Software Engineering Intern



Software Engineering
Austin, TX, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2023

Vectra® is the leader in AI-driven threat detection and response for hybrid and multi-cloud enterprises.

The Vectra Platform captures packets and logs across network, public cloud, SaaS, and identity by applying patented security-led AI to surface and prioritize threats for rapid threat response. Vectra's threat detections are powered by a deep understanding of attacker methods and problem-optimized AI algorithms. Alerts uncover attacker methods in action and are correlated across customer environments to expose real attacks. Organizations around the world rely on Vectra to see and stop threats before a breach occurs. For more information, visit

Position Overview

Help us build great software that protects our customers around the world from an ever-increasing number of cyber attacks!

As part of the Engineering team, Software Engineering Interns will work directly on Vectra's platform to build or enhance features that help solve customer problems. You'll work side-by-side with other interns and dedicated, experienced engineers as your assigned mentors. You will have ownership of a high-impact project for the length of the internship (which is typically a 12-week program, depending on your school's end and start dates).

Our goal is to create a robust and impactful learning experience that gives candidates a better feel for the day-to-day skills and challenges you will experience in a full-time software engineering team. Working in a modern software company like Vectra you can also expect to learn how to deliver software end-to-end including understanding builds, automated tests, deployments, monitoring, and alerting.


To be able to work on high-impact software projects, you will need to:

  • Be comfortable writing and shipping code on a daily basis
  • Contribute to automated testing and other parts of end-to-end software delivery
  • Work collaboratively in a team with other interns and senior engineers
  • Evaluate and identify the correct approaches or technologies to use to solve problems

Vectra will present options to interns for different impactful summer projects that align with the team's interests and skill sets (e.g. frontend/backend, data engineering, etc.). Please speak with us more to learn more about past projects that interns have delivered!


  • Required
    • Current student working on BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science
    • Experience with an object oriented programming language and data structures
    • Proficiency in Unix/Linux environments
    • Experience with a source control system, preferably Git
  • Preferred
    • Knowledge of networking and security fundamentals
    • Understanding of databases beyond basic queries and interaction
    • Experience with REST APIs
    • Performance tuning skills

Vectra provides a comprehensive total rewards package that supports the financial, physical, mental and overall health of our employees and their families. Compensation includes competitive base pay, incentive plan eligibility, and participation in the employee equity plan (stock options). Specific benefits offered varies by location, but commonly include health care insurance, income protection / life insurance, access to retirement savings plans, behavioral & emotional wellness services, generous time away from work, and a comprehensive employee recognition program.

Vectra is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.