This past Thursday, ACM members gathered in COMM 102 to hear from Lockheed Martin about Missiles and Fire Control located here in Orlando. But delving deeper into what exactly Missiles and Fire Control means, Jeff Lopert (President) discussed some old and new announcements from ACM. The slides can be found at this address.
Lockheed Martin Work Experience Program
Missiles and Fire Control deals with all of the technology and innovation necessary to find a target. The steps taken typically include: (1) detect, (2) identify, and (3) prioritize. However, on a global scale Lockheed Martin strives for “global protection” with a variety of different fields. To introduce us to the technologies developed at Lockheed Martin, an overview video of their technology was presented that gave some background on the corporation’s efforts.
Then the conversation switched gears to the software development that is done throughout the Lockheed Martin locations. There are four groups: software engineers, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, and systems engineers. As for the positions available, there are summer internship positions, a co-op program in which you take do full semesters of school and alternate between that and working at Lockheed Martin), and the College Work Experience Program.
The College Work Experience Program allows students to maintain a part time job at Lockheed Martin and continue to go to school at the same time. In the program, you will be put on a team of 5-20 people and on average write anywhere from 20,000 to .75 million lines of code. Development is mostly done in C or C++ with some Ada.
The key to being accepted is to be determined and it doesn’t hurt to submit more than once to Lockheed (or any other company). For more information, check out this Lockheed Martin Work Experience Program link.