Business Description

We have a team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable engineers, draftsmen, electricians, mechanical fitters, and fabricators. The team have successfully delivered over 1000 turnkey projects across Australia including Safety system projects, mechanical and electrical installation jobs, robotics turn-key systems, automation projects, and the design and build of custom machinery. Projects range in size from small workshop engineering jobs through to complete factory automation upgrades. We work in the Defence and Aerospace sectors and are a global supplier for Northrop Grumman.

Projects / tasks

A range of design engineering projects from small workshop engineering through to complete factory automation upgrades.

Technical skills

Inventor is critical as are computer assisted drawing and Engineering skills.

Intern interpersonal qualities

The ability to move between tasks and work in a fast-paced environment.

Business description:

We provide services to the Defence either via industry partners or to Defence directly. We offers consulting, acquisition, and engineering services to Defence primarily for acquisition projects. We are proud to be flexible and agile in what we do and how we do it. We are able to prioritise people over process and policy and are focused on delivering tangible capability and services to Defence and our partners. We are presently growing our systems engineering capability with a focus on developing graduates into consulting engineers working on leading acquisition projects.

Projects / tasks:

We have two candidate projects for potential interns to contribute to.

1. Working alongside our resources within the Explosive Ordinance Branch you will provide systems engineering support to a software implementation project for the EO Branch. This project is implementing a new system that enables the comprehensive configuration management of ADF ordinance across Army Navy and Air Force.

2. Our Framework Development: we have a generic framework for the re-engineering of defence capability acquisition and sustainment, which we wish to implement into a software based solution. This project requires the analysis of the existing framework and the design, coding and implementation of the solution. This task will provide the candidates an opportunity to scope, plan and execute a project to deliver the Framework reporting to us as the “client” as well as working along side the software vendor.

Technical skills:

Successful candidates would require a sound understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle and software engineering practices and have demonstrated ability to code and effectively test software. We do not require specific skills in a coding language, but a demonstrated working knowledge of software development tools, operating systems, systems administration, and database management is highly regarded. An interest and/or understanding of cloud computing (AWS/Azure) and relevant networking technologies is a bonus as is an understanding of Cyber and/or identity management.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Interpersonal skills are highly regarded with the ability to communicate openly and demonstrate active listening skills. Ability to self-start and monitor tasks is highly regarded as is understanding of when to ask for assistance.

Business description:

The company delivers above the line and below the line solutions. They specialise in creating integrated project and product teams for clients in a range of markets, by assisting companies integrate digital platforms into their business to foster and promote collaboration.

Projects / tasks:

Innovation Projects – The intern would be participating in developing technologies for design projects within small agile teams. This would include tasking such as:

  • Research
  • Software development
  • 3-D modelling and printing
  • Prototype development
  • Technical documentation
  • Participation in technical and design reviews
  • Participation in client meetings

Technical skills:

This depends on the intern’s engineering specialty but could include:

  • Python coding
  • 2d and 3d CAD modelling
  • Systems engineering
  • Mechanical and/or electrical design

Intern interpersonal qualities:

High level of communication skills are desirable with an ability to work in a team and willingness to learn.

Business Description:

We develop investigative tools and information management solutions for Defence, security and public safety organisations. We work collaboratively with users to build modern, easy to use and adaptable software including information discovery, federated search and investigations management solutions.

Projects / Tasks:

The intern will participate and be mentored in software development and engineering within an Agile development environment to add new software features to our software products and applications. Software features will be based on a product roadmap and customer requests. The work will contribute directly to solutions delivered to end users. Tasks include software design, implementation, testing and review as a valued member of our product team.  A key outcome for interns is that they learn valuable software engineering skills, best practice in software development and become passionate about building quality software and their own professional development.

Technical Skills:

Software development with Java (or similar object-oriented languages), and experience with web front-end technologies and JavaScript frameworks such as React.js.   Familiarity and experience with virtualisation (e.g., docker), cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure) and database technologies (e.g., SQL) is also desirable.

Interpersonal Skills:

The ideal intern will be an enthusiastic team member and proactive, and one who enjoys solving problems and coding.  We value those that are committed to learning and with good communication skills.

Business description:

We provide services to the Defence either via industry partners or to Defence directly. We offers consulting, acquisition, and engineering services to Defence primarily for acquisition projects. We are proud to be flexible and agile in what we do and how we do it. We are able to prioritise people over process and policy and are focused on delivering tangible capability and services to Defence and our partners. We are presently growing our systems engineering capability with a focus on developing graduates into consulting engineers working on leading acquisition projects.

Projects / tasks:

We have two candidate projects for potential interns to contribute to.

1. Working alongside our resources within the Explosive Ordinance Branch you will provide systems engineering support to a software implementation project for the EO Branch. This project is implementing a new system that enables the comprehensive configuration management of ADF ordinance across Army Navy and Air Force.

2. Our Framework Development: we have a generic framework for the re-engineering of defence capability acquisition and sustainment, which we wish to implement into a software based solution. This project requires the analysis of the existing framework and the design, coding and implementation of the solution. This task will provide the candidates an opportunity to scope, plan and execute a project to deliver the Framework reporting to us as the “client” as well as working along side the software vendor.

Technical skills:

Successful candidates would require a sound understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle and software engineering practices and have demonstrated ability to code and effectively test software. We do not require specific skills in a coding language, but a demonstrated working knowledge of software development tools, operating systems, systems administration, and database management is highly regarded. An interest and/or understanding of cloud computing (AWS/Azure) and relevant networking technologies is a bonus as is an understanding of Cyber and/or identity management.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Interpersonal skills are highly regarded with the ability to communicate openly and demonstrate active listening skills. Ability to self-start and monitor tasks is highly regarded as is understanding of when to ask for assistance.

