Sensor Engineer Intern (Summer 2020)

University Kirkland, Washington Minneapolis, Minnesota


About CrowdStrike

At CrowdStrike we’re on a mission - to stop breaches. Our groundbreaking technology, services delivery, and intelligence gathering together with our innovations in machine learning and behavioral-based detection, allow our customers to not only defend themselves, but do so in a future-proof manner. We’ve earned numerous honors and top rankings for our technology, organization and people – clearly confirming our industry leadership and our special culture driving it. We also offer flexible work arrangements to help our people manage their personal and professional lives in a way that works for them. So if you’re ready to work on unrivaled technology where your desire to be part of a collaborative team is met with a laser-focused mission to stop breaches and protect people globally, let’s talk.

The Product

CrowdStrike Falcon Host is a two-component security product. One component is a “sensor”, which is a driver installed on client machines that observes system activity and recognizes malicious behavior, then provides on-box prevention capability and remote telemetry to the Falcon Host cloud. The cloud component aggregates sensor telemetry for each customer’s network, can correlate malicious behavior across multiple machines, and presents our customers’ operations teams with a prioritized summary of the threats detected in their environments.

About the Role

The sensor development team is looking for a college intern. This team is responsible for building a small kernel level sensor for multiple platforms including Windows, Mac, and Linux. Developers are expected to own design and development of core features on the platform. Features will cross cut most core OS subsystems such as file system, memory and process, and networking. Many features are also built in a way that they will have shared components across multiple platforms. The team operates under the Agile development principles and ships frequently.

You will...

  • Participate in design and development of software with cross platformdeliverables (Windows, Mac, Linux) including server and desktop.
  • Be involved in small teams that own features from design to delivery including participation in product demo at the end of the sprint
  • Collaborate with multi-functional team in various physical locations
  • Troubleshoot issues with the product as reported from Support or Test.
  • Other projects as assigned

What You’ll Need 

  • Can think about and write high quality code and can demonstrate that capability, be it through job experience, schoolwork, or contributions to community projects.
  • Good knowledge of C programming and some experience with Python
  • Currently enrolled at a four university, currently working towards a CS/Engineering degree, not graduating earlier than August 2020 

Bonus Points (3-5 maximum bullet points)

  • C++ programming experience Experience/project-work in kernel development on any of the platforms, with an interest in growing skills in other platforms.
  • Familiarity and experience with Agile process
  • OS system understanding for core concepts and subsystems (Linux, XNU, FreeBSD, etc) 

Summer Internship Program Experience Teaser:

  • Access to Intern Executive Speaker Series
  • Development Workshops
  • Fun social and give back events
  • Access to company events
  • Assigned Mentor
  • Continuous feedback
  • Paid Holidays and 401k
  • Stocked fridges, coffee, soda, and lots of treats

We are committed to building an inclusive culture of belonging that not only embraces the diversity of our people but also reflects the diversity of the communities in which we work and the customers we serve. We know that the happiest and highest performing teams include people with diverse perspectives and ways of solving problems so we strive to attract and retain talent from all backgrounds and create workplaces where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. 

CrowdStrike is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. 

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