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Software Security Intern

| Northwest Suburbs
At Paylocity, we create software that makes companies – especially their HR teams – better, faster, and stronger. We give clients the tools they need to make their companies run, and give our employees a rewarding company culture – all putting us in a category of our own. Join us and learn what makes us unique!
We’re a fast-growing company ready to revolutionize the payroll and HR world for hundreds of thousands of businesses by delivering innovative technology and support. We seek the best and brightest to help us create the future of our talent solutions – enabling our customers to better develop their employees. Our own employees are equally important to us: We work hard to provide the best work environment for our employees, and are dedicated to giving back to the communities in which we live and work.
Delivering one-of-a-kind cloud technology, accompanied by award winning customer service, Paylocity is a software development company in a category of its own. We are a publicly traded company that offers an Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP) which enables employees to share in the long-term growth and future success of the company.
 
Poised to revolutionize the world of human capital management for hundreds of thousands of small and medium sized businesses, we are seeking the best and the brightest to help us create the future of our talent solutions – enabling our customers to better develop their employees and supervisors.
 
As a Software Security intern with our Information Security team, this role for verifying that our cloud based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) web applications are secure. With the team, this role will be involved in performing threat modeling, security assessments, and ethical hacking of our web applications.
 
Are you the teammate that we are looking for?

Who you are:

  • Passionate about information security and privacy
  • Well versed in security issues affecting financial service organizations as well as widespread data center operations, such as cloud and mobile technology solutions
  • An advocate for continuous improvement
  • Ability to anticipate problems and recommend decisive action
  • Able to work in a collaborative environment with a willingness to share your ideas
  • A self-motivated individual eager to learn, ask questions, and partner with a mentor to complete tasks with high quality 

How we work:

  • Casual, collaborative environment which embraces and operates under our shared principles
  • Complete transparency with open, honest discussions about our progress
  • Close working relationships across all areas of the organization
  • Focus on outcomes and learning

What we offer:

  • A strong commitment to Information Security both financially and organizationally
  • An existing talented and passionate Information Security team
  • The chance to meaningfully contribute to a vast market opportunity
  • A collaborative environment where our security team is empowered to help steer the direction of the team
  • A place to contribute your security knowledge company-wide through forum panels with our product development team

Required Experience:

  • Junior or senior working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a Business, Computer Science, Information Security, or related field or equivalent experience, with proven academic record and minimum of 3.2 GPA
  • Passion for information security
  • Familiarity with software development lifecycle and the ability to create and read code in a modern object-oriented programming language (such as ASP.net/C# or Python) and writing SQL scripts and web code (HTML/JavaScript/etc.)
  • Basic understanding of OWASP Top 10, Testing Guide, ASVS and other software security best practices
  • Basic knowledge of penetration testing against a wide variety of application layer platforms, including web, mobile, thick client, and Reverse Engineering, above and beyond running automated tools
  • Possess excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Be self-driven, creative, resourceful, and effective in problem solving
  • Must be willing to learn how to work effectively in a team environment

During the last three months, you would have:

  • Contributed to the Information Security team and contributed to many projects that you are proud of
  • Performed security assessments and ethical hacking on our web applications.
  • Learned something that you are excited about.
  • Found innovative ways to increase the quality of your work
  • Exercised creativity and solved cool problems
  • Demonstrated passion for security
  • Shared your knowledge and interests with others
  • Built relationships and had exposure to various types and levels of stakeholders across the organization
  • Assisted in managing risks, escalating priorities and helping to resolve issues that could impact production quality
  • Shared feedback on the program

Paylocity’s Awards:

  • Glassdoor Best Places to Work 2014, 2017, 2018
  • Glassdoor Highest Rated CEO's 2014, 2017
  • CIO Applications Top 25 HR Technology Solution Providers 2017
  • Deloitte Technology Fast 500 2013-2017
  • DC Digital Top Work Places 2016-2017
  • 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work for in Chicago 2008-2017
  • Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago 2012-2017
  • Best Places to Work Idaho 2017
  • Best Places to Work Orlando Business Journal 2016-2017
  • Best & Brightest Companies to Work for in the Nation 2014, 2017

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PAID INTERNSHIP
At Paylocity, our award-winning culture has made this the place employees want to be. We have plenty of opportunities for you to grow your career within Paylocity, and offer benefits like Tuition Reimbursement so you can continue to learn and develop your skills. You could say our growth game is strong. We also reward hard work with a flexible, casual work environment and plenty of perks. From picnics, to game nights, to holiday parties, there’s no shortage of ways to have fun.
We also offer the following benefits and perks:
· Competitive pay
· Comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401k)
· Flexible work hours / remote opportunities
· Paid Parental Leave
· Ample volunteer opportunities and events
· Health and wellness program
· Stock purchasing options (NASDAQ: PCTY)
Visit Paylocity.com/careers to learn more about working at Paylocity. Also be sure to check out what past and present employees have to say about us and our CEO on Glassdoor. Spoiler alert: We’re currently ranked #20 on their Best Places to Work list, and have also won Chicago’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For, and Crain’s Fast 50, just to name a few. 
Learn more about us and stay connected: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Glassdoor.

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Location

We just moved into a larger, more modern space across from the bustling Woodfield Mall area in Schaumburg, accessible to plenty of bars & restaurants.

What are Paylocity Perks + Benefits

Paylocity Benefits Overview

Our commitment to hiring the best and brightest employees with a “talent anywhere” strategy means that no matter where you’re located around the country, you can be a part of our growing tech department

• Enjoy an attitude of trust to work remotely, manage your own schedule and be productive
• Work in small, cross-functional product-oriented teams
• Showcase development progress in two-week sprints with strong executive involvement
• Embrace the freedom to innovate, voice opinions and share new ideas

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We have a talent anywhere culture, where employees can work anywhere in the US and/or work from one of three US offices located in Illinois, Florida, and Idaho
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
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