: Senior Corporate Development Associate
8 Crosby Drive Bedford
Bedford, MA 01730

Employee Testimonials



The Senior Corporate Development Associate is an integral member of a small team of professionals who work closely with Senior leadership. The person in this role will focus on driving growth for iRobot through exploration of new markets, M&A and partnerships as well as general strategy development. They will do this in a team-based setting, and through rigorous fact-based analysis while ensuring alignment with iRobots growth strategy. This will include working in close coordination with iRobots commercial business focused on current market areas, as well as Senior leadership focused on new market areas. They will assume responsibility for portions of project scope and be engaged in all aspects of projects and deals from initial identification to execution.


  • Drive strategy development projects that translate strategy into actionable initiatives
  • Provide rigorous fact-based analysis and synthesize insights into actionable recommendations
  • Support M&A and partnership initiatives
  • Develop comprehensive investment cases for both organic and inorganic investments
  • Execute selected global market research including competitive intelligence & analysis to support strategic decision making
  • Actively monitor market dynamics, including customer and competitive developments
  • Participate in development of long-term strategic plans which reflects customer & market inputs, iRobot capabilities, and the competitive environment
  • Assist with periodic company-wide investment portfolio reviews
  • Proactively engage with iRobots Commercial business to promote close collaboration and alignment


  • 2 3 years of professional experience
  • Experience with strategy development and / or M&A
  • Experience developing New-Market-Entry strategies and plans
  • Experience conducting market research including competitive intelligence
  • Demonstrated ability to translate customer desires into actionable plans
  • Experience working with cross-functional project teams
  • Capable of organizing information succinctly and communicating at all company levels
  • Experience with long term planning and road-mapping activities
  • BS preferred, a plus if in Engineering, or BA with experience in the technology sector
  • Management consulting and / or investment banking experience with a top-tier firm strongly preferred, or experience within a corporate development / strategy team
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, communication capabilities and the ability to influence multiple stakeholders with competing / conflicting interests
  • Role will eventually require significant domestic and international travel required

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."