Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. Security Automation Intern in Atlanta, Georgia


The Security Automation Intern is a member of the Security Operations Team and reports to the Security Automation Leader. The role's overall responsibility is to assist in the development of efficient scripts to automate various security operations processes.

Job Details:


  • Gain work experience with a growing Information Security organization in a fortune 1000 Financial Services company

  • Gain practical experience with industry-leading security technologies

  • Interact and collaborate with a diverse set of internal Business and IT departments

  • Gain experience working on individual and team initiatives

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of various security operations services including vulnerability scanning, configuration assessments, and network segmentation testing

  • Assist in the development and enhancement of custom scripts to automate security operations processes


  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Computer or Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Management, Information Science or a related technical field

  • Basic understanding of information security or information technology roles

  • Basic understanding of operational process design and engineering

  • Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate with technical and non-technical audiences

  • Strong time management skills and experience handling multiple initiatives with competing priorities

  • Strong analytical and technical skills

  • Experience working in a service-oriented information security or information technology group preferred

  • In-depth knowledge of common internet protocols (e.g., DNS, HTTP)

  • Security knowledge across multiple security domains and technologies (e.g., operating systems, databases, networking, applications, identity and access management) preferred

  • Strong knowledge of and experience working in Windows and Linux environments

  • Experience working with APIs (e.g., SOAP, RESTful) preferred

  • Experience working with common data formats (e.g., CSV, XML, JSON, Syslog, CEF) preferred

  • Ability to develop custom ETL and reporting scripts using common data querying languages/tools (e.g., Regular Expressions, XPath, XQuery, SQL, grep) preferred

  • Ability to develop custom scripts using common scripting languages (e.g., Python, PowerShell, VBA) preferred

  • Experience performing security testing activities (e.g., application assessments, penetration testing, vulnerability assessments) preferred

  • Experience programming in object-oriented languages (e.g., C++, C#, Java) preferred


  • Possession of industry certifications highly preferred including, but not limited to, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), GIAC Web Application Penetration Testing (GWAPT), GIAC Network Penetration Testing (GPEN), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)

We are an EOE F/M/D/V.

Global Payments, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected status. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Department.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required.

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) is a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services that delivers innovative solutions driven by customer needs globally. Our technologies, partnerships and employee expertise enable us to provide a broad range of products and services that allow our customers to accept all payment types across a variety of distribution channels in many markets around the world.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with more than 8,500 employees worldwide, Global Payments is a member of the S&P 500 with merchants and partners in 30 countries throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and Brazil.

Why Work for Global Payments? at https://www.globalpaymentsinc.com/en-us/company/careers

  • Corporate citizenship is fundamental to our values

  • Real opportunities to grow professionally

  • Collaborative, friendly work environment

  • Relaxed, casual dress code

  • Competitive benefits