Internship Opportunity

Reference no: 2022.05E

Location: Barton, ACT

Engineering areas: Electrical/Electronics, Mechatronic, Software and Optics/Photonics

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.


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


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.)