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Cisco Systems Cisco Systems
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Today, networks are an essential part of business, education, government and home communications, and Cisco Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of these networks. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create Internet solutions that allow individuals, companies, and countries to increase productivity, improve customer satisfaction and strengthen competitive advantage. The Cisco name has become synonymous with the Internet, as well as with the productivity improvements that Internet business solutions provide. At Cisco, our vision is to change the way people work, live, play and learn.
Cisco Corporate Quality is looking for a three person summer intern team capable of researching the existing and proposed technology, analyzing methods and approaches, and recommending alternatives and solutions with technical product competitive analysis and business benefits.

Smart-Grid technology is a marriage of power transmission with data networking technology to maximize the efficient use of electricity. Cisco EnergyWise, enables companies to improve business energy use for an entire campus, a single building, and all the way down to the level of individual IP devices such as phones, laptops, and access points.

This project requires technical and business innovation. The intern assignment will include: trying out existing solutions, implementing programs and measurements to optimize existing methods, and making recommendations based on research and analysis of a wide range of Smart-Grid products and ecosystem, including substation routers & switches, Home Utility Controllers (HUC), Home Energy Controllers (HEC), Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), and Demand Response (DR) validation.

Three member team: 2 EE or CS/CE, 1 MBA

Undergraduate Seniors/Juniors or Graduate students.

Essential Skills:

For Engineers:

- HW/SW Engineering and design

- Knowledge of database design and tooling.

For MBA:

- Business analysis, strong communication skills (both written and verbal).

Desirable Skills include:

- Knowledge in networking and/or power transmission systems.

All applicants must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents.

Location: San Jose, CA

Entropic Entropic
Entropic Communications is a leading fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets system solutions to enable connected home entertainment. Our technology significantly changes the way high-definition television quality video, or HD video, and other multimedia content such as movies, music, games and photos are brought into and shared throughout the home. We are a pioneer of key technologies that enable connected home networking of digital entertainment over existing coax. We are a founding member of MoCA, a global home networking consortium that sets standards for the distribution of video and other multimedia entertainment over coax.
1. Cad Engineering Verilog AMS Intern Project - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
Entropic Cad Engineering is looking for a candidate to create and test a library of parameterized verilog-ams models for use in mixed-mode circuit simulations. The models will represent higher-level as well as block level circuits. These models will be parameterized to ease migration from one technology to another through the use of technology-specific variables.

This task will require one Electrical Engineering or Computer Science junior student or above.

This task requires some intermediate coding experience. Familiarity with Verilog, Verilog-a or Verilog-ams syntax is a big plus.

Familiarity with running the Cadence Spectre simulator is a plus. Attention to detail and ability to learn quickly are mandatory skills.

All applicants are eligible.

Location: San Diego, CA

2. MoCA Test Verification and Certification Intern Project - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
Entropics Applications Engineering department is looking for 2 students (preferably 1 Electrical Engineer and 1 Computer Science Engineer, but 2 EEs would also be OK). These individuals should be seniors or grad level students.

Students participating in this project will gain exposure to industry standard test methodology, measurement equipment, and the importance of standardization for new technologies.

Specifically, students will work with Entropic hardware and software platforms to configure tests, validate test procedures, perform testing and become familiar with todays leading networking over coaxial technology.

For EE majors- this task requires communication technology experience, familiar with spectrum analyzer and similar lab equipment, analog circuit design skills.

For CS majors this task requires communication technology experience, network programming, C programming or scripting in Linux.

All applicants welcome.

Location: San Diego, CA

Gen-Probe Gen-Probe
Our products help professionals test for a wide range of micro-organisms that cause a range of human diseases including tuberculosis, strep throat, pneumonia and sexually transmitted diseases, as well as for human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) contamination of the blood supply. We continue to develop innovative new solutions based on our patented core technologies.
1. Characterize and Refine the Design of Components of a Molecular Diagnostic Instrument - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
The project will be to characterize and refine the design of various components and modules of molecular diagnostic instruments that can include: modules to control temperature, modules to dispense liquids, modules to sense liquids, modules to mix, and modules to capture magnetic beads.

