iRobot Corporation

Sr. Software Manager, Algorithms

Job Locations US-MA-Bedford
Category Product Development/Engineering
Requisition ID
Job Post Information* : Posted Date
1 week ago(2/12/2018 4:27 PM)


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

We are looking for an innovative software manager to help us lead the intelligence revolution for robots. This person will need to think like a robot in order to figure out how to make them smarter. You will lead a team, utilizing state-of-the-art algorithms, to advance capabilities in SLAM, computer vision and machine learning. Success will be autonomous robots that live side-by-side with their human counterparts – and possibly taking over the world.

  • Recruit innovative algorithm developers to build next generation software for robots.
  • Guide a group of talented developers to build algorithms for robot mapping/navigation, computer vision, and machine learning.
  • Lead by example, inspiration and teamwork.
  • Establish clear goals, objectives and priorities that communicate the organization’s vision.
  • 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 and other parts of the organization 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.


  • Strong foundational background developing algorithms for robots.
  • Understanding of key concepts including: particle filters, graph SLAM, structure from motion, kalman filters and other core robot algorithms.
  • Someone that enjoys math, especially matrix algebra.
  • C/C++ applications for Linux or embedded systems
  • Experience with real-time and multi-threaded systems.
  • Strong analytical skills and a desire to learn as well as teach others.
  • M.S / PhD in Computer Science or equivalent.

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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