Careers

Job Title & Location:

Full Time Intern - London, United Kingdom

Job Description

GDS is looking for a smart, energetic and motivated individual to intern with our team of ethical hackers and consultants in London. This is a paid, fixed term position. As part of your internship you will assist engagement teams in the following areas:

  • Perform penetration testing (“ethical hacking”) and source code review assessments against custom built software applications
  • Run network security vulnerability assessment tools on Internet facing systems
  • Exploit vulnerabilities to gain access, and expand access to remote systems
  • Document technical issues identified during security assessments
  • Assist with building, hardening, and maintaining systems used for penetration testing
  • Research cutting edge security topics and new attack vectors

GDS provides a challenging and exciting work environment. Our team publishes books and security blogs, contributes to open source software projects, and are engaged in a variety of continuous security research projects. If you would enjoy something deeply technical in a fun and casual atmosphere, doing something that would otherwise be illegal, this may be the role for you!

Qualifications

The following are expected from potential applicants:

  • A strong aptitude for web application technologies
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent presentation and writing skills
  • A high degree of discretion with regards to commercially sensitive information
  • The ability to manage time constraints across multiple simultaneous projects
  • Familiarity with general application and network security concepts
  • The ability to work independently as well as in a small team environment
  • A demonstrated academic or intellectual interest in information security
  • Currently resident within the United Kingdom, and not requiring work permit sponsorship

The following are not required from applicants but would be considered a plus:

  • Currently pursuing Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or a related major
  • Development experience in C/C++, C#, VB.NET, ASP, PHP, or Java

Additionally, the ideal candidate should be able to clearly articulate their thinking process and findings when tackling structured and unstructured problems. This role will best benefit someone who is willing to put in the hard work when needed, hungry to learn, and achievement and results oriented.