SUMMER 2024 CO-OP: R&D Software Development Co-op Position – Protocase

  • Location: Sydney, NS
  • Deadline: April 1, 2024

R&D Software Development Co-op Position 

We are seeking a driven student in a Computer Science co-op program to join our team. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious student to gain valuable experience working with our team of engineers, software developers, and other team members in a dynamic, fast-paced manufacturing environment. 


Protocase manufactures custom electronic enclosures and sheet metal components for scientists, engineers and innovators all over the world. To meet the needs of this group, Protocase created an ‘ultra-lean’ manufacturing management system that allows it to build custom sheet metal jobs in 2-3 days, with no minimum orders. Our customers now total more than 16,000 worldwide, and include Boeing, NASA, IBM, Lockheed Martin, and SpaceX, among others. 

45 Drives makes Storinators, ultra-large servers that can store massive amounts of data, with read/write speeds in excess of 3GB/s. Customers around the world use Storinators for a variety of applications: 

  • Video production, streaming and visual effects 
  • R&D, Engineering & Life Sciences 
  • Government 
  • Surveillance & Law Enforcement 


  • Experience & understanding with Java programming or other object-oriented language.  
  • Experience with 3D modeling and graphics would be a plus.   
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills 
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team. 
  • Experience with CAD software would be considered an asset.   
  • Be willing to locate to Sydney, NS for the duration of the co-op term. 
  • Full-time, permanent employment may be possible following completion of the student’s degree 


  • Wage: $19/hour, 40 hours/week 
  • Term: 16 weeks 

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