Business Description

Manufacture of Printed Circuit Boards

Projects / tasks

Developing advanced capabilities for HDI printed circuit boards

Technical skills

Sound analytical and technical analysis. Understanding of basic chemistry. CAD helpful but not essential. STEMs basics

Intern interpersonal qualities

Easy to get along with.  Must be able to communicate well and follow instruction. Self-motivated.

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

A space services company focused on the development and deployment of a 200+ satellite constellation to provide Air Traffic Management services globally. We design and manufacture satellites in-house, developing systems and engineering solutions to enable the spacecrafts operations.

Projects / tasks

Develop design solutions for payload hold-down and release mechanism for constellation spacecraft.

Technical Skills

Mechanical design skills (Stress analysis, CAD, Test and Verification).

Interpersonal skills

Team working, goal directed, practical.

 

Business description:

We are an Australian owned and operated company specialising in low level computer systems research and software development in the defence and security industry. Our focus is on providing high quality security research and building robust capabilities through proven development practices in close partnership with our clients.

Projects / tasks:

In a collaborative environment, interns will get the opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of modern computer systems or applications from a security perspective. They will work through a process of research and development to build tools and provide insights that contribute to Defence’s cyber security capabilities.

Technical skills:

Software development in C or C++. Understanding of computer systems, operating system internals, and computer networking.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Enjoys solving challenging problems. Willingness to learn and ask questions. Co-operate and collaborate as part of a team of researchers and developers.

Business Description

A systems engineering company providing purpose-designed logistics platforms, shelters and systems to multiple industries in Australia and abroad. Working on diverse and challenging projects, our focus is designing and fabricating innovative solutions to meet our customers’ unique requirements. Having delivered over A$120 million worth of projects in the defence, emergency services, mining and resources sectors, our past projects include the ISO 1C Flatracks and Cargo Gate Kits, the Container Roll-Out Warehousing System (CROWS™), transportable cyclone shelters, and reconfigurable modular training facilities.

As an intern with our company, you will be exposed to all aspects of the engineering process from specifications, scheduling and costing, to resolving engineering design and test issues, assessing and executing design changes and drawing releases. You will liaise with fabricators and suppliers in Australia and internationally, and learn the process of production documentation, test reports and FEA analysis.

Projects / tasks

The intern will develop a well rounded understanding and gain experience in mechanical design by working on projects that will be focused around our current and projected Defence projects.

Technical skills

Solid works CAD program, MS Office based programs.

Intern interpersonal qualities

Research skills, ability to identify the requirements of the task, report writing, ability to liaise effectively with other staff in both the Engineering and Manufacturing teams.

Business Description

A space services company focused on the development and deployment of a 200+ satellite constellation to provide Air Traffic Management services globally. We design and manufacture satellites in-house, developing systems and engineering solutions to enable the spacecrafts operations.

Projects / tasks

Spacecraft mission control ground segment GUI

OR

Implementation of a GNSS Reflectometry receiver on spacecraft for flight in April 2023

Technical Skills

Experience with open-source tools for data visualization and database queries.

OR

An understanding of digital signal processing and an ability to implement algorithms in Numpy is highly desirable. Experience with embedded FPGAs is useful.

Interpersonal skills

Working rapidly to produce interim outputs in quick succession and an ability to play nicely with others is essential.

Business description:

A technology-driven company who has achieved worldwide success with its pipeline of deep-tech innovations that have aligned the company with growing new technologies around the world. Their products are found on everything from high-altitude pseudo-satellites, to 2000m below the sea, through to numerous scientific, Defence and industrial applications. Their interns will learn what is needed to be successful in the global high-tech design and manufacturing industries.

The company has R&D, Production, Customer Support and Sales all under one roof. They are also unusual in that their Software and Hardware Directors are world-leading experts in their respective fields. Their intern will have day-to-day interactions and coaching with and by them and their multidisciplinary team, mentoring them on the standards that must be met to develop world-leading technologies.

Projects / tasks:

Tasks involving development, manufacturing and operation of subsea navigation equipment and robotics.

OR

Tasks involving the design, testing and manufacturing of inertial navigation systems and associated systems.

OR

Tasks involving the design, test and manufacture of optical navigation systems.

Technical skills:

Mathematics, Matlab, Software (C++, Java or Frontend skills). Mechatronics backgrounds are particularly valuable. Photonics/optics backgrounds are very useful for some roles.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

In general, for all of the possible roles they are looking for people that are passionate about robotics, automation and solving big problems.

