: Principal Software Engineer - Simulation

6 River Systems (6RS) is a Shopify (SHOP) company leading the way to faster fulfillment. E-commerce changed the world and our solutions power winning warehouses of the future. Were revolutionizing warehouse automation with collaborative mobile robots driven by artificial intelligence and advanced cloud-based software.

As a Principal Software Engineer at 6RS, you will design and build scalable programs to simulate movement and interactions between autonomous robots and people working with busy, rapidly changing environments. This is an opportunity to join 6RS as our customers implement dozens of autonomous robots to optimize workflows in warehouses of the future. In this new position, you will:  

  • Build new models to simulate human-robot interactions in fast-paced environments
  • Design and develop new versions of simulators to optimize sensing and obstacle avoidance 
  • Enhance existing simulators to represent larger groups of autonomous robots 
  • Guide a team of software engineers to ensure quality as we scale
  • Solve complex problems with innovative perspectives

About You:

  • Experience with Javascript or C++
  • Practical experience optimizing code and finding optimal patterns
  • Ability to understand large cloud-based systems and how individual pieces fit together
  • Commitment to solving the right problems with a scrappy, yet thoughtful approach 
  • Interest in learning and jumping between different technologies 

Why 6RS? Recognized by the Boston Globe as a Top Place to Work

  • Entrepreneurial spirit of a start-up combined with the stability of a global commerce company
  • Competitive compensation packages and Shopify RSUs
  • Company-paid health, dental, and vision coverage for all employees
  • Paid holidays, vacation/sick time, and parental leave
  • Annual 401k contribution from the company 
  • Lifestyle spending account

About 6 River Systems
Founded in Waltham, Massachusetts in 2015, 6 River Systems is a leading collaborative mobile robotics fulfilment solution and part of global commerce company Shopify. Founders Jerome Dubois and Rylan Hamilton were previously executives at Kiva Systems (now Amazon Robotics). The 6 River Systems solution is operating in more than 20 facilities in the U.S., Canada and Europe, fulfilling millions of units each week for companies including Lockheed Martin, CSAT Solutions, ACT Fulfillment, DHL, XPO Logistics, and Office Depot. To learn more, visit www.6river.com.

About Shopify
Shopify is a leading global commerce company, providing trusted tools to start, grow, market, and manage a retail business of any size. Shopify makes commerce better for everyone with a platform and services that are engineered for reliability, while delivering a better shopping experience for consumers everywhere. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Shopify powers over one million businesses in more than 175 countries and is trusted by brands such as Allbirds, Gymshark, PepsiCo, Staples, and many more. For more information, visit www.shopify.com.



Full-time