Software Engineering Co-Op

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Orlando, FL, US
Required Clearance
Secret, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements
Employment Type
Full Time
Business Unit
GD Mission Systems

Responsibilities for this Position

Software Engineering Co-Op

Job ID: 2021-49156
Required Clearance: Secret, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements
Posted Date: 6/14/2021
Category: Engineering-Other
Employment Type: Intern
Hiring Company: General Dynamics Mission Systems

Basic Qualifications

Candidates should demonstrate a thorough understanding of engineering technology. Engineering Interns and Co-Ops must be enrolled in an accredited degree program in Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other related scientific or technical discipline with a preference for a standing of a sophomore or higher.


Department of Defense secret security clearance is obtainable within a reasonable amount of time after hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

Responsibilities for this Position


Apply your classroom-learned skills to a program supporting the defense of our country. GDMS has an immediate opening for a Software Engineering Co-Op to join our team. The position provides an opportunity to work on projects that support some of our nation’s fundamental defense services. GDMS employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams on various technical projects associated with our core mission. In addition to receiving a competitive wage, the Software Engineering I Co-Op will enhance their skill set by working among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. Interns will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.

Responsibilities may include the following:

  • Participate in the full software life-cycle development using object oriented methodologies
  • Assist with design activities
  • Implement software in C/C++ or scripting languages
  • Investigate and solve problem reports
  • Integrate and test software and systems

Areas of focus may include the following:

  • Embedded Avionics Mission Computing
  • Information Assurance (IA)
  • High Performance Computing (HPC) or Data Analytics


  • GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • Academic standing of Junior or higher by 6/1/2019
  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams
  • Participated in extracurricular and community service activities
  • Previous internships

Company Overview

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 12,000 top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

Learn how you’ll grow through your internship with General Dynamics Mission Systems.

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran.


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General Dynamics Mission Systems is a technology integrator and original equipment manufacturer that provides mission critical solutions across ground, sea, air, space and cyberspace.

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