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Engineering Intern, Platform Modernization - Summer 2024



Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

This role requires you to be in the Illumio HQ 4x a week. This is a 12-week summer internship that will take place during the summer of 2024.

About the Team:

Our Engineering team has established a culture based on thought leadership, independence, and responsibility. This powerful dynamic drives us forward as we work to make the digital world a safer place.

Those who join us represent the leader in Zero Trust Segmentation and work on a technology stack that ranges from operating systems to distributed applications to UI and visualization. Together, we will continue to build world-class products—driven by people with different perspectives, backgrounds, and a commitment to innovation in a time when the world faces its greatest cybersecurity threats in history.

As an Engineering Intern, you will have an opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in school to a real-world application of distributed systems engineering, working on a distributed system that is deployed in our SaaS, inside customer’s datacenters, and across geographic boundaries

Key Responsibilities:

  • We are looking for a motivated and passionate intern to join the platform team where you will help refactor, implement and deploy the next generation distributed platform for Illumio Core.

  • After learning the basics, you will be paired with a buddy and mentor, and own the entire lifecycle of a feature. You will design and deliver an elegant, simple, scalable, stable, secure, and supportable solution. Illumio protects the critical infrastructure of large enterprises – it must work.

  • We use Ruby primarily, with PostgreSQL and Redis in the data layer. You will use Kubernetes and multiple cloud platforms. We welcome people with backgrounds in other languages and technology stacks along with a desire to learn.


  • BS or MS degree in-progress in computer science/engineering or related technical field.

  • Proficiency in at least one higher-level programming language (e.g., Python, Ruby, Go).

  • Solid foundation in data structures and algorithms. Knowledge or interest in distributed systems and/or operating systems engineering.

  • Coursework or experience building and deploying webservices backed by relational databases.

  • Experience with Kubernetes and related cloud native orchestration and deployment tools is a bonus, but not required.

  • Coursework or experience with network and security is a bonus, but not required.

About Illumio:

Illumio, the pioneer and market leader of Zero Trust segmentation, prevents breaches from becoming cyber disasters. Illumio protects critical applications and valuable digital assets with proven segmentation technology purpose-built for the Zero Trust security model. Illumio ransomware mitigation and segmentation solutions see risk, isolate attacks, and secure data across cloud-native apps, hybrid and multi-clouds, data centers, and endpoints, enabling the world’s leading organizations to strengthen their cyber resiliency and reduce risk.

Illumio believes that an environment of unique backgrounds, experiences, viewpoints, and individual contributions drives our success and makes us stronger together. We are dedicated to creating and maintaining a diverse culture and emphasizing inclusion and belonging.

Pay Range:

$ 35 USD - $ 45 USD

The pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, location, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, or applicable laws.


At Illumio we offer a wide range of benefits to our eligible team members. Our benefit programs vary by location and can include Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage – Health and Dependent Savings Accounts – Life and Disability Programs – Paid Parental Leave – Voluntary Benefit Programs – Company Sponsored Wellness Program – Wellness Reimbursement Program - Retirement Savings – Equity Opportunities – Paid time off and Paid Holidays – Employee Incentive Program.#LI-ND1 #LI-HYBRID