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Software Engineering Internship

Why a ULA Internship
Thanks for your interest in United Launch Alliance, the world’s most experienced and reliable space launch company!

Successfully launching more than 140 consecutive missions doesn’t just happen. It’s credit to the commitment of our 2,500 team members and the systems and processes we use to pull them together.

As a ULA intern, you’ll gain real-world work experience and exposure to life at the nation’s premier space launch company.

Together, our unshakable unity yields stronger solutions and better results as we carry out our mission to save lives, explore the universe, and connect the world.

Our team is excited to meet you!

Your Role: What you'll be doing
  • Architects, designs, develops, integrates, tests and deploys software products supporting applications environments, engineering simulation environments, and embedded launch vehicle flight and ground system control environments
  • Maintains engineering software infrastructure supporting real time systems, engineering labs and all other assets used to support software product continuous integration and continuous delivery 
  • Conducts multidisciplinary research and development, collaborating with hardware and analysis engineers in the architecture, planning, design, development, and utilization of embedded and simulation software systems
  • Applies the appropriate standards, processes, procedures and tools throughout the system development life cycle and ensures software quality control standards are met
  • Performs technical planning, requirements management, system integration, verification and validation, cost, and risk analyses for software systems development and integration
  • Develops software that simulates physical systems and simulates real-time operations
  • Develops integrates and uses advanced graphical user interfaces and visualization tools
  • Software Engineering subskills include Embedded Software, Simulation Modeling Software, Applications Software, Software Product Owner; Software Scrum Master, Software Development Operations; Software Systems Architect, and Software Systems Integrator

Your Background: What education and experience you'll need
  • Must have completed at least a second year of college or university by the time of the summer internship assignment.
  • Must have a minimum college GPA of 2.90 on a 4.00 scale at the time of application; cumulative, no rounding. NOTE: An unofficial transcript is required if you are invited for an interview. We recommend you upload it to your profile when you apply.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and motorized vehicle transportation if assigned an internship in Alabama; California; Florida; Pueblo, Colorado; or Texas. For Denver, Colorado and Washington, DC, motorized transportation is recommended.

Required Skills
  • You must be pursuing a degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical & Computer Engineering 
  • Aerospace Engineering Degree may be considered with commensurate software experience or Software/Computer Science Minor
  • Has a passion for space and is willing to work hard to participate in the ultimate team sport of developing and launching rockets
  • Must have working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint)
  • Must have effective communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation skills)

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About ULA Internships: What makes us different
Because we understand launch success comes through the collective efforts of a team, we seek the best to join us. We value ethics, ingenuity, diversity and professional development for employees at all levels. ULA has seven locations around the country and positions are offered at the majority of them. They are:
  • Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida
  • Decatur, Alabama
  • Harlingen, Texas
  • Pueblo, Colorado
  • Vandenberg Space Force Base, California
  • Washington, DC
We offer our interns competitive pay as well as:
  • An opportunity to participate in designing, building, and launching of ULA’s sports rockets
  • Flexible work environments
  • Numerous social and networking opportunities
Additionally, ULA Interns work a “9/80 schedule,” meaning they enjoy every other Friday off.

COVID Vaccination Policy. ULA has adopted a vaccination policy to provide and maintain a safe and healthy work environment in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. All prospective, newly hired, and/or onboarding employees must receive the COVID-19 vaccination, in full, and must receive at least the first dose (if part of a two-dose vaccine) prior to their start date with ULA. Vaccination is required as a condition of employment, unless otherwise exempted by approved reasonable accommodation.

Security Clearance / International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Therefore, all applicants must be U.S. Persons as defined in ITAR 120.15 (e.g., U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) or protected individual. Also see 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(20) and 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) for additional information).

ULA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other categories protected by law.