Intern - Electrical Engineering (Summer 2020)
Job Title: Electrical Engineering Intern
As a member of the electrical engineering team, you will work with other engineers to develop and deliver real hardware and software products. You will work in a small project team on embedded applications and hardware and work closely with the customer to build them what they need.
Working on embedded systems is a lot different than solving a simple problem in class.
At Syncroness, we develop products for other companies. We don't always know the answer ahead time. Often, we don't even know the exact problem that we're trying to solve. That's why we work closely with our customers to figure out exactly what they want and then build them the product that best meets their needs.
We work on products in a diverse set of industries. From medical to industrial to consumer products, there's no telling exactly what's going to come through the door. And that's the way we like it. Each new product is chance to learn and do something new.
We also do not just deliver a PCB with firmware. We have teams of mechanical and software engineers as well. Many of our embedded system projects involve these other disciplines too.
We're a small company, so if you join our electrical engineering team you'll report directly to the Director of Electrical Engineering.
You'll be assigned to small project team with a few other engineers. They probably won't all be electrical engineers, but they'll all be interesting and you'll be able to learn something from each of them. You'll regularly check-in with a senior member of the electrical engineering team who will make sure you're getting the most out of your experience.
Depending on the needs of the product, we develop mobile, desktop and embedded applications. We can't tell you exactly what kind of project you'll work on, so it's a bit of a gamble. Whatever it is though, we'll find some real work for you to do.
You should be proficient in C/C++. You should also have a basic knowledge of digital and analog circuits. Above all else though, you'll need to be willing to dive in and learn something new.
At Syncroness, sometimes we say that "we specialize in doing things we've never done before" and we'll need you to embrace that same spirit. We'll be here to support you, but you can't shy away from a challenge.
Communication skills and the ability to work in a team are really important to us too. Our best successes come from teams that work well together. Our best teams are those that can communicate well (both within the team and with the customer).
We realize that you're still in college and aren't an expert in anything yet (we're still learning too!). But if you love to solve problems and you're willing to roll your sleeves up and figure things out, we're excited to work with you.
This job description doesn't constitute a contract of employment and Syncroness may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time. Syncroness is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.