Location: Sophia-Antipolis, France

Job type: Apprenticeship

Experience: Student

The Automotive industry is living a revolution. Electrification, autonomous driving, diverse mobility, and connectivity are trends that are changing the industry’s rules. Among all decisive topics revolutionizing cars in the next future, Silicon Mobility is committed to supporting the rapid advent of electric and hybrid cars.

Silicon Mobility is a technology leader for cleaner, safer, and smarter mobility. The company designs, develops and sells flexible, real-time, safe, and open semiconductor solutions for the automotive industry used to increase energy efficiency and reduce pollutant emissions while keeping passengers safe.

We are looking for a motivated candidate to join our company in Sophia-Antipolis on the French Riviera.

Please contact us: internship2023@silicon-mobility.com  

Role & Missions

As part of the R&D System and Software team, the apprentice will participate in the development of the embedded software for DC-DC converter control application for Silicon Mobility’s OLEA® FPCU System-on-Chip dedicated to automotive applications.

The apprentice will contribute to the development, integration, and configuration of the software modules from specification down to verification using dedicated testing tools, covering the AGILE development flow with the project team.

The purpose of this apprenticeship is to analyse, define, develop, configure, and test the software solution.

During the apprenticeship period, several tasks will be addressed:

  1. Requirements analysis

As part of this task, the apprentice will get familiar with the proposed DC-DC control algorithm, the architecture of OLEA® FPCU, the development tools used including OLEA® COMPOSER environment and flow. A particular attention will be paid to the interface and resources to be used by the DC-DC application and the relevant safety concepts.

  1. System and Software specification

Based on the previous analysis, the apprentice will have to write a detailed specification of the solution in collaboration with other R&D team members as well as the customer support team. This specification shall cover following aspects:

  • Software modules definition and interfaces, configuration, and integration principles
  • Embedded software design for code generation
  • User guide and engineering documentation compliant with the ISO 26262 standard.
  1. System and Software development

During this task, the apprentice will have to develop, integrate, and validate the different components of the embedded software.


Required Skills and Experience


Last year of Master (BAC+5 or equivalent)


For this apprenticeship, we are looking for a candidate with good knowledge of embedded systems, embedded C programming, and high-level programming language.
Good skills in hardware design for embedded systems would be appreciated.
The candidate shall be autonomous, rigorous with a strong team spirit.

English speaking is required.

  • General knowledge of microcontroller development
  • Development of embedded software on ARM processor
  • Critical real-time embedded software on ARM processor
  • Requirements analysis and specifications writing
  • Notions of planning and project management
  • Quality management skills