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FLIR Systems Software Engineering Intern in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Be visionary

At FLIR, we have a simple but ambitious mission: to develop market-leading thermal and sensing technologies which enhance everyday life. From saving energy, to saving lives FLIR is making a real difference in our world.Our products are used in a wide array of situations to rescue people in danger, detect criminals, conserve energy, navigate safely, provide security around the globe, and protect our environment.

We are looking for individuals who thrive on making an impact and want the excitement of being on a team that wins.

Job Description


FLIR Unmanned Ground Systems (UGS) is seeking a software engineering intern to join the software team. Ideal candidates are working toward a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related degree field.

This internship is 4-8 months over the course of 2021 (FLIR UGS is flexible regarding timing).

Essential Functions/Job Duties:

Responsibilities to be determined, but may include software development and testing productivity tool development, and software testing. Assigned tasks vary greatly from project to project but could include development within the Robot Operating System (ROS) framework, Robotic Behaviors, Path planning, Manipulation, Android interface development, and Driver Development.

Areas for opportunity

Robotics C++: Behaviors, Navigation, Manipulation

Application Development: Android, Qt C++, Html5/CSS/JavaScript

Software test automation


1-3 years of course work toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or related field.

Strong interest in Robotics, and academic experience programming in C++, Java or Python.

Excellent communication skills and ability to work in fast paced environment is required.

Strong understanding of computer systems including concurrent programming, operating systems, compilers and computer architecture.

Passion for at least one of the following applications and technologies is required:

  • Robotics C++: Manipulation, Perception, Navigation or Mapping

  • Application Development: Java, C++, Html5/CSS/JavaScript

Knowledge of data structures, object-oriented programming.

Linux or Mobile application development.

FLIR and all of our employees are committed to conducting business with the highest ethical standards. We require all employees to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and regulatory orders. Our reputation for honesty, integrity and high ethics is as important to us as our reputation for making innovative sensing solutions.

FLIR is an equal opportunity employer.

FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes technologies that enhance perception and awareness. We bring innovative sensing solutions into daily life through our thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locator systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, and advanced threat detection systems.

FLIR Systems offers a fast-paced, dynamic environment that provides for a challenging career and the ability to achieve professional growth. It is the talent of our employees that sets us apart as the technology and market leader in the infrared community.