Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) is seeking Embedded Software Engineering Co-Ops to assist with all aspects of software design related to ensuring bootloaders and operating systems run with maximum efficiency and functionality on our products. Software Engineering Co-Ops are constantly challenged to ask whether their code can run faster or be more effective. Responsibilities include developing, releasing, stress testing, and debugging code for products that leverage the latest processing and I/O technologies. You’ll be able to apply modern architecture and cutting-edge technologies to create solutions in our new engineering and manufacturing center.

This position is full-time and in-person at our Verona, WI facility for January–August of 2025. This typically requires students to take a semester off of school to accommodate.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work as part of a small team of developers and architects
  • Participate in an Agile development environment
  • Develop and document SDKs, APIs, and other software artifacts
  • Debug issues and fix bugs as they arise
  • Work with Manufacturing and QA to apply a variety of testing techniques and strategies to ensure adequate test coverage
  • Contribute to a DevOps methodology to define and create CI/CD pipelines
  • Contribute to an automate-first/automate-everything philosophy

Required Qualifications

  • Two or more years of college Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering with Computer Science courses, or Computer Science
  • Working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
  • Knowledge of digital logic and computer science fundamentals
  • Coursework or experience in embedded systems, data structures, operating systems, or computer architecture
  • Strong PC troubleshooting skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge of C or Python programming
  • Experience with Linux, bootloaders, BIOS, and modern operating systems
  • Hands-on experience with multi-threaded development, covering thread synchronization, locks, and database concurrency
  • Proficiency with software architecture
  • Experience with modern development tools, including Visual Studio, Git, and Jira
  • Experience building RESTful APIs
  • Experience with CI/CD tools
  • Exposure to software development life cycle, development process flow, and their tools usage
  • Experience working on an Agile development team
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex problems systematically

Note: X-ES hires several Software Engineering Co-Ops each term to a variety of positions. While preferences are not guaranteed, please feel free to indicate specific areas of interest in your cover letter or resume.

Compensation and Benefits

Extreme Engineering Solutions offers a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits, including:

  • No-deductible, low-copay group health insurance (90% employer paid)
  • Safe Harbor 401(k) contribution

X-ES also takes a casual, small-business approach to company culture. At our state-of-the-art office and manufacturing facility located in Madison’s growing tech corridor, there’s no formal dress code, flexible scheduling, and dedicated personal workspaces. Our employees kick back at regular company events and enjoy lunches from local pizza places and food carts. At X-ES, we strive to offer a comfortable, relaxed environment for our employees to do their best work.

About X-ES

X-ES is proud of its strong university partnerships and offers multiple student opportunities each year. Student employees make direct contributions to the company’s products, processes, and day-to-day operations.

When “rugged enough” isn’t rugged enough for embedded computing systems, industry leaders in the military, aerospace, industrial, and commercial sectors turn to Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES). Because we strive to be the premier provider of mission-critical embedded products while delivering exceptional levels of customer and employee satisfaction, we hire strong contributors and give them space to thrive. As a 100% employee-owned company, our employees both drive and directly benefit from our success. Together, we meticulously design and build products that stand up to some of the most extreme conditions on the planet.

Extreme Engineering Solutions is located in Madison, WI area. The company designs and manufactures rugged embedded computing solutions for a variety of applications. For more information, visit www.xes-inc.com.

Extreme Engineering Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other category protected by law.

All X-ES job postings and application procedures are posted in compliance with Section 39.08 of the Madison General Ordinances.

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