Xylem Intern - Firmware Engineer - Summer 2018 in Morrisville, North Carolina

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world’s water challenges. The Company’s products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. With its October 2016 acquisition of Sensus, Xylem added smart metering, network technologies and advanced data analytics for water, gas and electric utilities to its portfolio of solutions. The combined Company’s nearly 16,000 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2016 revenue of $3.8 billion, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands.

The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all – that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com .

Sensus, a Xylem brand, helps a wide range of public service providers – from utilities to cities to industrial complexes and campuses – do more with their infrastructure to improve quality of life in their communities. We enable our customers to reach farther through the application of technology and data-driven insights that deliver efficiency and responsiveness. We partner with them to anticipate and respond to evolving business needs with innovation in sensing and communications technologies, data analytics and services. Learn more at sensus.com and follow @SensusGlobal on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

The Role: Sensus, a Xylem brand, seeks to hire Intern Candidates with an Electrical or Computer Engineering background to join our Firmware team, the incumbent will develop and implement utility metering products involving complex RF communications, tooling, electronics, software and embedded systems. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to succeed in a fast paced, fluid environment, while ensuring that project initiatives are met. If you are excited and passionate to work on state-of-the art technology trends, we want to hear from you!

Essential Functions:

  • Interest in working with the development of micro-controller or DSP based or embedded systems

  • Interest in developing the building blocks for new core features and functionality for future products.

  • Desire to participate in the selection and development of suitable RF components and development tools.

  • Desire and ability to learn new tools, languages and design techniques.

  • Strong sense of ownership and drive

  • Passionate about embedded systems, circuit boards, PCB schematics/layouts

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong customer focus

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or equivalent.

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

  • 0-2 years’ experience with RF and/or analog and digital electronic/embedded design.

  • Some exposure to common test equipment such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers and frequency analyzers is also highly desired.

  • Solid understanding of analog and digital circuitry

  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing, orally with both local and remote sites

  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment of engineers to meet aggressive goals and high quality standards

  • Demonstrated experience working with cross functional teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • It would be great if you were the Lead Engineer for your last academic - technical project

  • Exposure assisting with the development and testing/verifying of embedded systems

  • Exposure assisting Quality Assurance and Marketing in investigating and analyzing defective product returned from customers.

  • Exposure to a fast paced team environment where you have interfaced regularly with electrical, back-end software, mechanical and system test engineers on system level design development

Physical Demands:

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Light lifting (20-25 lbs.), office environment

  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility

  • Regularly required to listen, talk to, and see employees on a daily basis.

Work Environment:

(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.

  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours

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