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Intern - IoT Researcher (m/f/x)

What's the role?

You will join our international team in Corporate Research & Technology to evaluate and develop innovative solutions using IoT platforms in the area of Connectivity, Asset tracking and Health and Safety. You will have the possibility to familiarize with the latest available novel technologies (e.g. smartwatches, smartphones, IoT devices, nano satellites) where you can experiment innovative algorithms along with developing your ideas from scratch.

Start date is flexible to the student's availability, duration for at least 6 months

Who is Hilti?

For the sixth time in the past 11 years, Hilti has been named one of the best employers by Great Place to Work.

What began as a family business in 1941, founded by brothers Eugene and Martin Hilti, has become a leading industry player with over 120 locations worldwide and a workforce of more than 32,000 colleagues. Our incredible journey, from humble beginnings to a global powerhouse, is a shining example of the rewards of a hard-working and dedicated team.

At Hilti, we provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software, and services for the global construction industry and beyond. Our purpose is making construction better based on a passionate and inclusive global team and a caring and performance-oriented culture.

We invest a substantial amount of our annual profit to the Hilti Foundation, which focuses on initiatives that empower people to live independently and autonomously, contribute to building stronger societies, and create networks of competent partners to achieve sustainable and scalable impact.

What does the role involve?

As intern in our department, you will be part of a development team researching innovative IoT technologies and algorithms for job sites connectivity, Asset tracking and Health and Safety applications. You will work closely with our experts to develop and validate novel solutions using emerging IoT, communication, localization technologies (e.g., nano satellites, BLE, UWB, GNSS).
You will contribute to improve future digitalization, and automation of the construction sector.

Your key responsibilities will be to search stat-of-art IoT communication technologies (e.g., Low Earth Orbit based on nano satellites), mapping and testing them as solutions to solve IoT connectivity challenges in construction sites. You will test and apply them in real applications and support our team in evaluating the most promising solutions.

INNOVATION - This is the cutting edge of corporate innovation, where the pace is fast, fun, energetic and inspiring.

What do we offer?

Join over 2200 colleagues from over 70 nationalities at one of our Headquarter locations in Schaan, Nendeln (Liechtenstein), or Buchs SG (Switzerland) is more than a career move. It’s your opportunity to enjoy the energizing, alpine lifestyle - where Liechtenstein, Austria, and Switzerland seamlessly meet. It’s an unforgettable life change.

We’ll give you the tools you need to excel in your internship, including one-to-one coaching. You’ll enjoy a rare combination of autonomy and camaraderie, as you’ll manage your own project while being part of a friendly team.

You’ll not just be another pair of hands but a fully integrated team member with lots of self-responsibility. From there, we’ll trust you to do whatever it takes to deliver outstanding results. Go the extra mile and we’ll reward you with strategic development discussions and career opportunities.

We’ll support you even before you start with us through relocation and integration support. With the international interns community at Hilti you’ll never be bored. Further, the snow-draped mountains, crystal-clear lakes and marvelous landscapes in the Happy Valley invite for lots of outdoor activities.

What you need is:

  • Enrollment in Master's program in Telecommunication, Electronic Engineering, Physics, or similar discipline for the whole internship period
  • Experience in one or more of the following fields: wireless connectivity, meshes, IoT, Embedded platforms, Wearables, Sensors, Machine Learning, Clouds, Navigation.
  • Good knowledge of one or more of the following program languages/frameworks: Python, C, C++.
  • Strong communication skills, with good English and interpersonal skills.
  • A proactive approach and self-reliant personality.

Why should you apply?

We have an excellent mix of people, which we believe makes for a more vibrant, more innovative, more productive team. So, if you have no knowledge of construction, that’s fine with us. We’re more interested in your ability, commitment and drive to succeed.

We take our time to get to know you. As part of your recruitment process, you’ll get to talk to your internship coach as well as your HR Manager who both can answer some of your burning questions.

Hilti is an equal opportunity employer.

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