Product Security Engineer Intern

Full Time
Cork, Ireland
Areas of Interest: Test and Evaluation, Threat Analysis, Vulnerability Assessment and Management
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As an intern in the Product Security team you will observe and assist Product Security Engineers and partner with our Development teams to provide assurance that the software and services customers depend on is reliable and secure.


VMware Security Engineers are responsible for finding new vulnerabilities in VMware products, analyzing externally reported vulnerabilities, developing demonstration exploits, developing vulnerability mitigations and workarounds, act as the technical reviewers for external security communications such as VMware Security Advisories, security response engineering and tools development. Their mission is to break all things system, network, client, web and cloud – and then help us to put it all back together properly.

As part of this internship you will:

  • Observe and support on day-to-day activities of the team.
  • Observe and assist in working with product teams to identify and mitigate security issues in VMware products and services.
  • Partake in a project to improve automation and efficiencies within the team.

Position Requirements:

  • An understanding of developing software in either Java or C/C++.
  • Knowledge of at least one scripting language.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • The passion to make VMware customers more secure.
  • Studying towards a Computer Science / Security and Network degree.
  • Strong in spoken and written English.
  • The desire and ability to work in technologies such as systems management, virtualization, cloud and software defined networking.

Highly Preferred Skills:

  • An understanding of at least one of the following areas:
    • Web Application security
    • System Software internals
    • Layer 2-4 Networking and Networking Security
  • Familiarity with Security Scanning tools such as Nessus, Nexpose, Burp, Coverity and Fortify
  • Ability to develop code in one of the following languages – Python, Javascript, C, Node.JS

What’s in it for you?

As part of this internship the successful candidate will be immersed in the Product Security team and learn about managing the security element of our product design.  They will work with both local and global teams to understand the different roles from proactive security engineer, to the SDL and security response work.  The candidate will have the opportunity to shadow a security engineer and work with the development teams on threat modelling, vulnerability scans and penetration tests.  To improve automation tasks within the team, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on developing tools, such as fuzzers during their internship.

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