Software Engineering Intern ( US Virginia Fairfax County Herndon)

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General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world's leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies. General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS' expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide. We have an exciting opportunity for a Software Engineering Intern within the Tiger Innovations team. The position would be located in Herndon, VA. The Tiger Innovations team provides innovative, cutting-edge, security solutions for the United States Government. Our employees provide a multi-disciplinary, sometimes non-traditional, approach to generate innovative solutions to incredibly challenging technical problems in the national security arena. Our areas of expertise are in spacecraft payload and system development (especially in the confines of implementing very large amounts of functionality in extremely small, power-constrained environments); unique system development; ground control and operational software development; embedded software development; and unique cyber capabilities. Key customers include the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. This position is available for undergraduate or graduate students to participate in supervised practical training in a professional field. The Software Engineering Intern will work under the direction of senior level engineers. Taskings may include communication protocol implementation, embedded control applications, GUI development, embedded firmware development, spacecraft lab testing, integration and environmental testing, and test software development. This is a fantastic opportunity for a software/CS/computer engineering student to get involved in multiple facets of small spacecraft development, production, and operation. You will work with a cross-disciplinary team of software, hardware, mechanical, and system engineers. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Under limited supervision, working on both basic and advanced engineering projects with general instruction. - Participates in the day to day activities of assigned functional area assisting in the completion of engineering tasks. - Applies knowledge to analyze, investigate and resolve technical problems. - Finding new or replacement methods/algorithms for meeting necessary functional and performance specs for an assembly or development project. - Assists in developing electronic and hard copy reports, records, diagrams and charts. - Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices. - Performs other duties as assigned or required. We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.42571 Job Qualifications: - Enrollment as an undergraduate or graduate student at a recognized college or university in one of the following engineering disciplines: Computer Science, Electrical, Aerospace, or Electrical & Computer Engineering or equivalent. - High proficiency in C programming language (and/or C++). - Experience with software development in the Linux environment (command line, GCC, Makefiles, shell scripting, etc.). - Experience with embedded development: cross-compiling to separate targets. - Previous exposure to network programming using sockets API, understanding of networking fundamentals (network layers, TCP, UDP, etc.). - Previous exposure to real-time OS concepts such as threads, locking, etc. - Previous exposure to working with Assembly language. - The ability to understand new concepts and apply them accurately. - The ability to follow general and detailed instructions as well as organizational policies and procedures. - Good communication and interpersonal skills to enable effective interface with internal professionals. - The ability to work independently or in a team environment. - Basic computer skills. - We are looking for outside-the-box thinkers who enjoy the challenge of tough engineering problems and who are seeking an environment where persistence and creative problem solving are rewarded. Desired Additional Qualifications: - Experience working with RF systems, software defined radios, and embedded systems ideally designed for cubesats. - Exposure with implementing and debugging custom communication protocols. - Experience with embedded software development for control or digital signal processing purposes. This position pays at an hourly rate of $28.00 per hour. Salary: $44,590 - $66,295 Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Not Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? No Clearance Level null Workstyle Onsite General Atomics is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, transitioning status, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, medical condition, mental disability, physical disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. EEO is the law. We also prohibit compensation discrimination under all applicable laws. To learn more visit Notices.pdf. U.S. Citizenship is required for certain positions.

SALARY: $60410.54 - $60410.54

LOCATION: US Virginia Fairfax County Herndon


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