Automotive R&D Intern (Summer 2022)


Student - Internship / Co-op

Area of Interest:



Waterloo, ON, Canada

Who we are

Geotab is a global leader in IoT and connected transportation and certified “Great Place to Work.” We are a company of diverse and talented individuals who work together to help businesses grow and succeed, and increase the safety and sustainability of our communities.

Geotab is advancing security, connecting commercial vehicles to the internet and providing web-based analytics to help customers better manage their fleets. Geotab’s open platform and Marketplace, offering hundreds of third-party solution options, allows both small and large businesses to automate operations by integrating vehicle data with their other data assets. Processing billions of data points a day, Geotab leverages data analytics and machine learning to improve productivity, optimize fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety and achieve strong compliance to regulatory changes.

Our team is growing and we’re looking for people who follow their passion, think differently and want to make an impact. Ours is a fast paced, ever changing environment. Geotabbers accept that challenge and are willing to take on new tasks and activities - ones that may not always be described in the initial job description. Join us for a fulfilling career with opportunities to innovate, great benefits, and our fun and inclusive work culture. Reach your full potential with Geotab. To see what it’s like to be a Geotabber, check out our blog and follow us @InsideGeotab on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

At Geotab, all staff must be fully vaccinated in order to be eligible to work in our North American offices at this time. Accordingly, any job offer for an onsite position resulting from this posting will be conditional upon the successful candidate providing evidence of full vaccination. Accommodations may be made for those who cannot be vaccinated based on medical or other legally protected grounds.

Geotab policies and requirements are subject to change based on local or federal guidelines.

Who you are

We are always looking for amazing talent, and are currently searching for a Automotive R &D Intern to join our team. The successful candidate will be a part of a team who manages and executes new initiatives across Geotab, and will possess the technical skills as well as the ability to dive into new projects as they emerge. Your experience will be diverse, working with all development teams across Geotab and implementing new initiatives across the Big Data, Firmware, Software/Mobile development, and Hardware spaces.

What you'll do

We are working on connected technologies to enable new mobility solutions. Working with the Geotab development teams and our partnering organizations, you will own and contribute to these exciting technology developments.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to multiple projects across the company, and will utilize their technical expertise in order to support development. Previous students have developed tools in MS Visual Studio, built big data dashboards using Google Big Query, designed/manufactured PCBAs using Altium, reverse engineered vehicles using CANalyzer, developed product requirements through customer engagement...the list goes on! You will be tightly integrated into the product development teams and will likely see multiple facets of work during your term.

How you'll make an impact
  • Data analysis and processing

  • Custom product development (Proof of concept to production intent development)

  • Beta testing product features (Both benchtop and in-vehicle)

  • Vehicle research and specifications

What you’ll bring to this role
  • General code gurus with a nack for picking up new languages

  • CAN and CAN bus related experience is preferred

  • Useful languages: C#, CANalyzer, Python, SQL Server Management Studio

  • Other useful languages (C#, CANalyzer, Python, Matlab/Simulink, SQL Server Management Studio, Elastic Search concepts)

  • Multi-disciplinary background

  • Good understanding of vehicle architectures, including hybrid/electric vehicles

  • Hardware (PCBA) design experience is an asset

  • Hands-on vehicle experience is an asset (Can you diagnose a problem with your car?)

  • Self-starter (critical for the start-up environment)

  • Results-oriented

  • Strong time management skills

  • Fantastic communication skills

  • Interest in new mobility technologies, telematics, vehicles, and the start-up environment

  • Interest in hybrid and electric vehicles and/or green technology an asset

  • Must have a valid driver's license

Why job seekers choose Geotab

Work from home and flex work arrangements

Baby bonus

Home office reimbursement program

Online learning and networking opportunities

Electric vehicle purchase incentive program

Competitive medical and dental benefits (full-time employees only)

Retirement savings program (full-time employees only)

How we work

At Geotab, we understand that the world is always changing and that we need to change with it. Geotab has adopted a hybrid model for working, including a flexible work from home program, with the opportunity to work in our safe, clean offices. When working from home, you are required to have a reliable internet connection with at least 50mb DL/10mb UL. Virtual work is supported with cloud-based applications, collaboration tools and asynchronous working. The health and safety of employees are a top priority. We encourage work-life balance and keep the Geotab culture going strong with online social events, chat rooms and gatherings. Join us and help reshape the future of technology!

We believe that ensuring diversity is fundamental to our future growth and progress and is an integral part of our business. We believe that success happens where new ideas can flourish – in an environment that is rich in diversity and a place where people from various backgrounds can work together. Geotab encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired. We will ensure the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities are taken into account as part of performance management, career development, training and redeployment processes. If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information about our diversity and inclusion as well as accommodation policies and practices, please contact us at Click here to learn more about what happens with your personal data.

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