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Intern in Industrial Control System Architecture (80-100%)

Zurich, Switzerland
Ready to join a team of visionaries who is dedicated to solving one of humankind’s greatest challenges?

Get to know Climeworks

Climeworks removes CO₂ from the air to fight global warming and protect future generations to come.

We develop, build and operate direct air capture (DAC) machines which capture CO₂ directly from the air. The captured carbon dioxide is removed from the air by safely storing it underground, permanently.

Founded in 2009 by engineers, Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher, Climeworks was built with a mission to inspire 1 billion people to remove CO₂ from the air, and is now spearheading the DAC industry globally. It has the world’s largest DAC facility and storage installation in operation and a team of over 300 Climeworkers determined to contribute to a net-zero future.

A true climate pioneer, Climeworks is featured as a TIME100 Influential Company 2022 and Global Cleantech 100 Company 2022, driving a revolutionary technology engineered to solve the most pressing issue of our time.

We foster a dynamic environment and are building a global purpose driven team. We are looking for disruptive thinkers, passionate achievers and inspiring leaders that are ready to take on the world’s greatest challenge.

Will you join us? 

Your mission

Job description
  • You prototype in the lab, the network architectures for our next generation CO2 capture plants using the latest industrial ethernet protocols, PLCs (Programmable logic controllers), and DCS (Distributed controls systems).
  • You improve the Climeworks IoT (Internet of Things) platform, including code updates, documentation, and connecting new CO2 capture plants.
  • You help Climeworks to construct its lab for industrial controls architecture.

Your story

  • You have completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree in electrical engineering, computer science or equivalent.
  • You bring experience in software engineering (.NET, Go, Kubernetes, MQTT, etc.)
  • Familiarity PLCs and industrial ethernet (Profinet, Ethernet/IP, OPC-UA), demonstrated through projects or coursework, would be a big plus.
  • You are a fast learner.
  • You are interested in Industrial Controls and/or the fast-growing Climate Tech space.
  • You are fluent in English; German is a plus.

Your Team: Our team of quirky, ambitious, and creative “makers” includes engineers with five to 25 years of experience in controls, software engineering, mechatronics, and automation.
We enjoy working with motivated interns, and we help them to launch their careers.
Our team’s diverse experience includes building the control system for the world’s largest commercial CO₂ capture plant, building products for Silicon Valley startups, commissioning 7 gigawatts of power generation across the world, controlling Formula 1 race cars, automating metropolitan subway lines, and launching MPC into mass market cars and trucks.
Now we’re working together as one team with a common purpose: Remove CO₂ from the air.

What we offer: A horizontal organization, a great team, an improvement-oriented approach, and a scale-up venture with an innovative technology. Sounds like you? We are looking forward meeting you! Apply now by filling in the online application form and uploading your complete dossier to our career’s portal:

Our promise: At Climeworks, you are accepted for who you are. As part of our ongoing journey towards creating a diverse and inclusive environment - we encourage everyone to apply! All qualified applicants are considered for positions, so bring along your knowledge, personal experiences, and fresh perspectives, and together we can solve one of humankind’s greatest challenges. We look forward to getting to know you!

Disclaimer: The percentage in the job title means that for this vacancy, you can decide if you want to be employed on a full-time or part-time basis, depending on what works best for your needs.

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