INTERN, Digital Signal Processing, Digital Cockpit

at NIO
Published April 16, 2023
Location San Jose, United States of America
Category Machine Learning  
Job Type Internship  



NIO is a pioneer and a leading company in the premium smart electric vehicle market. Founded in November 2014, NIO’s mission is to shape a joyful lifestyle. NIO aims to build a community starting with smart electric vehicles to share joy and grow together with users.


NIO designs, develops, jointly manufactures and sells premium smart electric vehicles, driving innovations in next-generation technologies in autonomous driving, digital technologies, electric powertrains and batteries. NIO differentiates itself through its continuous technological breakthroughs and innovations, such as its industry-leading battery swapping technologies, Battery as a Service, or BaaS, as well as its proprietary autonomous driving technologies and Autonomous Driving as a Service, or ADaaS.


NIO’s product portfolio consists of the ES8, a six-seater smart electric flagship SUV, the ES7 (or the EL7), a mid-large five-seater smart electric SUV, the ES6, a five-seater all-round smart electric SUV, the EC7, a five-seater smart electric flagship coupe SUV, the EC6, a five-seater smart electric coupe SUV, the ET7, a smart electric flagship sedan, and the ET5, a mid-size smart electric sedan.



NIO’s Digital Cockpit Team is seeking a highly motivated and talented graduate student to join our team as a Summer intern.  The successful candidate will work on a variety of projects related to digital signal processing and embedded systems, including firmware development and MATLAB simulation.   The ideal candidate will have experience working with C/C++ programming languages and have a solid understanding of digital signal processing principles.



  • Work closely with our world-class engineering team to design, develop and test firmware for embedded systems.
  • Assist in the development of MATLAB simulations for signal processing algorithms.
  • Participate in team meetings and provide updates on projects progress.
  • Troubleshoot and debug firmware and hardware issues.
  • Contribute to project documentation and prepare technical reports.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Currently enrolled in a nationally accredited graduate program in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a related field.
  • Strong background in digital signal processing(DSP) principles and technique.
  • Experience with C/C++ programming and embedded system development.
  • Familiarity with MATLAB simulation and analysis tools.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.


Preferred Requirements:

  • Understanding of up-to-date machine learning and deep learning theory.
  • Experience with TensorFlow or PyTorch.
  • Experience with Real-Time Digital Signal Processing.



  • The US hourly salary range for this full-time Intern position is $45.60 for a Masters student.
  • This is a 10 to 12 Week Summer Internship from May to August.



  • Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.
  • Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only. It does not include discretionary bonus, equity, or benefits.



Along with competitive pay, as a full-time NIO employee, you are eligible for the following benefits on the first day you join NIO:

  • CIGNA EPO, HSA, and Kaiser HMO medical plans with $0 for Employee Only Coverage.
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plan.  Both provide options with a $0 paycheck contribution covering you and your eligible dependents.
  • Company Paid HSA (Health Savings Account) Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible CIGNA medical plan
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • 401(k) with Brokerage Link option
  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick and Vacation time
  • 13 Paid Holidays a year
  • Paid Parental Leave for first 8 weeks at full pay (eligible after 90 days of employment with NIO)
  • Paid Disability Leave for first 6 weeks at full pay (eligible after 90 days of employment with NIO)
  • Voluntary benefits including: Voluntary Life and AD&D options for you, your spouse/domestic partner and dependent child(ren), pet insurance
  • Commuter benefits
  • Mobile Cell Phone Credit
  • Healthjoy mobile benefit app supporting you and your dependents with benefit questions on the go & support with benefit billing questions
  • Free lunch and snacks
  • Onsite gym
  • Employee discounts and perks program