Software Testing Intern (Summer)

What Your Job Will Be Like

We are seeking an Intern – Computer Science Research Institute (CSRI) Software Testing Undergrad Summer
The CSRI at Sandia creates technology and solutions for many of our nation’s most demanding national security challenges. The Institute’s portfolio spans the spectrum from fundamental research to state-of-the-art applications. Our work includes computer system architecture (both hardware and software); enabling technology for modeling physical and engineering systems; and support research in discrete mathematics, data analytics, cognitive modeling, and decision support.
The CSRI enterprise is closely tied to the laboratories’ broader set of missions and strategies. Application areas include nuclear weapons, cyber security, and energy and CO2 challenges such as climate modeling, alternative energy technologies, and improvements to the power grid. We also serve as stewards of important capabilities for the nation in high-strain-rate physics, scientific visualization, mesh generation, and computational materials. We maintain world-class research programs in computational and discrete mathematics, computer science, scalable algorithms, and large-scale high performance computer systems. In cybersecurity, we focus on open, exploratory research in partnership with academia and industry.
On any given day, you may be called on to
  • test software
  • write unit tests
  • develop automated test suites
  • submit bug reports for High-Performance Computing (HPC) or for decision support systems
As a CSRI intern, you will work in Sandia’s state-of-the-art parallel-computing environment including
  • numerous large-scale clusters
  • visualization servers
  • specialized computing systems
  • laboratories for assessing human performance


Minimum Education Level: Student

Qualifications We Require

You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:

  • Currently attending and enrolled full time (or scheduled to graduate in the spring) in an accredited undergraduate program
  • Pursuing a science, engineering, or math major
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Ability to work up to 40 hours per week during the summer
  • U.S. citizenship

Note: If you have not yet started your undergraduate program, please apply to a high school intern position.

Additional Requirements:

  • Should be self-directed, with strong leadership and teamwork abilities
  • Software development experience writing OOP code in Java or C++
  • Experience writing GUIs
  • Strong interest in software testing

Qualifications We Desire

Familiarity with a unit testing framework such as JUnit or Boost Unit Test Framework is a plus.

Posted: January 28, 2019
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