Software and Control Intern

About FreightFish

We are a start-up which is developing hydrofoiling container ships for the international freight market. Our mission is to revolutionise the international express freight market by replacing air freight with high-speed ocean freight. We will achieve this by manufacturing fleets of high-speed cargo ships which we will operate ourselves. Our ships will represent the cutting edge of marine architecture globally and be a lasting part of NZ innovation history.

We have successfully proven our first concept engineering prototype, and are now working on a piloted subscale prototype craft. As one of two Software and Control Interns at FreightFish this summer you will work alongside the control team to help facilitate testing of the craft and work on developing systems for the full scale craft.

Key responsibilities

You will report to the Lead Controls Engineer and your responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the controls engineering team with the research and development of hydrofoiling ships using our in-house simulator

  • Developing and testing simulation software to accelerate hardware development

  • Play a key roll in mission control during testing events

  • Helping prototype electronic systems

Skills you will have

  • Studying towards a software or electronics engineering degree or similar

  • Experience in developing in a range of programming languages

  • Understanding of different hardware communication protocols

  • Strong teamwork skills with an ability to effectively interact and work with other engineering disciplines

  • Proactive, enthusiastic, self-motivated and open to learning

  • The ability to take a flexible approach and adapt to change quickly

Over your 12 weeks at FreightFish you will

  • Design, build, and test firmware

  • Solder and wire up your own test circuits

  • Try something no-one has ever tried before

  • Be involved in core development cycles and engineering processes

    Optional extras:

  • Take a chase boat on a weekend adventure

  • Join fitness sessions on the beach

  • Join in on our squash competition

  • Learn how to foilboard/wakeboard

Like everyone at FreightFish, you'll benefit from:

  • Flexible working times

  • Unlimited opportunities for development and growth

  • A full fridge and cupboard for meals and snacks

  • A dog-friendly office that is a stone's-throw from the beach

Here are some words from one of last year's interns:

"I was given an amazing opportunity to spend my summer working at FreightFish in Northland with an awesome team of talented and motivated people. I learnt more than I could have ever imagined in the short amount of time I spent there, where every week felt different to the last. I had the opportunity to experience and contribute to frequent test sessions of their prototype vehicle, which was a really cool experience, and I am counting down the days to return as a graduate engineer! -  Matthew (Software and Simulation Engineering Intern 2019)"

FreightFish is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race.

Role posted - 2020-08-09T03:46:31Z 3:46pm, 9th Aug 2020 NZST