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Systems Engineering Intern

Electric Hydrogen Co.

Electric Hydrogen Co.

Software Engineering
San Carlos, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 4, 2023

Electric Hydrogen’s mission is to make molecules to decarbonize our world! Our outstanding people are our most important asset and will allow us to deliver hydrogen from renewable electrolysis for heavy industry, at prices below fossil fuels.

We are searching for System Engineer Interns! In this role, you will support the modeling and optimization of our hydrogen production plants. You will work cross functionally to understand overall plant design and operation, develop models to predict performance and gather data from test systems to validate the models. In doing so, you will be contributing to the decarbonization of the hydrogen industry.

You will work onsite and split your time between our offices in San Carlos and San Jose, CA. You will report into the Product Lead Engineer.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the plant level modeling effort by developing models in Python and Matlab
  • Write test plans for our prototype and pilot systems to validate models
  • Gather data from smaller scale testing and use it to develop empirical models
  • Work cross-functionally with design engineers to communicate modeling results and gather feedback
  • Work with engineers throughout the company who are developing component level and subsystem level models to define interface between models and align efforts


  • Working toward a B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or equivalent
  • Experienced with coding in Python or Matlab
  • Prior modeling experience is a plus
  • Experience with chemical plants is a plus
  • Experience with complex products is a plus
Compensation and Benefits
  • All students will have the opportunity to develop communication skills, gain laboratory experience and benefit from a valuable experience within a start-up culture while learning about the energy industry.
  • $1,500 transportation stipend will be provided or $3,000 relocation stipend (depending on location).
San Carlos Zone
$37$40 USD

Actual base salary offered to the hired applicant will be determined based on their work location, level, qualifications, job-related skills, as well as relevant education or training and experience.​

Base salary is just one part of Electric Hydrogen’s total rewards package. We feel strongly that our team should not have to worry about having quality healthcare. In addition to the base salary offered, the hired applicant may receive:​

  • an equity grant​
  • time off programs​
  • a $75/month cell phone allowance​
  • a 4% employer 401(k) match​
  • 100% fully paid premiums for employees and their families: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term & long-term disability coverage​
  • a discretionary bonus​

Electric Hydrogen’s benefits programs are subject to eligibility requirements.

COVID-19 vaccination required for all employees and contingent workers, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. All prospective hires will be expected to provide proof of vaccination to attend an onsite interview or at their first day of employment.

About Electric Hydrogen

Electric Hydrogen is a team of the world's experts in scaling technologies for the post-carbon world, with a proven record in transforming the grid and transportation sectors. Backed by some of the world's top venture capital firms, we design and manufacture electrolytic hydrogen systems matched to renewable power sources to create green hydrogen by splitting water. We are building a cost-effective and transformative path between renewable energy and multiple large industrial sectors. Abundant and low-cost renewable energy sources will power the world, and Electric Hydrogen technology will use this energy to decarbonize industry through sustainable materials. We were founded in 2020 and are based in California and Massachusetts.

Electric Hydrogen is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for all to belong. We are aware that people from historically underrepresented groups are less likely to apply if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We are actively working on efforts to change this social norm. If you are excited about this role, we encourage you to apply!