: Senior Robotics Software Engineer
52 Roland Street
Boston, MA 02129

Employee Testimonials


Imagine a sustainable mobility ecology with healthy lifestyles and social connectivity available to all, regardless of age or abilities. Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF) creates lightweight, intelligent mobility solutions for people and goods that will create this mobility ecology. 

PFF is hiring a passionate and experienced Senior Robotics Software Engineer to join our engineering team. In this role you will bring your expertise in robot navigation to help gita move and operate collaboratively with people. The Senior Robotics Software Engineer will be a key contributor in the development and improvement of gita as well as future mobility products. Experience developing navigation algorithms in prior robotic products is necessary for success in this role at PFF.


  • Active involvement in product development for a vision-based robotic system.
  • Design, implement, test, and document, navigation/path-planning, obstacle avoidance in C++/Python on desktop and embedded platforms.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to define, design, test and create autonomous robots.
  • Continually research, discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies and approaches.


  • 5+ years of related experience developing navigation/path-planning and/or obstacle avoidance.
  • Experience validating complex systems involving hardware, software, and mechanical components.
  • Experience with various sensor types, e.g. stereo cameras, radar, monocular RGB.
  • Strong Programming experience in C++, Python.
  • Knowledge of GPU-acceleration frameworks (CUDA) for Nvidia chipset.
  • Experience with OpenCV and other open-source development tools.
  • Experience with Linux
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment.
  • BS/MS or greater in Computer Science or Engineering or a related subject is preferred.
  • Prior experience designing for high volume products is preferred.
  • Successful applicants will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the U.S.


Employee Testimonials

Smart Behaviors Specialist

Hard, novel and interesting problems to solve; great people, cool robots and a handful of dogs -- it's all good stuff.


My favorite part about working at Piaggio Fast Forward is the people. They create an environment at PFF that makes it a place I enjoy spending time. After all, PFF internally stands for Pretty Fun Friends. That’s what you’ll get working at PFF.

Director of Operations and People

Being a part of pioneering something so innovative is truly special but it’s the people that keep me here and make me want to work hard. The fast growth always provides new challenges to solve and there’s the opportunity to learn as much as you want.

Design Lead

PFF is equal parts challenging and rewarding. I have the opportunity here to help build something from the ground up. At the same time I'm expanding my knowledge of design across disciplines through product development from concept to completion.