: Spring 2021: Data Science Intern (Masters)
8 Crosby Drive Bedford
Bedford, MA 01730

Employee Testimonials



Are you excited about spelunking in robot data? iRobot is looking for a Data Science Co-op to join our team.

iRobot Corporation, with a mission of empowering people to do more, is at the forefront of the development of robotics and artificial intelligence technologies. We've become one of the worlds preeminent specialist designers and builders of consumer robots, and we invest in the development and growth of our people in a culture of empowerment, innovation, and fun. Would you like to come work with some of the most talented and influential people in the robotics field utilizing cutting edge data science technologies, in an exciting, fast-growing industry?

Our team's mission is to creatively solve problems related to iRobots data sources and bring data-informed intelligence to our customers and colleagues. As an intern on our team, well help you develop a strong background in applying probability and statistics to real data, as well as defining a business problem and evaluating the effectiveness of different techniques in solving these problems. Previous experience with financial modeling, signal processing, or other advanced methods on time-series data is not required but would make a you a very attractive applicant. With regards to computing skills, we're looking for someone who can manipulate and quickly prototype solutions that work on large data sets in a clear (and possibly interactive) manner. An understanding of algorithms, operating systems, and modern server hardware is also a plus.

Essential Functions/Job Duties:

  • Use data analysis to solve problems for our customers
  • Program working prototypes in a modern analytical language (Python strongly preferred)
  • Make creative use of public and private datasets to improve our customers' experiences
  • Continuously push the edge of what iRobot Data Science can deliver in a cost-effective manner
  • Interact with other internal teams on a regular basis, both to sell new ideas and to elicit feedback on old ones
  • Work as part of a fun team


  • You have strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • You have rich communication skills to explain complex solutions to non-data science peers
  • You also have strong computer skills in your language of choice (such as Python, Clojure, Mathematica, Scala/Java, R, etc.).
  • You have graduate-level background in data science, statistics, or mechanical/building/electrical engineering
  • You have a sense of humor, and enjoy solving puzzles
  • You are self-motivated and able to work in a dynamic, delivery-focused environment

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."