Hardware Engineer:

An ideal intern would be passionate about electronics, hands on design, hands on prototyping using soldering irons, simulations circuits using LTSpice, designing circuits schematics and printed circuit boards with Altium.

The company will match the work to the level of the intern but they must be excited about working in a R&D hardware team that designs Inertia Navigation Systems.

Software Engineer:

The main quality for the software team is a demonstrated hobby for anything software. It is usually illustrated by a Github profile with a couple of interesting repositories. They are not looking for “tutorial” repositories (i.e. TODO app in React) but quirky projects developed for the sake of the beauty in software, technology, and/or problem-solving.

Embedded Engineer:

Applicants showing personal drive and an ambition to better themselves in embedded software development. This can be shown by personal projects, involvement in things like Robotics Clubs, Motorsport teams or other similar groups. During interviews we will test applicants on practical application of code to solve a problem.

For an embedded role they would expect the applicant to have purchased a microcontroller (Arduino board for example) and done a simple project with it.

For a non embedded role we would expect an applicant to have written a program to do something for themself or others.

Photonics Team:

An ideal intern for the Photonics team will have a background in optics and photonics, and who is passionate about using lasers to measure things. An interest in telecommunications, optical fiber sensing, LiDAR, or interferometry is desirable.

Experience with modelling and simulations in Matlab, Python, Zemax, or C will be highly regarded. The company employs a model-based design approach to photonic system development where computational models and simulations play an integral role.

You must be passionate about working with photonic and optical systems, and should have experience working with conventional test and measurement hardware (e.g., oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, etc.)

Business description:

A technology company focused on developing new approaches and techniques for the Operations and Management of Communications Networks and the Electromagnetic Spectrum.

We do this by specialising in:
• Equipment and Sensor Monitoring and Control
• Spectrum Monitoring and Management
• Network Management and Operational Support Systems

We have five business lines:
1) Satellite Communications (SATCOM)
2) Space Situation Awareness / Space Domain Awareness (SSA/SDA)
3) Broadcast, Media and Telco
4) Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare (ISREW)
5) Secure Communications

Projects / tasks:

Our engineering staff in Canberra and Sydney, including interns, maintain a roughly 90%-10% split of work time between project-related work and professional development. For project-related work, as noted, we have several ongoing Defence projects delivering and sustaining multiple systems. An intern will have the opportunity to contribute to a full systems engineering life cycle in one or many of these projects including requirements definition, system design, implementation, deployment and test.

Technical skills:

Technical skills or awareness that we seek include:

  • Some ability to write code (C or Java)
  • Knowledge of IP Networking
  • Knowledge of the principals of RF communications
  • Knowledge of Systems
  • Signal Processing
  • Skills or awareness that we seek include:
    • Requirement Definition
    • Design
    • Verification and Validation

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Our ideal intern will be studying a technology or electronics focused on information technology, telecommunications, systems or software engineering.  Other skills include : Solution focused;  Problem solving;  Business Acumen; Interpersonal skills; Diverse interests.

Business description:

A technology company focused on developing new approaches and techniques for the Operations and Management of Communications Networks and the Electromagnetic Spectrum.

We do this by specialising in:
• Equipment and Sensor Monitoring and Control
• Spectrum Monitoring and Management
• Network Management and Operational Support Systems

We have five business lines:
1) Satellite Communications (SATCOM)
2) Space Situation Awareness / Space Domain Awareness (SSA/SDA)
3) Broadcast, Media and Telco
4) Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare (ISREW)
5) Secure Communications

Projects / tasks:

Our engineering staff in Canberra and Sydney, including interns, maintain a roughly 90%-10% split of work time between project-related work and professional development. For project-related work, as noted, we have several ongoing Defence projects delivering and sustaining multiple systems. An intern will have the opportunity to contribute to a full systems engineering life cycle in one or many of these projects including requirements definition, system design, implementation, deployment and test.

Technical skills:

Technical skills or awareness that we seek include:

  • Some ability to write code (C or Java)
  • Knowledge of IP Networking
  • Knowledge of the principals of RF communications
  • Knowledge of Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Skills or awareness that we seek include:
    • Requirement Definition
    • Design
    • Verification and Validation
    • Engineering Management

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Our ideal intern will be studying a technology or electronics focused engineering discipline such as electrical, telecommunications, mechatronics or software engineering. Systems engineers are also sought after.  Other skills include : Solution focused;  Problem solving;  Business Acumen; Interpersonal skills; Diverse interests.