Software Internship
Gaithersburg , Maryland
January 04, 2017
Job Description
Electrical Automation Solutions, Electrical Sector- Americas has an opening for a Software Intern position located in Gaithersburg, MD.
Energy Automation Solutions (EAS), a business unit of Eaton, provides comprehensive automation technologies and expertise to assist electric utility customers improve system productivity, reliability, and energy efficiency. To this end, a single team of experts is focusing on hardware, software, controls, security, and communications. As a result of this longstanding expertise, EAS' solutions are now implemented in the largest utilities in North America. EAS is a leading company in the fields of smart grid communications, demand response, distribution automation, substation automation, and engineering analysis for the power industry. At Eaton, we work in a young, dynamic and stimulating environment with many opportunities for a broad and diverse career path. Eaton invests in our employees for the long term – not just with salary and benefits, but with ongoing learning and development opportunities.


As a Software Intern at Eaton, you will team up with an experienced engineer who will mentor and coordinate your activities.  The mentor will work closely with you to ensure you are given the right tools and knowledge to be able to apply learned concepts to real situations and ensure success.  You will set detailed goals at the start of the term, will be provided feedback and evaluations as you progress, and will receive a final evaluation upon completion of the assignment. Assignments will be based on your experience and ability as well as the needs of the business.
Possible Assignments: 
  • Add firmware modules for an existing product
  • Add new features to the product verification software
  • Work with Software Engineer to write test plans
  • Work with Software Engineer to automate test plan
  • Run tests against product to identify firmware issues
  • Use debug tools to identify and fix firmware 
Experience Gained:
  • Working collaboratively with experienced software engineers and developers
  • Working in a large and mature code base
  • Improved software engineering skills; writing requirements, evaluating feasibility, and designing solutions based on stakeholder and user analysis
  • Improved coding skills and experience
  • Handling projects from start to finish
  • Learn about the software development process
  • Learn about the utility industry

Basic Qualifications (Including Educational Requirements)
Basic Qualifications: 
  • Full-time sophomore or junior student enrolled in a four-year college or university working toward a BS or MS in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering.
  • Bachelor’s & Master's degree students must earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0-point scale
  • Must be able to work full time during summer months; prefer students willing to continue part time throughout school year
  • Legally authorized to work in the U.S. full-time and without restriction during co-op term
  • Relocation is not offered for this position and candidates must reside/attend school within a 50 mile radius of Gaithersburg, MD 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Basic understanding Assembly Code and C
  • Some understanding of networking concepts
  • Able to identify component symbols
  • Understand basic circuit implementation
  • Attention to detail, critical thinking, and creative problem solving

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 97,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit At Eaton, we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently—if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you—then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information, visit Eaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

A little about us:
Eaton is a global technology leader in power management solutions. We make power operate more efficiently, effectively, safely & sustainably.

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