Information Security Intern - Summer 2022

Apex Fintech Solutions

350 N St. Paul St. Suite 1300 Dallas, TX 75201

Internship Timeline

Start: May 30th - August 19th 2022

Apex delivers speed, efficiency & flexibility through technology solutions to firms ranging from innovative start-ups to blue-chip brands who choose to grow with us. We embrace a culture of growth, experimentation, and creativity.  Employees of Apex are asked to exercise their own responsibility and freedom, allowing each person to have a measurable impact on the business and provide plenty of opportunity for advancement and personal growth. Sound like something you would want to be a part of? We're hiring!

Become a Security intern at Apex. You will work closely with the IT Support Team, System Admins, and business teams to protect products and services for customers of Apex Clearing's suite of financial back office solutions. We partner with some of the industry's hottest next-generation stock trading products. This is an great opportunity for a technical intern to join a team focused on increasing security around Apex’s software and services platform. 

Have you been waiting on the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the security space? Now's your chance. 

We are currently looking for a security intern to join our security team in Dallas, TX. The intern must be able to commit to a 12 week full-time (40hrs/week) internship during Summer 2022. 

Not eligible for visa sponsorship.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Is passionate. You have a genuine passion for security and technology. You have a genuine passion for solving interesting technology problems with creative and simple solutions
  • Is motivated. You’re driven to be the best – whether that’s decreasing system down time or making an innovative change to “how it’s always been done” resulting in a more efficient way of supporting the customer. You challenge yourself by setting goals and exceeding them
  • Is collaborative. You’re excited to work with big thinkers. You know how to collaborate not only within the department, but also across the organization
  • Wants to make an impact. You’re looking to do amazing work. You're all about using technology to improve the customer experience and help the company succeed

What you’ll do all day:

  • We have several initiatives currently underway. Let's establish your areas of interest and define a challenging but attainable project deliverable for your internship.

Additional security operations responsibilities could include: 

  • Maintain and monitor security-related infrastructure and applications, such as intrusion detection/prevention systems, EDR systems, firewalls, SIEM, and vulnerability scanners
  • Monitor ticket and event queues, triaging and classifying events, closing out tickets, escalating potential incidents
  • Partner with the Security Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) team to evaluate vendor assurance due diligence questionnaires to identify areas of concern
  • Create automated security auditing tooling and infrastructure related to the above

A few reasons why you might love us:

  • We’re a leader in the space.   We’ve got an amazing track record of success and we foster ongoing innovation. So you get all the benefits of a proven, growing company, while enjoying a very entrepreneurial culture.
  • The team is really motivating. You’ll work with people who are as energetic, smart, and determined as you are. You’ll be managed by the best, too.
  • We see tech differently. We are constantly innovating. We are passionate engineers dedicated to finding new and different ways to use technology to solve our customers problems.
  • Your work will be immediately impactful. You’ll be able to see your direct impact on our growth. You won’t be just another cog in the wheel.

And a few reasons why you may not like working for us:

  • You don’t like change. This is not a job for someone who likes ‘predictable’. The market is dynamic which means the work is dynamic. It’s a fast-paced environment and you need to adapt to adapt accordingly. You won’t be bored.
  • You’re not the collaborative type. We work together to ensure the best possible solutions for our clients and internal teams. If you’re looking to hide out and do your own thing, this might not be the right spot. 

The skills you’ll need to succeed:

  • Be currently enrolled in a full-time degree program in Computer Science or other related field graduating in 2023. Junior or senior standing preferred.
  • Have experience with Bash, Python or other scripting language; Ability or desire to write automation for security tooling
  • Understanding or familiarity with some of the following security concepts (system administration, encryption, network security, application security)
  • Be able to commit to a 12 week full-time (40hrs/week) internship during Summer 2022
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with high attention to detail
  • Effective inter-personal, verbal, and written communication skills

Preferred skills:

  • Have a real passion for the security field, as demonstrated by previous internships, work experience, security related clubs or organizations, personal projects, or publications
  • Familiarity with Security concepts
  • Understanding of web applications
  • Either previous knowledge in financial markets or a strong interest in learning

**For US Residents Only - Apex currently requires all employees as a condition of employment to either be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or submit to regular testing. The CDC defines "fully vaccinated" as two weeks after the second dose for Pfizer and Moderna, and two weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson.  Apex Clearing will also require proof of vaccination and/or testing.  Apex will also consider requests for exemption from these requirements as a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs.**