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Intern - Software Developer

COMPANY:  Aerostar Technical Solutions

Sioux Falls, SD, US, 57104-0243

STATUS:  Nonexempt
REQ ID:  25306

For 60 years, Raven has developed, marketed, and produced technical solutions to great challenges. Utilizing our strength in engineering, manufacturing, and technological innovation, Raven today is a leader in precision agriculture, high performance specialty films, and situational awareness markets. Our purpose to Solve Great Challenges is bold and authentic; it keeps us grounded in markets that have meaning, provide profitable growth, and align with our values.

Raven Aerostar is a world leader in lighter-than-air, stratospheric, and situational awareness technology. Committed to rapid innovation of highly technical and groundbreaking technology, we design and manufacture niche products that enhance security and connect the world. We are working on a number of exciting projects — and looking for extraordinary talent to join our team.

Position Description:

Raven Aerostar is seeking a software Intern to help advance our Radar and Stratospheric Balloon systems. Activities may include: embedded software development, backend service development, web user interface development, testing and bug fixing. The successful candidate will be able to work 40 hrs/week during the Spring and Summer in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  The position starts January 2020.


Essential Functions:

  • Complete projects as assigned within internship discipline.
  • Attend Raven University sponsored training and educational seminars.
  • Engage and participate in Raven sponsored events.
  • Provide periodic updates to managers and peers on assigned project status.
  • Work closely with assigned mentor to a successful completion of internship.
  • Complete summer end internship presentation.
  • Learn and apply engineering techniques, policies, and procedures.
  • Develop code to implement new functions and features
  • Modify existing code to improve existing functionality
  • Propose UI design and participate in UI reviews
  • Participate in design and code reviews



  • Sophomore, junior, or senior level standing in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.


Knowledge/skills and abilities:

  • Python
  • Javascript
  • C++
  • Ability to work with high level of confidentiality. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to use a computer and software as defined necessary for the internship.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with team members.

We are a manufacturer covered by ITAR 22 CFR 120-130 and all team members must be a United States Person.

Raven is an EO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled.

Job Segment: Developer, Engineer, Electrical, Embedded, Computer Science, Technology, Engineering