San Diego, CA

Senior Robotics Systems Software Engineer

Position Summary:

Are you passionate about working on cutting edge technology? Do you want to be a part of a team that is constantly pushing the envelope to create the next generation of robotic products? Do you want to see robots working side-by-side with employees in grocery stores, big box retailers, and large warehouses? At Brain Corp, you will have the opportunity to make robotics a reality and change people’s lives. Today, our robots autonomously clean floors, scan shelves for missing products, and move boxes and cargo from one location to another. Tomorrow, our robots will navigate more efficiently and learn quicker while requiring no human assistance.

Brain Corp is committed to fostering a vibrant work culture that supports innovation and employee well-being. Some of our initiatives include the We-R program to empower women in robotics, comprehensive diversity and inclusion efforts with paid parental leave, and a range of recreational activities to promote work-life balance and community among our team.

The Senior Software Engineer plays an important role for the Software Engineering Applications team, contributing significantly to the development of our in-house robot software applications. You will utilize your strong background in Python and C++ to develop interfaces, workflows, and integrate cutting-edge autonomy features. You will identify performance bottlenecks, collaborate with cross-functional teams on robot control, and prioritize projects and tasks for the benefit of our end customers.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Play a key role in defining, architecting, and developing our in-house robot software applications
  • Actively contribute code, focusing on creating solutions that are extensible, maintainable, scalable, and impactful.
  • Improve software application performance through profiling, debugging, and testing
  • Support integration of state-of-the-art autonomy features (deep learning models and pipelines, state-of-the-art mapping, perception, and motion planning algorithms)
  • Take ownership and initiative for improving the quality of the software applications and architectures
  • Collaborate across disciplines (Hardware, Firmware, Cloud, Autonomy) to build a cohesive application capable of running on multiple robot platforms
  • Support and train junior engineers as needed
  • Assist in other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements: 

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related engineering discipline
  • 5-7 years of demonstrated experience in software development

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics: 

  • Strong proficiency with Python and C++ production-level coding
  • Excellent understanding of the software development lifecycle for robotics, encompassing system design, integration, and maintenance, emphasizing scalable and modular architecture
  • Knowledgeable in testing, quality assurance, CI/CD practices, and system monitoring, with a dedication to continuous learning and team collaboration
  • Distill product requirements into actionable engineering tasks while leaving room for design and implementation discussions
  • Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability, able to navigate and thrive in fast-paced environments, streamline processes in line with the Brain’s emphasis on simplicity, and balance multiple priorities with a focus on delivering value to customers.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • A creative and open mind, eager to drive the future of robotics

Things that make a difference:

  • Experience in autonomous vehicles, robotics, or related industry
  • Familiarity with robotic sensors such as 3D cameras and lidar
  • Experience with complex build systems like Cmake
  • Disciplined to staying informed on new technologies and development trends

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential functions may require maintaining the physical condition necessary for sitting, walking or standing for periods of time; operating a computer and keyboard; talk and hear at normal room levels; using hands to finger, grasp, and feel; repetitive motion; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; lift, push, carry, or pull up to 20 pounds. 

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. Employee is exposed to the typical office environment with computers, printers and telephones.

Salary Range:

The anticipated salary range for candidates who will work in San Diego, California is $133,565 to $161,684. The final salary offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience within the job, type and length of experience within the industry, education, etc. Brain Corp is a multi-state employer and this salary range may not reflect positions that work in other states.

In addition to base pay, our competitive total rewards package consists of:

  • A discretionary annual target bonus
  • Stock options
  • 401(k) plan with match (no waiting period and immediate vesting)
  • Comprehensive suite of insurance benefits for employees (and their families) to include a variety of medical plan options (including an HSA with employer contribution), dental, vision, life and disability insurance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Legal/Identity support plans, pet insurance.
  • Access to Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent Care)
  • Generous paid time off including flexible vacation, Paid Sick Leave, time off for volunteering in the community, 10 paid company holidays, and a winter company shutdown

Additional Perks include:

  • Daily on-site lunch available in the San Diego office 
  • On-campus gym including pool and tennis courts in the San Diego office 
  • Opportunities to connect with colleagues including monthly game nights, hikes, wellness challenges, and community events 
  • Internal continuous learning events 
  • Opportunities to share your own interests and hobbies with the Company

Join our amazing team!