Cybersecurity Intern - Summer 2022

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Job Description
How does it feel to work on a team driven to make a big impact? Empowering. We believe your career should always be growing. And that's exactly what it will do at BAE Systems. You'll hit the ground running with a company truly committed to your growth as you enjoy a special camaraderie on a team dedicated to protecting what really matters. Build your future at BAE Systems.

As an intern you will participate in our nationwide Internship & Co-Op Program, LEAP, where you will have the opportunity to Learn, Engage, Apply, and Progress within the company. You will also have access to additional benefits such as, networking with BAE Systems employees and other students, participating in exciting real world projects, joining exclusive informational sessions with senior leaders, and expanding mentorship opportunities and career development.

BAE Systems has an opening for a Cyber Security Engineering Intern for a full time role during summer 2022. In this position, you will be supporting the Combat Mission Systems (CMS) Business at our San Jose, CA facility. This position will be onsite at our San Jose facility, relocation will not be offered, and housing is not provided.

Cybersecurity Interns will support cybersecurity systems or software development for multiple projects selected to demonstrate technical concepts and explore potential solutions for our customers. You will have the opportunity to create and develop advanced technology capabilities in the areas of cyber and Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and gain valuable business experience and exposure to defense work. You will develop technical skills and expand industry knowledge across a broad range of projects and tasks. Interns will be in work teams and will be active in task planning and execution, staff meetings, customer meetings (where appropriate), and technical discussions.

As a Cybersecurity Intern, you will:
  • Work in multi-disciplinary team environment performing cybersecurity engineering tasks on embedded systems for military vehicle development programs.
  • Analyze cyber security requirements and controls, support development of risk mitigation plans for vulnerabilities, and support cybersecurity certification test and evaluation efforts for vehicle and cross-domain systems.
  • Research and investigate the latest cybersecurity tools such as prevention, penetration/hacking, modeling, and scanning tools.
  • Perform network scans with existing network scanning tools
  • Receive mentorship from senior cybersecurity engineers
  • Gain experience in one or more areas including: designing and Building Models, Cybersecurity Engineering, Software Unit Testing, Systems Level Testing, Assisting in Meeting Program Schedules, Assisting With Configuration Management, Updating / Auditing Software & Systems Administration & Processes


Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program pursuing a degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, or other closely related fields of study, with cyber security coursework
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • System or network-level thinking skills (i.e. ability to work at detailed level but understand the larger system implications)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to read and understand vehicle electronic architecture diagrams


Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Linux Operating System (OS) and scripting (RHEL and Kali).
  • Experience working with embedded systems
  • Experience with traditional A&A tools: Nessus, Nmap, HBSS, Xacta.
  • Familiarity with Department of Defense (DoD) / Risk Management Framework (RMF) processes
  • Experience with Ethernet networks, TCP/IP, Switch and Router configuration
  • Experience with automotive communications protocols such as CANBus
  • CompTIA A+ or Network+ Certifications
  • Experience in Modeling and Simulation (M&S)
  • Must have completed at least 90 total credits, or Junior Year, of undergraduate coursework.
  • Completion of introductory programming or engineering classes
  • Python/Java/C++ or other object oriented program design and development


About BAE Systems Platforms & Services
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair...just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.