iRobot: Principal Software Developer in Test – Continuous Integration
8 Crosby Drive
Bedford, MA 01730

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Imagine the future you could help us build. 

 

Teamwork, not just tech work. We are tech futurists and business geniuses. Together, we solve problems to make daily life easier. We are looking for a few more great minds to join our team as we continue to grow one of the world's leading consumer robot companies.

 

Together, we empower people to do more.

 

Introduction

 

iRobot delivers innovative robots that are making a difference in people’s lives. From cleaning floors to disarming explosives, we constantly strive to find better ways to tackle dull, dirty and dangerous missions—with better results.

iRobot is seeking a Principal Software Engineer in Test. This software development engineer will help enable automated test developers by working with the software development team to design and implement software test approaches/mechanisms as well as develop and automate tests for continuous regression testing. A successful candidate will have a passion for quality, testing, delivering great products – all, while inventing the future.

Software Test (SWT) – Mission Statement -- Plan and execute software focused testing to quickly identify defects early in the development and integration process, reduce regression and configuration testing time through automation, and confirm that the product functions as intended.

Essential Functions/ Job Duties:

 

  • Strong Embedded Software test and automation experience
  • Ability to develop test plans / cases from user stories and requirements
  • Develop continuous integration automation using Python, simulators, fixtures and software tools.
  • Influence software design to maximize testability and automation potential.
  • Work side-by-side with developers and functional testers to create test specifications from user stories/requirements and transform selected tests into an automated test suite..
  • Provide leadership for manual and automated test efforts.
  • Provide mentorship and coaching to software test engineers for scripting, test development and execution concerns.
  • Promote and implement automation capabilities throughout the entire software development lifecycle including, functional, performance, scale and stress.
  • Develop metrics to track automation progress and results reporting.  This includes peer reviews and inspections to help measure functional coverage, plus defect trends.

Qualifications:

Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience developing software solutions.
  • Strong software development skills – C/C++, Python, Java
  • Experience with Embedded SW testing
  • Familiarity with software build and delivery process.
  • Proficient in Windows and Linux -- system & network management, troubleshooting.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, and attention to detail.
  • Adaptive fast learner – able to ramp up quickly on domain area.
  • Self-motivated, flexible with a passion to make a difference.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and documentation skills.
  • Proficient using MS Office productivity packages – Excel and Word.
  • Willingness and ability to mentor others.
  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in Agile methodology a plus
  • Team engagement, able to bridge the gap between software developers and software test engineers.
  • Familiarity with any of the following applications and technologies is a plus:
    • Robotics: embedded systems for control, navigation, manipulation, sensors, video.
    • Communications: WiFi, Ethernet, wireless, Bluetooth, TCP/IP, Cloud environment.
    • OS: Windows, Android, iOS
    • API automation testing including working experience with test frameworks
    • Experience with Test Management Systems

iRobot is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Full-time

Employee Testimonials

Victoria
Product Marketing Specialist

"iRobot means a lot to me: innovation, passion and creativity; it's exciting to work in a field that's always evolving and you're watching all of these new products come forward into the market"

Dominic
Sr. Manager, Consumer Insights

"Having fun and working hard, but also really enjoying the fact that you can work with some really smart people and the combination of their ideas and your ideas is going to make something that's never been experienced before."

Jasper
Manager, Software Engineering

"What I really like about iRobot is our culture, we've done team building events where we've built slingshots out of PVC piping - we're all about collaboration"

Sushmita
Director, Strategic Sourcing

"We're working in a dynamic company that's growing very fast, so we're all empowered to make decisions - we talk about our priorities, how we have to adapt if something changes and that allows us to make the correct decisions, make them fast and allow the company to be successful"