Senior Software Engineer - Full Stack Web Developer

Product Development · Bedford, Massachusetts
Department Product Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Soft Robotics Inc. is a venture-backed startup in Bedford, MA that integrates patented soft actuator technologies, a proprietary vision system, and artificial intelligence stack into robotic gripping, and autonomous manipulation solutions that can handle items of varying size, shape and weight with high-speed, precision, and a human-like touch. By leveraging the science of soft robotics, it is now possible to automate facilities that have traditionally depended upon manual labor for bin picking, order fulfillment, and other complex pick and place tasks. This technology is proven in manufacturing installations today and enabling new robotic solutions for the food supply chain, advanced manufacturing applications, and the e-commerce logistics industry. 

We are looking to hire a Senior Software Engineer - Full Stack Web Developer to join a world class software team to design and implement the user interface and web services that control our robotic systems.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience developing software in a full stack javascript environment, using a variety of modern web technologies and frameworks.  He/she will be comfortable tackling everything from collaboration with product teams to define the UI/UX and product features, to implementing the entire solution, including graphical assets, front end HTML/CSS/JS to backend rest API’s and database schemas.  The ideal candidate is customer focused, driven, and passionate about creating high quality experiences as well as robust, maintainable, and well tested software implementations. They will be able to work independently with minimal supervision in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Design and implement the web UI and backend services that control our robotic systems

  • Collaborate with Engineering, Business Development, Product, and Project Management teams to define product features and overall customer experience

  • Perform system testing and debug

  • Other duties as required.

Experience/Education Requirements

Minimum qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent

  • 5+ years of professional software development experience, in a full stack developer role

  • 3+ years of experience in a full stack Javascript environment, node.js on the backend and React.js (or similar framework) on the front end

  • Solid understanding of HTTP fundamentals and how to design and implement RESTful API’s

  • Experience with basic UI design and styling, using HTML/CSS and frameworks like Bootstrap, PrimeFaces, etc.

  • Experience with various database solutions, including both relational and document store models

  • Experience with data processing and visualization solutions, e.g. ELK stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) or similar

  • Proficient developing software in a Linux environment

  • 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

  • Ability to work independently but also thrives in highly integrated team environments

  • Strong attention to details

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience configuring and deploying to both cloud and on premise servers

  • Experience with software engineering "best practices" such as issue tracking, static code checking, and automated testing


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  • Location
    Bedford, Massachusetts
  • Department
    Product Development
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience