• Firmware/Hardware Design Student

    Job ID 2018-3451
    Location Brookings, South Dakota
    Student Temporary
  • Responsibilities

    Every day, in nearly 100 countries around the world, millions of people depend on Daktronics scoring and display systems for information and entertainment. Our displays provide vital travel information in airports and train stations and along highways. They advertise the price of gas, store specials, and more as you make your daily commute. They also enhance spectators’ experiences at sporting events of all kinds, from Little League to the major leagues.


    Position located in Brookings, South Dakota. Candidates must be enrolled and registered as a fulltime student. Ideal candidate should be available to work approximately 15-20 hours per week during the academic year and at least 20 hours per week during the summer.


    At Daktronics, you’ll experience challenging and meaningful work; you’ll have a mentor who will challenge you to find solutions, take initiative, and develop a strong understanding of Daktronics products, practices, and procedures. We will make sure you have the knowledge needed to be successful, but you will hit the ground running! 


    We will expose you to multiple facets of the embedded world. You will experience a professional business environment where you can sharpen your problem solving and testing skills, grow in your design abilities and processes. With your academic growth in the classroom, we seek to provide multiple experiences during your student career at Daktronics which may mean rotating to different job responsibilities. We will do our best to prepare you for full-time employment so we can confidently encourage you to apply for our positions after graduation.


    • Troubleshoot existing designs.
    • Prototype verification, such as:
      • Determine circuit parameters (i.e. ohms)
      • Taking measurements with a multi-meter high speed oscilloscope.
    • Create test reports.
    • Characterize video source components (i.e. cable length)
    • Signal integrity testing.
    • Documentation to support designs, fixtures and procedures.
    • Develop and support applications using C, C#, C++, VHDL/Verilog, and/or TeraTerm programming languages.
    • Design and implement test fixtures and procedures.
    • Complete quality work in a timely manner.
    • Regularly and reliably work scheduled hours.
    • Perform other projects and duties as needed to meet customer expectations.




    Academic Requirements:

    • The ideal candidate must be a fulltime student pursuing an Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering degree, or related degree in their sophomore, junior or senior year of school.
    • Only strong performers in undergraduate coursework will be considered.
    • Must maintain and acceptable GPA.
    • Completed foundational Electrical Engineering course. Example of core learnings include concepts such as, “voltage = current x resistance.”
    • Unofficial transcripts or web transcripts must be submitted with application to be considered for this position.


    Preferred Experiences:

    • Programming knowledge in "C", "C++", and “VHDL/Verilog” preferred but not required.
    • Preferred course related to coding for hardware, either currently taking and/or completed. Specific to SDSU = Linear Circuits I EE216 and Digital Systems EE245.
    • Previous Daktronics experience, knowledge of Daktronics products, and manufacturing experience preferred.

    Other Requirements:

    • Good oral and written communication skills, good organizational skills, self-motivation.
    • Good problem solving and critical thinking skills.
    • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
    • Ability to work with odors (solder/coating)
    • Follow company policies.
    • Work with little supervision.
    • Fluent in English, both written and verbal
    • Background check may be conducted.
    • Daktronics does not sponsor, renew, or extend immigration visas for this position. 

    Daktronics is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetics, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or citizenship status. If you would like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here.


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