Intern - Unmanned Systems & Autonomy - R&D Undergraduate Year-Round

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7083556 (Ref:677882)

Posted: August 21, 2021

Job Description

We are seeking a Year Round R&D Undergraduate Intern to join our dynamic team! The successful candidate will be responsible for working with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and activities in support of operating and developing UAS technologies. Secondarily, you may work on other projects related to electromechanical unmanned and/or autonomous systems. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Work in support of staff members and postdoctoral appointees to develop and test robotic, electromechanical, unmanned and/or autonomous systems for projects in a fast-paced team environment + Electromechanical integration of sensorized robotic vehicles, the development of software modules to enable integration of algorithms and physical components, and/or the conduct of experiments to evaluate new technologies + Perform hardware and software tests and document results, under supervision of professional research and development staff + Help contribute to manuscripts for publication : This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

Required:
You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements: + Currently attending and enrolled full time in an accredited undergraduate program + Pursuing a science, engineering, or math major + Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 + Ability to work up to 25 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer + U.S. citizenship

Desired:
+ Enrolled in undergraduate program in Engineering, Computer Science, Robotics, or related field, incoming Junior or higher + Programming in Python, C, and JavaScript + Experience with programming Arduino microprocessors + Good understanding of workflows in SolidWorks + Interest in small Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Part 107 FAA certification or willingness to study for the Part 107 Exam + Interest in working in a team environment on the development and testing of novel technologies for robotic, unmanned, or autonomous systems + Skills in flying small Unmanned Aircraft Systems + Experience with CAD/CAM tools such as 3D Printers and CNC systems + Experience with software development or computer programming relevant to the use of emerging virtual or augmented reality devices to render data. Experience with programming in Python, C/C++, and/or the Robot Operating System (ROS). Experience working with gaming engines or virtual reality devices + Experience with the development, testing, programming, or use of robotic, mechatronic, unmanned, autonomous or wirelessly controlled systems (e.g. aerial drones)

Department Description:

Organization 06533 – Unmanned Systems & Autonomy R&D, specializes in robotics, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), advanced controls, miniature mechanical design and fabrication, electronics, cybernetic (human/machine) systems, sensor systems, and computer vision systems. The department established and maintains responsibility for several FAA Certificates of Authorization (COA) for unmanned aircraft systems. The department conducts both basic research and applications development of robotic systems producing numerous patents and deployment of systems. The department conducts active research, technology development, and fielded application projects for a variety of customers, collaborating heavily with internal partners at Sandia and across the national security establishment. The department is one of five in the autonomy and Unmanned Systems Group within the Weapon and Force Protection Center.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:• Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide• Extraordinary co-workers• Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world• Career advancement and enrichment opportunities• Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)• Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance* World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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