The MITRE Corporation Embedded Software Coop/Intern - 00047412 in Bedford, Massachusetts

Embedded Software Coop/Intern - 00047412


Do you want to help analyze data and do the analysis needed to contribute to solving our nation’s most critical problems? Do you want to be mentored by engineers and scientists that are experts in their fields? Do you want to join over 300 other interns for a summer full of learning, networking and fun?

MITRE’s people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges. We are different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day—working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world.

Our workplace reflects our values. We want you to come as an intern and then join us upon completing your degree so that you can experience the gratifying work, our competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth.

Join MITRE’s Electronic System Development team implementing state of the art electronic prototypes for advanced sensor, communication, and navigation systems. Candidates will learn on the job as members of design teams to help architect and implement solutions for a wide range of challenging problems. We are interested in highly motivated candidates with a wide variety of interests and skills in embedded system design with a focus on hardware-software interactions and/or real-time systems. Other highlights include:

  • Working with a cross-disciplinary team of similarly bright and motivated engineers on projects of national importance

  • A supportive culture of learning, professional growth, and development

  • Outstanding continuing education programs

  • Opportunities to learn new skills and work on a diverse range of projects

Key Functions:

This position provides an exciting opportunity to help design and prototype state of the art embedded systems using commercial and custom platforms.

Typical opportunities include:

  • Cutting edge communication and sensor signal processing systems using software defined radio (SDR) platforms

  • Real-time embedded software leveraging homogeneous and heterogeneous GPP, DSP, and GPU architectures

  • Advanced architectures for high throughput embedded processing

  • Low SWaPC, highly integrated custom platforms


We are interested in highly motivated candidates with a wide variety of skills, insatiable curiosity, enthusiasm, and the ability and interest to dig deep on challenging technical problems. Required qualifications include:

  • Enrollment in a BS program in Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering

  • Understanding of and/or interest in embedded systems and hardware/software interactions

  • Experience with object-oriented programming with a working knowledge of one or more common languages such as Python, C , C, Java, Perl, etc.

  • Familiarity with good software development practices including approaches to design, implementation, testing, documentation, and debugging


One or more of the following skills are desirable:

  • Basic knowledge of low level processor architectures, operating system concepts, and hardware interfacing

  • Knowledge of basic signal processing concepts

  • Knowledge of implementing signal processing algorithms

  • Knowledge of communication, RADAR, and/or positioning/navigation systems

  • Familiarity with real time operating systems

  • Experience with POSIX interfaces

  • Familiarity with Linux/BSD user and kernel environments

  • Experience with low-level hardware/software system debugging

  • Knowledge of commercial wired/wireless networking protocols

  • Knowledge of development practices including design and code reviews, testing and regression, revision control, and user documentation

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Job Student

Primary Location United States-Massachusetts-Bedford

This requisition requires a clearance of Secret

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Job Posting Jan 19, 2018, 12:00:00 AM

Req ID: 00047412