The Firmware Engineering Intern will assist in the developing a stable, maintainable and flexible firmware ecosystem that will form the basis for all future Plentify hardware. The candidate will have the opportunity to learn from engineers with years of experience in industry leading software and firmware development practices. A full suite of hardware debugging tools will be available to debug any firmware issues that may arise. The candidate will leverage his/her skills to perform work in the following areas:
- Feature development: Producing new firmware features to support the growth of the Plentify code base
- Maintenance: Identifying and fixing bugs in the existing code base
- Research and development: Experimenting with new hardware and developing new sensors or products
While this internship is expected to be remote, Plentify will sponsor visas and flights to Cape Town if Covid allows and the candidate is interested. If not, Plentify will sponsor a future trip to Cape Town (along with the rest of the intern class) to experience our city and see the impact of your work. Candidates are encouraged to coordinate with their universities for additional funding (which is often available for internships with social enterprises).
- Experience with embedded C99 development at a low level, as well as an in-depth understanding of the capabilities and limitations of microcontrollers
- Experience with Microchip PIC32 microcontrollers would be valuable
- Understanding of electronics and the hardware debugging skills required to fully debug any aspect of the firmware. This includes experience with oscilloscopes, logic analysers, multimeters and surface mount soldering.
- Experience with agile software development including git and kanban is a plus.