iRobot Corporation

Software Manager, Robot Applications

Product Development/Engineering
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Job Post Information* : Posted Date
3 days ago


Do you have a passion for robotics? Do you want to code the future of one of the largest consumer robots company in the world? You will have a hand in developing the next generation of products that will live in millions of homes all across the world. As a pioneer in the robot industry, our goal is to drive innovation, serve as an industry catalyst and change the world by empowering people to do more.


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.


Essential Functions/ Job Duties

As a manager on the software engineering team, you will utilize your strong engineering management skills and technical competency to lead a team of engineers in an Agile environment to successfully achieve our product deliverables.

  • Manage an incredible group of engineers developing  for consumer connected Robots
  • Manage an incredible group of engineers developing path planning, AI algorithms, navigation algorithms, or robot behavior systems for consumer connected Robots
  • Drive leadership, empowerment, teamwork, and enhance customer value
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills by establishing clear goals, objectives and priorities that communicate the organization’s vision
  • Drive innovation and idea generation 
  • Set technical direction and drive developer productivity through best in class software engineering practices
  • Ensure solutions are engineered for a secure, reliable, high performance, highly-available experience for end users
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Product Management & Customer Support to meet/exceed customer requirements
  • Attract and retain top talent to build a world class software function, and lead continuous improvement to efficiently meet the future needs of the organization
  • Ensure that programs of record are delivered on schedule with acceptable levels of quality


  • Exerience Building Robot Applications: path planning, AI algorithms, navigation algorithms, or robot behavior systems
  • Base technology for the team: C/C++ applications for Linux or embedded systems
  • Strong business acumen
  • 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
  • Strong analytical skills and a desire to learn as well as teach others
  • MBA Preferred or M.S in Computer Science or other technical or scientific field


About Us

We are the leading global consumer robot company, designing and building robots that empower people to do more, both inside and outside of the home. Founded by MIT roboticists who had the vision of making practical robots a reality. To date, we have sold over 20 million robots and globally employ more than 600 of the robot industry’s best and brightest. iRobot is committed to fostering invention, discovery and technological exploration in the pursuit of practical and valuable robot products for the home. iRobot stock trades on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker symbol IRBT.


iRobot is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, accessible by our corporate shuttle directly from Alewife Station. We also have offices in California, Europe, Japan, China & Hong Kong. Imagine the future you could help us build as a fellow iRoboteer! Check out #LifeAtiRobot and follow us on Instagram: @irobotcareers


iRobot is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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