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Principal Systems Engineer
Job Description
The System Engineering Organization is a high performing, multi-disciplined group, home to the technical leaders on every product in the organization.
The Systems Engineering team is recognized in R&D as a critical team in achieving technical success and on time execution of new product development.
Our mission is to guide iRobot’s development of robotic systems, platforms, modules, and technologies by guiding the interdisciplinary program teams through technical trades, risk focused activities, performance validation test development, and launch.
What You Will Do
• iRobot is seeking a Principal Systems Engineer with experience in new product development of complex systems.
• As a systems engineer on a consumer robot development team, you will work with team leadership to ensure that the integrated performance of the product meets or exceeds the needs and expectation of the customer.
• An essential part of your role is to lead cross functional teams in system and subsystem architectures, requirements, design, execution, and validation. You will leverage your skills and experience to evaluate tradeoffs and define the best technical path forward.
• You will lead the team through translating the voice of the customer, requirements development, theory of operation, trade studies, pragmatic risk management, integration, troubleshooting and test.
• You will work at the intersection of hardware and software in a dynamic team atmosphere while balancing customer needs and technical trades.
To Be Successful You Will Have
• The ideal candidate will have a strong working knowledge of the technologies and subsystems that make up a mobile, navigating, connected robots.
• You have technical depth in one or more of the core disciplines (software, mechanical, electrical) and broad working knowledge of the other two.
• For technologies that are new to you, you have the skills to quickly ramp up through independent self-teaching and/or engagement with Subject Matter Experts.
• You have a strong technical voice, and you are respected by your team. You lead by example, and you provide direction through a combination of leadership, collaboration and buy-in.
• You also have experience with building the right consumer product, based on customer knowledge and strong technical leadership.
• Broad technical knowledge including many of the following topics: Embedded systems, hardware - software interactions and dependencies, interfaces, optical sensors, Wi-Fi, navigation, power systems and motion control
• Proven, skilled leadership of cross functional teams
• Experience (10+ years) in new, high volume consumer product development
• BS in one of the core disciplines (Electrical, Mechanical, Software) and a solid working knowledge of the other two
• Masters Degree in Engineering is preferred
• Strong analytical skills
• Ability to work independently, without direct supervision
• Ability to clearly and concisely communicate complex technical concepts and trades
• Strong problem-solving skills and ability to learn quickly
• Demonstrated systems level vision and thought process
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Additional Qualifications And Experience Of The Ideal Candidate
• Robotics
• Software programming
• Knowledge of software architectures
• Embedded systems
• JDM and ODM experience
In Return You Can Expect
iRobot is a highly technical environment that moves extremely fast and the Systems Engineering team is a driving force to that. The team is integrated as the technical leaders across all our research and development programs; requiring us to make connections with all areas of product development from understanding the voice of the customer to deciding on technical trades during development and ensuring production testing criteria are proper and sufficient to deliver quality products to our customers.
There is a strong sense of team and family within the department, and throughout iRobot, which makes for a fun and rewarding experience every day.
Posted 9 Days Ago Full time R2588
iRobot®, the leading global consumer robot company, designs and builds robots that empower people to do more both inside and outside of the home. iRobot created the home robot cleaning category with the introduction of its Roomba® Robot Vacuum in 2002. Today, iRobot is a global enterprise that has sold more than 30 million robots worldwide. iRobots product line, including the Roomba and the Braava® family of mopping robots, feature proprietary technologies and advanced concepts in cleaning, mapping and navigation. iRobot engineers are building an ecosystem of robots and technologies to enable the smart home.
iRobot stands firmly against racial discrimination and social injustice. At our company, everyone has a voice and we are committed to equality, inclusiveness, respect and kindness. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or other characteristic protected by law. iRobot is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please send an email to: .
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