Iridium Satellite

  • 2020 Summer Internship - Engineering

    Job Locations US-VA-McLean
    Job ID 2020-1616
    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

    Iridium seeks a stand-out software or engineering student to contribute to the research, development, testing for the Iridium IoT products and value added services. Iridium seeks to do a proof of concept SMTP interface for IoT messaging using AWS and Iridium CloudConnect. Additionally, Iridium seeks to develop sample applications using demonstration portals for IoT products.


    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Create software architectures, write software, automate build and test systems
    • Define system interfaces, create requirements, draft test plans, capture traceability
    • Present designs for formal review and discussion
    •  Participate in software, and/or system design reviews
    • Review test reports to validate issue closure
    • Respectfully work cross functionally within the organization

    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 in Computer Science, Engineering, or similar field.
    • Demonstrated software or systems integration and troubleshooting experience
    • Experience in Java and/or Python is highly desired for software tasks
    • Knowledgeable about AWS infrastructure and basic elements
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • 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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