iRobot Corporation

Software Technician

Job Locations US-MA-Bedford
Category Product Development/Engineering
Requisition ID
Job Post Information* : Posted Date
2 days ago(2/20/2018 1:20 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. 


We're looking for an exceptional Software Technician to join our team. We're looking for someone with great interpersonal skills, passion, energy, and the desire to build. 


Essential Functions/ Job Duties

  • Will be responsible for programming certificates on the robots.
  • Will assist in managing the internal beta programs for mobile app distribution.
  • Program bootloader onto Mobility processor
  • Program firmware onto all of the processors on the mobility board
  • Program Navigation Board
  • Swing calibrate boards - load boards onto swing fixture, run roboscope, then kick off swing calibration script.
  • Calibration of Bumper
  • Fake camera calibration
  • Cliff calibration



  • 2+ years of experience in a Software Technician role
  • Working knowledge of Python
  • Prior experience using Mac OS X and Linux platforms
  • The person should be very comfortable using the command line on Mac and Linux
  • Strong analytical skills and a desire to learn as well as teach others



About Us

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 15 million robots and employ more than 500 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.


Our corporate headquarters are located in Bedford, Massachusetts, accessible by our corporate shuttle directly from Alewife Station. The company also has offices in California, the United Kingdom, 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, Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled”

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