This project will involve characterization of module performance in the lab using a variety of tools and test equipment, data analysis and presentation, design of test fixtures, and design of electro mechanical assemblies.

Desirable Skills: data collection and analysis, presentation, electro mechanical components, and analysis of thermal systems.

Gen-Probe is seeking three mechanical engineering or bioengineering students for this project. Students should have an interest in automated instruments and be at least a senior or graduate level standing.

Location: San Diego, CA

Life Technologies Life Technologies
Life Technologies is a global biotechnology tools company dedicated to improving the human condition. Our systems, consumables and services enable researchers to accelerate scientific exploration, driving to discoveries and developments that make life even better. Life Technologies customers do their work across the biological spectrum, working to advance personalized medicine, regenerative science, molecular diagnostics, agricultural and environmental research, and 21st century forensics. The company employs approximately 9,000 people and has a presence in 160 countries. Life Technologies was created by the combination of Invitrogen Corporation and Applied Biosystems Inc.
1. Hardware Acceleration of DNA Sequencing Algorithms - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
Life Technologies is seeking three students to work with senior engineers to design, build, program and test platforms for evaluating and benchmarking the ability of various hardware platforms to accelerate existinig and new algorithms used in DNA sequencing. These algorithms include the image processing and digital signal processing algorithms that are used in the primary analysis of raw signals produced by Next Generation Sequencing platforms. The results of this effort will be used to guide both the development of future instruments and algorithms.

Essential Functions: Work with vendors to acquire and setup GPU, DSP, and/or FPGA based breadboards. Program specified image processing and digital signal processing algorithms onto each hardware platform. Develop the analytical tools required to evaluate and compare the performance of the various hardware and algorithm combinations.

Project Deliverables: 2 or 3 functioning hardware breadboards programmed to process 2 or 3 image/signal processing algorithms; report summarizing the test results along with the pros and cons of each platform and recommendations for future effort.

Education Requirements: Graduate level students in EE, CS, or Applied Mathematics.

Required Skills: Hardware and/or programming experience with GPA, DSP, or FPGA platforms; knowledge of high performance computing methods; knowledge of image processing and digital signal processing algorithms and algorithm development; well versed in gathering and presenting test/experimental data.

Applicant residency requirement to be added soon.

Location: San Diego, CA

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) is a United States Navy command, headquartered in Patuxent River, MD with military and civilian personnel stationed at eight principal continental United States sites and one site overseas. NAVAIR provides unique engineering, development, testing, evaluation, in-service support, and program management capabilities to deliver airborne weapons systems that are technologically superior and readily available. Using a full-spectrum approach, the command delivers optimal capability and reliability for the Sailor and the Marine. NAVAIR is the principal provider for the Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE), but contributes to every Warfare enterprise in the interest of national security. We embrace the privilege of our responsibility to the Sailor and the Marine in partnership with industry, all Naval Aviation stakeholders, and our fellow Systems Commands. NAVAIR Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) and In-Service Support Center (ISSC) provide world class engineering, logistics an industrial production support for the sustainment of Navy and Marine Corp Aircraft and associated systems. As part of the ISSC, the Navy Primary Standards Laboratory (NPSL), provides calibration services worldwide at a level second only to those of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. All this activity takes place at the historic birthplace of Naval Aviation, NAS North Island, located in beautiful San Diego, CA.
1. Automated Repair Bushing Drawing Generator - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
NAVAIR is seeking two interns to evaluate possible options and create a system that allows a user to rapidlly generate fully defined drawings of bushings by filling out a simple input form. Once all parameters are user defined, the program would create a unique code as well as the drawing and possibly also a table of manufacturing process steps, process codes, and references. The code thus generated could easily be transmitted to others who could run a decoder system to replicate the drawing from the code alone. The code could also be fed into a TBD translator program for NC machining. The ultimate goal is a bushing drawing management system that can be incorporated into our local manufacturing process.

