: Full Year 2021: Machine Learning Data Collection Co-op (Post Grad)
8 Crosby Drive Bedford
Bedford, MA 01730

Employee Testimonials



Machine Learning Data Collection Co-Op

Are you interested in getting hands-on experience with robots and data? iRobot is seeking a Data Collection Co-Op to play an important role on New Product Development Teams to make better robots that delight the customer by collecting data in users home(s) and annotating/processing data. The data collected will be used by the research and development team for development of future products.

What You Will Be Doing:

The Data Collection Co-Op will collect, annotate, and manage data and data tools. Most of the data collection will take place in real homes. During periods of time when traveling or collecting data is not safe or reasonable to do so, the Data Collection Co-Op will assist in annotating and processing previously collected data, working on remote data collection procedures, or building infrastructure to facilitate data collection, annotating, and processing.

When safe to do so, the Data Collection Co-Op will travel (often with another co-op, but socially distant) to homes nearby to iRobot Bedford office to collect both quantitative and qualitative data following a protocol, with specific safety precautions. Data collection will be conducted at different times of the day and in multiple homes. During each home visit the Data Collection Co-Op will repeatedly set up the devices on the ground to collect data and will be responsible for processing and annotating data from these homes.

The individual in this role will work as part of the Machine Learning team alongside other Data Collection Co-Ops. The successful candidate will have capability to quickly learn and an interest in finding solutions to unusual problems.

What You Should Have:
Interest in data collection and data-set analysis for Machine Learning

Interest in working as part of a team and collaborating with other teams to help solve their data needs

Creative problem-solving abilities

Attention to detail and organizational abilities

Clear and concise written and verbal communication
Experience in basic Linux commands
Experience with basic Python programming
Ability to take ownership of task execution and work with minimal supervision
Proficient with MS Excel, MS Word and MS Outlook
Proficient in handling (storing and transferring) large data files using external hard drives.
Ability to work on flexible work schedule (shifts will vary day to day)
Ability to repeatedly perform physical tasks including repetitively bending, kneeling, squatting and climbing stairs. This can be repetitive and tenuous depending on the size of the home.

Bonus Points:
Experience involving data gathering and analysis
Experience with product defect tracking tools
Experience in statistical analysis of test results

Experience troubleshooting complex electromechanical systems


Employee Testimonials

Danielle Dean
Technical Director of Machine Learning

"I love how much iRobot emphasizes learning, risk-taking, and innovation, and gives me the opportunity to work with different people."

Eva Moscat
Manager, Software Engineering

"Every day I feel challenged – whether it’s technical problem solving, or getting my team up to speed on a new project and making sure they are happy, motivated, and developing in their careers."

Emiko Komori
Corporate Counsel

"Collaborating with people who are very passionate and dedicated to building products that bring joy and ‘wow!’ to customers is my favorite part of my job."

Brandon Rohrer
Principal Data Scientist

"iRobot is a wonderland for a data scientist. Our data helps us enhance our customers’ experiences by better understanding their needs and delivering new solutions to exceed their expectations."

Victoria Liceaga
Manager, Product Marketing

"The Global Marketing group is dynamic and lively. We are always moving fast to plan for new products, execute seasonal campaigns, and pivot based on changes in the market. We are so fortunate to be marketing products that our customers love as much as we do and that add real value to their lives."

Eric Burbank
Principal Mechanical Engineer

"The hardware engineering group at iRobot is incredibly innovative and fun to work with. We have a full range of engineers with many diversified talents. Everyone is incredibly willing to share their expertise and help out on challenges."

Evn Tomeny
Manager of Enterprise Collaboration

"The collaborative nature of the team is refreshing. Everyone works together to find interesting solutions to complicated problems, and contributions are appreciated from anywhere. Because of the diverse set of backgrounds and experiences, you’ll often find answers where you least expect them!"

Michelle Gattuso
VP Portfolio & Digital Product Management

"iRoboteers know that their contributions matter. They are always doing what they can to make things better and deliver great products that customers will love. We know we’ve had a hand in changing the world and it shows in our drive and determination to keep moving forward."

Lauren Stern
Principal Design Researcher

"Our team is unique because we have so many disciplines within the Design department. Owning and using a robot is a multi-faceted experience, and we all work together to create that experience for our users. The cross-discipline collaboration is really special. It’s a group of funny, enthusiastic, creative, kind people."

Sushmita Bawari
Director, Strategic Sourcing

"It’s great to have the opportunity to manage a global team and work with suppliers from all around the world. It really helps you appreciate how inter-connected everything is."