: Systems Robotics Automation Manager
8 Crosby Drive
Bedford, MA 01730

Employee Testimonials


The System Test Organization is a high performing, multi-disciplined group, that touches every product in the organization. The Automation team within System Test is recognized in R&D as a critical team to enable scalability and speed of product development. The automation team's mission is to enable iRobot to evaluate robotic systems, modules, and technologies by delivering relevant and reliable automation and test equipment.

What You Will Do:

In this role, you will manage a diverse team engaged in developing the hardware needed to automate physical tests, fixtures, and measurement systems. You and your team will design, implement, test, and document hardware concepts and designs in a variety of tools including Creo, Windchill, SEE Electrical, TwinCAT, and C#.

You will have the opportunity to mentor mechanical, electrical, and controls engineers working in automation hardware. You will not only be responsible for the hardware that is developed but also the processes and methods used by the team, including process flow, documentation standards, and configuration control.

You will work directly with the Software Automation and the Product Development teams on a day to day basis, enabling the successful testing and launch of the next generation of products that will live in millions of homes across the world.

To Be Successful You Will Have

  • Bachelor's degree in a related engineering discipline (ie. Automation, Controls, Robotics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, etc.).
  • 7+ years industrial robotic design experience with specific emphasis on control system design, including PLC programming techniques (ladder logic, sequential, structured text, etc.)
  • 7+ years in a cross disciplinary leadership role
  • Familiarity with industrial sensors, electrical components, and microprocessors
  • Experience with user interface creation with appropriate software packages
  • Experience with version control tools (e.g. Git)
  • Knowledge of industrial networking (e.g. Ethernet IP and DeviceNet)
  • Knowledge of Creo, Windchill, SEE Electrical, or similar tools
  • Skilled in problem analysis and resolution


  • Knowledge of object-oriented languages (e.g. C++, C#, Java)
  • Knowledge of Python, .NET, and SQL
  • Knowledge of sensor or computer vision algorithm and application techniques

 In Return You Can Expect

iRobot is a highly technical environment that moves extremely fast and the Automation team is no exception to that.  The team is in high demand, which has us constantly looking for new and better ways to achieve our goals.  There is also a strong sense of team within the department, which makes for a fun and rewarding experience every day.


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."