Embedded Firmware Co-op

  • 130 Perinton Pkwy, Fairport, NY 14450, USA
  • Intern
  • Legal Entity: Bosch Security Systems Inc.

Company Description

Bosch Security Systems is a leading global supplier of security, safety, and communications products and systems. Protecting lives, buildings and assets is the major aim. The product portfolio includes video surveillance, intrusion detection, fire detection and voice evacuation systems as well as access control and management systems. Professional audio and conference systems for communication of voice, sound and music complete the range.

Fairport, NY is the headquarters for the Bosch Security Systems sales organization in the United States and serves as the primary site for research and development, engineering, quality and product management for intrusion detection systems, including state-of-the-art sensors, control panels, communicators and more. 

Job Description

Length of Assignment

Target start of the internship is Spring-Summer or Summer-Fall semesters (6+ month duration @ 40 hours/week).

Embedded Software Development

·         Participate in requirements engineering activities. Collaboration with internal customers to define and set expectations.

·         Assist in product design and architecture development

·         Accurately define and document the technical side of the project and identify risks

·         Design, develop, integrate and test software systems for security system products

·         Take responsibility for designated software tasks from design through development, integration & test

·         Take initiative to test code against known usage, investigate faults/boundary conditions, and automate unit tests

·         Facilitate and assist in the task estimation process

·         Work in a cross-functional team environment comprised of software engineers, testers, and product managers

·         Participate in technical project reviews and code reviews

Test Solution Development

·         Work with product and development teams to identify test cases for project requirements

·         Introduce test strategies and innovative paradigms to meet the technical/schedule needs of the project

·         Write embedded software (C, C++, python) to automate testing and create tools to support testing and development of software/hardware.

Verification and Troubleshooting

·         Drive the verification of electrical, electromechanical, and software platforms

·         Design, execute and evaluate results of repeatability and reliability studies

·         Troubleshoot product and test equipment, propose and implement fixes

·         Engage a data driven approach to product performance, trending reports, and analysis of test results


Pursuing BS Degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering or a technology-related field

Job Requirements

·         Collegiate level software experience for real-time embedded systems written in C / C++ using OOP principles

·         Collegiate level experience with software development for embedded microcontrollers including Linux/Android OS

·        Collegiate level experience in new product development and product launch process

·         Experience in design and implementation of low power, battery operated devices

·         Ability to understand hardware schematics and design/implement associated embedded software.

·         Experience in integrating hardware and software using data buses and protocols such as SPI, I2C, RS-232, DMA

·         Proficiency with commonly used electrical test equipment, such as oscilloscopes, signal generators, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers etc.

·         Excellent analytical skills, including analysis of existing software code and utilization of software tools.

·         Able to debug software and perform root cause analysis and clarify potential hardware related issues with the electronic hardware team.

·         Experience with unit and integration testing to include automation of test procedures

·         Work independently in an organized and structured fashion; takes ownership and is self-accountable to team goals

·         Good interpersonal skills within a cross functional team; proactive approach to communication and handling conflicts

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills for both a technical and non-technical audience


·         Knowledge of security systems concepts and products

·         Experience with tools for requirements management, fault tracking, etc

·         Knowledge of Low Power Wireless Network protocols and implementations

·         PC based Test Application development in C/C++/Java for interfacing and testing of embedded systems is a plus.

·         Knowledge of quality management processes for the software development lifecycle

·         Knowledge of Agile development methods (Scrum, test-driven development, etc.)

Special Skills

To be successful in this position individual must have a high level of self-motivation, a drive for self-development and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Additional Information

By choice, we are committed to a diverse workforce - EOE/Protected Veteran/Disabled.

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