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Hardware Hacking Apprentice

Austin, TX 78701
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Information and Data are some of the most important organizational assets in todays businesses. As a Security Consultant, you will be a key advisor for IBMs clients, analyzing business requirements to design and implement the best security solutions for their needs. You will apply your technical skills to find the balance between enabling and securing the client's organization with the cognitive solutions that are making IBM the fastest growing enterprise security business in the world.

Your Role and Responsibilities
As an X-Force Red Hardware Hacking Apprentice at IBM, youll will be part of the X-Force Red Offensive Security team. The successful candidate will identify, evaluate, and provide remediation guidance for potential weaknesses in client hardware. It is critical that the candidate be able to rapidly learn new technologies and processes. There is a potential for 25% travel, including international travel. Travel depends on project requirements.

As an X-Force Red Hardware Hacking Apprentice your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Participate in technical testing against clients application and network assets, from operational planning, initiation, and remediation to reporting and exit briefings
  • Communicate findings, attack paths, and recommendations to technical, non-technical, and client Executives through written reports and verbal presentations
  • Develop scripts, tools, hardware, techniques, and methodologies to improve the overall ability of the team to deliver high-quality engagements
  • Employ advanced internal network, wireless networks, mobile applications, thick-client applications, embedded applications, or hardware penetration testing techniques
  • Assist in the sales process with potential or existing clients
  • Contribute to team Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) knowledge base

What is an Apprenticeship?
IBM Apprenticeship Program is an official registered apprenticeship recognized by the Department of Labor (DOL). Every graduate of a Registered Apprenticeship program receives a nationally-recognized credential from the DOL.

During the apprenticeship duration, you will be required to complete specific learning hours and on the job training that has been outlined to ensure you are developing the skills and competencies essential to the role. You will be able to learn and grow at your own pace, but we expect most apprentices will complete their learning within 12 months. Once you graduate and receive your certificate from our apprentice program, you will be eligible to apply to available full-time roles at IBM.

Who you are
An apprenticeship is about learning. Were seeking candidates who have the following requirements, but we know youre just getting your career started, and were committed to helping you learn and grow. If youve had some experience with penetration testing or simply working in a team-oriented environment in the past, youre exactly the type of candidate were looking for.

To be successful, you need:
  • Drive and eagerness to learn
  • Ability to work independently, and in an efficient and organized manner
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong troubleshooting
  • Knowledge or some experience in any one of the following:
    • Operating Systems like Windows, Linux
    • General networking and infrastructure fundamentals
    • Cyber security fundamentals
    • Perl, PHP, Python and/or other scripting languages
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance

Whats the experience?
As an apprentice, you'll join with other apprentices in a local cohort. You'll go through your first few weeks together, learning about IBM and the skills you'll be attaining throughout your apprenticeship. Then, you'll work with your managers and mentors to progress through your personal skills roadmap, learning and demonstrating new knowledge and competencies through hands-on application with your project teams.

No relocation assistance is available for this position.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
  • Willingness to complete the requirements of the apprenticeship program
  • Some knowledge or experience with any of the following:
    • Hardware creation
    • Operating Systems like Windows, Linux and MacOS
    • General networking and infrastructure fundamentals
    • PCBs and/or Electronics
    • Cyber security fundamentals
    • Wireless protocols
    • Hacking

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
  • An Associates Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related/equivalent experience.

About Business Unit
IBM is a leading provider of enterprise security solutions. Named by industry analysts as a leader in 12 security market segment categories, IBM Security is a multi-billion dollar business that is rapidly growing. In an industry focused on building walls, IBM Security is focused on creating an open, connected security ecosystem that leverages AI and cloud to help clients improve compliance, stop threats, and grow their business securely.

Your Life @ IBM
What matters to you when youre looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM
IBMs greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement
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.

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



  • Computers Software and Hardware
Posted: 2019-10-31 Expires: 2019-11-30

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