: Principal Embedded Software Engineer
8 Crosby Drive Bedford
Bedford, MA 01730

Employee Testimonials



iRobot Education is looking for an exceptional principal embedded software engineer to join our team. Key personality attributes should include passion, energy, and the desire to build.

Essential Functions/ Job Duties:
As part of iRobot Education, you will be designing and implementing new technologies and features into next generation iRobot products. Working in an Agile development process, you will design, implement, and document software to run on embedded platforms.

As a lead, you will maintain factory production firmware, develop cutting-edge extensible hardware, create and maintain SDKs for iRobots portfolio of educational robots, and support projects within iRobot that leverage ROS to integrate cutting edge sensors, navigation software and motion control systems. Job functions will include: system level design, board bring up, low level driver implementation, and advanced analog/digital signal processing.


  • Experience with real-time embedded microprocessor and microcontroller systems
  • Solid understanding of design patterns, data structures and advanced programming techniques
  • Knowledge of embedded software such as: interrupts, ADCs, DMA, SPI and clock management
  • Expert in embedded C/C++
  • Strong analytical skills and a desire to learn
  • Ability to understand electrical schematics and the fundamentals of analog circuits
  • Strong understanding of operating system fundamentals, and experience bringing up embedded OSs on new platforms
  • Ability to work independently, without direct supervision
  • B.S. in Computer Science / Computer Engineering or other technical or scientific field Desired Qualifications
  • MS in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or ten years experience
  • Previous experience designing and building circuit boards Foundation in control theory, and experience writing control loops

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."