The Ventilator Project, a new non-profit startup located at MassRobotics in the Seaport district of Boston, is on a mission to construct a low-cost, universally accessible ventilator that can save the lives of Covid-19 and other patients of respiratory illnesses worldwide. Tyler Mantel, founder of Watertower Robotics, sought out to address the biggest problems with ventilators during the Covid-19 pandemic: the cost of ventilators, which can be upwards of $40,000 apiece, and the lack of parts to build them given the bottlenecks in the supply chain for medical grade parts. The Ventilator Project’s mission is thus to rapidly prototype, build and ship ventilators built from readily available parts at a fraction of the price ($5,000).
The Ventilator project is in search of an on-site Firmware Engineering Intern to join our firmware team and help develop control software for our ventilator. The responsibilities of this role include: Developing drivers and control logic for various system control components and sensors in bare-metal C, contributing to architectural design documentation, unit-testing software components, carrying our Failure Modes and Effects Analysis on software components, upholding software quality standards, and working in a fast-paced team environment.
- Undergraduate degree (or in-progress) in Physics, Engineering, or related field(s)
- Experience using Low-level embedded C
- Experience in an agile development environment and with source-control platforms (Git)
- Experience with Arm cortex microprocessors
- Full-time commitment
- Background in Medical devices design
The team comes from a diverse set of backgrounds and skill sets, but each of us share a common calling: we couldn’t continue to sit and wait. We knew it was time to step up and find a solution.
LOCATION: Remote/ on-site
DISCLOSURE: Current on-site volunteers are working in an isolated office setting while practicing safe social distancing practices. We have gloves and masks readily available, and the office space is professionally cleaned several times throughout the week. We also have had several hostels/hotels provide free living for our volunteers as well as an on-site chef to provide free meals.
Please Apply Here: https://k7y.pl/s/eq6i5