Job Title:  Intern, Software Engineering

Req ID:  38964
Job Category:  Intern

Mentor, OH, US, 44060


At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

The Summer 2024 Intern will gain experience in software development and support the Infection Prevention Technologies (IPT) Software Engineering Team supporting New Product Development and sustaining of existing products, working under the guidance of STERIS Software engineers.  The intern will work on software development projects involving leading edge software technologies supporting the production of sterilizers and connected devices used in healthcare and life sciences industries.  The Intern will gain experience with software development life cycle process to develop quality software for medical devices.


This position will be located at our office in Mentor, OH and will require in-office presence. 


  • Design, implement, and debug software components according to corporate standards and procedures.
  • Program and debug Python/Java/C/C++ embedded RTOS based application and PC applications.
  • Tasks may include software component development and verification, technology assessment, debugging software defects, and automation of engineering and factory tests to support product the development and production of sterilizers and connected devices used in healthcare and life sciences industries.
  • Specific task assigned will be based on the aptitude/competency and specific coursework of the hired individual.
  • Write and execute unit, software, system, integration, and stress tests.
  • Update software documentation as needed.
  • Research and evaluate new software and hardware technologies for potential integration into products.
  • Work as a collaborative team member in engineering projects.

Required Experience

  • Minimum Educational Requirement: Successful completion of Sophomore level coursework or above by May 2024.
  • Coursework appropriate for academic standing (minimum of a 3.5 GPA desired).
  • Languages:  Coursework or professional experience with one or more of Python, C, C++, C# .NET, Java.
  • Basic software design and algorithm knowledge.
  • Exposure to operating systems and communication protocols.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Understanding of XML is desirable.
  • Experience with Python, LabView or Matlab is desirable.


STERIS is a leading global provider of products and services that support patient care with an emphasis on infection prevention.  WE HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD by providing innovative healthcare, life sciences and dental products and services. STERIS is a $5 billion, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 17,000 associates and Customers in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Req ID:  38964
Job Category:  Intern

Mentor, OH, US, 44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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