Help Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) maintain its core strength of engineering excellence. Gain hands-on experience working with advanced technologies while making direct contributions to product development. Hardware Debug Engineering Co-Ops assist with the testing and troubleshooting of rugged embedded hardware.

This position is full-time and in-person at our Verona, WI facility for either January–August of 2024 or May–December of 2024. This typically requires students to take a semester off of school to accommodate.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure systems and components meet established specifications
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot electronic assemblies and single board computers down to the component level
  • Perform standard testing processes such as checking board voltages, clock signals, and reset signals on a variety of equipment and record findings
  • Analyze data from testing and provide results and recommendations to manufacturing and engineering teams


  • Currently pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or similar field
  • Ability to learn troubleshooting and debugging hardware down to the component level
  • Ability to learn to diagnose and repair electronic hardware
  • Ability to learn how to perform surface-mount soldering to IPC standards
  • Knowledge of industry-specific tests and testing equipment, such as multimeters and oscilloscopes
  • Ability to read electrical schematics and understand assembly documentation

Compensation and Benefits

Extreme Engineering Solutions offers a competitive compensation package and 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 the Madison, WI area. The company designs and manufactures rugged embedded computing solutions for a variety of applications. For more information, visit

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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