Iridium Satellite

  • 2020 Summer Internship - Engineering

    Job Locations US-VA-McLean
    Job ID 2020-1614
    Worker Category
  • 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

    Position Summary:


    The Product Engineering team is seeking an Engineering intern for the summer of 2020. The team seeks an outstanding engineering student to assist the product engineering team engineers in their daily activities of developing, manufacturing, testing and documenting the Iridium product line of satellite modems. The intern will work closely with the engineering team, become familiar with the Iridium product line and participate in the dynamic engineering environment required to develop and manufacture high quality and reliable satellite handsets and modems as well as assure their designs are well documented and their performance is consistent with the high quality that Iridium customers have come to expect.


    Iridium Satellite produces and supports multiple satellite modem products that provide essential and valuable data and voice communication services to users worldwide using our constellation of 66 LEO spacecraft and supporting ground infrastructure. Continuously producing quality products is critical for the success of Iridium and those who rely on the services we provide.


    Potential Responsibilities:

    • Become familiar with the operation of Iridium satellite modems and test their basic performance
    • Become familiar with the Iridium satellite modem product line and assist in the organization of their documentation
    • Assist in the organization of the Bill of Materials (BoM) that comprise Iridium manufactured products
    • Assist in the regression testing of new software releases of Iridium manufactured products
    • Assist in documenting the revisions of hardware and software of Iridium manufactured products
    • Perform other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time by management

    Experience & Education Requirements / EEO

    • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
    • Must currently be enrolled in an accredited college or university working on a bachelor's or graduate degree in Electrical, Software, and/or Systems Engineering
    • Coursework in electrical circuits is highly desirable
    • Coursework in a computer programming language is highly desirable
    • Coursework utilizing laboratory test equipment is highly desirable
    • Strong written and verbal commu
    • Learn all phases of product from design to production
    • Experience of working in a professional environment
    • Develop skills to interface with sub-contractors
    • On-the-job work experience related to the current field of study
    • Collaboration; experience in a team environment
    • Multi-tasking and prioritization
    • Written and spoken proficiency in English is required
    • Results driven with strong sense of ownership
    • Ability to work well both independently and in team structures

    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.


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