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Security Intern

internships | Palo Alto, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Security Ph.D. or post-doc in distributed access control and identity providers

About the Job

Ph.D. or post-doc student intern skilled in one or more of: security architecture, security assessment, security system design, identity providers, single sign-on architectures, configuration management, modern cryptography, cyber-physical system security, security policy enforcement, or system auditing.

The Cyber Physical Systems Security area is looking for an enthusiastic and talented intern with skills in security systems and technologies to work in a team developing a new security framework that will define and enforce systems security in networks of users, servers, and devices.


The ideal candidate will have experience with cloud-based servers, identity providers, public-key cryptography, systems programming, HTML, and one or more of these programming languages: JavaScript, Python, Java, and C#.

 The candidate will design and implement proof-of-concept technologies that define security roles, requests, policies, and auditing rules for networks of users, services, and devices.

    Familiarity or experience with one or more of the following topics is highly desirable:

      *   Networked printing
      *   Encryption
      *   Wired and wireless networking
      *   Certificate management
      *   OAuth
      *   IoT Security
      *   Cyber-physical system security
      *   Digital signatures
      *   Secure file transfer protocols

The candidate should have a Masters’ or PhD degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related field.


(intern benefits include 401K, Relocation and Holidays)

About PARC

PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients.

Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.

PARC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or  belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.  People with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to apply or compete for employment with PARC should contact PARC Human Resources.