Hardware Intern

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.

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.

Carv has the capacity to transform ski technique by providing one-on-one coaching for each day of skiing and we are able to take the learning of thousands of athletes and use it to improve the technique of an individual skier in fun, interactive and effective ways. Carv is pioneering a new type of sports wearable device within the fast-growing sports-tech industry. Thus far sports wearables have focused on tracking and motivation but Carv offers a teaching and coaching service, forging a new path within this sector.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work in a fast-growing, VC-backed sports technology start-up in London, alongside a fantastic team of operations and marketing experts, hardware and software engineers, 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

Successful applicants will divide their time between three different locations as follows:

  • Shenzhen (COVID permitting): With the wider hardware team, working with contract manufacturers to ensure the successful shipment of Carv for Christmas alongside other startups in HAX, the world’s most prolific hardware program.

  • Innsbruck (3 months): During the peak of the season you will have the option of working from our office in Innsbruck, the capital of the beautiful North Tyrol region and a world-renowned snowsports destination. You will be provided with accommodation in our company flat in the city, with easy access to various resorts in Austria, and will be in charge of ski testing iterations to the product and supporting the customer service team to identify, debug and analyse hardware issues with units in the wild.

  • London (remaining time): working in our London office, you will be using the test equipment in our HQ to lead the in-depth testing and characterisation of the Carv sensors, with support from the wider hardware team. This is where you’ll find the software and marketing teams when they’re not ski testing, so you will have the opportunity to get some insight into the other areas of the business.

Your main responsibilities:

  • Working with the customer success team to deliver the best experience to the customer by helping answer customer queries and identifying and debugging issues with units in use.

  • Becoming a CAD witch/wizard and then using these skills to design and build various test fixtures for the Carv product.

  • Running in-depth characterisation tests on the Carv units (that you helped to manufacture) to help us continue to improve the product.

  • Helping ensure our factories adhere to our quality control procedures.

  • Identifying and diagnosing issues that arise during production, and working with our factories to resolve them.

  • Ski testing and debugging new prototypes in Innsbruck.

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 or OnShape.

  • 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

  • Salary: £18,000

  • 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

8 months from August 2022 to March 2023.

Applications

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