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System Software Engineering Intern

Internships at Humane in San Francisco, CA

Who We Are

Humane is a team of proven industry experts who have invented, built, and shipped category-defining hardware and software products to billions of people across the globe. We're known for building the audacious, ambitious, and the impossible, and we're doing it again. Our vision for the next shift between humans and computing requires innovation across multiple emerging technologies in hardware and software, from devices to cloud services.

About The Role

Humane's System Software team enables on-device experiences to take full advantage of our hardware capabilities. We collaborate with internal and external partners in a high-leverage environment that enables us to spend a majority of our time developing solutions that are unique to our hardware, sensors, algorithms, and interaction models. If you enjoy solving complex, interdisciplinary problems with a world-class team, we'd love to hear from you!

What You Might Do

  • Learn what it's like to be a part of a world-class embedded software team building a first-of-its-kind product in a startup environment
  • Develop low-level driver and framework software in C and C++
  • Develop device-focused infrastructure software in Python
  • Build automation tools (maybe even a robot) to test our hardware platform in repeatable ways
  • Debug issues at the interface between hardware and software
  • Optimize software for better performance and lower power consumption
  • Collaborate in the software engineering process with documentation, testing, and code review

Essential Qualifications 

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master's in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or similar field
  • Experience in at least one of the following programming languages: C++, C, or Python
  • At least one prior course project, internship, or research project that demonstrates your programming skills

Preferred Skills

  • Familiarity with modern C++
  • Experience with Android development, especially native apps or AOSP
  • Experience with Linux Kernel driver development
  • Experience porting reference algorithms to hardware accelerators (GPU, DSP, etc)
  • Familiarity with ARM System-on-Chip (SOC) architecture
  • Experience developing bare-metal firmware for microcontrollers
  • Ability to use common lab equipment (eg, logic analyzers) to debug low-level SW issues

Why Humane?

  • Develop cutting edge technologies in a creative and innovative environment
  • Imagine new opportunities in areas that matter and will impact the world you live in
  • Be a part of a high performing team of the world’s best innovators and executors
  • Flexible work arrangements to support you in working in the way that you work best
  • Our values: trust truth +joy

Humane currently has a Mandatory Vaccination Policy in place for all individuals who enter any Humane space, subject to the exemptions as required by law. Please do not disclose vaccination status unless requested by our Health & Wellness Coordinator. Thank you. 

At Humane, diversity is important to us.

Humane is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. We do not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion (including, but not necessarily limited to, religious creed, dress, and grooming practices), citizenship, marital status, age, national origin, place of birth, height, weight, ancestry, mental or physical disability, genetic information, medical condition, U.S. (state and federal) military and veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, gender, pregnancy (including childbirth or related medical condition), or any other characteristics protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws (“protected characteristics” or “protected categories”). Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and other similar state laws and ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. At Humane, building a healthy and safe workplace is core to our mission. We prohibit harassment of any kind.

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