radSecurity Engineer Intern (Red Team)
We are an Iowa-based Information Security and Privacy firm offering customized full-service programs to protect you and your customers’ data. We reveal what you don’t know about your technology security, prepare you for future challenges, and help protect your privacy and data with a system of tailored, layered, and ongoing security that is right for your organization.
Not only are we a cool company doing cool things, we really care about our employees and encourage an innovative and open environment offering nice and unique benefits for our team members.
This position is for a Security Engineer Intern (Red Team) position. As a part of the red team, you will learn security assessment methodologies, assist engineers in performing security assessments through penetration testing, help create new tools and documentation to improve the red team’s processes. You will get real-world exposure to penetration testing and writing detailed after-action reports, under the supervision of an engineer.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability. The main goal of this internship is to learn and get practical experience.
Essential Job Functions (include but are not limited to the following)
- Assist engineers on penetration testing engagements
- Perform penetration tests under the supervision of an engineer
- Prepare and document standard operating procedures and protocols.
- Developing tools that aid penetration testing workflow
- Write detailed after-action reports for delivery to clients
- Uphold the values of ProCircular and abide by the Company handbook.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Employees who do not possess the requirements for a job at the time of hire will not be considered for the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Required Skills and Experience:
Desired Skills and Experience:
- Technical minded and driven.
- Capable of working effectively independently and in a team environment
- Must be self-motivated, goal and detail-oriented
- Flexible and adaptable to changing work environment
- Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and manage time efficiently
- Communicate positively with clients and escalate any issues and/or messages accordingly
- Must be able to use Microsoft Word and Excel efficiently
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Experience with common scripting languages (Python, Bash, PowerShell, etc.)
- Exposure to penetration testing methodology
- Foundational knowledge of networking technology
- Proficiency with Windows/Linux concepts
- Involvement in the security community
- Actively enrolled in a computer science-related program
- Must have a natural drive for learning
The primary language of ProCircular is English. Excellent communication skills are required, defined as the ability to:
Reasoning Ability Requirements:
- Actively listen for total comprehension
- Ask questions that enhance the understanding of a certain topic
- Relay information and/or instruction in a descriptive and understandable fashion in both written and verbal format
High-functioning, reasoning abilities are necessary to meet deadlines, prioritize company and customer needs, and work in a high functioning collaborative team environment.
Occasional lifting up to 40 lbs. may be necessary from time to time. Must be able to sit for long periods of time, view a computer monitor, and type frequently/constantly (up to 8 hours a day).
Travel is not required for this role.
This role is non-exempt which entitles the employee to overtime pay. Non-exempt employees must be paid for each hour worked and are paid 1.5 times their hourly wage for any hours worked over 40 in the week.
Our normal hours of operation are from Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Part-Time employees are defined legally as working on average less than 30 hours per week. Occasionally, time over 40 hours may be necessary in order to meet the business needs. As long as performance expectations are met, employees may flex his or her schedule, subject to preapproval of one’s direct supervisor.
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.
All teammates are evaluated at least annually on their performance based on the essential job functions in this job description, along with ProCircular’s Core Values:
It’s about people
- People define every part of our business. Growth potential is based on the abilities and personalities of the people involved. Technology solutions are a part of the equation, but it’s the people in an organization that define its true security. We work hardest when we’re supporting one another. We take care of each other; we take care of our families, and in doing so we take better care of our customers.
Fear is the mind killer
- We don’t let fear define the need for our services and we don’t present a problem without discussing realistic response or mitigation options. There’s more than enough to worry about in life and plenty of people telling us to be afraid. We’re solutions people, not fear mongers.
Strong opinions lightly held
- Opinions are important—they coalesce facts, reason, experience, and judgment into actionable points of view. We present our opinions with logic and reason rather than emotions, offering several alternatives to each challenge and the supporting data. The rejection of an idea is not a rejection of the individual or their merit. Everyone has a voice and a chance to speak, regardless of title, station or seniority.
Quality over speed, speed over cost
- Every organization must consciously balance quality, speed, and cost. We will always put the quality of our work first. We make great efforts to move quickly, but never at the expense of quality. While we strive to keep our services affordable, we never choose an inexpensive alternative that will adversely impact quality or speed.
Cool heads, warm hearts
- We keep a cool head and help others do the same, especially in a crisis. We approach adversity with patience, logic, and understanding. Mistakes happen; we don’t hide, ignore, condemn, or fear them. Mistakes are opportunities to exemplify honesty, accountability, professionalism, tolerance, and grace. Instead of pointing a finger, we use humor, empathy, and fun when it matters most.
- We treat each other how we hope to be treated. We don’t yell; we aren’t condescending, and we always try to understand the other person’s perspective, before reacting to it. We keep it light and we listen. We extend this principle to our customers, and we understand that talking down to them is the easiest way to send them to a competitor.
Tomorrow just happened
- Life is what happens when we’re busy making other plans. We work hard on today but we’re always thinking about the future. We take extra time to make sure we’re learning and looking ahead. No matter what your discipline or area of expertise, you’re adding your capabilities to the long-term plan for the organization and its clients.