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Are you a student looking for hands-on experience? If so, check out the co-op opportunities currently available at Mercury Systems’ various locations listed below.

Whether you're future lies in engineering, IT, computer science or another field, Mercury can offer you valuable skill development. You'll work alongside some of the brightest professionals in the defense electronics and commercial imaging industries. From the start, you'll be treated just like a full-time team member. That means you'll be contributing and learning — not just observing.

Best of all, you'll have a competitive edge for a full-time position at Mercury after graduation. 

See what our co-ops have said about their Mercury experience:

"Co-workers in my department treated me like a Full Time employee, gave me real work – I really enjoyed it." 

"My mentor cared about me learning new things and enjoying my time working at Mercury." 

"I was given projects that added significant value to the company and the work was relevant to my field of study." 

"Mercury not only helped me cultivate new skills but it was a fun and friendly environment to work in." 

"The knowledge I gained about the architecture and constraints of embedded systems is invaluable." 

 


14 positions found
Co-op (Integrated Solutions Systems Integration Group)
Job #1404
Department: Hardware Engineering
Location: Chelmsford, MA

Responsibilities: The System Solutions and Integration group is looking for EE, CE, or EET students to work with systems and Integration engineers in the group. Candidates must to be fast learners and self-motivated, independent workers. They must have the ability to work under pressure and the willingness to work in varying conditions. SSI Coop candidates may work on a project through all its stages: from the initial brief for a concept; through the design and development stage; to the testing of one or more prototypes; and through to the final manufacture and implementation of a new product or system.  Responsibilities include: Interpret test results and provide written recommendations for changes to product design/processes. Research off the shelf hardware and software products need to develop fixtures to test product design. Design electronic test circuits and software programs to aid in the testing of product design. Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair of all electronic-, electrical-, and computer-based equipment. Maintain SSI hardware inventory and calibration schedules. Test, troubleshoot and repair completed products and field returns as required. Requisition required parts if kits are incomplete or parts are damaged and enter data into the record keeping system as necessary. Working with engineering, recommend changes in design, manufacturing procedures and test equipment to improve manufacturability or reliability. Keep accurate records of time spent on each item and any problem encountered. Prepares product reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends. Following written or verbal instruction, assemble products to schematics and/or blueprint specifications using a variety of hand tools including some precision soldering techniques. 

Qualifications: Qualifications: Must be mechanically inclined; able to use hand tools such as gauges, screwdriver; able to read torque. Solder splicing and soldering skills required. Ability to perform all manual assembly and technician operation. Basic computer skills. Basic understanding of electronic components and mechanical assembly techniques. Ability to read micrometers, verniers, torques and other measuring equipment. Ability to read complex drawings, schematics and blueprints. Use test equipment, power supplies, volt meters and scopes. US Citizen or Green Card Holder.  

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Co-op (Integrated Solutions Systems Integration Group)
Job #1405
Department: Software Engineering
Location: Chelmsford, MA

Responsibilities: Responsibilities: The SSI group is mercury's fastest growing business area. We provide our customers with deep domain expertise to help them solve their challenging embedded computing problems. This position in the SSI group would take direction from senior systems and integration engineers in order to help deliver on customer needs or to better enable the group to offer additional value to our customers at a lower cost point in the future. Responsibilities would include: development of test scripts, code and/or jigs. Execution of initial tests, contribution to an overall test framework resolution of customer issues, documentation of test procedures, and other responsibilities as directed by senior staff.  

Qualifications: Qualifications: Enrolled in a BS or MS degree awarding program, preferably CS, EE, or ECE. General knowledge of Linux OS and scripting in at least one language (e.g. bash, csh, tsch, tcl, expect, perl, and/or python). Experience in programming in C and/or C++. Familiarity with basic office applications. US Citizen or Green Card Holder. Additional Preferred Qualifications:Programming VBA, Visual Basic, Visual C/C++/C#, Access databases. Experience with building/customizing Linux kernels, bootloaders, and/or the Linux device driver model. Development within an ODE (such as eclipse) knowledge of posix threads and BSD sockets. Experience with embedded development environments a plus. Knowledge of SNMP and MIB structure also helpful.  

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RF Engineering Co-op - Hudson, NH
Job #1407
Department: Software Engineering
Location: Hudson, NH

