Department ofComputer Science & Computer Engineering

Daktronics Internship

Qualified Software Intern

Apply now for 2014 internship: 
January 13 to August 15

According to the Daktronics website, the company is recognized worldwide as a leader in the design, manufacture, sales, and services of large screen video display systems, electronic scoreboards, digital billboards and control systems. This is a position for majors in the fields of Software Engineering, Computer Science or related degrees. The company sells, designs, manufactures, and services a variety of display products that breakdown into five business units: Live Events, Schools and Theatres, Commercial, Transportation, and International.  Daktronics offers a very well organized and valuable internship.

Primary responsibilities for this internship, using cutting edge technology to trouble shoot and test production code for high-end video processing used by real customers, are listed below. As a software intern, you will write code to enhance existing Daktronics software components by adding features or tracking down and fixing bugs. You will actively engage in business transactions and experience the satisfaction of knowing that something that wasn’t working yesterday is working for our customer today because of your software solutions and problem solving skills. And sometimes, you will even see your work on national television! 

1. Develop, debug, and maintain software applications using Microsoft Visual Studio.
2. Develop and support software applications using the C# and C++ software development languages.
3. Perform code maintenance on existing software products.
4. Work within a development team to solve problems.
5. Write unit tests for existing code.
6. Work effectively as a team member.
7. Work with little supervision.
8. Communicate effectively with team members.
9. Help when and where needed and make suggestions for product/process improvement.
10. Complete quality work in a timely manner.
11. Assist in the development of software product requirements and design documentation.
12. Perform other duties as needed or assigned.

Requirements are as follows:

1. Full-time student or recent graduate pursuing a Bachelors degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or related degree.
2. Required to take a semester off, duration will be a semester and a summer from January 13, 2014 to August 15, 2014. Work through the Cooperative Education/Internship Program at accredited university and Faculty Coordinator to arrange for credit while participating in this 7 month internship.
3. Object oriented programming knowledge is required. Knowledge of C++, C#, or Java preferred, but other object oriented languages are acceptable.
4. Ability to work with a team to solve problems.
5. Ability to communicate well with others via written and verbal communication skills – fluent in English, both written and verbal.
6. Planning and organizational skills.
7. Dedication and desire for quality performance.
8. Required GPA of 3.0 or greater.
9. Background check will be conducted.
10. We do not sponsor immigration visas for this position.
11. Ability to travel by air and ground. Valid driver's license and good driving record. Motor vehicle records will be checked.

This internship is located in Brookings or Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Qualified interns are eligible to receive a housing stipend and tuition reimbursement for internship credit during the qualified internship period.  For further information, refer to the related Daktronics internship link.