Engineering Intern, ZEN Hardware

Engineering – Engineering /
Intern /
Our Vision is to be the Most Trusted, Flexible and Easy to Use Hybrid Cloud Data Platform.  Actian is transforming industries by empowering companies to accelerate application modernization and simplify the Cloud journey.  Our customers use the Actian Data Platform to unify their siloed data, explore and securely exchange data to run a variety of analytic workloads that provide real time business insights at a fraction of the cost.  We have 24 of the Fortune 100 companies using Actian technology in some of the most mission critical applications that impact your daily life. 
Internship Overview 
We are looking for interns to join us for our 2024Summer Internship Program! This 12-week program is set to being June 3rd, so if you are looking for an incredible opportunity to partner with the best and brightest minds in the industry, apply today. This program has been designed with our interns in mind and includes structured learning plans, a dedicated buddy, and a focused capstone project that you will have the opportunity to present in our Internship Showcase!  
What It’s Like Interning with Us! 
Weekly Events— just because the internship is remote, doesn’t mean we don’t have time for fun! Last summer, we hosted an Actian tie-dye shirt event, tiny camp fire—complete with smores(!!!), a murder mystery party, and so much more Time with Executives— Interns all get a chance to connect with our executive team through panel discussions, 1:1s, Q&A meetings, and events Workshops & Tech Tuesday’s— Interns all participate in Tech Tuesday’s where they get to learn more about Actian specific technologies, as well as workshops geared towards new professionals Opportunity to travel – we will be hosting a hybrid orientation! For those that are interested in being in person for orientation, we will fly you to our Austin, TX office.  
Position Overview 
Come join us Actian’s Zen Engineering Team! The Zen family of databases are ideally suited to applications that run in branch offices or on edge devices where zero administration and small footprint requirements are common. For the capstone project, the Hardware Developer Intern will build a smart building demo. This Intern will use an existing smart building demo as an example and build an enhanced version. 

Capstone Overview 
The Zen Hardware Developer Intern will be tasked with creating a smart building demonstration that includes essential building functionalities such as doors, elevators, ventilation systems, lighting, and more. This demonstration project will utilize Actian Zen as the edge database for storing and managing data, which will be leveraged for machine learning purposes. This intern will partner with the Zen Software Developer Intern who will be focused on generating simulation data for machine learning purposes and developing a user-friendly GUI for building operation and a dashboard for presenting data. 


    • Using 3D printing, build a building similar to the current smart building 
    • Add functional features of building like doors, elevator, fan system, lighting etc. 
    • Stretch goal is to add automation of these functional features. 

Nice to Have

    • Pursuing mechanical engineering degree 
    • Experience in or knowledge of using Arduino devices 
    • Experience in or knowledge of 3D printing or metal work 


    • Must be actively enrolled in a college degree program 
    • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States 
$20 - $30 an hour
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