Systems Engineering Intern (Remote, Summer 2021) at Virgin Hyperloop
- Internship length & time frame: 10-12 weeks during the summer of 2021
- Two available start dates: 6/1/21 & 6/21/21
- Availability: interns must be available for 40 hours/week (sorry, no overtime!)
- Compensation: all internship positions have a fixed hourly rate of $19.00/hour
- Eligible applicants: applicants must have current work authorization for the United States (U.S.-based student visas are eligible). Applicants without current work authorization unfortunately cannot be considered.
- **Location: this is a completely remote program; due to economic constraints related to tax implications, we are only accepting applicants residing in the states of California or Nevada.
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WHY WE NEED YOU
- The Systems Engineering Team at Virgin Hyperloop is a scrappy, cross-functional team responsible to define, develop, & mature the requirements and functional definitions of our system with broad interdependencies spanning product lifecycle from inception (defining the needs & constraints of hardware and software components) through to testing & delivery (controlling the verification methods of individual capabilities & constraints).
- The Systems Engineering Team is responsible to deliver the functional, performance, interface, and other requirements defining the system’s capabilities supporting the work of engineering design teams (hardware + software), testing & integration, and external vendors for design gate milestones.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
- As a Systems Engineering intern, you will define system architectures of the Passenger Pod system.
- Under the guidance of the MBSE Lead & Passenger Pod Lead Systems Engineer you will:
- Define, maintain, & control the functional (behavioral) data model of the Passenger Pod.
- Analyze changes, update, & maintain the sub-component/sub-system interfaces of the Passenger Pod.
- Lead analysis & identification of changes to functional specifications of the Passenger Pod.
- You can effectively work in a remote setting: managing tasking, communicating progress & seeking out information via electronics means – instant messages, email, & video-chat.
WHAT YOU'VE DONE
- Currently pursuing a B.S. or M.S. in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Aerospace Engineering, other related discipline, or equivalent coursework.
- Experience analyzing systems made up of multiple components/sub-systems/sub-modules, decomposing broad system functionality/capabilities into smaller (essential) capabilities of the sub-systems/sub-modules.
- Analyzing systems and defining functions & features from black-box and white-box engineering perspectives.
- Defining software module/function input & output data structures.
- Understanding of physical interfaces between components & how to define physical interdependencies of a component (e.g. specifying the electrical, mechanical, human-machine aspects of a component & how it relies on other neighboring components to satisfy these interdependencies).