NAVAIR In Service Support Center is seeking two computer science majors for this project, or another major with the right skills. Juniors, seniors, and grad students are eligible.

Essential team member skills include:

1. Software engineering

2. Programming in VBA

3. Familiarity with Microsoft products and software development kits.

4. Databases

5. Web page design and development

6. Computer vision and graphics

7. Systems and networking

All applicants must be US Citizens.

Location: San Diego, CA

2. F/A-18A-D Service Life Assessment Program (SLAP), Teardown Projects - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
Intern assistance is needed for documentation of previous and current F/A-18 SLAP Structural Teardown Project efforts and future aircraft teardown planning. Interns will gain first hand familiarity with aircraft drawings, assembly techniques, depot level maintenance capabilities, Non Destructive Inspection Techniques, and various types of damage associated with aircraft use, maintenance, and environmental factors.

NAVAIR In Service Support Center is seeking two Mechanical, Aerospace, or Structural engineering students of Junior, Senior, or Graduate level.

Essential skills include:

1. Understanding of strength of materials (successful completion of materials science and/or solid mechanics courses).

2. Lab Skills (successful completion of Experimental Techniques Course).

3. MS Office Skills

Desirable skills include:

1. CAD/Solid Modeling Skills (Unigraphics NX)

2. Stress Analysis Skills (i.e. FEM).

3. Metal shop or machinist skills.

All applicants must be US Citizens.

Location: San Diego, CA

Next-generation wireless communications is emerging as the most important technology of this millennium. To ensure that the entire wireless industry is inspired and continues to evolve, innovate and experience success, QUALCOMM develops its technologies and solutions for the purpose of enabling key participants in the wireless value chain.
1. Universal Wireless Charging Applications and Interface to Surface Computing - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
The purpose of this project is to develop applications and prototypes for Qualcomms new Universal Wireless Charging (http://www.qualcomm.com/innovation/stories/ezone.html ). Applications to be investigated include those utilizing flat panel displays with wireless charging built in as well as a host of other potential applications. The team will brainstorm applications, down select to the most compelling applications with the help of the Qualcomm team and then develop mockups of the top applications.

Qualcomm is seeking 3-4 students with backgrounds in either Cognitive Science, Visual Arts, or Software Engineering. A combination of the above majors/skills is ideal.

Essential Skills:

User Experience Lead (Cog Sci major or similar): Ability to determine applications and best implementation based on human behaviors and preferences. Design user experience for applications. Help guide the prototyping implementation to ensure maximum value for users. Creative ability fo help determine most compelling applications.

Graphic Artist/Flash Artist (Visual Arts Major or similar): Ability to develop flash animations for demonstrating applications. Ability to design compelling graphical representation of applications. Help ensure prototypes visually pleasing. Creative ability to help determine most compelling applications.

Software Engineer: Ability to help build software for prototypes. Action script skills. Creative ability to help determine most compelling applications.

There are no residency requirements for this project.

Location: San Diego, CA


SDG&E - A Sempra Energy Utility SDG&E - A Sempra Energy Utility
SDG&E is a regulated public utility that provides service to 3.4 million consumers through 1.4 million electric meters and more than 840,000 natural gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The company has built a strong foundation in Smart Grid technologies, including a Smart Meter deployment that will be completed in 2011, self-healing grid technology, automated sub-station condition-based maintenance, advanced outage and distribution management systems, and microgrid projects funded by DOE and CEC. SDG&E was ranked number one in the nation in the first annual 2009 Smart Grid rankings published by IDC Energy Insights and Intelligent Utility magazine.
1. Energy Storage Used to Manage Variable Renewables - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
SDG&E, a Sempra Energy company, is a gas and electric utility serving approximately two million customers in San Diego. Over the next few years, SDG&E will develop smart grid technologies that support small-scale, distributed, renewable resources that are owned either by the utility or by the consumer. The program refers to a transformation of all information and control systems improving the business operations through technology, and also supports the utility to modernize its grid. It includes deployment of a ubiquitous communication network that connects digital electric meters to the utility. The Smart Grid component of this program allows for intelligent design and control strategies for distributed generation, some of which will be renewable (i.e. photo-voltaic) and owned by the consumer.

