Intern, Software Service Automation Engineer
Chandler, AZ 
Posted 1 day ago
Job/Internship Description
Intern, Software Service Automation Engineer
Job Locations US-AZ-Chandler
Job ID 2020-1765
Category Engineering
Worker Category Intern
Company Overview

Iridium is the only truly global voice and data satellite communications network that connects people, organizations, assets, government and relief agencies with "on-the-move" availability. Together with its ecosystem of partners, Iridium delivers essential, reliable communications with an easy-to-integrate platform and service for improved efficiency. With more than 20 years of experience, Iridium will soon be launching the next-generation of connectivity, Iridium CertusSM - the most versatile global broadband service with improved speeds to satisfy the critical need to send and receive communications when traveling by land, sea or air. For more information about Iridium products, services and partner solutions, visit

Position Summary, Job Requirements & Responsibilities

The Iridium Internship Program is an opportunity for students to be a part of the Iridium teams shaping the future of satellite communications. As an Intern, you'll begin making an impact on real projects from day one! Come prepared to grow, develop and learn alongside the leaders of our company.The Iridium Internship program is a 12-week program that runs from May 24, 2021 to August 13, 2021. During the program, interns will have the opportunity to support an Iridium department on a project or important work assignment. Interns will also be provided an opportunity to engage with senior leadership and fellow interns via regular engagement activities. Interns will participate in an end of internship presentation, where we ask them to reflect on their summer internships and present a summary of what they have learned and accomplished.

Iridium seeks a stand-out Software Service Automation Engineer intern. As a Software Service Automation Engineer intern, you will learn large system software development within an integration and test organization, and contribute to the development, testing, and the sustaining engineering of the Iridium mobile products.


    Participate and support Agile software development
  • Develop software to support service automation
  • Define system interfaces, create requirements, draft test plans, capture traceability
  • Present designs for formal review and discussion
  • Participate in hardware, software, and/or system design reviews
  • Perform acceptance reviews of work conducted by other team members and/or vendors
  • Review test reports to validate issue closure
  • Respectfully work cross functionally within the organization

Professional Skills to be Acquired:

  • Real-world experience in software development and related topics through multiple hands-on projects
  • Critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Develop an understanding of software development process
  • Collaboration; experience in a team environment
  • Multi-tasking and prioritizing

Experience & Education Requirements / EEO

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience in C, C', C++, Java, JavaScript and/or Python is highly desired for software engineering tasks
  • Able to use version control systems, specifically Git for software engineering tasks
  • Familiar with embedded software and hardware systems for systems engineering tasks
  • Knowledgeable about Agile development processes including Scrum and/or Kanban
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Results driven with strong sense of ownership
  • Ability to work well both independently and in team structures

Special Skills/Qualifications Desired:

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy


  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Must be currently enrolled in a bachelors or graduate degree program at an accredited academic institution (Computer Science or Engineering preferred)
  • Must be a US Citizen

Iridium is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a protected veteran. EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability and other protected categories.


Position Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
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