Responsibilities: Supports the RF design engineering team in the development of new products and test engineering in the development of test systems.  Performs RF and microwave test and characterization tasks ranging from routine to complex depending on the product and works closely with design engineers to verify product performance vs. predictions. Typical products include amplifiers, oscillators, mixers, switches and filters. Integrated products will include many of these functions as well as control circuits and power conditioning.  May perform straightforward RF and analog/digital design tasks primarily for test fixtures and interfaces required to evaluate and characterize the product.  RF tests include gain, noise figure, compression point, intermodulation and spurious signal rejection.  Work as a member of the RF and Microwave product development team supporting the design engineers through product test, device characterization, test system implementation and  validation .  Responsibilites: Responsible for active and passive component test and characterization. Responsible for integrated microwave assembly (IMA) prototype test and optimization.  Responsible for automated test software and hardware implementation and validation  Responsible for building test fixtures and test interface hardware for IMAs Responsible for developing and documenting test/tune techniques for complex IMAs  Responsible for test design verification testing (DVT) of IMA prototypes. Responsible for automating test equipment during prototype IMA development to support a robust DVT process.Works on problems of limited scope  Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data from which answers can be readily obtainedBuild stable working relationships internally RF and Microwave Test Equipment; Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers, Signal Sources, Power Meters,  Noise Figure Meters, Scalar Analyzers Analog and Digital Test Equipment; Oscilloscopes, Data Analyzers, Digital Multimeters. Good interpersonal skills Software skills:  Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word, either of these are desirable: C# or  Labview  Knowledge of / experience with RF receiver/transmitter performance parameters, measurement techniques and test instrumentation desirable.   

Qualifications: Qualifications: Associates degree or higher - 2-3 years demonstrated experience in RF/analog test.  Programming experience. Experience with automated testing methodologies preferred. US Citizen or Green Card Holder.      

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Graduate Level Co-op - Organizational Development & Training
Job #1411
Department: Human Resources
Location: Chelmsford, MA

Responsibilities: Goal(s) of this internship will be to provide the selected intern with an opportunity to participate in the design, development and implementation of a variety of Human Resource & Organizational Development and Training projects that will enable the selected student to apply human resource/ organizational development theory learned in his/her graduate program. Additionally, this opportunity will enable the coop to build mastery of the foundational HR/OD skills (contracting, project management, competency mapping, skills assessment, written and verbal communications skills, software tools, learning technology, data collection protocols & analysis techniques) necessary to independently execute a variety of projects & interventions. Over the course of this Coop assignement, the selected student will gain experience in the areas of: • Contracting with clients to formalize project deliverables, roles, success metrics • Utilizing project management techniques and concepts • Developing intermediate skill level with relevant software applications supporting his/her HR/OD&T project work including: o MS-Office, specifically Excel (as a data collection and analysis tool) and Powerpoint. o Surveymonkey (survey development and data analysis/presentation tool) o FilemakerPro o Cornerstone: Talent management software o Turningpoint Audience Response technology • Learning design & delivery • Verbal, written & presentation skills • Marketing concepts • Database concepts • Data analysis, survey design & analysis • Application of change management concepts related to program/intervention rollout. Additionally, the Coop selected will build coaching skills in partnership with his/her manager

Qualifications: Minimum/Basic Job Qualifications (skills, work experience, education/credentials):* Graduate in I/O Psychology, Training & Development, HR * GPA 3.2>Additional Preferred Qualifications:* organized, strong attention to detail * Confident, professional demeanor * exceptional observation and diagnostic skills * confident, articulate, professional presence * Able to present/facilitate

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Co-Op, Technical
Job #1410
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Location: Huntsville, AL

Responsibilities: Opportunity to contribute to the ESPG team in electrical, mechanical, software or test engineering.

Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in EE, ME, CS.

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Co-op Electrical Design
Job #1422
Department: -- Select Category --
Location: Hudson, NH

Responsibilities: Electrical Engineering Student to perform ananlysis of electrical circuits, selection of components and measurements of our ongoing R&D projects.

Qualifications: Minimum/Basic Job Qualifications (skills, work experience, education/credentials):Electrical Engineering Student Completed at least 1 Electrical Lab Internet savvy Microsoft Word and Excel skills Should have strong ability to learn new and foreign complex RF engineering topics  Additional Preferred Qualifications:Software Programming

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Co-op Electrical Engineering
Job #1423
Department: -- Select Category --
Location: Hudson, NH

Responsibilities: Job Responsibilities:Electrical Engineering Student to perform ananlysis of electrical circuits, selection of components and measurements of our ongoing R&D project

Qualifications: Minimum/Basic Job Qualifications (skills, work experience, education/credentials):Electrical Engineering Student Completed at least 1 Electrical Lab Internet savvy Microsoft Word and Excel skills Should have strong ability to learn new and foreign complex RF engineering topics  Additional Preferred Qualifications:Software Programming

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Software Co-op (Systems QA Integration Group)
Job #1424
Department: Software Engineering
Location: Chelmsford, MA

Responsibilities: Job Responsibilities:Work on improving and ongoing development of the groups automated test system and tools infrastructure. Develop new Real Time test cases in C to enhance test coverage of our Real Time embedded operating system and tools.

Qualifications: Minimum/Basic Job Qualifications (skills, work experience, education/credentials):Has experience working in a Linux development environment, with some of the following areas: knowledge of C programming and Make, Shell programming languages (Bash, Ruby, etc.), and LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, & PHP).

