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Software Engineer Intern


Software Engineer Intern

This unique opportunity is open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students pursuing a career in software development. This internship opportunity will provide the applicant entry-level software development experience with progressive responsibility and experience. The work, in software development, web development, database development/support, SharePoint database development, or maintaining/enhancing user interfaces, will be hands-on support of the various missions at the EROS (Earth Resources Observation and Science) Center (, located near Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Software Developer intern(s) will be assigned a mentor.  The Software Developer interns will telecommute from campus with travel to the EROS Center as their schedule permits and as the project requires.  It is expected that the selected interns will work on site at EROS during school breaks, and/or during the summer months. This position holds potential for full-time employment upon graduation, pending project funding.

Core Responsibilities: 

The Software Developer Intern is responsible for designing and implementing tasks required in the development of software products

Communicate and coordinate activities and technical status with your mentor, supervisor, Project Lead, and other Project team members, as appropriate
Ensure all software activities are conducted in accordance with the Software Development/Maintenance Plan (SDP/SMP) and processes
Provide support for software planning including software requirements definition, activity identification, and estimating
Perform and document preliminary and detailed design of components making up a software product
Perform code development for assigned tasks
Develop and conduct unit testing
Document the testing effort through generation of test plans, procedures, and reports
Capture software metrics
Submit, analyze, and manage configuration change requests in accordance with established Configuration Management (CM) processes
Ensure proper process is followed and documentation is properly maintained
Participate in peer reviews

Education: Working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Math, or equivalent and graduating in 2022, 2023 or 2024.

Experience: 0-2 year’s related experience in software development is desired. Experience with image processing systems and satellite ground systems are a plus.

Required Skills:

Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Basic software engineering methodology knowledge
Perl knowledge
Python knowledge
C/C++ or equivalent software knowledge
Relational database knowledge
Unix/Linux experience
Agile knowledge

Desired Skills:

QT experience
C/C++ experience
Java experience
Postgres or Oracle (SQL, PL/SQL, Pro*C) experience
System design tools experience
Experience with remote sensing, digital image/signal processing techniques, and basic geography concepts such as map projections

In compliance with the U.S. federal government’s vaccine mandate, only candidates who will be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 or who have a reasonable accommodation or approved medical exception will be considered for this position.

Candidates must have strong technical knowledge, excellent communication skills, and a teamwork emphasis. Candidates must also be able to integrate into a highly-skilled Team.

The candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a national agency check and background investigation after hire to obtain a badge for facility access and user accounts.

This position will be posted to the career opportunities listing on the KBR website (

This position may be filled by a KBR teammate on the TSSC Contract. Please on line.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/m/f/disabled/veteran. 

In compliance with the U.S. federal government’s vaccine mandate, only candidates who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have a reasonable accommodation or approved medical exception will be considered for this position.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.


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