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Embedded Software Engineer - Apprenticeship



Software Engineering
Paris, France
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024
About Dioxycle
Dioxycle is pioneering breakthrough carbon utilization technologies that convert industrial emissions into sustainable chemicals with unprecedented energy and cost efficiency, starting with ethylene, the world's most used petrochemical. By displacing fossil fuels for the production of key chemicals, Dioxycle has the potential to ultimately reduce over 800 million tons of CO2 per year, representing ~2% of the world's emissions.
Our team is innovating across chemical, mechanical and system engineering to turn carbon transformation into an economically feasible, industrial reality by developing a completely novel technological approach. Having completed our medium-scale Proof-of-Concept, we are now working towards our first-of-its-kind industrial-scale electrolyzer and are assembling key partnerships for future commercial roll-out.
We are supported by world-class funders including Lowercarbon Capital, Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Gigascale Capital and have raised $26M to date. We operate from two centers in Paris and California (so whether you are passionate about outdoors or good food/art scenes, we have a location for you to join!)
Your Mission
Did you apply to an Engineering School in Embedded Software & Electronics? Are you looking for a three-year apprenticeship contract starting in September? Are you passionate about decarbonization and looking to help solve climate change? Are you looking for a challenge in a fast-growing DeepTech start-up? Join our team as an Embedded Software Engineer in the Systems team!
Dioxycle is seeking a dynamic, hands-on and experimentalist-minded Embedded software Engineer who, in collaboration with our Systems team, will be in charge of the development of the software to control our equipments. We are seeking a technically adept individual who is enthusiastic about applying their engineering expertise to write reliable embedded software and help us develop new equipments.
Key Responsibilities:
- Improve the existing software architectures (low & high level code)
- Maintain the equipments running on the lab to help the Chemistry team. This involves frequent code updates
- Design a new code architecture for the next iteration of our control system, alongside our System team
- Participate in the development of new electronic boards (software & hardware specifications, driver development, debug, code & schematic reviews…), alongside our Electronics Engineer
- Help assemble & program future test-benches
Location: Onsite in Saint Ouen sur Seine (Paris), France
- 2 year diploma (IUT GEII, IUT MP, license degree…)
- Internship in embedded software (or involved in related personal/school technical projects)
We seek an Embedded Software Apprentice who is dedicated to advancing our mission and possesses the skills outlined below.

Abilities and expertise we are looking for

  • Embedded programming: STM32, TI, NXP, ATMEGA, PIC, embedded OS (FreeRTOS, Linux…)
  • FPGA (would be a big plus!): Xilinx
  • Communication protocols: CAN, SPI, I2C, Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP, UDP, EtherCAT, ProfiNET, high speed memory interfaces (DDR, QSPI), USB…
  • Ethernet/USB Bootloaders
  • Low level programming (driver development)
  • UML/SysML
  • Structured and professional software development workflow (unity tests, timeouts & error management, machine-state…)
  • Version control: Git (Github)
  • Electronics :schematic understanding, SMT soldering, digital hardware architectures
  • Programming : C, C++, Python
  • Other skills:
  • Taste for DIY
  • Methodical
  • A will to take ownership of your mission
  • Team spirit
  • English is our daily working language

Mindset we are looking for

  • Commitment to the mission and ambition
  • Innovative spirit
  • Determination to deliver on the mission you own, whatever it takes
  • Irreproachable work ethic
  • Anticipation capabilities
  • Radical open-mindedness: no ego. Ideas first

What we have to offer

  • Impact: We are building a product unique in the world with the potential to radically transform a century-old chemical process to slash emissions at the gigaton scale.
  • Unique journey: We are an early-stage company with a world-class team, offering second-to-none career growth opportunities.
  • People-first: We are no-ego doers focused on self-improving while helping each other grow.
  • International team: We are a uniquely international team with >10 nationalities
  • Top of market compensation packages including
  • Competitive salary, generous Employee Stock Ownership plans, 401(k)
  • Health Insurance: Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Ergonomic work stations & state-of-the-art equipment
  • Emphasis on training opportunities
  • Fun: We constantly strive to cultivate a great work atmosphere and organize regular team events.

Our process

  • Intro call with our Head of People, Grace (30 mins)
  • Initial discussion (30 mins) with a Dioxycle technical team member to discuss Dioxycle's mission, get to know you, and answer your questions
  • 90-min technical workshop including a presentation of your career, skillset, followed by questions, case studies with our team
  • 45-mins Cofounder interview with Sarah, Cofounder & CEO
  • A final on-site series of interview and opportunity to meet the team
  • A series of reference calls with provided contacts