The U.S. electric power infrastructure is a strategic national asset that is underutilized most of the time. With the proper changes in the operational paradigm, it could generate and deliver the necessary clean energy to achieve the states clean-air and renewable standards requirements. In doing so, it would reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve the economics of the electricity industry, and reduce the U.S. dependency on fossil fuels. There are technical and economic impacts of using the existing idle capacity of the electric infrastructure in conjunction with the emerging storage and variable, renewable generation technologies to meet the majority of the daily energy needs of the U.S.

This project focuses on a conceptual design to integrate battery or other storage technologies into the variable distributed renewable generation portfolio. The project will lead to a reference design, patent(s) or both.

Areas of investigation in this project will include:

- Means of measuring variable renewable distributed generation (DG) types

- Means of planning storage (i.e. battery) types and discharging into both the consumers premise and into the grid

- Energy production into the grid must be governed by user preference and utility grid design or constraints

- Identify candidate storage manufacturer(s)

- The Smart Grid must recognize the downstream (consumer) technology capabilities

- Power generation charging and discharging may be controlled by energy prices

- Conceptual design must use existing utility communication infrastructure

- Leverage other SDG&E intellectual properties (last two years Intern project)

Deliverables will include technology assessment (technology viability, device design, and manufacturer acceptance), market assessment (market opportunity, customer preferences, subsidy requirements), and financial assessment (financial projections, capital requirements, operating costs).

SDG&E is seeking 4 junior or senior standing students for this project: 1 Automation/control system engineer, 1 Electric Power Engineer, 1 Renewables Engineer, and 1 MBA (emphasis in marketing and finance).

Skills required: Automation standards for control systems; Battery or other storage technologies; Photo-voltaic and/or wind generation technologies; Power engineering for intermittent (variable) power generation; and network communication technologies.

Skills Desired: Teamwork, Presentation, Documentation

All applicants must be US Citizens or authorized to work in the US.

Start Date:June 15, 2009, End Date:September 11, 2009

Location: San Diego, CA

Solar Turbines Solar Turbines
Headquartered in San Diego, California, USA, Solar Turbines Incorporated, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., is one of the worlds leading manufacturers of industrial gas turbines, with more than 13,400 units and over 1.4 billion operating hours in 96 countries. Products from Solar Turbines play an important role in the development of oil, natural gas and power generation projects around the world. Solar Turbines products include gas turbine engines (rated from 1590 to 30,000 horsepower), gas compressors, and gas turbine-powered compressor sets, mechanical-drive packages and generator sets (ranging from 1.1 to 22 megawatts). Solars customers put the companys products to work in many areas including production, processing and pipeline transmission of natural gas and crude oil and generation of electricity and thermal energy for processing applications, such as manufacturing chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and food products. Solars foundation is people and Solars culture is one where individual contributions are valued, diversity in the workplace is encouraged, and safety is emphasized in all aspects of the business. Solar Turbines is comprised of a dedicated and multi-talented workforce of more than 6,000 employees with decades of experience working as a global team.
1. Remote Monitoring Data Collection & Data Streaming Device - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
The team intern project scope includes software engineering support for the design, development, and test of a pupose-built, data collection and data-streaming device intended for the remote monitoring of gas powered turbine engines installed world-wide. Interns will work with multiple groups across controls engineering, product development, and IT.

Interns should have a collective experience in software design & development and distributed computing. Knowledge of PLC/control systems, mechanical engineering, network engineering, and/or firmware development are a plus. Technical knowledge in one of the following is required: Java, C++, Adobe Flex.

