iRobot Corporation

  • Senior/Principal Software Release Engineer

    Job Locations US-MA-Bedford
    Category Product Development/Engineering
    Requisition ID
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date
    8 hours ago(8/14/2018 5:10 PM)
  • Summary

    iRobot’s Software Engineering organization is expanding, and is looking for a Principle Software Engineer for our Build and Tools group. The ideal candidate can thrive in a fast paced, cross-function environment, and enjoys driving improvements across the software build and release process. If you are impassioned by new technology, naturally curious and are a builder, we would love to hear from you.

    Essential Functions/ Job Duties

    The Principle Release Engineer is responsible for supporting the software build and release needs of Agile teams across the iRobot software organization. You will have your hands on multiple aspects of the build, test, and deployment systems, from designing the build / test / release pipelines for the development team to helping your fellow engineers resolve problems in the development environment. 


    • Continuously improve our build processes and automation to increase reliability, predictability and manageability. 
    • Create, improve, and maintain the build and release processes and tools like Jenkins and Git. 
    • Collaborate with Development, QA, and IT, to build, design, implement, and maintain deployment automation from code check-in to production. 
    • Recommend and implement automation wherever feasible. 
    • Establish and implement standards for build artifact management. 
    • Support and further integrate automated tests, quality metrics and conditional deployments into the software build process. 
    • Support and maintain all operational activities related to continuous integration (CI) systems. 
    • Contribute to an atmosphere of cross-functional teamwork. 
    • Define, develop, implement, document and evolve continuous integration and delivery tooling and standards. 


    • 5+ years of experience in Release Engineering or Software Development  
    • Strong scripting or programming knowledge 
    • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal 
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, with proven experience designing and implementing solutions to complex problems 
    • Experience in a fast-paced environment 

    Must Have:

    • Strong knowledge of Linux system administration 
    • Strong working knowledge of installing, customizing and managing Jenkins, including Jenkins jobs configuration and maintenance.

    • Experience with a cloud platform such as AWS, Azure or Google Cloud

    Nice to have:

    • Working knowledge of Python and Makeflies
    • Working knowledge of Git/BitBucket

    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 in 1990 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology 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, including software, mechanical and electrical engineers, marketing and product management professionals and related support staff. 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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