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Hardware Test & Verification Intern



Other Engineering
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Hardware Test & Verification Intern (8/12/16 months)

About Pulsenics

Pulsenics is catalyzing novel breakthroughs for electrochemical technologies that decarbonize our planet. Pulsenics’ innovation is the first to apply advanced spectroscopy techniques to industrial electrochemical applications, at scale, to target the industry’s energy waste problem. Our mission is to change how the industry, making up 15% of the world’s GDP, uses its energy.

“Pulsenics” means “Pulse Generation.”

True to its name, our proprietary hardware injects non-disruptive electrical pulses into an

electrochemical system to extract a unique signature for its State-of-Health. When combined

With our Data Management Software, this untapped data unlocks fundamental insights that lead to the most energy efficient operations, at scale.

Pulsenics hardware and software is currently being used by customers around the world to improve electrochemical system design and performance. Pulsenics’ customers run diverse electrochemical systems ranging from fuel cells and batteries to wastewater treatment and metallurgy.

At Pulsenics, you will have the opportunity to have a direct impact on the development of our next generation hardware and software products, alongside our world-class team of innovators and engineers!

What your day-to-day will look like:

  • Verify and document that the components involved in the system meets the applicable requirements in terms of EMC, Safety, Environmental and homologation.
  • Assemble components and parts by examining connections for correct fit, while meeting production goals in accordance with the growing demand.
  • Perform prototyping and verification for new electronic and mechanical designs; create comparative reports summarizing performance.
  • Support the standardization process of DFM/A (Design for Manufacturing and Assembly) by performing authentications, and ensuring compliance with exceptional quality standards.
  • Collaborate with contract manufacturers and suppliers in matters regarding material specifications, production, and resolution of quality issues.
  • Work closely with internal and external cross-functional engineering teams including mechanical, software, and firmware, in North America and overseas to support the development of the complete solution.
  • Prepare complete documentation on manufacturing methods, including design specifications, observations, product issues, diagnoses, and action steps; and submit weekly reports summarizing product performance, along with notes for upgrades and troubleshooting guides.
  • Stay up to date with the most recent technological advancements in power, data, and instrumentation techniques to apply to future product developments.

You will thrive if you:

  • Have a strong interest in hardware design and product development as demonstrated through personal projects and extracurricular activities.
  • Are entrepreneurial and thrive in the fast-paced environment of a rapidly-growing company. This includes being able to transform product sketches into working technology, as well as working in an environment with a very short technical backlog.
  • Are resourceful and self-sufficient when it comes to execution. You can identify, prioritize, solve issues, and make things happen. You do not wait for help or permission.
  • Are a builder, who gets excited about building products that no one has ever built before, and you are comfortable to fail quickly, learn, and iterate along the way.
  • Have experience solving open-ended problems.
  • Have a strong business sense. You can foresee potential issues and solve them proactively.
  • Possess a strong interest in commercializing clean technologies and a strong sense of purpose towards achieving climate decarbonization goals.


  • Solid understanding of analog circuitry, SMPS, ADCs/DACs, microprocessors, FPGAs & DSPs.
  • Experience with PCB schematics and microelectronic device datasheets.
  • Experience with CAD software and 3D modeling.
  • Hands-on experience in dealing with electronics and mechanical components.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to document work.
  • Pursuing a degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Systems and/or a degree in Engineering Technology, or a similar field.