Ultra Communications Inc. - A Samtec Company is seeking a Firmware Engineering COOP in our Vista, CA location. Please only apply if you are a student currently enrolled pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering with firmware or software emphasis or a related field at a local University within San Diego County.
Pay is $24-27.00 per hour, depending on education and experience level.
Co-ops are eligible to participate in student program tuition assistance and may also opt to participate in Samtec's 401k plan.
UCI Software/Firmware Engineering Group is responsible for the design and development of microcontroller firmware used in fiber-optic transceivers.
Co-ops have the opportunity to develop skills in providing support for test/software related products and hardware, test related documentation, and support related to failure analysis including responsibility of data analysis and generating reports.
Ideal candidates are self-starters who demonstrate exemplary written and verbal communication skills. They excel in a dynamic environment and can problem solve, efficiently, creatively, and with fine attention to detail. Below is a list of preferred qualifications and skills:
- Student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in computer or electrical engineering or related field of study.
- Availability to work a minimum of 20 hours per week during regular business hours while maintaining a full-time course load.
- You must be available to commit to a minimum of 3 semesters.
- Co-ops are required to maintain a C grade or above in all courses to maintain status in the program.
- Applicants must be eligible to for any employer work in the U.S. without sponsorship.
“The responsibilities as defined are intended to serve as a general guideline for this position. Associates may be asked to perform additional tasks depending on strengths and capabilities.”
- Defining the problem, solving the problem, and communicating the problem
- Develop problem solving skills
- Develop an understanding of firmware requirements, development, testing, and validation
- Modify/enhance existing firmware
- Develop firmware for new and existing products
- Full time co-op: 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday – Friday during school breaks
- Part time co-op: Flexible but preferably in the 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday – Friday time frame while school is in session.
Equipment & Systems used:
- Simplicity Studio
- Atmel Studio
- Visual Studio
- Multimeter, oscilloscope, power supply, bit-error rate tester, optical power meter
- Using the above development environments
- Firmware development for microcontrollers
- Firmware test and validation
- Reading IC datasheets (ex. microcontrollers, transceiver ASICs)
- Fiber optic data transmission
- Experience writing firmware in C for microcontrollers
- Experience writing sketches for Arduino
- Experience breadboarding circuits
- Experience with embedded hardware (ex. flash memory, I2C devices, serial communication)
- Experience with basic electronic test equipment (ex. multimeter, oscilloscope, power supply)
- Familiarity with microcontroller architecture (ex. ARM, 8051, AVR)
- Familiarity with embedded compilers (ex. Keil, GCC)
- Familiarity with C#, Python, Matlab
- Familiarity with advanced test equipment (ex. bit-error rate tester, optical power meter)