: Senior Software Program Manager
8 Crosby Drive Bedford
Bedford, MA 01730

Employee Testimonials

Video

Introduction

Software Program Managers at iRobot play an essential role in helping us to deliver awesome products and digital features to our customers. They are responsible for integrated planning, communications, dependency and risk management, and synchronized software delivery execution. Importantly, this is a technical role where your understanding of software and software engineering is essential to successfully building strong working relationships with technical experts and in orchestrating high-quality software releases.

The ideal candidate has worked in a successful Agile software development environment, with multiple teams delivering components to create an integrated product release. They have a track record of success with complex software delivery and are ready to bring their experience, organizational skill, creativity, tech savvy, and enthusiasm to iRobot. If you are impassioned by working with smart engineers and helping them succeed as a team, we would love to hear from you!

Essential Functions/Job Duties

  • Build strong relationships with technical subject matter experts by leveraging foundational understanding of the various iRobot software disciplines (e.g. robot software, networking, mobile applications software, cloud services).
  • Work with Product Management, cross-functional program teams, and software technical leaders to clarify and scope product/feature requirements.
  • Coordinate and synchronize multiple software development teams and other internal groups to design, build, test, and release software on time and with excellent quality.
  • Make the right trade-offs, escalate issues if required, and concisely report development progress, status, cross-team milestones, issues, and risk burn-down across all required levels of the organization.
  • Manage other aspects of shipping software as appropriate, e.g. integrated system testing, 3rd party certifications, manufacturing tooling & integration, release process, etc.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in an appropriate technical discipline or relevant experience. Advanced degrees welcome but not required.
  • Meaningful software technical background, including demonstrated ability to understand how components fit together into an overall product/digital feature deliverable.
  • Experience with practically minded Agile software development and software engineering best practices as applied to modern IoT Smart devices.
  • Proven track record of exceptional capability in hardware/software integration and software development & test methodologies.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, organizational and leadership talents, communication skills, and systems thinking. High level of emotional intelligence.
  • 5+ years of technical program/project management experience focused on complex software delivery. Experience in the robotics industry preferred but not essential.
Full-time

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."