Solar Turbines is seeking three students for this project and all class levels are accepted.

Preferred major: Computer Science or Computer Engineering.

All applicants must have the legal right to work in the United States and are responsible for finding their own housing accommodations over the summer.

Location: San Diego, CA

Provides the warfighter with knowledge superiority by developing, delivering, and maintaining effective, capable and integrated command, control, communications, computer, intelligence and surveillance systems.
1. Collaborative Automated Maintenance Environment Optimized (CAMEO) for Aircraft: APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED 1/19/2009 - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
IMPORTANT DEADLINE EXTENDED: You must also apply to the Naval Research Enterprise Intern Program (NREIP) website. The last day to submit an application will be January 19, 2009. References and transcripts are due on January 19, 2009 by 5:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). http://nreip.asee.org .

The Participating Lab that is hosting these teams is listed as Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (San Diego, CA).

Collaborative Automated Maintenance Environment Optimized (CAMEO) for V-22 Osprey aircraft project looking for 2-4 junior to grad Computer Science students with skills in Web Technologies, Java Programming, and COTS Automation Tools. U. S. citizenship required.

This project is looking for 2 to 4 students with backgrounds in Computer Science Engineers or Electrical and Computer Engineering who have worked with software development and or ATE.

Residency and clearance requirements, if applicable: Must be a US Citizen

Essential skills: ROLE 1: Will have ability to work in and develop database queries. ROLE 2: Will have experience working with Web-based technologies including experience with JAVA and UI. ROLE 3: Someone with understanding of Automated Test Equipment and related Software development. ROLE 4: Any or all of the aforementioned skills.

Desirable skills: Experience working with DoD and or aircraft software development and testing. Experience with COTS Automation Tools (ex. AutoHotKey, TESTMATE).

ViaSat ViaSat
ViaSat produces advanced digital wireless communications and signal processing products for military and commercial markets. The company focuses on innovation and bringing the value of advanced technology to its customers. Our technology development and products all involve digital communications and cover specialties such as satellite communications, tactical communications, network security, and communication simulation and training.
Data fusion of Position, Navigation, & Time (PNT) as well as logistic (health & Status) information. A key element of this project is a normalized open architecture database (XML) to support disparate sources of information and tagging data to support asymmetric MILS security requirements. Distinct Domains are, Strategic Command Level, Tactical Regional Level, Operational Deployed Level, Individual Mobile Level (Vehicular & Mobile Assets). Software Development to run on a PC (MAC or Windows) and Phone platform (iPhone/iTouch, Google Android, or Blackberry RIM). Support Google Maps and Trimble Database applications May consider others. Architectural analysis of data base requirements and retransmission protocols. Key element of this project is development of a Database architecture to support policy based routing of common data between disparate platforms.

ViaSat is seeking four engineers for this project-- one electrical engineer and three computer engineers.

The EE student's role is to act as the team lead and be responsible for establishing data base requirements and control plane look and feel. This engineer should have experience in sensor data processing, database development (XML), knowledge of wireless communications environment, and GIS (Geo-location Information Systems) experience is a plus.

The first CE student will be the Applications Lead. This student should have experience with PC/MAC based web development, SDK (Software Development Kit) applications development, and experience with Google Maps, Microsoft Mappoint, or similar is a plus.

The second CE student will work with iPhone/iTouch Applications and should have experience with MAC/iPhone SDK based development, with MAC applications and HTML experience a plus.

The final CE student will work with Windows Applications. This student should have experience with Windows SDK based development, with PC based and HTML experience a plus.

All positions require US residency.

Location: Carlsbad, CA

There are two basic approaches to media encryption. Using SW, you can encrpyt at the OS or application layer. This is relatively inexpensive, but also the least secure. The other approach is to perform encryption in the media itself. This is more secure, but is less modular because it is done on a product by product basis.

