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Intern - Firmware Engineering

Company: Plantronics
Location: Austin
Posted on: March 14, 2018

Job Description:

Job title: Firmware Engineer Intern
Location: Austin, TX

Plantronics is a global leader in business and consumer audio communications. For more than 50 years, we ve been driven by a single obsession to support our customers most important needs: experiencing and facilitating simple and clear communications while enjoying distraction-free environments.

We are a global team with zeal for fulfilling our vision through innovation and rigorous execution. Our company is made up of smart, highly-capable, inquisitive people who bring their best selves to work each day and treat others as we wish to be treated. Plantronics people embrace discovery and invention, take risks, and incorporate the things we learn into the things we do. In creating Unified Communications and customer service solutions, software analytics, and Bluetooth headsets, Plantronics delivers high-quality communications solutions that our customers count on today, while relentlessly innovating on behalf of their future.

Mission: We discover and invent the tools and technologies that provide a focused and distraction-free environment for you to perform at your best.


We are looking for a full-time summer intern majoring in ECE or EE. We offer opportunities to learn leading-edge technologies in a friendly and supportive environment, while contributing to the development of platform firmware (FW) for wearable devices and headsets.


* Develop, document and test various tools for platform FW development

* Create MIPS, Memory and Power consumption instrumentation and analysis

* Lead/assist in researching new technology options for future products

* Create/automate FW test cases

* Create GUI front-end for existing tools/scripts

* Develop and maintain FW development team web page.

* Automated release notes generation from source code management information.

* Develop code analysis tool for compliance to coding guidelines.

What are we looking for?


* ECE or EE major college student working towards a BS or higher degree

* Practical programming experience in a compiled programming language (C/C++/Java)

* Practical programming experience in any scripting language (Python, Perl, shell, batch files, etc.)

* Understanding of embedded systems and real-time software development

* Ability to express complex concepts in plain English

* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

* Ability to work independently with minimal supervision


* Student completing her/his junior year but other class candidates will be considered

* GPA of 3.2 or higher out of 4.0 or equivalent preferred but lower GPA will be considered

* Ability to read schematics and knowledge of electronics hardware is highly desirable

* Willing and able to extend employment beyond summer, if required by business

What do we have to offer?

* Being part of a fun and supportive global team, going through a journey of globalization, which offers a lot of opportunity to learn and develop.

* Working in a global team of passionate professionals, truly making an impact on Plantronics success in the future.

Keywords: Plantronics, Austin, Intern - Firmware Engineering, Engineering, Austin, Texas

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