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Advanced Degree Intern - Robotics Specification Research - VisaLabs Job

Visa

Date: Mar 30, 2014

Location: Foster City, CA, US

Advanced Degree Intern - Robotics Specification Research - VisaLabs

Location: United States-CA-Foster City
Organization: Technology
Job: Business/Proj. Mgt.
Job Number :140006

Description

Visa Inc. is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks.

Visa does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. From the world’s major cities to remote areas without banks, people are increasingly relying on digital currency along with mobile technology to use their money anytime, make purchases online, transfer funds and access basic financial services. All of which makes their lives easier and helps grow economies.

Behind the Visa brand are our talented employees who continuously raise the bar with innovative solutions and products that deliver the convenience and security of digital currency to more people all over the world.

We are currently looking for candidates for our 2014 Summer Internship Program.

Job Summary:

Visa's Research & Development (R&D) team operates as part of the company's Technology Office, under the leadership of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

The mission of the R&D team is to scan the external environment for new technology trends, threats and opportunities and investigate disruptive and/or emerging technologies which could have real applicability to Visa. The R&D team provides advice to Visa's technology and business communities on emerging technology and is responsible for creating a pipeline of prototypes where clear technology and/or business opportunities have been identified.

VisaLabs is developing protocols and specification for a modular robotic platform. This research will expand Visa’s knowledge of and capabilities in the growing robotics marketplace. This project is critical for Visa to be everywhere. The robotic industry is nascent but will grow rapidly

Responsibilities:
-This position would research other, similar projects and help in the initial documentation of the specification for the system.
-Specification document of power system and communication protocol.

Qualifications
-Masters or PhD candidate in Electrical or Robotics Engineering or similar discipline
-Experience with Robotics preferred


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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland
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