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Intern, Research and Design Hardware Engineer (Fall 2024)

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Engineering
  • Atlanta

AI generated summary

  • You must be hands-on with a deep understanding of technology, experience in CAD design, 3D printing, soldering, electrical engineering, hardware communication protocols, and be a tinkerer who enjoys building new things.
  • You will research, evaluate partners, and create sustainable products with attention to detail. Drive ideas to execution with field and desk research, prototypes, and product strategies.


  • Be hands on with a deep understanding of technology including AI
  • Design components using CAD tools such as AutoCAD and SolidWorks
  • Experience with 3D printing parts using different materials such as ABS, PLA, etc.
  • Experience using soldering equipment
  • Can interpret schematic diagrams/drawings
  • Good electrical engineering fundamentals and can hook up components on a breadboard
  • Is a tinkerer and likes to build new things
  • Knowledge of hardware communication protocols such as UART, SPI, I2C, etc.
  • Can operate specialized test equipment such as function generators, oscilloscopes, and power supplies.
  • Develop rapid prototypes via software and/or hardware technology and tools (e.g., Digital apps, IoT devices, etc.)
  • Experience in one or more of the following skillsets IoT, Firmware, Biometrics, Robotics and other hardware/software technologies
  • Current Graduate student in a technical or engineering field
  • Self-driven, ambitious and entrepreneurial
  • Embraces diverse people, thinking and styles
  • Consistently makes safety and security, of self and others, the priority
  • Competent in the use of applicable design technology such as rapid prototyping and specialist test equipment etc.
  • Consistently prioritizes safety and security of self, others, and personal data.
  • Embraces diverse people, thinking, and styles.
  • Possesses a high school diploma, GED, or high school equivalency.
  • Is at least 18 years of age and has authorization to work in the United States.


  • The R&D Hardware Design Engineer conducts research, evaluates potential partners, and builds a sustainable product quickly that gets the details right. He or she is a future-focused expert in technology and ensures that we have the correct technical strategies for our products. The R&D Engineer helps to drive product from idea through to execution, including field and desk research, low-fidelity prototypes, Proofs of Concept and Minimal Viable Products.
  • The successful candidate will have an established background in researching and developing customer-facing experiences (physical and digital), a strong technical ability, a start-up mentality, excellent project management skills, and great communication skills.


What are the minimum qualifications for this internship position?

The minimum qualifications for this internship position include being hands-on with a deep understanding of technology, designing components using CAD tools, experience with 3D printing, soldering equipment, interpreting schematic diagrams, having good electrical engineering fundamentals, being a tinkerer, knowledge of hardware communication protocols, operating specialized test equipment, developing rapid prototypes, experience in IoT, Firmware, Biometrics, Robotics, etc., being a current graduate student in a technical or engineering field, self-driven and ambitious, embracing diverse people and thinking, making safety and security a priority, and possessing a high school diploma or equivalent.

What are some of the responsibilities of a R&D Hardware Design Engineer in this internship?

Some of the responsibilities include designing and developing systems and components incorporating the latest technologies, determining and developing feature requirements with the engineering teams, testing and iterating features with prospective customers, presenting findings to company leaders and industry partners, conducting research, evaluating potential partners, building sustainable products, driving products from idea through to execution, and more.

What kind of team and culture can I expect at this company?

You can expect a diverse team with varying experiences, backgrounds, and skillsets, a startup mentality focused on failing and learning fast and cheap, a human-centered philosophy, and a strong emphasis on research, design, and technology.

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