2020 Synthesis Summer Internship - APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!


Sponsored by Autodesk



Calling all FRC and FTC students in the PNW region! The 2020 Synthesis summer internship application is now open and we are seeking students with a variety of backgrounds including but not limited to software developers, management, CAD experience, marketing, and more. This summer work experience is a paid internship and is a great way to meet other FIRST robotics students!



Internship Details

  • When: 10 weeks (end of June through August)
  • Where: Autodesk Offices in SE Portland
  • Who: 6 Open Positions - Descriptions here.

Summer Intern Positions

BELOW ARE THE TYPES OF ROLES WE HAVE ON THE TEAM. SOME OF THESE POSITIONS ARE ALREADY FILLED FROM LAST YEAR’S INTERNS. THIS IS IN ORDER TO HAVE EXPERIENCED INTERNS AVAILABLE TO TRAIN THE NEW INTERNS AND KEEP THE KNOWLEDGE GAINED YEAR OVER YEAR. WE’VE ALSO INCULDED SOME TIPS ON WHAT TO HIGHLIGHT IN YOUR APPLICATION:

Developers

This year, we are going through a modernization of the Synthesis software. You can read more details about that here. Some things we are currently looking into include compute shaders and graphical parallelism, GRPC, Protobuf, and Physx in Unity.

What makes a good candidate? Share about a cool project you have worked on! We look for people with experience working on a project or a GitHub repo with previous project experience that are willing to learn. Demonstrate an interest in improving Synthesis! Absolutely share your GitHub repo or project with us on your application!

Quality Assurance (QA)

If you like to try and break the code that our developers wrote, then this position might be for you. Our QA help prevent mistakes and bugs before merging changes into a Synthesis update. This person typically has a deep understanding of how Synthesis works and understands that a large portion of the job is to test everything thoroughly before shipping it to release.

What makes a good candidate? Detail oriented, works closely with developers, willing to repeat similar tasks over again for thorough testing.

User Experience (UX)

Our UX person helps identify how user's feel about the Synthesis experience as well as help direct the looks and feel of the user interface. This person typically works closely with users and gathers data about their experiences but is also able to communicate more technically back to the development teams.

What makes a good candidate? Organized, communicative, can work/willing to learn how to work with user groups, interested in design.

Product Management (PM)

Working on Synthesis is like running your own business so we need someone who can help organize project details and directions throughout the summer. This person typically helps communicate between the subteams on Synthesis, helps the team meet deadlines, delivers presentations to Autodesk employees and external events.

What makes a good candidate? Organized, communicative, good at project planning, presenting.

Marketing

Synthesis is going through a modernization which means we need help getting the word out! This person can help promote Synthesis through content creation, social media, promotional materials, and is good with photo and video editing software. It is also valuable to have someone make custom icons and graphics for use in the Synthesis software.

What makes a good candidate? Outgoing to users, willing to work with users, good with content creation, create storylines to communicate the message of Synthesis, able to help with branding.


Submission Instructions

  • Download and complete the 2020 Internship Application
  • Completed applications should be emailed to frc@autodesk.com
  • Applications due on April 15th, 2020 by midnight Pacific Time

We encourage you to submit your application early to allow us more time in reviewing your application and to avoid any server lag in delivering it to us.

Note: If you are outside of the Portland-metro area, there are a variety of options for living accommodations for the duration of the summer internship. (Paid PSU dorms for students over 17 yrs old are most popular.)



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