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Robot Test Technician - Contract Position

Robot Test Technician - Contract Position

At Boston Dynamics, we create innovative mobile robots that combine advanced control systems, software, sophisticated mechanical designs, onboard sensing and perception, and extraordinary behavior.

We’re a close-knit, hard-working team of engineers, technicians and other business professionals devoted to building and delivering the most advanced dynamic robots in the world. Boston Dynamics is seeking a Robot Operations Technician. This role will be focused on supporting robot testing for internal roboticists and external customers.


A Robot Test Operations Technician sets up and executes testing on Boston Dynamics robots to improve robot performance and reliability and to help identify new robotics applications. Key skills in this role will include attention to detail and organization.     


  • Drive operation of robots in test lab spaces.
  • Document robotics test procedures and results.
  • Log and report bugs of any behavior or hardware issues that arise from checkouts or testing.
  • Prepare procedural documents or operational test results.
  • Set up cameras for shooting video, archiving and editing video files.
  • Arrange logistics for outside field tests including site setup, local vendors and transport.
  • Support facilities manager in lab setup and maintenance tasks that affect assigned project.
  • Build test environments to mimic customer settings at Boston Dynamics.


  • High school/GED or Technical school diploma; 2 years maintenance, installation, service work in a related industry, Military experience as an electrical/mechanical MOS or a combination of education or equivalent experience.
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.
  • Physically capable of lifting 50 pounds unassisted.
  • Basic computer skills (e-mail, spreadsheets) required, advanced computer skills (command line, linux) desired.
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