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HW Engineer I
Job #1425
Department: -- Select Category --
Location: Huntsville, AL

Responsibilities: Job Responsibilities: We are looking for an entry level engineer with a strong interest in digital logic design. The candidate will work in a small design group responsible for designing complex FPGA designs for our Embedded Sensor products. The candidate will be mentored in all aspects of FPGA design by a group of designers with over 100 years of combined experience. The designs are leading edge designs using the latest FPGA technology and often pushing the limits of current technology.The Candidate: Responsible for assisting lead engineers with FPGA design, simulation, debug and documentationExperience in digital logic design either through classes, senior projects, internships or Co-op experienceMust have a strong interest and basic understanding of digital logic design Must have good communication skills, both verbal and writtenMust be capable of working well with others

Qualifications: Minimum/Basic Job Qualifications (skills, work experience, education/credentials): Education: BS in EE or CPE.  Classes in logic design requiredWork Experience: Internships or Co-op experience a plusSkills: Digital logic design experience either through classes or Co-op experienceAdditional Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with VHDL, Verilog, Xilinx or Altera a plusFamiliarity with scripting languages such as TCL or Perl a plusFamiliarity with ADCs and DACs a plusGPA of 3.5 or greater

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Co-op, Desktop Support Specialist
Job #1426
Department: Information Systems
Location: Huntsville, AL

Responsibilities: Job Responsibilities: Provide hands on technical support of end user hardware and software as part of the IT help desk. Responsibilities include:defining,designing, implementing and repairing end user communications systems, OS and software. This includes laptops, desktops, monitors, voice systems, mobile devices and conference room equipment.- Printer maintenance such as replacing toner and clearing paper jams Provide first level help desk triage and support for all end user systems and solutions. Duties include: managing hardware inventory, deploying new and upgraded PCs/monitors/peripherals to end users, coordinating system orders, installing various software applications, responding to routine help desk calls and documenting work activities. As part of the Computer Services team, actively support other team members and their projects; take direction from Windows System Admins and Network team to resolve issues atlocation.

Qualifications: Minimum/Basic Job Qualifications (skills, work experience, education/credentials): -Windows XP and 7 -Linux -iOS -Microsoft Office Additional Preferred Qualifications: Customer service orientation •Problem-solving •Oral and written communication skills •Hands on technical knowledge of relevant technologies •Planning and organizing •Ability to work in a team environment •Ability to work through any security related issues with sound judgment •Excellent troubleshooting, and detail oriented skills are a must. This position is a 10-16 hour per week position.Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or a "U.S. Person". A U.S. Person is defined as a person who is a lawful permanent resident “Green Card holder" as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101 (a)(20) or who is a "Protected Individual" as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3). 

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Co-op, Proposal Support Specialist
Job #1427
Department: Manufacturing/Operations
Location: Chelmsford, MA

Responsibilities: Job Responsibilities:Collect and interpret data on Mercury's sales opportunities; create spreadsheets, charts, and reports; be an important part of helping a strong business understand both its strengths and areas of improvement.

Qualifications: Minimum/Basic Job Qualifications (skills, work experience, education/credentials):Undergrad degree program in English, Business or related major Familiar with MS Office, Word, Excel, and SharePoint Good organization skills Good written and oral communication skills. Ability to take initiative and multi-task Highly dependable and responsibleAdditional Preferred Qualifications:Ability to conceive of visual ways to present data (charts, graphs, etc.) Strong business/professional writing and editing skills

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Co-op, Technical
Job #1429
Department: Solution Systems Engineering
Location: Chelmsford, MA

Responsibilities: Job Responsibilities:Work alongside engineers to observe test process and generate test procedures from these observations. Work to generate operating processes for the SSI group. Work with SSI software engineers to create software functional specifications. Help setup and maintain SSI test labs. Help SSI engineers run and organize test data. Help maintain SSI inventory. Learn Mercury documentation tools and create technical documents, assembly drawings and cable drawings for the SSI group.

Qualifications: Minimum/Basic Job Qualifications (skills, work experience, education/credentials):Student looking for technical computer experience. 20 hours per week minimum. Additional Preferred Qualifications:Experience creating blueprints and drafting software. Hands on experience with scopes, DVMs, assembly and soldering preferred. Strong writing skills. 

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Customer Support Co-op
Job #1428
Department: Manufacturing/Operations
Location: Chelmsford, MA

Responsibilities: Job Responsibilities:• Add all products from the master product list to SFDC • Clean up contacts (remove duplicates, etc.) • Case clean up: ensure all cases have a product, customer contact, category, etc • FTP notifications • Repository of major program system configurations • RMA Cases admin o Bring very old RMA cases to closure o Ping customers who have not sent the material yet and it is overdue o Chase POs not received yet o Fix cases with missing RMA reports o Update ship notifications in SFDC

Qualifications: Minimum/Basic Job Qualifications (skills, work experience, education/credentials):High School graduate, in pursuit of a college degree Computer literate Good communication skills Quick learner

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Software Co-op
Job #1430
Department: Software Engineering
Location: Chelmsford, MA

Responsibilities: Job Responsibilities:Develop user documetation input, assist in testing tasks and lab infrastructure.

Qualifications: Minimum/Basic Job Qualifications (skills, work experience, education/credentials):High School student. Some basic programming or scripting experience.

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