Intern, Systems Test Engineering

Sunnyvale, CA

Position Description

We’re Blue River, a team of innovators driven to create intelligent machinery that solves monumental problems for our customers. We empower our customers – farmers, construction crews and foresters - to implement safer and more sustainable solutions, driving increased profitability and with less reliance on scarce labor. We believe that focusing on the small stuff – pixel-by-pixel and task-by-task - leads to big gains. With our partners at John Deere, we have the ability to bring innovative computer vision, machine learning, robotics, and product management solutions to scale production, maximizing their potential impact.
Our people are at the heart of what we do. Through cross-discipline collaboration, this mission-driven and daring team is eager to define the new frontier of mobile robotics. We are always asking hard questions, rapidly iterating, and getting our boots in the field and on-site to figure it out. We won’t give up until we’ve made a tangible and positive impact on the planet.
We are looking for a summer intern to learn the ropes, supporting our System Engineer and System Tests Engineers with field tests at our Gilroy Test Field, Iowa Test Field, and Customer fields.
In this role, you will work on the deployment of SEE AND SPRAY across a fleet of vehicles through testing, triaging, and debugging. This role is multi-team, multi-disciplinary with high visibility and will have a large impact on the future of precision agriculture. Our teams are empowered to figure out how to overcome challenges, plan and prioritize work – everyone is a key contributor.
This person will support machine bring up, debugging, documenting, prototyping, and system testing of new technologies that will be revolutionary in robotic and computer vision based systems for agriculture. The ideal candidate will have system-level curiosity, enjoy a fast-paced environment and will deliver results regardless of challenges.
Job Responsibilities: 
  • Support the integration, verification and validation of complex multi-disciplinary robotic systems with Embedded Software, Electrical Engineering, Operations, and related teams
  • Learn how to maintain test strategies and tests that check the intersection of HW, SW, and cloud components working together, ensuring proper system functionality for fleet-deployed vehicles in-market
  • Document complex problems in real-time, escalating to appropriate stakeholders across the organization
  • Directly support fleet deployment both remotely and in customer fields
Required Experience & Skills: 
  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor or Master of Science Program in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related Agricultural field
  • Excited by high tech vehicles, robotic, or agricultural products. 
  • Willingness to travel and provide hands-on support 
  • Generalist attitude with proven ability to dive deep fast and willingness to learn continuously
  • Linux familiarity, including script programming, CANbus networking and Ethernet networking
  • Solid understanding of software complexity and system architecture interaction
  • Scrappiness and perseverance; demonstrated ability to be successful in uncertain situations, and high degree of agility and creativity to adapt and react to learning
At Blue River, we’re passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. While we have more work to do to advance diversity and inclusion, we’re investing in our programs, including recruiting, mentorship, career development, and learning & development to ensure they support our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goals.
We support each employee living a full life, enabling a thriving career and accomplishing a meaningful, challenging mission while collaborating with incredible people. 
We are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align completely with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway.
We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
The US base salary range for this position is $36.00 - $56.00 per hour
Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your location during the hiring process.
During the recruitment process, we may identify an alternative role or level which you are more suited to. If your ideal role at Blue River differs from the advertised position, we will provide an updated pay range as soon as possible during the hiring process.

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