Electrical / Computer Systems Cooperative Education Engineer
*** Application Window Closes November 1, 2013 ***
Planetary Resources is an exciting aerospace startup in the Seattle area. You may have heard about our recent Kickstarter campaign and other public announcements. We are looking for a few good, enthusiastic Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, and Computer Science students for paid co-op positions. To be considered, you should currently be of Junior, Senior, or Masters standing. Co-ops will run from January through August 2014 (note that these are NOT summer only internships).
The vision of Planetary Resources is to mine near-Earth asteroids for raw materials, ranging from water to precious metals, through rapid development of innovative and cost-effective exploration technologies. We are in the process of developing our Arkyd spacecraft and need students who possess experience in any of the following:
• Completion and demonstrated competency in relevant introductory classes covering electronics, digital logic, and digital design
• Experience with embedded systems
• Experience with protoboard-level circuit design, layout, and debugging
• Proficiency in C, C++, Python, SQL, object oriented programming, and scripting languages
• Experience with cross-platform application and/or web software development, ideally with a hardware interface
• Experience with user interface design and development
• Experience with real time operating systems
• Experience in RF and communication systems
• Experience with CMOS/CCD detector and optical imaging systems
• Experience with machine vision algorithm development and test
• Experience with bench tools and equipment (oscilloscopes, soldering, etc…)
• Good technical writing skills
• Excellent interpersonal communication
• Ability to perform well in a hands-on environment of fluid requirements and rapid turnaround
Applicants should expect a hands-on, intense and dynamic work environment. Previous work experience, research, and/or student team project(s) related to your field of study is desired. Planetary Resources provides a unique and intimate work environment where you will work alongside our experienced staff. Interns here can make an immediate impact on product development and the fulfillment of primary company objectives. Join us in changing the way humanity explores the solar system!
Applicants must be eligible for employment within the United States of America.