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Congratulations on your decision to pursue an international co-op! The process involves two steps and both must be completed by the application deadline indicated below (App Deadline) but not necessarily in this order. You must apply to the position and a mandatory meeting with an international team member is required. This meeting can be scheduled by calling 215-895-2185.
For any questions, please contact the international team at:

Siemens AG
Muenchen, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall/Winter,
Restrictions: Drexel undergraduate students enrolled in a co-op program
Dates / Deadlines:

Academic Year below always refers to the start of each academic year. Fall is the first term in an academic year and it always starts in September of every year. Please refer to the start and end date listed below for appropriate application term. If you do not see the date range applicable to you, please contact the International Co-op Team. Click here for more co-op terms details.
Term Academic Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall/Winter 2017 05/12/2017 05/12/2017 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Min. GPA Requirement: 2.8 Number of Positions: 2
Eligible Major(s): Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology, Information Systems, Information Technology, Software Engineering
Program Description:

Siemens AGGermany

Program Description:

For nearly 170 years, pioneering technologies and the business models developed from them have been the foundation of Siemens' success. Siemens' central research and development unit – Corporate Technology – plays an important role in this. Corporate Technology (CT) develops Siemens' technology and innovation strategy, creates and industrializes basic technologies, promotes business excellence through consulting and engineering services, and protects the company's intellectual property.

CT is a strategic partner to Siemens' operative units. It provides important services along the entire value chain – from research and development to production and quality assurance, as well as optimized business processes. The support provided to the businesses in their research and development activities is ideally balanced with CT's own future-oriented research.

CT plays a key role in achieving and maintaining leading competitive positions in the fields of electrification and automation while at the same time helping Siemens fully tap into the growth field of digitalization. To ensure the success of these efforts, numerous experts around the world make their outstanding knowledge available to the company:

  • Some 1,600 researchers based in North America, Europe, and Asia are hard at work on technologies that will have a broad impact on Siemens' businesses, helping them successfully establish their innovations on the market.
  • Some 5,100 software engineers spread across Asia, Europe, and the United States, helping the business units combine the real and virtual worlds with innovative software products and solutions.
  • Finally, some 260 professionals drive business excellence at Siemens, helping to enhance the speed, agility, and efficiency of our company.

Job Title: Performance-driven Parallel Software Research and Development Co-op

Job Description: In the future, we will be living in a world that is increasingly interconnected by complex and heterogeneous systems.  By 2020, the amount of data stored worldwide will have grown to 44 zettabytes.  Around 50 billion devices will be linked online.  

However, operational technologies (OT) must get smarter enabling the convergence with information technologies (IT) bridging the digital divide.  Hence, future Siemens products are increasingly based on the execution of advanced alogorithms (e.g., machine-learning) on one or many general-purpose accelerated (e.e., GPU, FPGA, DSP), or distributed (e.g., coulds) processors.  These industrial applications require software systems that meet specific constraints and requirements of industrial domains (e.g., cost, performance, energy, size, latency, safety, real-time, data privacy, and environment).

Therefore, distributed and potentially heterogeneous processors will be the technology that forms the basis of future Siemens products.  The technical question arising with tightly coupled parallel processing and dynamic behavior are big challenges for the entire company.  In fact, writing parallel software becomes increasingly challenging.  In particular, meeting performance expectations for programs running on today's complex hardware can require significant effort. 

In this co-op, students will learn and apply parallel programming methods and new software technologies in industrial software development environments. Students will also learn how to manage these new challenges, for instance, regarding stability, real-time, and availability. Typically, students will work towards an innovation technology demonstrator at the end of their internship.

Required Job Skills: 

  • Familiarity with parallel computing basic concepts.
  • Experience in the design and implementation of software systems.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • High motivation and the ability to work effectively with others.

Number of Positions: 2

GPA Requirement: Minimum 2.8 GPA

Language Requirement: English

Compensation: Approximately $850.00 per month

Financial Award: Students will be considered for a financial award from Steinbright.

Housing: There is a listing of housing options that students can refer to (contact International Team member) and Siemens offers about $290 per month towards cost.

Visa Requirement: International Team member will assist students with visa process.



Steinbright Career Development Center
International Co-op • 3201 Arch Street Suite 250

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Voice: 215.895.2185 • Fax: 215.895.1473