Hardware Development Intern



Other Engineering
Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2023

Hardware Development Intern

at Axoft

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Axoft is building the most advanced and scalable platform for implantable brain-machine interfaces. Our mission is to enable minimally invasive, long-term stable and ultra-high bandwidth communication with the brain, opening new therapies and treatments against neurological disorders and physical disabilities. We have bridged the gap between electronic and biological materials to create the softest, nanofabricated brain implants in the world. We are now looking to add talented people to the team who are passionate, deliver results, and are committed to finding creative solutions to complex problems. Axoft is looking for candidates who have demonstrated exceptional abilities and results in their previous professional, academic and interpersonal experiences and have the skillset that fits this job offer.

As a Hardware development Intern at Axoft, you will be working side by side with the Electrical Engineering team as well as the Microfabrication and Pre-clinical team to develop system-level solutions for miniaturized brain-machine interfaces. This job will be on-site at our headquarter near Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA.

About you:

  • You embrace challenges at work, and you enjoy solving complex problems by breaking them down into achievable goals.

  • You are thoughtful/conscientious and creative, but you are also execution oriented, with a clear focus on delivering a simple, implementable, and scalable solution.

  • You love multi-disciplinary environments and thrive when working with various teams of engineers and scientists.

  • You are ingenious and independent but know how to leverage the experience of your team.

Key qualifications:

  • Desire to work reliably with novel and complex processes where innovation and precision are equally important.

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor program in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or other related fields.

  • Deep understanding for electronic circuits, advanced PCB manufacturing techniques and high-density miniaturized connectors.

  • Proficiency in PCB design software e.g Altium, KiCAD and hands on PCB assembly and soldering experience.

  • Proficiency in mechanical design software e.g Solidworks. 3D printing experience.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a Master or higher program in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other related fields.

  • Experience building electronics under strict power and size constraints.

  • Experience with mainstream Electrophysiology systems from Intan Technolgies, Blackrock Microsystem

  • Proficiency in embedded system programing language (e.g Verilog, VHDL, Python, C/C++)

  • Experience working with microcontrollers and FPGA.

Your responsibilities:

  • Collaborate and report to the lead Electrical Engineer about the general progress and strategy for development.

  • Support the design, manufacturing and implementation of electronic and mechanical components for the brain machine interface systems.

  • Production of engineering documentation, processes, and workflows.

  • Maintain good organizational relationships with other departments and engineering disciplines.

What we offer:

  • An opportunity to transition into full-time position at the end of the internship.

  • An opportunity to work with a team of experts on one of the most exciting problems in the world and change lives.

  • Career growth opportunities that fit your potential.

  • Flexible paid time off.

Axoft’s ideal team members are people who seek fast paced, evolving work with bright, thoughtful, and dedicated teammates. We seek and embrace challenges, and we are focused on improving the health and well-being of people. We believe in producing the highest quality work, and we hold ourselves and each other to high standards of integrity, accountability, growth, and trust.

Axoft provides equal opportunity in all our employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status, genetic information or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, transfer, disciplinary action, layoff, return from layoff, training and social, and recreational programs. All such employment decisions will be made without unlawfully discriminating on any prohibited basis.