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Software Engineering Intern


Columbia, MD, US, 21046

Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC, a joint venture between Leonardo DRS and Thales Company, is a technical leader in the fields of sonar systems, sonar signal processing, acoustic training systems, and open architecture system and software integration.   The venture focuses on emerging areas in the undersea warfare domain where the customer has identified mission-critical needs. For additional information about Advanced Acoustic Concepts, please visit our website at http://www.aaccorp.com.


 Job Location: Columbia, MD


 Title: Software Engineering Intern


Position Summary: The essential roles for the summer intern (listed below) require capabilities in 1), Programming in C and C++ 2) technical writing about software, and 3) technically supporting business development tasks. The person in this role shall collaborate with the other interns on the project, the AAC lead engineer, business development managers, program managers, software engineers, and systems engineers.  The role will require a limited amount of travel, to locations in the continental United States.  The primary office would be at the AAC facility in Columbia, MD. Travel would be possibly to other AAC Facilities at Uniontown, PA; at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC; or Hauppauge, NY. The roles include:

  • Computer software analysis and technical writing
  • Requirements analysis and technical writing


Duties and Responsibilities:  The Software Engineering Intern is responsible for performing tasks as directed which includes the following but is not limited to these tasks: 

  • Performing analysis using Software Design tools
  • Generating documentation including status reports, peer briefing material, and reports to an advisor
  • Developing and reviewing MATLAB models and generating block diagrams
  • Conduct limited scope engineering work under the supervision of Engineers
  • Gather and assemble data for engineers
  • Perform a wide variety of tasks to gain familiarity with the engineering staff, methods, programs, and practices
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization


Basic Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related technical field
  • Must have successfully completed a course using C or C++ prior to the start of the internship
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a US DoD Security Clearance


Additional Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge:

The candidate should have the experiences listed below, either on the job or during graduate studies:

  • Performed analysis using Software Design tools
  • Presented to a group of peers in public.
  • Documented a design and provided status reports. 
  • Generated documentation including status reports, peer briefing material, and reports to an advisor.
  • Developed and reviewed MATLAB models and generated block diagrams.
  • Computer Skills will preferably include a number of the following applications:  MATLAB, Microsoft Office


Physical Requirements:

  • Lifting up to 25 lbs up to 25% of time  
  • Walking: up to 25% of time
  • Climbing, Bending, Standing, Stooping: up to 10% of time
  • Sitting: up to 75% of time
  • Travel: up to 10% of time

 AAC works on a 9/80 compressed schedule whereby employees work 80 hours in 2 weeks with every other Friday off.


Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. #MCSS

Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

QUALITY. We set high standards of performance, and consistently deliver excellent products and services.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY. We embrace different points of view, and continually foster an environment that enable all participants to contribute to their full potential.

INNOVATION.  At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore