Intern, Python Software Engineer

at Aireon
Published February 16, 2024
Location McLean, VA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Company Overview:

Aireon has deployed the worlds first and global space-based air traffic surveillance system, which is revolutionizing the entire aviation industry. The Aireon system provides real-time aircraft monitoring spanning never before covered areas of the planet, including remote, oceanic and polar regions. Aireons receivers are hosted on the Iridium constellation, which consists of 66 operational satellites in low-earth orbit and utilizes a unique cross-linked satellite architecture creating a web of coverage around the world.

The Aireon system enables safer, more efficient and more environmentally friendly aviation travel, resulting in significant CO2 emission reductions. Numerous Air Navigation Service Providers have already signed on as customers and are receiving Aireons space-based ADS-B data, including NAV CANADA, NATS (UK), Naviair (Denmark), Enav (Italy), AIRNAV Ireland (ANI), Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Air Traffic and Navigation Services (South Africa) and more.

Position Summary, Job Requirements & Responsibilities:

This internship will offer the opportunity for individuals to modernize existing python scripts and enhance with further automation. The Python Software Engineer will also perform some Revenue Assurance analysis of ABS vs Databricks Flight Hour creation.

What You'll Do

  • Understand the project(s) requirements and goals

  • Establish development environment

  • Attend daily scrum meetings to provide status/progress

  • Code development

  • Check-in code into repositories

  • Unit Testing

  • Provide testing data analysis results on Excel and PowerPoint

  • Present results and lessons learned at the end of the internship

Experience & Education Requirements / EEO:

Skills You Will Obtain

  • Learn how to use software collaboration tools

  • Learn how to use agile scrum methodology to provide project progress and status

  • Learn about python data analytics packages such as Polars and Numpy

Required Qualifications

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Must be currently enrolled in a bachelor's or graduate degree program at an accredited academic institution
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Desired Qualifications

  • Python Programming

  • Python Pandas package

  • SQL

  • Data Visualization packages and/or tools such as Power BI, Tableau

About You

You are curious and eager to learn. You are

keen on learning new software tools and resolving complex challenges around data analytics.

You have strong communication skills. You are efficiently able to communicate problems, issues and ideas.

You take a proactive approach. You enjoy being proactive and are eager to find issues and inconsistencies in data.

About the Team

  • Intern will be assisted by some of the Senior testing and data analytics engineers

  • Intern will meet daily during scrum meetings, and every 3 weeks during planning meetings

Aireon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or status as a protected veteran. EOE of Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability and other protected categories.