Avionics Embedded SoftwareEngineering Intern


Key information

Research, design and development
Professional, Engineer & Manager
Twinsburg, Ohio, UNITED STATES
Internship / Student, Part-time, varies
College/ Technical Diploma/ Associates Degree
First experience

Job description


This is an exciting opportunity for a CO-OP student to be part of the engineering team designing safety-critical electrical generation systems for airplanes and helicopters. The ideal candidate will enjoy taking on difficult technical problems involving both hardware and software under guidance from senior engineers.

The CO-OP position will be available for the Spring 2020 Semester: January – May or January – August .

This can be a Part-time or Full-time role.
The goal would be for the CO-OP to return over several semesters.
With an end goal to develop Safran's talent pipeline for full-time hiring.

Job Location: Twinsburg, Ohio

Complementary description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • • Develop embedded software, software that is running directly on flight hardware
  • • Debug systems that consist of both software and hardware.
  • • Develop formal software requirements, learning the best practices in systems engineering
  • • Design automated test procedures
  • • Apply continuous improvement principles to increase efficiency and product innovation
  • • Adheres to safe work practices and contributes to the evolution of the health, safety, and environmental program and culture
  • • Travel requirements: No regular travel required
  • • Other duties may be assigned.

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Job requirements

Education and/or Experience

  • • Working towards a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent at an accredited university
  • • A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA


  • • Passion for systems that are composed of hardware and software
  • • A desire to work in the aerospace industry
  • • Coursework or experience in software design, circuit design, digital design, and electronics
  • • A desire to develop into an engineering leader
  • • Coursework or experience developing in Python, Java, C/C plus plus, or similar language
  • • Academic or professional experience using electrical equipment such as multi-meters and oscilloscopes
  • • Desire to develop safety-critical software for aircraft hardware
  • • Strong communication skills
  • • Team player with a highly pro-active and positive attitude with ability to work on own or in a team as needed

Preferred Skills :

  • • Past co-op/intern experience
  • • Experience developing software for microcontroller
  • • Participation in extracurricular activities
  • • Experience developing software in C or C plus plus
  • • Participation in extracurricular activities on campus

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • • May require long periods of sitting.
  • • May require lifting less than 20 lbs.
  • • May require prolonged repetitive use of upper extremities.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Typical office environment requiring the use of typical office equipment (i.e. computers, phones, etc.) Computer keyboarding, computer monitor and mouse use including reaching forward, grasping, finger and wrist manipulation and neck bending and turning; near vision is necessary for computer monitor use.

Specificity of the job

No job-related travel required

Company information

Safran Electrical & Power

Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.5 billion euros in 2018.

Safran is ranked among the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters and is featured on the "Happy at work" rankings. The Group places fourth on the Universum ranking for the favorite companies of newly-qualified engineers in France.

Safran Electrical & Power is one of the world's leaders in aircraft electrical systems. The company is a key player in the equipment electrification of electric and hybrid propulsion sector. It has 12,400 employees across 12 different countries.

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