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InfoSec Intern – 5 to 6 months in Singapore - Temasek Blvd at PayPal

Date Posted: 10/18/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives. We’re a purpose-driven company, and our beliefs are the foundation of how we conduct business every day. We’re guided by our core values of Inclusion, Innovation, Collaboration, and Wellness. Collectively, these values inspire us to work together as One Team with our customers at the center of everything we do, and to take care of ourselves, each other, and the communities in which we live and work. We challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. Join us as we enable the hopes, dreams, and ambitions of millions of people around the world.

PayPal’s Information Security team is looking for creative and passionate Interns who are excited about learning what it takes to work as a member of a talented team to secure customers, systems and data in today’s rapidly evolving threat environment.

Position: InfoSec Intern – 5 to 6 months
Internship Period: Jan 2022 - Jun 2022

Internship Opportunity & Exposure:

While our project assignments vary, all interns will be embedded in a security team, and with the guidance of an individual internship mentor, can expect to:

  • Engage with their internship mentor to craft an Information Security project that is interesting to the intern and has significant value for PayPal, and potentially the wider technology ecosystem
  • Engage Information Security and business teams to understand context, research needs, develop insights and get buy in to their project
  • Develop and document a set of deliverables that meet the goal of the project
  • Pitch their project or research findings to Information Security leaders 

    What interns will learn
  • Real world experience of how to be successful in a business context
  • The state of Information Security in today’s world
  • Information Security knowledge, skills and capabilities
  • Verbal and written communication within a large business

Primary Responsibilities:

For interns who are interested in security research, they would be embarking on technology research in at least one of these areas:- network security, cryptography, vulnerability analysis, security threat intelligence, application of artificial intelligence and machine learning to threat detection and/or security testing automation. During the course of research, the intern will be expected to read technical papers and scientific publications to learn and understand the research technology as well as to perform security analysis on the technology together with the rest of the PayPal research team. Intern enjoys the opportunity to create new intellectual property such as novel security architecture, design, protocol and algorithm, code and develop research prototype as well as participate in performance testing and research pilot in a team environment. With an emphasis on applied research, intern will also learn the various payments and financial services use cases and requirements to apply the research technology.

What we are looking for:

  • Postgrad/PhD in Computer Science, Information Security, Information Systems, Engineering or related degree.
  • Experience in Cryptography, Network Security, Quantum Computing is required.
  • Experience in using Go/C/C++ coding language will be preferred.
  • Ability to work well within a team environment and an interest in deepening knowledge of information security principles
  • Demonstrated abilities to comprehend, discuss and apply concepts and theories within both overall Information Technology and Information Security / Governance fields.
  • Strong analytical skills along with necessary communication skills necessary to document the processes and actions taken to complete each assignment.

For more than 20 years, PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 400 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying, or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom, enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at