Software Development Intern

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Connecting Minds. Advancing Light.

Software Development Intern

Paid internship, 15 – 20 hours per week, flexible around your class schedule. Pay Range $23.00/hour.

Join our team, sharing the latest scientific advances in light-based technologies from around the world, including biomedical optics, astronomy, lasers, solar, nanotechnology, and more!

Gain valuable real-world, hands-on experience and make a difference doing important work with a successful, international not-for-profit organization that will look great on your resume!

Description of duties: You’ll use your talents in software development involving .Net MVC, C# & JavaScript frameworks (React, Vue.js) to build websites & supporting systems, supporting over 250,000 constituents from the optics and photonics disciplines.

Education & Experience/Accomplishment Requirements: Current college students only please.  CS, Math/CS and MIS students preferred. 3 years completed towards your major with at least 1 year of experience in software development preferred. Knowledge in some of the following areas is required: ASP.NET, MVC, C#, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL and Microsoft Visual Studio or Visual Studio Code. Must understand the Software Development Lifecycle and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI): SPIE recognizes that diversity and inclusion drive innovation, excellence, and new knowledge. Bringing together people from different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives makes us stronger and supports our mission. We offer a collaborative work environment and strive to create a culture of belonging for all our employees.

Location: Physical work location in Bellingham, WA. Occasional telecommuting may be available for this position. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.  The employer will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Culture: In alignment with our mission and values as a technical society, we follow scientific findings and science-based best practices and comply with public health guidance.  We are located in Bellingham, WA where you will find the perfect blend of endless outdoor recreation, incredible scenery, strong schools, great breweries, and more, making this an amazing place to work and live.

Please send a resume & cover letter, indicating how your experience & qualifications match the requirements & why you will be successful in this position to:

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All materials must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2024.

SPIE is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  SPIE provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

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