We propose to develop a HW-based, in-line encryption service that would be separate from the application and the media, and take advantage of the unique qualities of the new SATA standard. Interns will develop and implement a proof of concept design that could be used in future ViaSat IME products. The goal will be to exploit the new advanced features of SATA and build a unique approach to full disk encryption.

ViaSat is seeking three students total for this project-- one computer science major and two electrical engineering majors.

The computer science major will be responsible for the front-end SW that would run on the PC to handle various aspects of the in-line encryption. May require Master Boo Record manipulation, modification of low level SATA drivers, control and access to low level SATA registers, and general high level control.

The electrical engineers will be repsponsible for FPGA design and modification of third-party SATA core to run on a third-pary demo board as well as implementation of encryption algorithm in FPGA and any high-level FPGA control required. Both students should have experience in FPGA design.

All students assigned to this project must be US Citizens.

Location: Carlsbad, CA

3. Automated Metrics Collection - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
The goal of the Automated Metrics Collection Software project is to provide an easy method to collect basic metrics for programs by extracting data from multiple data repositories. It includes metrics collected on a periodic basis to help projects track progress as well as metrics collected upon completion of a project. Metrics will be extracted from DevTrack (Defect tracking), DOORS (requirements), and MPM (Financial Data). Lines of code count will also be calculated automatically and will require the software to interact with the RSM tool. The software will feature a web based interface for users to set up the various connections to the data repositories and contain the capability to create and display reports on the collected metrics.

ViaSat is looking for three computer science students total for this project.

The first CS student will have the role of GUI developer. This student should have skills in web design, PHP programming or similar language (ASP, Ruby, etc.) and general database knowledge.

The second CS student will have the role of Software Interface Developer. This student should have a strong understanding of MySQL and other databases (including SQL server and Oracle) as well as skills in PHP programming or similar language (ASP, Ruby, etc.).

The last CS student will have the role of Software Developer. This student should have skills in PHP programming or similar language (ASP, Ruby, etc.).

All three students must be US Citizens.

Location: Carlsbad, CA

4. Antenna Pointing Simulation - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
The goal of this project is to demonstrate/validate a design for elements of the install procedure that accommodates human limitations on fine positioning of an object; accommodates human reaction times; efficiently and reliably results in accurate pointing; and works within limitations of the hardware and installation environment. Interns will choose a simulation approach, then implement and integrate elements to achieve "first pointing". Then they will measure performance of pointing over a range of parameters.

5. Development Program Estimation - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
ViaSats ability to accurately estimate complex engineering developments is a key to successful programs. The project is to improve ViaSat's development program estimation process. Use Case descriptions from the ViaSat estimation environment will be mapped to internal and external software tools. Then these SW enterprise solutions will be merged to provide proposal teams with the necessary functionality to develop engineering estimates.

Broadcom Broadcom
Broadcom Corporation is a major technology innovator and global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom products enable the delivery of voice, video, data and multimedia to and throughout the home, the office and the mobile environment. We provide the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art, system-on-a-chip and software solutions to manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products, and mobile devices. These solutions support our core mission: Connecting everything. Broadcom is one of the world's largest fabless semiconductor companies, with 2008 revenue of $4.66 billion, and holds over 3,100 U.S. and 1,400 foreign patents, more than 7,600 additional pending patent applications, and one of the broadest intellectual property portfolios addressing both wired and wireless transmission of addressing both wired and wireless transmission of voice, video, data and multimedia.
With a pure digital CMOS approach and excellent blocking performance, Broadcom's Bluetooth chipsets and system solutions provide the technology to make wireless personal area networking a reality. Providing radio frequency, baseband, system and complete software support to OEMs and system integrators, Broadcom's Bluetooth chips enable the wireless sharing of data among scores of electronic devices, from mobile phones and wireless stereo headsets to PDAs and automobiles.

