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Electrical/Firmware Design Intern



PCH International



San Francisco, CA, US


Driving innovation since 1996.
PCH is a global company headquartered in Ireland with operations in Shenzhen, China and San Francisco.
When PCH was founded 22 years ago we quickly began making waves in China's product development and manufacturing industry as an agile partner helping companies produce at scale premier products more efficiently while keeping quality at the forefront. In 2012, those waves reached the shores of the California Pacific Coast when we opened our 35,000 square foot PCH Innovation Hub in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood. Our hub brings us closer to Silicon Valley, where we have been supporting many of the region's most recognized global brands and world-class Industrial Design studios for decades.
With an impressive customer roster, we are growing our team. We are looking to recruit talented, passionate and driven individuals to our exceptional team in San Francisco. Our Innovation Hub is home to our product design engineering and development team, including mechanical, electrical and firmware engineers, program managers and operational staff. Partnering with our manufacturing and supply chain colleagues in Shenzhen, we work together to guide products from concept to the consumer out-of-box experience.
Who are we?
The PCH team is creative, collaborative and out of the ordinary. We take pride in our work and we have a lot of fun along the way! As an employer, we offer:
- An exceptional team environment where we are passionate about our work and value our colleagues
- A commitment to your personal and professional growth
- A healthy work-life balance in a positive, open and inclusive work environment
- Competitive compensation, comprehensive life benefits, and parental leave options
- The opportunity to travel for project exchanges, collaborations and transitions
- Monthly barbecues, regular after-work outings, and engaging in-house activities to foster relationships across disciplines and departments
- Weekly lunches and a well-stocked kitchen to fuel your creative energy
- An in-house state-of-the-art prototyping lab
Does this sound like the place for you? Please read through the job description carefully and submit all requested application materials. We have openings at various levels of expertise and invite you to apply to the posting that most closely matches your experience level. We are thrilled to be growing our team and can't wait to meet you! 
The Opportunity
PCH International is looking for an Electrical Engineering intern who is passionate about putting engineering theory to practice.  You are a 'hacker' in the real sense of the word. You love building things (hopefully they work) because we do, too! We are impressed by people who build prototypes to prove their designs.  Made a breadboard? Designed something driven by Arduino, or RasberryPi? Soldered something? Expect to get your hands dirty! You'll be working alongside our product development teams of Mechanical and Firmware engineers to design and bring to market some of the world's newest consumer electronics. Ideal candidates should be in the process of working towards a BS or MS in Electrical Engineering. Please provide a resume, cover letter and portfolio with examples of your work.

As an EE Intern, you bring:

    • Coursework in embedded system design (e.g. Analog/Digital, RF, Bluetooth, battery, low power systems, mechatronics)
    • Experience with micro-controller based systems either at the prototype or production level
    • Familiarity with an oscilloscope and/or logic analyzer
    • Exposure to and familiarity with Altium PCB layout
    • Some experience with SVN or any other version control system
    • Prior experience in prototyping circuits (breadboard assembly, soldering surface mount components, etc.)
    • Some experience in Shell/Command line scripting a bonusDesire to work with other design disciplines (EE, ME, SW, ID)
    • Passion for developing consumer electronics projects
    • Interest and experience writing Firmware in Embedded C/C++ welcomed!
If it can be imagined, it can be made.
At PCH, we push past the normal standards of customer satisfaction, engineering and manufacturing ingenuity, and what it means to be a collaborative team.
We partner with innovative Fortune 500 companies and startups that are passionate about design, brand, and the consumer experience. We help guide product development through all phases of the product journey -- from concept and design engineering, manufacturing, pack out and fulfillment, to supply chain and inventory management. Hardware development is fast-paced and rewarding. At PCH we are proud to celebrate our successes as a team.

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