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Software Engineering Technical Lead

Boston Dynamics is a world-class robotics company with a diverse collection of projects. We build back-flipping humanoids, rugged quadrupeds, and revolutionary logistics robots. Our project teams are multidisciplinary but united by a passion for advancing the field of robotics. In order to achieve our goals, we rely strongly on collaboration and cross-team communication.  Our software engineers work tightly within their teams and across the company.

We are seeking a leader to join our team in the role of Software Engineering Tech Lead.  You will get your hands dirty deep in the code while building a team around you. In this exciting position, you and your team will innovate on both existing and new codes relating to everything from the way for our engineers to work internally to supporting production systems.  Sound fun?

Day to day activities:

  • Oversight for project software infrastructure. This role includes supporting and improving our existing software while developing new tools, and capabilities wherever they are needed.
  • Design and implement software solutions for our robot platforms.
  • Build and lead a team of software engineers, managing their priorities and careers.
  • Incorporate industry best practices into the team’s technology and operations.
  • Create highly reliable, maintainable, and testable codebases.

Desired skills:

  • Excellent hands-on technical skills across multiple domains. Our work includes C++ systems programming, python, web development, DevOps infrastructure, and the development environment.
  • Experience shipping software in a production environment.
  • Experience working in, maintaining, and improving large codebases, including software in production and research phases.
  • Experience with project management, building teams, growing careers, managing priorities, and setting project schedules.
  • BS/MS Computer Science or Engineering degree and 4+ years of experience.
  • Strong written, verbal, and presentation communication skills.

Who are we a good fit for?

We love working with talented people and seek out passionate co-workers with a collaborative spirit. Our work moves quickly and we’re great at coming together to find creative solutions to some of the most challenging engineering problems. If that sounds good to you, come join us.

We offer a friendly and growth-minded workplace that encourages work-life balance while chasing ambitious goals. Our highly collaborative atmosphere has its roots in academia mixed with an entrepreneurial mindset that creates a vibrant culture.

Be yourself. From dress code to desk decor, we want people to feel comfortable as themselves. We celebrate diverse backgrounds and points of view. We believe diversity drives innovation, so we have built a culture where differences are valued. We foster both a top-down and grassroots approach to problem-solving. This gives us the freedom to address the broadest set of technical challenges, furthering our mission to change people’s ideas about what robots can do.

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas for this position.

Boston Dynamics will never ask you to divulge your personal financial or account information as part of its recruiting process.

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