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

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Imagine the future you could help us build. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

iRobot is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Full-time

Employee Testimonials

Victoria
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"

Dominic
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."

Jasper
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"

Sushmita
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"