San Diego, CA

Software Engineer II, Applications

Brain Corp is a San Diego, California, USA-based AI company creating transformative core technology for the robotics industry. Our purpose is to create autonomous technology that helps the real world work better. Brain's robotic and AI solutions help retailers ensure that the right product is on the right shelf at the right price, in a clean environment. Through the BrainOS® Robotics Platform, which powers the largest global fleet of the Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) in operation in commercial public spaces, Brain Corp delivers insightful and efficient automated solutions in both commercial floor cleaning and inventory management, empowering organizations and their employees to achieve more. Brain Corp currently powers more than 30,000 AMRs, representing the largest fleet of its kind in the world. Brain Corp is funded by the SoftBank Vision Fund, Clearbridge, and Qualcomm Ventures.

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 Software Engineer II plays an important role for the Applications team, contributing significantly to the development of our in-house robot software applications. You will maintain and enhance the performance of our growing compact sweeper fleet of more than 15,000 robots. You will lead in developing tools, solving complex technical issues, and collaborating with cross-functional teams, including firmware, hardware, QA, program and product management, and technical operations. You will also analyze data from field operations to drive continuous improvement in robot functionality and operational efficiency.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Design, develop, and maintain advanced Python/C++ robot software applications, contributing to functionality, sensor integration, reliability, and user experience.
  • Oversee the performance and user experience of our sweeper fleet, identifying and resolving critical issues to enhance customer satisfaction.
  • Collaborate closely with firmware and cloud teams to implement critical changes requested by customers, ensuring high-quality, timely, and impactful deliveries.
  • Lead the software development lifecycle, including planning, coding, reviewing, testing, and deployment, to uphold the high-quality standards of our software releases.
  • Facilitate technical discussions and decisions and contribute to the strategic direction of our projects.
  • Learn and apply new technologies and software methodologies, with an openness to mentorship and constructive feedback to grow in areas like system design, testing, monitoring, and maintenance.
  • Manage and refine version control practices using Git, promoting effective team collaboration.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements: 


Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics: 

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or a related engineering discipline.
  • 3-5 years of relevant software development experience, with a strong background in complex, sensor-driven software systems.

Things that make a difference:

  • Advanced proficiency in object-oriented programming, particularly with C++ and/or Python, in a production setting.
  • Demonstrated capability to lead or contribute greatly to large-scale projects, with a deep understanding of customer needs and product value.
  • Exceptional communication and leadership skills, able to mentor team members and guide technical and project discussions.
  • Strong analytical and technical skills, with a proven track record of diagnosing and resolving complex problems.

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 for candidates who will work in San Diego, California is $125,000. 

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


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