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Soft Robotics, Inc.

Senior Embedded Engineer

Product Development – Bedford, Massachusetts
Department Product Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Soft Robotics Inc. is an award-winning venture-backed startup in Bedford, MA focused on unlocking robotic automation for large, meaningful markets and labor-starved industries such as food and beverage, advanced manufacturing and e-commerce. Leveraging patented material science and AI algorithms, Soft Robotics designs and builds automation solutions and soft robotic gripping systems that can grasp and manipulate items with the same dexterity as the human hand. Since the company's inception, its technology platform has experienced substantial customer validation and adoption, with production installations running 24/7 for Fortune 500 companies and Dow 30 components.

We are looking to hire a Senior Embedded Engineer to participate in R&D and Product Development activities.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience developing firmware and software for robotic systems. He/she will be a high-powered individual contributor that works on a variety of customer-focused projects throughout the product development life cycle, from initial proofs of concept through robust production-ready implementations. The successful candidate must also be eager to participate in all areas of technical development and to work with the other disciplines to support robotic system development in a fast-paced, startup environment.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Perform firmware/software architecture design and development;

  • Design for safety, availability, manufacturability and test;

  • Implement and improve software development best-practice processes to maximize engineering throughput and product quality;

  • Support manufacturing and test;

  • Participate in risk management and design control activities;

  • Perform Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA);

  • Participate in design reviews and document development activities per established product development process;

  • Work with Engineering Leadership to ensure that embedded implementations align with the overall technology architecture and strategic technical direction;

  • Mentor junior engineers and interns/coops;

  • Other duties as required.

Experience/Education Requirements

Minimum qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent;

  • 5+ years of professional firmware/software development experience, or 3+ years of professional experience with 2+ years of advanced academic training beyond a BS

  • Proficiency with Agile methods and with "best practices" such as issue tracking, static code checking, and automated testing;

  • Experience with robotics, highly integrated products, or high-reliability systems;

  • Experience developing firmware applications and peripheral drivers on various 8, 16 and 32-bit microcontroller, specifically ARM core processors;

  • Demonstrated expertise writing C/C++ on in a real-time environment both with and without an RTOS;

  • Demonstrated project/program management skills;

  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Proficiency in the creation and maintenance of documentation;

  • Demonstrated track record of exceptional individual performance in a fast-paced environment;

  • Exceptionally detail oriented.

Preferred qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience in product development organizations ideally working under a certified quality system;

  • 5+ years of robotics experience

  • Experience with digital and analog electrical circuit design;

  • Experience with establishing and managing development processes to ensure high quality outcomes and compliance with all relevant regulations;

  • Versatility in other disciplines (Mechanical and Electrical Engineering) or “Maker” experience is highly desired;

  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance requirements for software development in a commercial/industrial setting;

  • High-level SW development experience;

  • Experience coding to MISRA-C or equivalent high-reliability coding standards.

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