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Job #: R-00019952
Location: Eagan, MN
Category: Intern Technical
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil


Job Requisition:

STEM Software Engineering Intern – Air Traffic Control

Job Description:

This is a STEM Intern software engineering position with Leidos' Transportation Solutions business unit. Specifically you will be working on teams responsible for developing and maintaining FAA air traffic control software. The environment is object oriented (primarily C++/Java), or C language on a UNIX/Linux platform. Seeking applicants with Computer Science/Software Engineering background and interest. Design, develop, document, test and debug software that contains logical and mathematical solutions to business/mission problems. Apply appropriate standards, processes, procedures and tools throughout the software development life cycle. Familiarity with UNIX, ANSI C/C++ (including POSIX), networking, multi-threaded programming and Linux/GNU or equivalent development and debugging environment beneficial. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

The En Route Display Management (EDSM) CSCI is home to the following areas:

Radar Position Displays, D-position Views, A-Position Support, Specialist Displays, Commands, Data Synchronization and Settings, Flight Strip Printing and Toolbar Management.

EDSM provides controllers with a real-time display which provides a graphical view of the current air traffic situation, including aircraft position (targets), flight information (data blocks), strobes, radar weather, Next-Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD), geographical maps and other information.

Primary Responsibilities

In this position, you will work with a team of software developers, system integrators and system engineers supporting a number of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Developing and maintaining FAA air traffic control software (primarily C, C++/Java) on a UNIX/Linux platform. Strong communication skills.
  • Experience in following a documented Software Development Process
  • Troubleshooting technical issues
  • Experience using version control tools such as Git, Subversion or CVS
  • Experience in the use of UNIX and Linux operating systems

Basic Qualifications

Applicants for this position must meet the following requirements:

  • 2020 High School Graduate
  • Acceptance letter from college for fall 2020
  • Passing grade in AP Java or AP Computer Science class
  • Participant in District 196 E3 STEM Program
  • Pursue a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field
  • Familiarity with the following: Linux/UNIX C/C++ Java Scripting languages (PERL, C#)
  • Excellent written/verbal skills.
  • Candidates must be enrolled in a degree program in a relevant discipline.

  • This is a job opening for a STEM High School graduate from local High School District 196. 

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience with Air Traffic Control Software or Systems. 

Pilot’s License.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust



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Job Family:

Intern Technical




Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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