000 system administration skills.
  • Experience managing SSL server certificates.
  • General knowledge of security tools and techniques.
  • Computer science degree or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong sense of professionalism and ethics.
  • Enthusiasm and interest in information security
  • Team player, self-starter

Position Location:  Varies

PayPal is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, long-term unemployment or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

PayPal will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with PayPal’s legal duty to furnish information.

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Out with the Old. In with the New Money.
Out with the Old. In with the New Money. New Money gives you the freedom to do what you want with your money, when you want to do it. PayPal makes it all possible and is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online, via mobile device or in-store. The service gives people simpler ways to send money without sharing financial information, and the flexibility to pay using account balances, bank accounts, credit cards or promotional financing. With over 173 million active accounts in 203 markets and 26 currencies around the world, PayPal is the purveyor of New Money, enabling global commerce to the tune of more than 7.7 million payments every day. Because PayPal helps people transact anytime, anywhere and in any way, the company is a driving force behind the growth of mobile commerce, as it processed 12% of the world’s mobile payments in 2014. More than dollars and cents, New Money is common sense. PayPal is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. and its international headquarters is located in Singapore.
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