- Working with the Bluetooth FW team to debug and develop Bluetooth solutions on embedded, PC or Mac platforms. This includes reproducing bugs reported by customer, collecting USB or over-the-air Bluetooth traces, integration testing new FW bugs fixes, debugging and fixing FW issues, etc.

Seeking two interns for the summer.

Covario Covario
Covario, Inc. is the leader in Interactive Marketing Analytics (IMA) software. Leveraging a Software-as-a-Service platform, Covario's Interactive Marketing Analytics solutions provide advanced analytics, multi-level reporting and robust integration with major search engines and web analytics packages. With Covario Interactive Marketing Analytics solutions, corporate marketers, executives and their agencies make informed decisions regarding budget, media mix, messaging, conversions and online strategy.
1. Test Automation Framework for Marketing Action Platform - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
Covario is seeking two additional team members for a specific summer technology initiative around test automation. The project team will integrate into the existing Agile process and within this context, work with the Software Quality Assurance team to propose and iteratively construct a test automation framework for the Marketing Action Platform. The desired solution will be OpenSource based and fully automated. Functionality shall include test case management, SOAP or REST based integration with an agile planning tool as well as integration with the continuous integration system. You will also be applying your software engineering background to assist the QA team in coding illustrative test cases that automate our server and GUI testing efforts.

During the course of the project, the team will operate within the existing 8 week production cycle and gain experience with the SCRUM process as well as a large scale Linux/J2EE/MySQL based Software as a Service production environment.

Seeking two Computer Science, Cognitive Science or Engineering majors (Seniors or Grad students).

All applicants must be legal US residents and show documentation permitting work status in the USA.

Student Qualifications:

1.Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and the desire to work in a team oriented Agile environment.

2.Ability to apply and evangelize Design for Test and best practice Configuration Management concepts.

3.Proficiency with SQL and relational database modeling concepts.

4.Proficiency with Linux or some other UNIX variant.

5.Strong programming experience in at least one of the following programming languages: Java, Ruby, SQL, Visual Basic, Perl or shell scripting.

6.Understanding of multi-tiered J2EE based architectures and a solid background with the Java language.

7.Detailed level grasp of DHTML including the DOM model, JavaScript and AJAX.

Highly desired but not required:

1.Design of re-useable frameworks and APIs.

2.Experience with OpenSource test automation tools such as Watir, TestNG, Selenium, etc.

3.Experience with Adobe FLEX and ActionScript.

4.Experience with MDX/OLAP and related protocols such as XML/A

Location: San Diego, CA

Cymer Cymer
Cymer, the world's leading supplier of excimer light sources, delivers the deep ultraviolet (DUV) photolithography sources that are essential to today's semiconductor marketplace. Known for its highly narrowed bandwidths, higher processing speeds, and reliability, Cymer light sources are key in enabling technology which has allowed the semiconductor industry to meet the exact specifications and manufacturing requirements for volume production of today's most advanced semiconductor chips. Designed to be highly reliable and compatible with existing semiconductor manufacturing processes, Cymer light sources enable the required resolution, depth of focus, and critical dimension control required to image semiconductor circuits.
Cymer would like 6 summer interns to work in the following areas:

Systems Engineering Department

Core Module Engineering Department

Finance Department

San Diego Software Department

San Diego Technical Pubs

Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin employs about 146,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services. MS2 provides surface, air and undersea applications on more than 460 programs for U.S. military and international customers. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.
1. Development and Update of Architectural and Physical Diagrams for a C4ISR System of Systems Design - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
A System of Systems is a collection of task-oriented or dedicated systems that pool their resources and capabilities together to obtain a new, more complex, 'system' which offers increased functionality and performance than simply the sum of the constituent systems. The team is expected to continue to the development of the existing physical design of a modern Command, Control, Computers, Communications, and Information (C4I) and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) system of systems. This development entails the identification of equipment locations physically within a platform or site, identifying how each piece of equipment is connected to every other piece of equipment, and relating the physical information to program-defined part numbers and configuration items. Due to the complexity of the design, the team will investigate new ways to extract needed information from the design database in various reports required by the program engineers. In addition, the team will explore different ways of representing the system architecture using standard Department of Defense (DoD) Architecture Framework (DoDAF) views that can then be related to the existing physical design. The ultimate goal will be to develop a means of linking high level system requirements stored within one database to design elements developed and stored within a separate design database, allowing for the complete traceability of requirements to all levels of design.

