Co-op, Software Engineering more...
Location:Cleveland (Mayfield Heights), OH
Company:Rockwell Automation
First posted:August 30, 2017

Position Summary:
We are looking for energetic engineering students who want to advance their software engineering capabilities and be part of a collaborative team that loves innovation.
The position of Software Engineering Co-op within Rockwell Automation is a high energy, team-oriented and educational software development and test position. Students will work with software, firmware, hardware, and/or process engineers while developing and testing software according to current software engineering and test methodologies.
As a co-op you are an essential part of the software engineering team and work hand in hand with professional software engineers. You will be given work that is integral to providing features requested by customers and ensuring customer success.  A senior-level mentor will be assigned to support your professional growth and to ease the transition into the professional work environment.
If you want to become well versed in proven software development and test techniques and become comfortable in a professional software engineering environment then this is the place for you. You will be exposed to a variety of software engineering knowledge areas including: OOD/OOA, full development life cycle, agile methodology, system design, test driven development, product functional testing, test automation, and build and configuration management.
Our goal is to prepare students to compete for an entry-level software position upon graduation.

Essential Functions:

  • Contributes to several projects in various areas of the software function. Projects are assigned based on student's interests as the education of the student is a high priority.
  • Actively participates and makes use of tools such as technical trainings and books.
  • Develops an understanding of relevant aspects of the department's software development process and procedures.
  • Becomes familiar with the use of software tools required to analyze, design, debug and test software modules.
  • Becomes well versed in Object-Oriented programming concepts.
  • Learns about a variety of testing methodologies and tools, including manual and automated test.
  • Assists developers with the design, documentation, implementation and testing of enhancements within the software. Assists developers with the isolation, repair and verification of anomalies within the software.
  • Assists with software product testing, namely unit and functional test, including regression test. Performs entry-level software testing functions including, but not limited to, test design, execution, automation, and anomaly reporting.
  • Assures that developed products meet requirements and are within total quality management standards.
  • Provides work estimates and status reports to the technical lead and Project Manager as required.
  • Maintains adequate interaction with the team to ensure assigned tasks are prioritized appropriately.
  • May assist Product Marketing with trade show preparation, sales tools, competitive analysis, etc.
  • Keeps informed of new developments in the software engineering field by participating in technical and developmental training opportunities.
  • Takes ownership of assignments by understanding expected output, requesting help as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications:

  • College sophomore level or above; studying computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering with additional coursework in computer science at an accredited 4 year college or university.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Basic computer programming (C++, C#, Java, or equivalent language) and application use required.
  • Legal authorization to work in the US is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent collaborative skills, should be a team player
  • Basic knowledge of Rockwell Software products to configure a control system.




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Business Group:
Architecture and Software

Job Category:
Engineering and Technicians

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Work State/City:
Mayfield Heights - Ohio

Company Overview:
Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Throughout the world, our flagship Allen-Bradley® and Rockwell Software® product brands are recognized for innovation and excellence.

When you choose Rockwell Automation, you join countless talented employees who have helped us establish our leadership position in the automation industry over the past century.

You join a diverse, inclusive and global community with a passion for innovation. A place where you can partner with great minds and inspiring people. And a corporation backed by the financial strength that drives growth - and career opportunities.

As much as we focus on our customers, we know our employees are key to our success and future. Helping you develop a rewarding career is a top priority. Because when you succeed, we succeed.

EEO Statement:
Rockwell Automation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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