: Sr. Manager, iRobot Mobile App team
8 Crosby Drive Bedford
Bedford, MA 01730

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Introduction

The iRobot Home mobile app is top-rated on both Apple and Google app stores and is used by millions of people worldwide. It is the interactive interface that builds a trusted partnership that empowers users to achieve a well-maintained home and yard. The app ensures users know that their robots understand household routines and fit well into activities in a Smart Home. Users have an at-a-glance view of what their robot is doing now, what actions are upcoming, and past history of work robots have performed. Our data-driven, personalized app interface uses the latest native mobile and cloud technologies to guide users to get the most from iRobot products. Your contributions will set the iRobot user experience apart from the competition.
iRobots Software Engineering is looking for an exceptional leader to join our team. You'll be a key contributor to iRobot's talented and exciting Digital products program. You'll get to work on inventive software products that provide our customers with rich and convenient ways to interact with our family of consumer robots. The ideal candidate can thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoys the effective interplay on multi-disciplinary teams to deliver new product capabilities.

As manager of the Mobile software team you will utilize your strong engineering management skills and technical competency, and lead development in an agile environment to successfully iterate and achieve key product goals. Youll work closely with UX designers to craft new, dynamic user experiences. You'll foster collaboration across feature teams in IoT, mobile, cloud, data, as well as robotics, contributing to next-generation iRobot products and Digital features. Software innovation at iRobot will surprise you.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the incredible group of engineers behind the top-rated iRobot Home mobile app, used by millions of people worldwide
  • Help to drive mobile app technical foundation to enable organizational scale, modularity, and speed for code base comprised of common core with native iOS and Android UI
  • Functionally manage resources whose tasks are driven by independent feature / scrum teams and integration of these multiple work streams into a common app release train
  • Build and maintain highly collaborative relationships with contributors to cross-functional initiatives including product managers, UX designers, QA, and related software disciplines
  • As a functional manager and technical owner, ensure that decisions are sound, risks are anticipated and mitigated, and resources are effectively utilized to achieve objectives
  • Engineer solutions that combine IoT connectivity, mobile, and cloud technologies for a secure, reliable, performant, highly available experience for end users
  • Deliver user experiences that adapt to user needs based on insights derived from large scale data analytics
  • Set technical direction and drive developer productivity through best in class software engineering practices, including focus on continuous integration and test automation
  • Attract and retain top talent to build a world class software function with the flexibility to meet evolving needs of the organization
  • Ensure programs of record are delivered on schedule with acceptable level of quality; multitask and handle multiple concurrent releases in-process at the same time.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, grow, manage and motivate technical teams, including performance appraisal and career development.
  • At least 5 years leading development of native iOS or Android commercial applications
  • Track record leading teams in a fully Agile product discovery and delivery environment
  • At least 10 years hands-on software product experience; preferably focused on networked mobile applications
  • Coding skills in at least one of Java, Kotlin, Objective-C, or Swift
  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Passion for working together with UX on excellent user experience
  • Interest and background in Smart Home devices and services; or integrating with eCommerce systems
  • Graduate degree in related field or MBA
  • Experience directing offshore developers and integrating them into a main onsite team.
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."