iRobot Corporation

  • Principal Linux Engineer

    Job Locations US-MA-Bedford
    Category Product Development/Engineering
    Requisition ID
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date
    3 weeks ago(7/30/2018 11:13 AM)
  • Summary

    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.


    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!


    Our Linux Engineering Team is expanding and we're looking for an exceptional Software Engineer to join our team. We're looking for someone with great interpersonal skills, passion, energy, and the desire to build.

    Essential Functions/ Job Duties

    • Design, implement, and test embedded software for use in a variety of robot platforms
    • Perform code reviews and improve the code quality
    • Actively participate in daily or weekly team meetings
    • Perform development boards bring-ups and hardware debugging
    • Excellent communication skills.  Able to explain and champion your work
    • Track record of performing at a high level, 
    • Will deliver robust solutions on schedule
    • Proactive, self-directing, and good at estimating own work
    • Capable of solving complex tasks in creative and effective ways


    • At least a BS in Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering or equivalent
    • At least 8 years of experience with embedded Linux, OpenEmbedded preferred
    • Proficiency in Linux internals, device driver development, debugging, and validation
    • Experience in bootloader development
    • Experience in implementation of secure boot solutions
    • Experience in building toolchain and kernel.
    • Buildroot or Yocto experience a plus.
    • Experience with the development lifecycle of toolchain and kernel
    • Ability to do Performance analysis/profiling
    • Familiarity with the ARM architecture, (PPC, MIPS a plus)
    • Solid understanding of a multicore environment


    An ideal candidate would exhibit behavioral skills that indicate:

    • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills
    • Flexible in completing tasks in an ever-changing workplace.
    • Positive attitude 
    • Strong work ethic
    • Self motivated

    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 800 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, 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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