Internship Opportunity

Reference no: 2023.52E

Location: Mawson Lakes, SA

Engineering areas: Electrical/Electronics, Software and Systems

Business description:

Our company designs, develops, maintains and evolves a variety of Electronic Warfare and Sonar products for use by the Australian Defence Force across maritime, air and land platforms.

These integrated system solutions are designed and developed in Adelaide, Australia and are comprised of a combination of analog and RF electronics, high technology circuit cards (high speed analog to digital conversion, CPU, GPU and FPGA based processing), and custom FPGA firmware, embedded and application software.

Our project teams comprise a mix of software, firmware (FPGA), electronic, systems and specialist engineers.

Projects / tasks:

The successful intern(s) will be given exposure to a range of projects and tasks covering design, development, integration, and testing that will be selected based on their education and interest areas.

Tasks will be aligned with a formal Defence program and will contribute to a current or future capability. As part of their task the Intern will be embedded within project teams and exposed to the workings of the larger program to help with understanding the assigned task, the application of their craft in industry, the formal Defence engineering process, and the operation of the Defence industry in general.

The following tasks are being proposed for intern involvement:

  • RFSoC RF Stimulator: development of a radar environment generator using RF System On Chip (RFSoC) and FPGA technology. Suit electronic engineer with interest in RF, DSP and FPGA development (VHDL).
  • RF Prototyping: prototyping and evaluation of RF processing cards using rapid prototyping modules. Suit electronic engineer with an interest in analog and RF electronics.
  • Automated SW Testing: development of automated SW testing of a military system using Robot Framework. Suit computer science or software engineer with an interest in formal testing of military systems.
  • Support Tool Set Improvements: expansion of toolchain automation to support SW development from build through to system deployment; and enhancement of team collaboration and automation using chatbots. Suit computer science or software engineer with an interest in DevOps and collaborative/team development of software in a Defence environment.

Technical skills:

Computer Science/Software Engineering candidates will have a knowledge of object oriented programming principles and the software development lifecycle. Familiarity with languages such as C, C++, Java and Python; Linux and Windows operating systems; SW build tools and version control, and Agile development techniques is an advantage.

Electronic Engineering candidates will have an interest in in one or more of the following areas: Radio Frequency (RF) and analog systems, Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA)/Programmable Logic. Knowledge of the Systems Engineering Lifecycle is an advantage.

Intern interpersonal qualities:

Candidate should have good communication skills, be capable of working both alone and within a team, and have sufficient initiative to work independently/autonomously.

Those with an interest in technology outside of their studies (eg. personal projects/hobbies involving electronics and/or software, involvement in technology clubs and programs etc) are highly regarded.

Mature age applicants and those having prior exposure to Defence (eg. ex-ADF) are encouraged to apply.

Local candidates are preferred to improve the prospect of employment following placement.