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Intern, Firmware Engineering - Clean Energy (Summer 2023)

Join Generac Clean Energy as we drive to build energy solutions for a more resilient, sustainable world.

Generac Clean Energy combines the speed and excitement of a technology startup with the resources and market power of an S&P 500 industry leader. Our careers offer boundless opportunity for energetic, mission-driven applicants who seek challenge and impact in a fast-paced culture of teaching, learning, and professional growth, developing solar+storage products and software for the clean energy revolution.

Generac Clean Energy is looking for a motivated Firmware Intern to help design and test next generation energy storage designs. The successful applicant will join a team of highly knowledgeable and collaborative engineers. You will have the opportunity to solve challenging problems that unlock residential PV and energy storage systems at mass scale.
This role entails ownership of firmware implementation, validation, and ongoing fleet improvements. The candidate will have aptitude for embedded programming and testing, and be passionate about bringing sustainable energy to the world.

The position is available in South Portland, Maine or Bedford, Massachusetts. 

  • Develop, enhance and debug new and existing real-time firmware in C. 
  • Deliver high-quality code in a real-time embedded environment.
  • Design and implement functionality and behaviors of embedded subsystems.
  • Drive firmware development for performance, scalability, robustness, and tight integration with the hardware.
  • Design safety rated firmware to meet UL1998 or related standards.
  • Hands-on hardware bring up, build and execute component validation to deliver robust, functional code.

 Minimal Qualifications:
  • Currently pursuing a BS degree (preferably in Mechanical, Electrical or Computer Engineering).  
  • The ability to work 15-20 hours during the school year and full-time during school breaks. 

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Capable after some mentoring to deliver high quality C code in a real time embedded environment.
  • Excellent software fundamentals including architectural design, algorithm development, data structures, code modularity, and maintainability.
  • Multithreaded and RTOS experience is desired. Experience with communication interfaces on embedded systems such as RS-485, CAN, SPI is desired.
  • Experience with test driven development experience using unit testing, software in the loop, or hardware in the loop methodologies. Our developers participate significantly in firmware testing, so a validation mindset is required.
  • Familiar with electrical test tools like scopes, meters, and power supplies.
  • Desired to have experience developing time critical code using ADC, PWM for power controls and battery management
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate complex technical concepts.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift loads as large as 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job include actions typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. This position will require occasional travel.

“We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

At Generac, Our People help make the world safer, brighter and more productive. United by our Values, people with diverse backgrounds and points of view work together to ensure our global customers have peace of mind.  

We are a team of builders and doers who share a passion for innovation and a desire to outpace others. As an inclusive workplace, we empower our employees to embrace diversity in all forms, celebrate our differences, and treat everyone with equity and respect. At Generac, our success is powered by Our People. 

Company Generac Power Systems Name Intern, Firmware Engineering - Clean Energy (Summer 2023) Req # 61064 Location Bedford CLEAN Employment Type Intern Shift 1st