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Internship, Electrical Engineer, Spring 2024

Parallel Systems

Parallel Systems

Other Engineering
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Parallel Systems is a Series A startup company developing the future of intermodal transportation. Our mission is to decarbonize freight while improving supply chain logistics and safety. We are developing vehicles and software to create new autonomous and electric transportation systems for existing rail infrastructure.

At Parallel Systems, we value the team as much as the mission. We want to work with talented people who are humble, motivated, and persistent. Our most successful team members are self-starters and collaborate with others to reach our collective goals.

Join us in Los Angeles for an in-person software internship! You will be assigned a project and a mentor, and interact daily with fellow engineers to write code and design systems to be deployed in the real world.
As an intern, you'll help us architect the vehicle, design components, and test the system. In this role you'll be working with fellow engineers and technicians to bringing up new designs in our lab here in Downtown Los Angeles, and run vehicles on our dedicated test track just outside the city. This is an opportunity to engage early with new designs, making a huge impact on the direction of the technology. Ideal candidates would be building on strong first principles and engineering skills and have a desire to expand their responsibilities to own hardware designs.
We're looking for interns with experience in any of the following: Analog and Digital Circuit Design, Power Electronics, PCBA design, Test instrumentation, Software, and/or analytical/scientific programming (i.e. Python, Matlab, Excel).


  • Work closely with multi-disciplinary engineering teams.
  • Execute on all phases of hardware development including requirements capture, prototyping, and design validation.
  • Design system block diagrams, schematics, select components, and layout PCBAs.
  • Support vehicle integration and validation.

Basic Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in a full-time program working towards a bachelors, masters or PhD in electrical engineering or a related engineering field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Design hardware block diagrams, schematics, select components, and layout PCBAs. Conduct worst-case circuit analysis in support of safety critical hardware
  • Experience in power electronics design including power converters, battery chargers, and motor controllers
  • Experience with HV systems including battery management systems
  • Experience analog and digital circuit design

$34/hour to $44/hour

Please note the national salary range listed in the job posting reflects the new hire salary range across levels that would be applicable to the position. Final salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s final level. Also, this range represents base salary only and does not include equity or benefits, if applicable.

Parallel Systems is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any discriminatory factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. We work to build an inclusive environment in which all people can come to do their best work.

Parallel Systems is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Parallel Systems will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact your recruiter.