Bigfoot Studios, Inc., Cebu, Philippines, is seeking a motivated & enthusiastic tech intern to join our “Arduino Lab” team; to set up projects built around the open-source Arduino electronics prototyping platform (http://arduino.cc/). Projects range from security access to environmental control appliances and will be integrated throughout the studio facilities and offices. We are investing in microcontroller development to provide increased cost-savings in our studio’s electrical and environmental systems overhead.
The candidates will be students or graduates in electronics, electrical engineering, C / C++ programming, or industrial/mechanical design. Not necessarily having to be students or graduates to qualify, we are also interested in devote hobbyists and “geeks” in these disciplines; although, knowledge of building and testing analog and digital circuitry is required.
We are looking for candidates who can consult regarding industry best practices to determine suitable hardware based on simplicity, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and reliability for low-volume production purposes.
The successful candidate doesn't necessarily need to have direct experience of everything we are using but must understand the field well enough to be able to come up to speed quickly. We hope to build a strong team of electronics technicians and software programmers to work on our different projects. Projects will be explored through research and experimentation to achieve the desired results.
In addition to the hardware platform, candidates with experience in desktop, client/server, and/or web-based application development is helpful. Applications for overall management, notification, and reporting will be developed alongside the hardware.
Candidates with good project management, documentation, and usability testing skills are preferred.
The company is a lot of fun to work with, and there is scope for collaboration and suggesting creative ideas of your own.
The internship position is for a 6-month period. Details for travel and visa requirements will be provided to the successful candidate.
Skills & Requirements
Student, fresh-graduate, intermediate, expert, and hobbyist in electronics and related fields are all encouraged to apply.
Preferred familiarity with the following technologies as applied to an Arduino development platform: RFID, GSM/GPRS (SIM900), NFC, Wireless Communication (WiFi, XBee), Ethernet, Power Relays, Battery Power, Solar Power / Charging, LED Lighting Systems, Google IO Android ADK platform
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills in English
• Strong affinity for self-directed learning: if you don’t know something, you find out quickly
• Comfortable working at all levels of computer architecture, from microcontrollers to web applications
• Knowledge of building and testing analog and digital circuitry
• C / C++ development experience
• Application development (desktop, client/server, web, mobile)
• RFID asset tracking systems
• Familiarity with Prepaid Power or Pay Card systems
• Writing technical documentation
• Usability testing experience
Salay of $800 USD per month. Free accommodation on the studio premises (utility bills paid by the intern). Visa Extensions will be processed and reimbursed by the company but the intern is responsible for any entry visa fees (such as those who come from restricted countries i.e. China, India, etc.). Flight to Cebu, Philippines is paid by the intern.
Skills: prototyping, microcontroller, engineering, research, management, wireless, english