R&D Intern
Calgary, AB

About Us
At ZeroKey we have one mission; to drive optimization through digital transformation.

Our world is inherently analog, rendering most “things” invisible to the digital domain. ZeroKey is changing that, one factory, warehouse, and facility at a time.

Through our patented and breakthrough IIoT localization technology, Smart Space, ZeroKey is digitizing things that have never been digitized before. By localizing objects to millimetre-level accuracy in 3D space, we’re giving digital presence to real-world processes and driving a paradigm shift to reimagine traditional workflow processes from the ground up.

Smart Space, is the world’s only wide-area, millimetre-level positioning technology and is driving digital transformation in factories, warehouses and industrial environments around the world including at six of the top 10 major automotive OEMs.

Job Description
As a Research and Design Intern, you will play an influential role within our R&D team and work to shape the future of key underlying principles that power ZeroKey’s breakthrough Smart Space technology. The successful applicant will have a strong aptitude for problem solving, team-oriented development, and broad technical expertise.
Mentored and supervised by the senior members, the Research and Design Intern role spans a variety functions, supporting applied research and design objectives including algorithm modeling, hardware programming, automated test design, and test implementation. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, possess strong technical implementation qualities and demonstrate a willingness to work with team members of all experience levels to efficiently achieve project milestones.

General Role & Responsibilities

  • Support senior engineers in developing and executing deliverables, including research model design assistance, test planning and implementation
  • Deliver high-quality test reports for internal and external distribution
  • Develop test scripts for manual and automated tests
  • Analyze and review test data for trends
  • Work with numerical problems typically found in scientific computing applications and machine learning
  • Work with key technical specialists across ZeroKey to improve applications, libraries, and tools
  • Deliver high-quality code and documentation following standard methodologies for evolving software development
  • Benchmark, profile and optimize code to improve efficiency
  • Work within project deadlines, be flexible, and produce high quality work
  • Participate in integrated project team activities involving representatives from R&D, H/W engineering, F/W development, and customer support teams
  • Effectively communicate progress and problems to management and other departments.

Experience and Education:

  • Minimum 3 years of education in an Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Geomatics BSc program

Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Experience in at least two of the following fields (extracurricular activities in stated fields with demonstrable outcomes may be acceptable):
    • signal processing
    • linear algebra
    • optimization (e.g. least squares)
    • machine learning
  • Solid programming experience in C/C++, Python & Matlab or equivalents
  • Familiarity with networked devices and programmable devices involving the updating of firmware
  • Knowledge of best practices in software development, including testing, profiling, debugging, documentation, and version control systems like git
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Critical and pragmatic thinking
  • Self-motivated, independent learner
  • Comfortable participating in team environments
  • A collaborative, ego-free approach to problem solving
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


  • Extended health care
  • Dental care
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Casual dress
  • Company events & social hours
  • Discounted/free food
  • Vacation & paid time off
  • On-site parking
  • Disability insurance
  • Vision care
Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

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