Firmware Engineer Internship with Perkin Elmer

Job Title:                            Intern Firmware Engineer

Location:                           Shelton, CT USA 06798

Career Level:                   Intern   (Non-Manager)

Education:                        Perusing Bachelor’s Degree – Advanced Degree

PerkinElmer is a global leader solutions provider focused on improving human and environmental health. We are at the forefront of development, production, marketing, servicing, and support of cutting edge of scientific laboratory instrumentation and automation systems throughout the world. We provide our customers with critical knowledge, expertise and innovative solutions so that they can make better decisions for better outcomes. At PerkinElmer, we make a difference every day – helping scientists, clinicians and governments detect earlier and more accurately to improve the health and safety of people and the environment. Our solutions range from enabling the discovery of more effective diagnostics and therapies, to making sure that the food we eat, the water we drink, and our environment are safe from contaminants.


A student intern perusing a degree in software engineering or electrical engineering with experience working with microprocessors and microcontrollers.

Intern will assist engineers in design, implementation, and debugging of firmware for laboratory equipment.

Design and implementation will involve electro-mechanical systems and motion control systems.

Will work with a team of engineers of all disciplines as well as scientists (physicists and chemists)

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Designs and develops firmware applications and drivers.
  • Participates in product architecture, design, and development.
  • Investigates and debugs complex system problems and drives engineering solutions to improve or correct product or process issues.


Job Requirements:

  • Perusing a degree in software engineering or electrical engineering with emphasis on embedded development. i.e. Arduino, Raspberry PI, or embedded evaluation platforms.
  • Experience with modern development tools: (Eclipse, Git, GCC, Gnu tools)
  • Demonstrate understanding of Real Time Operating Systems.
  • Experience with communication interfaces (USB, RS232, SPI, I2C).
  • Experience with motion control, sensors, motors, encoders, vision systems a big plus.
  • Experience in C++. Knowledge of .Net and Python a plus.
  • Demonstrated understanding of good software design practices
  • Positive attitude, high energy, leadership, project management and troubleshooting skills
  • Hands on engineer with good communication (written and oral) skills and likes to solve problems and work issues on the production floor as well as in the engineering lab


Job Performance Characteristics:

  • Demonstrates effective technical/ project presentation, communication skills.

This is a summer 2019 opportunity and we offer a modest hourly rate ($15-18/hour) but more importantly we offer exposure to cutting edge industry tools/designs and hands on experience.

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