Boston Dynamics is a leading developer of advanced dynamic robots, including BigDog, PETMAN, LS3, ATLAS, Cheetah, and others. We love to create innovative machines that combine advanced control systems, sophisticated mechanical designs, onboard control and sensing, and extraordinary behavior. We have a close-knit hard-working team of 80 engineers, scientists and technicians devoted to building the most advanced dynamic robots in the world. If you have excellent technical skills, like to get your hands dirty and want to join our team of robotics rock stars, send your resume to

Boston Dynamics is not currently offering internships. Please contact us when you are seeking full-time employment.

Software Perception Engineer

Title: Software Perception Engineer
Location of Job: Waltham, Massachusetts

For this position, we are seeking a Robotics Engineer to join a small, fast moving team working to give our legged robots the ability to navigate through forests and across mountains. Combining state of the art sensors with unusually mobile robots, and working with perception experts from multiple organizations, our projects offer the opportunity to make autonomous systems work on high profile, outdoor robots.

The ideal candidate has experience participating in hands-on robotics research and expertise with motion planning and LIDAR/vision processing. He or she should be a MS, PhD, or highly-skilled BS, and should have a strong software engineering background, including knowledge of C++, python, object oriented design, and experience on a team delivering real systems. Examples of excellent practical experience include calibrating cameras, model building from point clouds, data fusion for localization, object tracking, and getting a robot from here to there in the real world.

Our engineers write lots of software, conduct sensor experiments, test robots on rough terrain in the rain and snow, communicate results to experts and laymen, operate with the team to pull off high-profile demos, and develop innovative solutions to new problems every day. We are easy going and hardworking and hope you will be, too. We are looking for experience in at least several of the following areas:

What we are looking for (required skills):

  • Experience with perception or motion planning on real-world robots
  • The ability to write good C++ code and use a debugger
  • Experience working within Linux
  • Knowledge of algorithms and data structures relevant to robotics

Desired skills (not required but would be nice):

  • Comfortable with debugging hardware systems
  • Experience with fielded systems
  • Real-time software and control systems
  • Python and graphics programming
  • An understanding of mechanics and dynamics

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Software Engineer / Robotics Engineer

Title: Software Engineer / Robotics Engineer
Location of Job: Waltham, Massachusetts

For this position we are seeking a hard working individual with experience developing, debugging and optimizing real-time software for implementing closed-loop feedback control on the world’s most advanced walking robots. We require a Bachelors or Masters degree in computer science or engineering and significant hands-on experience developing, testing, and debugging software for real-time sensing and control. Strong interpersonal, speaking and writing skills are required. We desire experience ranging from concept through build, test, debug, redesign, production and delivery.

We are looking for experience in several of the following areas:

  • C, C++ programming for real-time control and sensor processing
  • QNX or Linux in embedded real-time systems
  • CVS or Mercurial
  • Code control discipline
  • Digital signal processing
  • Device drivers for interfacing to control and sensing hardware
  • Networking and peripheral interfaces

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Robot Technician

Title: Robot Technician (Robot Operations & Lab Support)
Location of Job: Waltham, Massachusetts

Boston Dynamics, the world leader in legged robotics, seeks a talented, creative and highly motivated person to help create the next generation of astounding and practical legged robots.

We are looking for someone who can work as a key member of our multi-disciplinary team to support the design, build and testing of the most advanced legged robots inhabiting the Earth.

To get this job you must be able to provide hands-on support for all aspects of robot operation (both indoor and outdoor) including assisting in assembly and repair of robot systems, filming and wrangling of indoor testing, driving a box truck, test site setup in the field. Additionally you must be willing to assist in the lab by maintaining indoor testing areas, building facilities and associated equipment. Travel and local field testing (outdoors) on short notice is a regular part of this position.

What we are looking for (required skills):

  • A strong work ethic and willingness to be hands on
  • Broad technical experience and a willingness to adapt and learn new skills quickly as needed
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and quickly see projects through to completion
  • Must be able to work well within a large team
  • Physical ability to support testing of heavy robots and robot components, including filming and wrangling
  • Proven employment track record of dependability and reliability
  • Valid drivers license and commitment to safety procedures and policies

Desired skills (not required but would be nice):

  • Carpentry and/or mechanical skills
  • Experience with mechanical fabrication equipment (welding, woodworking, mill, lathe)
  • A good hands-on knowledge of mechanical systems
  • Basic understanding of industrial or automotive wiring
  • Experience organizing a shop or workspace
  • CDL License or experience driving large straight trucks (non-CDL)
  • Working knowledge of solidworks or similar CAD software
  • Experience with digital video production & editing

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