Algorithm and Software Development Intern
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Posted: November 25, 2016
Reference ID: 142747
As a diversified health and well-being company, Philips is focused on improving people's lives through meaningful innovations across three interconnected sectors: Healthcare, Lighting and Consumer Lifestyle. Philips opened its first U.S. office in 1933, and today, the United States is the company's largest single market in the world, with more than 22,000 employees and operations at 50 major facilities in 22 states. At Philips, we believe that in order to make something for a person, you first have to be one. That's why, we empower our employees to build personally meaningful careers by encouraging them to take the experiences and interests that motivate them in their daily lives and apply them professionally. We are offering an internship in the area of algorithm development and software prototyping. The intern's main tasks include designing and implementing application tools to facilitate using lighting as an asset for grid integration. Towards the end of the internship, we will ask the intern to prepare a technical report as well as a presentation for the department. The candidate is expected to work in a team setting with scientists and contribute innovative ideas. We are looking for a graduate level student (PhD preferred) in Engineering/Computer Science or other related disciplines. Experience in optimization, machine learning and simulation is required. Proficient coding skills in VBA, Java, C/C++, or other programming languages is also necessary. Knowledge on lighting systems, demand response and building energy standards is desired. Candidate must be comfortable working within a team environment and demonstrate the ability to plan and execute independent research activities. Candidate should also be able to communicate in English effectively, both verbally and written.