Location: Rosedale, Albany, Auckland


Quantifi Photonics develops and manufactures advanced optical and electronic test instruments designed to help engineers develop and manufacture next-generation photonics technologies. Our customers include global technology companies, leading universities, and research organisations in over 25 countries, working across Production & Manufacturing; Defense and Aerospace; Commercial R&D and Academic industries.

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic 3rd year Engineering student (Electrical/Computer Systems/Mechatronics), to be involved in the development of a Python based debugging platform for laser modules. 

You will be responsible for developing a set of automation tools for qualification and debugging of integrated laser modules that communicate over UART. This set of tools will be written in Python, based on existing C firmware application to produce detailed reports in the form of ‘debug traces’ and graphs that detail the laser behaviour over the test time and highlight any failures. As a final step of the project, it will be documented and rolled out into Manufacturing to enable technicians to qualify and provide this information to suppliers as needed.

What you’ll be doing

  • Responsible for implementing python scripts for test and measurement of laser units
  • Read and dissect existing C firmware codebase as a baseline for the python scripts
  • Work with electrical engineers to develop the specifications for a final design test, jig and assist manufacturing in data aggregation, analysis, feedback and improvement recommendations

To be successful you will need

  • To be in ultimate or penultimate year of Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Computer Systems/Software Engineering or Bachelor of Computer Science with relevant experience in previous roles or through academic projects
  • Ability to work with measurement equipment and test setups
  • High attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills

Hands on experience with measurement equipment such as high-speed oscilloscopes, digital benchtop multimeters with remote interfaces, optical power meters or similar remote controlled measurement instruments, would be advantageous, as would hands on experience with embedded hardware, IoT or similar projects.


Interested in finding out more?
If you are interested in this Summer Internship based on the North Shore, we would love to engage with you. Please email Vicky at v.oconnor@quantifiphotonics.com

← All news