Business Description

We supply innovative products and solutions in the Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare (ISREW) domain. We deliver projects using a tailored engineering process to meet demanding functional and performance requirements and client expectations. Central to our value proposition is our ability to work closely with our clients and blend Science and Technology (S&T), innovation and reliable engineering principles to ensure our solutions maintain the edge.  Our background and pedigree in working with the Department of Defence has enabled us to establish a strong S&T capability across the aerospace, land and maritime domains.

Projects / tasks

Design, development, integration, and verification of software for a Defence centred project. Software is to be designed, developed, integrated, and verified within our engineering management framework.

Technical skills

Software Development skills – C++/Python
Software Engineering Principles – Design, Integration, Implementation, Test
Operating Systems – Linux, Windows

Intern interpersonal qualities

Demonstrated teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills coupled with a strong desire to learn.

Business description:

A  space  engineering  company dedicated  to  next  generation  space  operations, using machine learning and gaming graphics to greatly reduce the challenge of operating spacecraft. The company has active laboratories in Sydney, Adelaide and Colorado. We sell operations services and spaceflight software to both government and civil customers to include the Australian Defence Force, Fortune 500 and NewSpace companies, US Space Force, and NASA.  Our flight operations service, the “Responsive Space Operations Centre” (RSOC) is the  Australian Space Agency’s national mission control centre. We specialise in large constellations and fleet control (100+ satellite) and machine learning applications to space.

We have a Defence Innovation Hub contract to develop an intelligent data fusion network to process a large number of space objects. This is a Phase II project which combines machine learning with our heritage space operations capability for the RAAF.

Additionally, we run the Pacific Cell of SACT, which is a joint multinational exercise which involves the ADF, USSF, and French Space Command.

Projects / tasks:

Space Operations Tasks:

Space operation interns can work on a variety of tasks, including: design and review of processes, procedures and spacecraft commands; design and implementation of report generation tools; design and implementation of diagnostic tools; assisting with spacecraft operations (space traffic management and spacecraft control). Operator tools testing; GUI design; flight data analysis and review; research and development into analytical tools useful for space operations.  In between development tasks, space operation interns will assist senior operators in real space operation campaigns.

Software/Data Engineering Tasks:

Software/Data Engineers can assist with the development of our Mission Management Board software; Public Satellite Research and Analysis database development;  development of operational tools;  and telemetry and command database integration. In between development tasks, software/data engineering interns will assist senior operators in real space operation campaigns.

Technical skills:

Space Operations: competencies in some or all of the following

  • Orbital Mechanics
  • Mechanical and Electrical systems
  • Satellite systems
  • 3D Dynamics
  • Python
  • git
  • C#

Software/Data Engineering: competencies in some or all of the following

  • Python
  • C/C++/C#
  • git
  • Linux environments
  • Web development
  • Cloud services and development

Intern interpersonal qualities:

What we want:

  • Engineers, tinkerers, and builders.
  • People who are passionate about space.
  • People who are not afraid to make mistakes
  • Good interpersonal skills

Business Description

We are a software engineering company focused on robotics and wearables. We develop robotics automation software, and do robotics systems integrations, being the APAC distributor for Clearpath Robotics. Our flagship product is Metis, a video conferencing app for Google Glass. We also provide data engineering consultancy services.

Projects / tasks

There are a range of potential projects the right student could undertake. Potential tasks include:

Robotics
– Develop automation software using ROS
– Automation software testing using Clearpath UGVs
– Design robotics integration packages in CAD
– Systems integration working on Clearpath UGVs

Software
– Metix application development (video conferencing on Google Glass)
– User interface prototyping using novel wearables (e.g. haptics)
– Building continuous integration pipelines to reduce cycle time
– Bringing software engineering best practises to robotics projects

Technical skills

We are open to hosting a student studying Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering or Data Science. In addition to their study experience, the below skills would be advantageous:

  • CAD design
  • ROS (robot operating system)
  • Software development (web, backend, mobile, or other)
  • Data engineering
  • Cloud platform experience (GCP or AWS)

Intern interpersonal qualities

Curious and willing to learn, with a flexible mindset. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are vital for working in our interdisciplinary teams; we often work collaboratively so no lone wolves! Our technical team covers Software and Robotics, so experience and/or interest in both camps would be very helpful.

Business description:

CyberSecurity, Edge Computing, AI/ML, Tactical systems.

Projects / tasks:

Would work on recently awarded grant project from Australian Space Agency ($1M) on operator identity, status and safety utilizing edge computing, ML/AI in partnership with Microsoft and Thales Australia. (dual use project to enhance tactical edge defense solution). Interns will be doing DevSecOps and MLOps for tactical edge platform Nexium defence Cloud Edge.

Technical skills:

Software development – Java, c++, opensource full stack development (example, mongodb, firebase), REST API, bonus – tensorflow or similar machine learning, data science, embedded software development, cybersecurity.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Team work, customer discover skills (requirements), presentation skills (team, customer), agile development, task management, virtual teamwork (Teams, Zoom, Trello).

Business description:

Drone manufacturing company designing, manufacturing, integrating and flight testing powered-lift UAVs.  We are an advanced manufacturing company based in Sydney, with all the in-house capabilities to provide full-service UAV solutions.

Projects / tasks:

Software development of autopilot PCB design and build.  Designing components for 3D printing.  Installing avionics.  Subsystem and system testing. Advanced manufacturing.

Technical skills:

Mechatronics engineering and Software engineering

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Good communication skills