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Software Design Intern
Brookings, South Dakota

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Every day, in nearly 100 countries around the world, millions of people depend on Daktronics scoring and display systems for information and entertainment. Our displays provide vital travel information in airports and train stations and along highways. They advertise the price of gas, store specials, and more as you make your daily commute. They also enhance spectators’ experiences at sporting events of all kinds, from Little League to the major leagues.


At Daktronics, you will put your degree to the test using cutting edge technology to trouble shoot and test production code for high-end video processing used by real customers. 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!


Internship runs 14 May 2018 through 14 December 2018.


As a Daktronics intern, you will get an opportunity to shadow an experienced Daktronics engineer and apply classroom knowledge in the following areas:


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

View the Day in the Life intern video


Academic Requirements-

  • The preferred candidate will be a fulltime student of at least junior status currently enrolled in an accredited Bachelor's degree program in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related field.
  • Required GPA of 3.0 or greater.
  • Unofficial transcripts or web transcripts must be submitted with application to be considered for this internship.
  • Able to take a semester off from school to complete the internship, if applicable.
  • Work through the Cooperative Education/Internship Program at your accredited university and Faculty Coordinator to arrange for credit while participating in this 7-month internship.

Other Requirements -

  • Object oriented programming knowledge is required. Knowledge of C++, C#, or Java preferred, but other object oriented languages are acceptable.

  • Ability to work with a team to solve problems.
  • Ability to communicate well with others via written and verbal communication skills.
  • Planning and organizational skills.
  • Dedication and desire for quality performance.
  • Ability to travel by air and ground. Valid driver's license and good driving record. Motor vehicle records will be checked.
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal.
  • Background check will be conducted.
  • Daktronics does not sponsor, renew, or extend immigration visas for this position.


Daktronics is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetics, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or citizenship status. If you would like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here.

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