Robotics Software Engineer

Our Mission
Our mission is to solve the most important and fundamental challenges in AI and Robotics to enable future generations of intelligent machines that will help us all live better lives.


This Software Engineering role will be primarily supporting our new Outreach Center in Kendall Square, Cambridge. The mission of the Outreach Center is to show the public the current state-of-the-art of robotics and encourage them to engage with our robots via hands-on exhibits. Engineers on the Outreach Team will take internal demos from the AI Institute and redesign and expand them into fun, dynamic, and educational demos that will be used in our Outreach Center. Exhibits will rotate every three to six months, resulting in a consistent stream of innovative projects for the Outreach Team to tackle.

The Outreach Team is seeking diverse, thoughtful, and motivated team members who have experience creating projects. If possible, please include a portfolio with your application.

We are onsite in our new Cambridge, Mass. office where we are building a collaborative and exciting new organization. Currently we are looking for senior level software engineers to join the team.
What you will do
  • Work with a small team of engineers and researchers to take in-house research prototypes and harden them for public view in our Outreach Center.
  • Work collaboratively with research teams on improving robot software systems.
  • Promote quality and reliability through regular code reviews.
  • Develop high performance algorithms and improve systems.
  • Develop intuitive user interface front-ends.
  • BS or MS in computer science, robotics or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience with C++ or Python in production environments.
  • Experience with ROS 2 or similar libraries/tools to build robot applications.
  • Design interactive front-ends and dashboards for mobile and web applications.
  • Experience with git, issue tracking, CI/CD, and modern software engineering practices.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to articulate complex concepts in an understandable way.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Flexibility to travel occasionally for events and demonstration
  • Strong troubleshooting skills and attention to detail.
  • Bonus (Not required)
  • Experience working with machine learning.
  • Experience working with a variety of robot platforms.
  • Experience with Docker, cloud computing, or similar applications.





  • We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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