: Systems Test Engineering Co-op (Fall 2020)

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.




iRobot Corporation, with a mission of “empowering people to do more” is at the forefront of the development of robotics and artificial intelligence technologies. iRobot has become one of the world’s preeminent specialist designers and builders of consumer robots. iRobot invests in the development and growth of its people, in a culture of empowerment, innovation and fun. Come work with some of the most talented and influential people in the robotics field utilizing cutting edge technologies, in an exciting, fast-growing industry!

We are seeking a Systems Test Engineering Co-op to gain an understanding of robotics and key robotic technology concepts, manage requirements for complex electromechanical systems with a significant software component, participate in various phases of our product development process, get hands-on experience building, testing and debugging state-of-the-art robotic products, gain an understanding of the test process while helping to develop new testing approaches, and increase your data collection, data interpretation, troubleshooting, and presentation skills.

Essential Functions/ Job Duties:

  • Support the capture and management of product system requirements
  • Support procurement, assembly and debug of prototype robotic systems
  • Support testing and evaluation activities of systems composed of wireless communication systems, sensors, computation modules, mobility, and power/energy storage subsystems
  • Participate in prototype integration, verification, and validation (IV&V) as needed, including system functional and environmental testing.
  • Starting possibly with just a rough idea of product testing needs, design, build, develop and verify new product test fixtures


  • Current student enrolled in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) major
  • Must be comfortable using basic hand tools.  Should be comfortable using power tools.  Desirable to have machine shop experience
  • Aptitude/desire to work in a dynamic environment in a self motivated, action oriented fashion
  • Comfortable exploring work tasks, seeking out answers, and working independently when necessary
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and excellent oral and written communication/briefing skills
  • Computer proficiency (Excel, Word, PowerPoint & Visio)
  • Familiarity with Linux (command line and scripting) a plus
  • Demonstrated organizational, planning, and prioritization skills
  • Broad scholastic experience in multiple disciplines and experience with electromechanical systems and sensors desirable

Employee Testimonials

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"

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."

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"

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"