iRobot Corporation

Associate Software Engineer

Job Locations US-MA-Bedford
Category Product Development/Engineering
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Job Post Information* : Posted Date
2 days ago(2/20/2018 10:38 AM)


iRobot designs and builds robots that make a difference. iRobot was founded in 1990 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology roboticists with the vision of making practical robots a reality. 


In 2015, iRobot generated $500+ million in revenue and employed more than 500 of the robot industry’s top professionals, including mechanical, electrical and software engineers and related support staff. iRobot stock trades on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker symbol IRBT. 


iRobot has made some of the world’s most important robots. iRobot’s home robots are revolutionizing the way people clean – inside and out. More than 9 million home robots have been sold worldwide.


The award-winning iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaning robot is leading the charge. Roomba made practical robots a reality for the first time and showed the world that robots are here to stay. 


As a pioneer in the robot industry, iRobot’s goal is to drive innovation, serve as an industry catalyst and change the world by fueling the era of robots. To support and encourage the development of robot technology, iRobot offers comprehensive resources for third-party developers, providing information and products that facilitate the creation and easy integration of new payloads, behaviors and capabilities on iRobot platforms. 


  • Our SW Engineering Team is expanding, and is looking for an exceptional Associate Software Engineer to join our team. Key personality attributes should include: great interpersonal skills, passion, energy, and the desire to build. 

Essential Functions/ Job Duties

As part of SW Product Development Team, you will:

  • Work on the next generation Roomba, focused on the Robot Application
  • Develop robotic software packages for mission state machines, path planning, and robot behaviors
  • Integrate software on multiple robotic platforms
  • Design, implement, and document software to run on linux and embedded platforms
  • Lead and mentor other software engineers
  • Work in an Agile environment
  • Be passionate about Robotics


  • Expertise in writing C/C++ applications for Linux or embedded systems
  • Solid understanding of design patterns, data structures and advanced programming techniques
  • Experience with real-time and multi-threaded systems
  • Experience with finite state machine design and implementation
  • Experience with path planning, AI algorithms, navigation algorithms, or robot behavior systems
  • Experience with version control systems such as git or svn
  • Strong analytical skills and a desire to learn as well as teach others
  • M.S in Computer Science or other technical or scientific field

  iRobot is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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