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DevOps Engineer Intern

Job Description

DevOps Engineer Intern


Position Summary

NextFlex, America’s Flexible Hybrid Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute, is a public-private collaboration with the mission of advancing the capabilities of U.S. manufacturing in the field of Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE) and ensuring that the enabling manufacturing technologies are developed and
shared with institute members and the U.S. Government. The institute is a not-for-profit entity funded jointly by industry, academia and the U.S. Government. Our work enables the next generation electronics for medical, wearable, asset monitoring, structural health monitoring, soft robotics, integrated array
antennas, automotive and agricultural technology applications.

NextFlex offers competitive compensation and a fun, collaborative work environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

NextFlex is looking for a Dev-Ops intern at its manufacturing hub in San Jose, California. The intern will work in NextFlex’s Advanced Technologies Engineering group working on next generation additively manufactured PCB devices. They will work with the existing design team on various tools to improve the automation manufacturing capability via the creation of automation pipelines derived from mature frameworks. This is a good opportunity to receive hand on training in novel, state of the
art system design and manufacturing in a unique environment.

Internship Objectives:

  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of Jenkins jobs and webhooks
  • Create and maintain hardware specific automation scripts written in Python
  • Create and maintain file handling scripts for builds and targeted deployments
  • Maintain the toolchain for Zephyr development of Nordic-based MCUs
  • Incorporate embedded simulation utilizing Renode
  • Create/maintain framework for automated end-to-end testing

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)


  • Experience with Git source control
  • Experience with Jenkins
  • Experience with scripting languages like Python and Groovy

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with Test Driven Development concepts
  • Experience with TDD tools like Cucumber
  • Experience with instantiating and utilizing virtual machines

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

This role will be conducted hybrid (combination of in-person and remotely). As such, it is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure uninterrupted internet connectivity and ‘work-like’ environment, free from distractions, at the home locations so as to delivery their best in terms of productivity and quality. A laptop will be provided for use in completion of the functions of this role.

Work Authorization / Requirements

To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), you must be one of the following: a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident of the U.S., a protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

COVID-19 Vaccination Notice

As a Federal contractor, NextFlex requires any new employee to provide acceptable proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to his/her/their first day of employment at NextFlex, unless a legally-recognized exemption has been requested by the new hire and approved by NextFlex. This policy has been established to comply with Executive Order 14042 (Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors) and the implementing Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors (

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


NextFlex provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. NextFlex is a drug free workplace and complies with ADA regulations as applicable.

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