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Co-Op, Software Engineering more...
Location:Milwaukee, WI
Company:Rockwell Automation
First posted:May 12, 2017

Position Summary:
We are looking for energetic engineering students who want to advance their software development capabilities and be part of a collaborative team that loves innovation. Start date available June or August of 2017.

The position of Software Engineering Co-op within Rockwell Automation is a high energy, team-oriented and educational software development position. Students will work with software, firmware, hardware, and/or process engineers while developing software according to current software engineering methodologies.

As a ­co-op, you are an essential part of the software development team and work hand in hand with professional software developers. 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 as a software developer and to ease the transition into the professional work environment.

If you want to become well versed in proven software development techniques and become comfortable in a professional software development 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, test automation, and build and configuration management.

Our goal is to prepare students to compete for an entry-level software positions upon graduation.

Essential Functions

  • Be a contributor 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 participate and make 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.
  • Assists developers with the design, documentation, implementation and testing of enhancements within the software. Assists developers with the isolation, repair and verification of defects within the software.
  • Assists with software product testing, namely unit and functional test, including regression test.
  • 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 and computer engineering fields by participating in technical and developmental training opportunities.
  • Takes ownership of assignments by understanding expected output, requesting help as needed.Conducts tasks in accordance with applicable health, safety, quality, and environmental regulations (state/federal laws, ISO9001, ISO14000, etc.) as well as Rockwell Automation policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications:

  • College sophomore level or above; studying computer science, computer engineering or equivalent at an accredited 4 year college or university.
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Basic computer programming (C++, C#, or Java) and application use required.
  • Good interpersonal, communication skills.
  • Excellent collaborative skills, should be a team player.
  • Legal Authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas for this job opening.
  • Any offer is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Nice to have experience or interests in:
    • Databases
    • Exposure to GUI development tools
    • Interest to learn or know Cloud base technologies
    • Interest to learn of know scaling and performance tools and technologies
    • Interest to learn software architecture
    • Aptitude for Out of the box thinking in areas of technology and processes

Requisition Number:

Business Group:
Architecture and Software

Job Category:
Engineering and Technicians

Relocation Eligible:

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No. of Positions:

Work State/City:
Milwaukee - Wisconsin

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.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, email our Talent Acquisition representative at (see application details).

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