iRobot: Senior Mechanical Engineer – Physical Solutions
8 Crosby Drive
Bedford, MA 01730




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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.




Further develop and challenge your career with one of the world’s foremost leaders in diverse consumer robotics. We are continually creating robotic products that improve and enhance lives.

We are currently seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join the Physical Solutions Module within the R&D engineering organization at iRobot.

In this role, the Senior Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for creating new and innovative consumer robotic technologies and subsystems that radically change the performance, affordability, and reliability of our future products.

Essential Functions/Job Duties:

  • Engineer and design the latest cutting-edge technology that will go into future iRobot products
  • Work within agile cross-functional teams supporting consumer centric design solutions from early concept up to productization ensuring iRobot’s technology pipeline is supplying growth and innovation for the future
  • Verify and validate design solutions utilizing rapid and conventional prototyping methods using both on-site machine and RP shops as well as quick turn tools
  • Analyze, research, and resolve complex design challenges while balancing technical risks, cost, and product integrity
  • Identify, manage, and mitigate technical risks for future programs through collaboration and transparency throughout the organization
  • Generate mechanical layouts, detailed part, and assembly designs using 3-D CAD tools
  • Thoroughly document learnings to effectively communicate throughout the organization
  • Lead small teams of varied engineering and technical backgrounds to bring designs to completion
  • Create clever, practical solutions using robust engineering practices to help create IP to strengthen iRobot’s market leadership



  • BS in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5+ years of experience designing electromechanical systems where DFA/DFM is critical
  • 3+ years of experience in the consumer products, robotics, or other related industry
  • A history of developing and validating innovative solutions to complex multidisciplinary problems working collaboratively with others both inside and outside the immediate engineering team.
  • The ability to lead a small team, organize work, communicate, and prioritize effectively
  • The ability to effectively contribute to large and small teams with various roles and responsibilities in a dynamic and fast pace problem solving environment
  • Strong CAD skills and experience working with product data management systems
  • Expertise in assessment of part variation and use of tolerance analysis and statistical process control to predict assembly outcomes
  • Domestic and International travel may be needed on an infrequent basis
  • Experience generating high quality design documentation (CAD, detailed drawings, specifications) to effectively define and communicate design intent
  • Creative out of the box thinker who is not afraid to make mistakes, bring up new radical ideas, or give/receive candid feedback
  • The ability to work with his/her hands to create prototypes of amazing products that have never existed before and solve real world problems for customers


Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS in Mechanical Engineering or other related advanced degree
  • 5+ years of experience in an industry with design for high volume manufacturing
  • Experience with PTC Creo and Windchill is a plus
  • The ability to perform FEA/CFD analysis within ANSYS or other software platforms
  • Design integration experience with industrial design, user experience, and ergonomics
  • Understanding of and the ability to use risk ranking and risk management tools to drive design direction and decisions (DFMEA, RRCA, Six Sigma)
  • Experience with systems where airflow is crucial to overall performance
  • Understanding of engineering methodology for product reliability and associated validation testing
  • GD&T experience and understanding
  • Experience with and able to utilize rapid prototyping methods and equipment (3d printers, Dremel, laser cutters, bandsaw, etc)

iRobot is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Employee Testimonials

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"

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."

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"

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"