Linode’s Security Engineer Intern is responsible for working on the analysis and implementation of tools and leveraging a mix of open source solutions as well as commercial off the shelf software to strengthen the security posture at Linode. An individual in this role is expected to do a comparative study on the feasibility of different reactive and proactive tools for security analytics, intrusion detection and prevention, and vulnerability detection through static, dynamic, and dependency analysis. There will be an emphasis on the concise documentation of feasibility and efficacy before initiating the implementation of potential solutions.

The ideal intern will be a fast-learner to understand the current process and security posture at Linode and help Linode’s agile culture to a Secure agile culture to mitigate future threats through optimized security controls, procedures, and automation.


You don't have to have experience with all of these, but you should have experience with some of them and an interest to learn others:

  • SIEM tools like the Elastic stack
  • Salt Stack
  • Hashicorp products such as Vault, Consul,and Terraform
  • Automation experience using Python, Go, or Shell scripting
  • Osquery
  • FreeIPA
  • Vulnerability scanning tools such as Nessus, or Openvas

Primary Responsibilities

  • Build proof of concepts or proof of value security control prototypes within the scope provided by the CISO and senior security engineers.
  • Participate in security projects including but not limited to: Ongoing Asset inventory & Classification, Identity & Access Management,SIEM, vulnerability management, configuration hardening/attack surface reduction.
  • Triage vulnerabilities submitted by security researchers through Hackerone and other threat/vulnerability sources.
  • Analyze & monitor external threats and develop mitigation solutions to protect Linode’s services.
  • Conduct advanced security research and development as requested.
  • Implement, maintain, and improve the accuracy of existing automation tools (SAST/DAST, DevOps, configuration hardening, etc.) to help reduce false positives.
  • Research & propose avenues to add security solutions from code editors (where code writing starts) through production (where code finally rests) – CI/CD pipeline through scripts.
  • Identify hardware-related vulnerabilities and develop solutions to mitigate them.
  • Help in the gap analysis if compliance-related audits emerge within the tenure.
  • Instill a secure-by-design culture throughout the entire company by educating security best practices using effective principle-based persuasion techniques.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Obtained or working towards a degree closely related to this position (Computer Science, CyberSecurity, etc)
  • Understanding of Linux, virtualization, and networking concepts
  • Computer Science fundamentals like complexity analysis, computational logic, and standard sort/search algorithms.
  • Strong communication skills to work with collaborative cross-functional teams of peers and departments within the company (product development, operations, networking, etc.)

Work With Us

  • Philadelphia Office: HQ is one of the coolest tech buildings in Philly; join us on N3RD street! (
  • Flexible work hours: We have remote work options and flexible start times.
  • A MacBook Pro: to use around the office and at home.
  • Free hosting service: Take advantage of some Linode service - we’ll pick up the tab
  • Competitive salary: It all begins with fair compensation. We believe in paying people well and rewarding those who go the extra mile.

Equal Employment, Equal Treatment, No Judgment

Linode is committed to a culture that creates a sense of inclusion and belonging. We understand that teams perform their best when they include people with diverse backgrounds and differing perspectives, but also that to achieve greatness, people need to feel like they can be themselves; they need to be equal, included, and comfortable in order to perform at their best. Linode stands for equal pay, equal treatment, and equal experiences for all of our people, past, present, and future, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic class, disability status, or any other differentiating factor. We strive to make sure every last person we interact with feels like they belong and has the same opportunities as everyone else.

About Linode

Since 2003, Linode has been providing cloud computing services to customers around the world. Linode offers compute, storage, and networking services from ten data centers in regions spanning across North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. We are committed to making Linode the most simple, powerful, and reliable hosting provider that thousands of customers—from the fastest-growing startups to established enterprises—trust. This industry moves fast, but we strive to hire the kind of people who can stay a step ahead and keep us - and themselves - at the top. We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming workplace for all.