Hardware Development Co-op

Job Description
IBM is hiring a Hardware Development Co-op to work with our tape storage development team located in Tucson, Arizona. This group is tasked with the design and testing of archival tape storage, including drives and automated tape libraries. Responsibilities for this co-op role may include firmware development (coding, Linux-based development), mechanical hardware development (CAD, prototyping, mechanical design), electronics development (circuit design, hardware debug and testing, design evaluation), and/or product test (automation, design of experiments. Candidates should be passionate about learning new technologies, such as cloud, and how to apply this new knowledge to help shape direction for the products and their own careers. The successful candidate is one who seeks out challenge and knowledge without always waiting for it to come to her/him. This role offers a unique opportunity within IBM to design and build machines that move, incorporating a range of skills and technologies, from robotic motion control to networking protocols to embedded Linux firmware. The range of skills utilized almost guarantees a candidate can find an area of interest.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Currently enrolled in a university undergraduate program studying engineering (electrical, computer, mechanical)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience


EO Statement
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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