Desired end results and deliverables are:

1. Complete physical drawings for each platform and site on the program including: site layouts, equipment layouts, equipment cabinet configurations, physical interfaces between each piece of equipment including connector and cabling detail, and equipment identified by configuration number and part number. All drawings should be capable of being extracted from the NetViz design tool in standard formats acceptable for inclusion in documentation and presentation materials.

2. Preliminary Bills of Materials (BOMs) auto-generated by the NetViz design tool.

3. Detailed interface tables identifying all physical interfaces for each platform by component connectors, cable type, cable identifier, and interface identifier.

4. Operational and System views that can be used to drill down through the design from a high level architecture to the physical details.

Lockheed Martin is seeking 2 students for this project.

Student Skills/Experience Required/Desired:

1. Systems Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineering majors

2. Systems Architecture and Design

3. NetViz

4. Visio

5. Database development, SQL, VBA

Applicants are required to be US Citizen or Permanent Resident and authorized to work in the US. All applicants must have a 3.0 GPA.

Location: San Diego, CA

Lockheed Martin is seeking one intern for this project.

The intern is responsible for developing a webpage that will be used to automate and create uniform weekly reports for Engineering Managers. The goal of the project is to create a web-based form that requires the user to enter only specific data that will then be generated into a quad chart.

The intern will be required to understand the requirements for the end product, obtain user inputs into the requirements, develop a plan for accomplishment of the task, and execute. Success will be measured on ease of use of the form and the end product. The intern will be required to participate in all aspects of the Lockheed Martin summer internship program and give a final presentation showcasing their project and results.

Student Skills/Required Skills: 1.Systems Engineer (preferred) 2.Database development 3.VBA

All applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be either a US Citizen or permanent resident.

Location: San Diego, CA

3. Integration and Test Intern - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
Lockheed Martin is seeking 2 students for this project. Students should be of junior or senior standing and be either a CSE or Math major.

Interns are responsible for collecting and tracking metrics for Integration and Test Activities. Project will require independent analysis of data to produce forecasts. Interns should have strong communication skills and be able work with multiple customers to understand specific needs.


1.Computer skills

2.Data analysis

3. Modeling/prediction analysis knowledge.

All applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and be either a US Citizen or permanent resident.

Location: San Diego, CA

Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. The Information System's Sector of Northrop Grumman is in the business of putting information to work. As a trusted partner, the company develops systems and solutions that deliver timely, enabling information where it is needed for its military, intelligence, federal, state, and local government, and commercial customers. From missile defense to strategic and tactical military to intelligence systems and command, control and communications centers and systems, we deliver total solutions to meet every requirement.
1. Information Management Mashups & Services - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
Northrop Grumman is seeking 3 students to participate in a research and development project to develop a working prototype for a fully distributed information management capability that leverages current Web 2.0 and services oriented architecture (SOA) technologies. Interns will be asked to work as a group to help design, implement, integrate, test, and document a software system for future deployment.

Looking for three juniors or seniors majoring in CSE or ECE.

Essential Skills:

- Software development using java and/or C++ beyond coursework

- Proven oral and written communication skills and ability to work well in a team dynamic

- Object-oriented design

Desirable Skills:

- Self-motivated, capable of seeking out alternative approaches and toolsets

- Prior work/internship experience

- Prior experience with web services, distributed systems, service oriented architectures, and/or component frameworks.

All applicants are required to be US Citizens and have a minimum 3.2 GPA.

Location: San Diego, CA

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