OSOP now accepting internship applications!

OSOP Volcán, Panama


Looking for an opportunity to break out of University and work on exciting new IoT products? OSOP, a small tech company located in the western highlands of Panama, specializes in hardware and software products for monitoring earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding and volcanoes. We seek serious, bright and enthusiastic young programmers who will dive right in and start working on production-level code.

We currently have 2 internship positions open:

Embedded Software Engineer

The best applicants for this internship will have:

  • Experience in low-level programming in C, either as a hobby, in class or in the “real” world
  • Demonstrable passion for hardware – like the time you programmed a Raspberry Pi to power your own gaming console, quadcopter or spy camera


Android/ iOS Software Engineer

Interested in cross-platform App design? Cloud programming? Working on a full-stack project? Vale. This is for you. You will gain exposure to Android & iOS (because we have to, not because we love to). The best applicants for this internship will have:

  • Experience in programming Android and/ or iOS apps
  • Experience with the languages & frameworks we are currently crazy about including Javascript frameworks, e.g., AngularJS, Backbone.js and/ or node.js
  • Full Stack Development experience a big plus


All Positions

Notice I did not say “aspiring” engineers. You will be treated like the real deal you are and you will work with the best of the best. You will gain exposure in analyzing hardware for new products, designing component-to-component data interfaces and APIs, designing end-to-end, uni- and bi-directional data transmission protocols and/ or client- and server-side programs. Ultimately, you will deliver a final implementation to spec, on-time and on-budget before we throw you back into the fiery pits of your CS program!

The best applicants for these internships will have/ must be able to:

  • Programming experience in C/C++
  • Experience in modern scripting languages
  • Experience with git
  • Know how to tear apart and put back together the Linux kernel- well, not really. But you should know how to drive Linux blindfolded
  • Write and speak fluent English
  • Knowledge of the fundamental principles of microeconomics, math and physics

New products are IoT related and will provide interns with an opportunity to engage with, and gain unparalleled experience in, this next wave of the technological (r)evolution currently underway. And your programming will save lives- maybe. At the very least, it will be cool and cutting-edge.

About Us

OSOP develops, supports, installs, maintains and configures instrumentation and software for early warning civil defense systems to mitigate the effects of natural disasters. We focus on solutions where hardware and software are completely integrated. OSOP promotes a dynamic, fast-paced and entrepreneurial work environment.

OSOP is located on the Baru Volcano, providing nature lovers unrivaled access to the rain forest while also being a short ride from the Pacific ocean.

At OSOP, programmers enjoy a special status and the best tools money can buy.

If interested in this opportunity, please apply by sending your CV and relevant code samples to [email protected].  Applications are due on August 1, 2015. Winners will be notified by September 1.


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