Embedded systems intern

  • Toulouse, France
  • Internship - 5 to 6 months
  • January/February 2024

You must have citizenship from a country of the European Union or NATO to apply to this position.

Your Mission

To develop new plug-and-play interfaces for space hardware, SpaceLocker is looking to expand its embedded software team. Developments range from the secure management of hardware, the interfacing of field buses in processing resources, to the development and testing of custom circuits in compact form factors.

Overall, your mission will be to design, build and test ground and space electronics (hardware and software) to allow plug-and-play satellite integration.

In this position, you will work with the CTO and the embedded software team to:

  • Apply your skills and discover a very wide range of topics, from hypervisors to electrical design and hardware command/acquisition,
  • Imagine, specify, implement, and test embedded software (running on small microcontroller or System on Chips) for high-reliability applications,
  • Imagine, specify, and implement the electrical interface used to route signals across SpaceLocker products’ main components.
  • Imagine, specify, implement and test deeply embedded software (running on small microcontroller) for high-reliability applications,

The plus sides:

  • You will get involved in high-level discussions and design decisions from day one, and learn things you will never see at school,
  • Work in a company with flexible processes and the willingness to put money where the mouth is,
  • Lead the shift over to exciting technologies, especially from the ground cloud computing and automotive sector, that will be the next generation of standards in the space industry.

For this opportunity, compensation package is standard legal internship salary in France (about 1000€ per month after tax), with 2 weeks paid vacation over the 6-month duration. Relocation costs to Toulouse could be reimbursed, especially for candidates coming from lower purchase power countries in Europe.

Your Profile

This list is not exhaustive nor exclusive. No self-censorship here, if you think your profile fits, even if not ticking all the boxes, feel free to apply and explain to us why in your first email!

Hard skills:

  • You have a first cycle of education in STEM and a formal training in electronics, or embedded systems,
  • You have personal and/or professional experiences with hands-on projects, be it for the subject here or in different fields (fixing your bike and your mom’s toaster counts),
  • You’ve developed embedded systems before from hardware designs (e.g., FPGA IPs, PCB design) to the software running on top (written in languages like C or Rust) and liked it,
  • You are interested by the low-level details of your code, and how it interacts with physical equipment. You may have a first experience with FPGA programming.

Soft skills:

  • You take responsibility, show autonomy and are not afraid of improvisation. The startup world is a bit messy sometimes, and we’ll need your help on unexpected topics to keep up with the swirl of things going on,
  • You have a hands-on approach to technical solutions, once there is hardware on the table everything becomes simpler,
  • You like clean work, spaghetti is better as a dish than as a code style,
  • General culture about the space sector is a big plus.

About the Company

SpaceLocker aims to make satellite missions more efficient and sustainable.

To achieve this, we develop shared satellite missions or more technically in-orbit payload hosting. This hosting service enables any organization to launch easily and quickly sensors or experiments to harvest space data without having to hassle with the technical satellite and space segment part. On the other side, by sharing higher-end space infrastructure, our customers increase their performances and reduce the environmental impact of their missions both regarding emissions and debris production. Technically, this is made possible thanks to a technological stack combining proprietary hardware and cloud-inspired software into a “space USB for satellites” that enables this revolutionary plug-and-play effect.

We are not trying to build a dog picture blockchain nor a hotel on the Moon, but a rock-solid company that will provide the foundations for the next generation of space exploration. This intention is anchored to a strong technical expertise, a quick prototyping approach and a direct link to the market.

SpaceLocker is a company firmly engaged about diversity and inclusivity, of age, gender, origins, handicap or any other characteristic (and we are aware of the slight irony, the founder team being the most average white guys you can imagine 😀). Progress and inclusion are not just corporate speech: we are aware it needs actual efforts and compromises.

For the French speakers (or the one not afraid by a mobile app in French !) , if you like, you can send us a video cover letter with Impress, the easy app for applicants who want to make a good impression ✨
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