Carv Hardware Intern


About Carv and Motion Metrics

Motion Metrics Ltd is a London-based, sports technology scale-up with offices in London (UK), Innsbruck (Austria) and Shenzhen (China). Our first product is Carv, the world's first digital ski coach. Our smart inserts and trackers retrofit to any ski boot to measure motion (in 9-axis) and pressure data; this is then processed via our iOS or Android app to provide real time coaching.

We have worked with top-level instructors from PSIA (The Professional Ski Instructors of America), CSIA (Canadian Ski Instructors Association) & Interski to create algorithms that effectively assess ski technique. Carv gives real-time feedback through headphones to help you take your skiing to the next level through the provision of practical, skier-specific improvements.

We’ve shipped 21,000 units to date and are doubling production every year to keep up with demand. This is an outstanding opportunity to work in a fast growing VC backed sports technology start-up in London, alongside a fantastic team of hardware and software engineers, marketing and customer service experts who are all passionate about changing the paradigm of coaching.

Here’s what the press are saying:

“The biggest testament to Carv’s coaching abilities is that I could see my skiing improving in only a few hours.” - 5* review in Stuff Magazine

“Carv is surprisingly addictive” - Financial Times

"The speed with which real-time coaching was ironing out the wrinkles in my technique was striking. There’s no other way to get feedback quite like this. Instructors can only give you a debrief after your descent — and even then it will be based on what they suppose is going on in your boots. Carv’s coaching comes straight from the sole." - Sunday Times

About the role

We are looking for a hardware intern to help in a variety of roles across the business. This role is perfect for someone who is technically talented, but who also wants to experience the many different parts of a startup and to travel and work abroad.

Location

The internship will be primarily based in our London office a short walk from Vauxhall. Assuming no COVID-related travel restrictions, the internship will include:

  • 1-2 months working in Shenzhen, China: “the electronics capital of the world”, you will work alongside other startups in HAX, the world’s most prolific hardware program during mass production.

  • 3 months in Innsbruck, Austria during the ski season. The “heart of the Alps”, Innsbruck is a vibrant and well-connected university town with ski resorts all over the local area - the perfect mountain base.

Your main responsibilities:

During the internship you will be expected to work across the following areas:

  • Manufacturing: You will be working with our manufacturers to ensure the successful shipment of Carv for Christmas, improving our production processes and supply chain, and ensuring that the product is produced on time and with good quality.

  • Design: Working on the development of the next generation of Carv hardware, you will be carrying our research, contributing to concept design, and designing test equipment to validate our prototypes.

  • Testing: You will be using the test equipment in our HQ to lead the in-depth testing and characterisation of the new generation of Carv sensors, with support from the wider hardware team. In Innsbruck, you will be carrying out on-snow testing and performing in-depth analysis to identify and solve outstanding issues with the product.

  • Customer Support: Acting as a technical liaison with the customer service team, you will be responsible for identifying and debugging emergent hardware issues and providing ongoing training to the rest of their team in their resolution.

Our candidate is someone who:

  • Has a Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (or similar) undergraduate degree with 1st or Upper 2nd class results, or proven knowledge and experience in a similar role.

  • Combines analysis skills and attention to detail with a natural engineering intuition.

  • Can operate autonomously and is highly self-motivated to learn and solve problems.

  • Has a passion for product development. You are enthusiastic, hardworking and proud of your work.

  • Has great communication skills and a real empathy for customers and colleagues.

Nice to have:

  • Experience designing and building mechanical prototypes using CAD software such as Solidworks.

  • General workshop skills and knowledge in proper use of hand tools, machine tools etc.

  • Experience evaluating ICs and designing and testing PCBs with associated firmware development

Pay / Benefits

  • UK National Living Wage

  • Subsidised accommodation in the company flat in Innsbruck

  • Innsbruck ski pass, giving you access to all local resorts for the duration of the season

  • Travel between Innsbruck and London

Duration

9 months from August 2021 to April 2022

Applications

Please send a CV and short covering email to richard@motionmetrics.co.