iRobot Corporation

  • Software Automation Engineer

    Job Locations US-MA-Bedford
    Category Product Development/Engineering
    Requisition ID
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date
    1 week ago(4/17/2018 7:05 PM)
  • Summary

    iRobot Corporation, with a mission of “empowering people to do more”, is at the forefront of the development of robotics and artificial intelligence technologies. iRobot has become one of the world’s preeminent specialist designers and builders of consumer robots. iRobot invests in the development and growth of its people, in a culture of empowerment, innovation and fun. Come work with some of the most talented and influential people in the robotics field utilizing cutting edge technologies, in an exciting, fast-growing industry!


    As a part of our team, you will work under guidance of the Core Test Manager, Lead Test Engineer or Program Manager to plan, design, develop and support automation fixtures and software that will be used to automate and streamline both repetitive and custom tests.  You will be responsible for identifying best cost/performance platforms and technologies, interface with suppliers and deliver the final product to the team that will be using it, as well as providing continuous support for the existing fixtures. You will be working with project teams to identify needs. You should possess sufficient technical depth to support troubleshooting of complex cross functional problems and document findings. Also, you will develop and maintain software architecture for the core tests functionality.

    Essential Functions/ Job Duties

    • Programming of different automation platforms, ranging from Arduino to PLCs.
    • Programming web interface and portal to display and customize the view of the tests results.
    • Create support software to improve automation in analysis, delivery and display of tests.
    • Create software to automate the collection of core tests functionality
    • Planning deployment and testing as well as training of the end users.
    • Prepare documentation and user manual.
    • Coordinate suppliers.


    • 3-5 years of experience in automation and/or software development in python and C#.
    • Knowledge of web development in ASP.NET.
    • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Control Engineering.
    • Experience developing electro-mechanical systems that contain complex software behaviors.
    • Clear and concise written and verbal communication.
    • Experience with Database systems and Networks.
    • Experience working in cross functional teams.

    Desired Qualifications

    • Experience with industrial robotic arms.
    • Experience with LabView.
    • Experience with ROS.
    • Experience with Machine Vision systems.
    • Advanced degree in Engineering.
    • Proficient with mechanical and electrical tools used in product development of electromechanical systems (common hand tools, drills, presses, multi-meters, oscilloscopes, etc.).
    • Experience with Linux OS, Windows OS


    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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