Principal Robotics Engineer

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140 South Road
Bedford MA, 01730

Job Description

The Engineer in this role will be responsible for designing and implementing fundamental robotic manipulation software solutions. The Engineer in this role will work with a multidisciplinary team to integrate manipulation software components into real-world robotic solutions.

Skills and Technical Requirements

  • Ph.D. in Robotics or Master’s degree in Robotics plus 5 years of development experience.
  • Experience in designing and implementing solutions for manipulation related problems on real robotic systems.
  • General understanding of numerous manipulation related areas of expertise, e.g. motion planning, perception, simulation, controls, machine learning.
  • Ability to synthesize approaches to problems from new or existing techniques.
  • Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Proficient in Python and/or C++.
  • Experience with Linux (Ubuntu).

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Ph.D. in Robotics.
  • Commercial experience in a fast paced, Agile environment.
  • Commercial experience contributing to novel solution ideation and implementation.
  • Experience mentoring junior team members.
  • Experience with debugging issues on real robotic systems.
  • Experience with ROS (Robot Operating System).
  • Experience using VCS (Git).
  • Experience using issue tracking systems (Jira).
  • Expert level understanding of one or more of the following:
    • Asynchronous/Concurrent Programming.
    • Kinematics.
    • Robot Simulation.
    • Linear Algebra.
    • Messaging Systems (Kafka, RabbitMQ).
    • Containers and Orchestration Thereof.
    • NoSQL / SQL Databases.

About the Company

We are a venture-backed company that combines artificial intelligence and intelligent robotics to change the way companies do business. Our company includes a team of world class technology experts recruited from centers of excellence including iRobot, Amazon, Uber, Tesla, Kiva Systems, Google, Microsoft, Carnegie Mellon, MIT, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, Rethink Robotics, Lockheed Martin, BAE, Honeywell, and others. Prior work by this team resulted in more than 30 commercial products and billions of dollars in product revenue. Simply put, our team knows how to produce disruptive products that generate value for our customers.

As a company, we work hard and are creating material impact with our customers. Some would feel the need to say, “we work hard and play hard.” At Berkshire Grey our work is so rewarding that most of us finish a day and think “what could be more amazing?” Our culture is highly collaborative and open, the technical problems are challenging, the business opportunities are magnificent, and the value of your work to the customers and to the world is clear. Indeed, what could be better?

We are an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

Benefits include: medical and related insurance, 401k with generous vesting and match models, and a well stocked kitchen.