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Intern, In-Field Communication Job

The AGCO Acceleration Center is looking for a highly talented embedded development intern to join our team at the Research Park for the Spring & Summer 2021 semesters. This person will work closely with the FUSE team in Tremont, IL and assist the team in performing a trade study of in-field inter-machine communication technologies and developing a reference implementation of the framework on prototyping devices.


Job Responsibilities:

Assist in technical development activities of a network for in-field communication, leveraging established technologies:

  • Establish trade study criteria with AGCO team
  • Survey technology options according to selection criteria
  • Select candidate technologies
  • Develop Proof of Concept framework implementation on prototyping devices
  • Evaluate performance of selected technologies and recommend best solution


Our Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • Familiarity with radio communication, various network topologies, and embedded Linux
  • Familiarity with C/C++ and Java
  • Familiarity with technology evaluation and selection methodologies
  • Preferably have some agricultural or automotive experience



  • Degree program on computer science, computer engineering, or similar application or hardware development
  • Experience evaluating technologies and researching technical specifications
  • Experience with function and design of network communication and RF constraints
  • Must be registered as a full-time student
  • Must be able to commute to the work location on a daily basis

Additional Details:

This is a paid, part-time internship for Spring 2021 and full-time internship for Summer 2021 at the AGCO Acceleration Center in the University of Illinois’ Research Park. Students are required to work 10-20 hours a week on-site at our office in Research Park in the Spring and 35-40 hours a week on-site at our office in Research Park in the Summer.  



AGCO (NYSE: AGCO) is a Fortune 500 corporation offering solutions across the agriculture chain with a complete product portfolio. Our grain and protein brands include GSI, Cimbria, AP, Cumberland and Tecno - global manufacturers of grain systems, seed processing, and swine and poultry production equipment. We are dedicated to protecting every acre, every harvest and every animal in our customers’ care. By doing this, we help advance agriculture in developing countries and around the world.



Fuse® is the leading global innovator of open smart farming solutions, operated by AGCO Corp. Fuse acts as AGCO’s hub for innovation between the core brands, as an entry point for global technology partnering, and as the open platform that brings the innovation of the broader ag tech market together—all for AGCO customers’ benefit.

Salary Range
$23,000.00 - 44,000.00
per Year
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Champaign, IL 61820, US