: Principal Systems Automation Engineer
8 Crosby Drive Bedford
Bedford, MA 01730

Employee Testimonials



As a Principal Systems Automation Engineer, you will work under guidance of the Automation Test Manager, to plan, design, develop and support automation fixtures, policies, procedures and software that will be used to automate and streamline both repetitive and custom tests.

Working together with the the team and the leadership, you will be responsible for creating technological plan for the future of the group. You will be responsible for identifying best cost/performance platforms and technologies, interface with suppliers and deliver the final product to the team that will be using it, as well as providing continuous support for the existing fixtures.

You will be working with project teams to identify needs. You should possess enough technical depth to support troubleshooting of complex cross functional problems and document findings. Also, you will develop and maintain software architecture for the core tests functionality.

What You Will Do:

  • Develop the technical vision for the automation group
  • Be a strong advocate for Software Industry Best Practices.
  • Create support software to improve automation in analysis, delivery and display of tests.
  • Create software to automate the collection of core tests functionality
  • Planning deployment and testing as well as training of the end users.
  • Prepare documentation and user manual.
  • Coordinate suppliers.

To Be Successful You Will Have:

  • 7-10 years of experience in automation and/or software development in Python and C#.
  • Have knowledge and general understanding of SLAM principals and how it can be applied
  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Control Engineering.
  • Experience developing electro-mechanical systems that contain complex software behaviors.
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication.
  • Experience working in cross functional teams.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with industrial robotic arms and implementing safety protocols for industrial robotic arms
  • Experience with ROS.
  • Experience with Machine Vision systems.
  • Advanced degree in Engineering.
  • Proficient with mechanical and electrical tools used in product development of electromechanical systems (common hand tools, drills, presses, multi-meters, oscilloscopes, etc.).
  • Experience with Linux OS, Windows OS

In Return You Can Expect:

iRobot is a highly technical environment that moves extremely fast and the Automation team is no exception to that. The team is in high demand, which has us constantly looking for new and better ways to achieve our goals. There is also a strong sense of team within the department, which makes for a fun and rewarding experience every day.


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."