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Information Technology Intern

A-Tech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Employer Description

A-Tech Corporation, d.b.a. Applied Technology Associates (ATA), is a privately-held, Hispanic-owned small business and headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  ATA also has operations in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Huntsville, Alabama, Chantilly, Virginia, Greenbelt MD and White Sands Missile Range. 

ATA is an advanced technology and products company that delivers space, airborne, and ground-based systems to government, aerospace, and commercial customers for imaging, high energy laser, inertial navigation, space systems, and laser communications applications with specialization in precision pointing, line-of-sight stabilization, and real-time software and controls products and systems.  ATA has numerous engineering and program management positions open.

ATA develops embedded processing systems for commercial and DoD applications. Our primary focus involves the application of state-of-the art, FPGA and System-On-Chip (SOC) devices to high performance video processing, adaptive optics, laser communications, imaging sensors, and a wide range of real-time control systems for inertial measurement units, fast steering mirrors, and stabilized telescopes.  ATA is looking for qualified candidates who are interested in working within a small, agile, innovative team and who share a strong desire to create a work environment that is highly collaborative, rewarding and fun.   


Job Description




Applied Technology Associates (ATA) is seeking an Information Technology (IT) Intern in support to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Space Vehicles Advanced Technology (SVAT) contract.  ATA is supporting AFRL in a variety of areas related to the design and flight of space vehicles.  One of those areas is in the application and implementation of algorithms for autonomous and robotic spacecraft functions.  ATA is looking for qualified candidates who are interested in working within a small, agile, innovative team supporting Air Force projects and who share a strong desire to create a work environment that is highly collaborative, rewarding, and fun.  The successful candidate will serve as an IT intern within AFRL/ATA’s Resilient Autonomous Navigation Guidance and Robotic Systems (RANGRS) team and contribute to a collection of projects to help with the maintenance and expansion of the Group’s networked computing systems.  Current projects include hardware upgrades to the existing systems including the addition of new switches, servers, and workstations.  Future projects include migrating from a Windows environment to Linux for all servers and most workstations.  The Group operates four difference laboratories, which have recently been networked together.  The laboratories simulate and emulate many aspects of spacecraft flight providing simulated and real-time testbeds and verification and validation platforms for on-orbit spacecraft algorithms and software.  We work in a hardware environment dominated by Dell products.


Essential Functions

The Intern’s duties will include:

  • Establishing, configuring, and documenting hardware and BIOS settings and configurations
  • Establishing and documenting standard software installation and configuration processes
  • Identify helpful or needed hardware and software
  • Develop and implement scripts for IT management functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Ethical Conduct
  • Strong Attention to Detail
  • Organizational Skills
  • Self-starter
  • Self-organizing
  • Can quickly grasp new concepts and processes
  • Great written and oral communication skills
  • Require minimum oversight
  • Excellent time management skills


Work Environment

This job operates in a professional/secure office and laboratory environment. This position routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, fax machines and other equipment as needed.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a part-time position. Days and hours (8-20 per week) are nominally within a Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. workday.



Travel is primarily local during the business day.


Required Education and Experience

  • Attending an accredited IT, Engineering, or Computer Science program at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D. level
  • S. citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance
  • Background or course work in IT and/ or management information systems


Preferred Education and Experience

  • Active security clearance
  • Experience with Windows Servers and workstations
  • Experience with Linux Servers and workstations
  • Experience with Dell Servers and workstations
  • Experience with PowerShell and/or Bash scripting
  • Experience with revision control systems such as Git, Mercurial, or Subversion
  • Experience programming in C/C++


Primary Location

Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, NM


Relocation Available



ATA prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. ATA conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations. Please send all resumes, including cover letters, to Human Resources at Applied Technology Associates, 1300 Britt Street SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123. You may also fax them to (505) 998-2397, or e-mail them to ATAJobs@atacorp.com.  PLEASE REFER TO DOCKET ATA20190919.


23 September 2019
21 March 2020
Bachelor's Degree
Education and Training