Principal Software Engineer - ROBOTICS

Lowell, MA · Job # 7996BK

Our client is a growing start-up, with a mission to re-invent retailing through robotics.

Job Overview:

You are an experienced robotics software engineer. You have demonstrated a passion for robotics and have extensive experience architecting and implementing object oriented, multi-threaded applications for motion control. You are equally comfortable as both technical contributor and mentor in a growing multi-disciplinary team.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  •  Develop, debug, and integrate embedded C++ applications running in a real-time OS and Linux environments
  • Implement motion control algorithms
  • Integrate third-party software where appropriate
  • Provide input to electrical and mechanical teams on component selection
  • Work with customers, vendors, or other technical or non-technical stakeholders to assess software needs and performance
  • Investigate new technologies
  • Mentor junior engineers

 Desired Qualifications:

  • C++, Matlab
  • Linux and/or real-time OS
  • Robotics development or motion control
  • Integrating third-party code, and/or using application frameworks
  • Common development tools and practices: environments, compilers, versioning (i.e. git), software configuration management, defect tracking, and peer review methodologies
  • Stellar communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills

 Would be great to have:

  • Real-time algorithms and controllers
  • Troubleshooting robotic hardware
  • Machine vision, image processing


  • B.S. in Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering, or related area plus a minimum of 10 years’ experience in software or robotics development; or M.S./PhD plus minimum of 8 years’ experience
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