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.

Operations Manager - Prototype Shop

Title: Operations Manager - Prototype Shop
Location of Job: Waltham, Massachusetts

We are accelerating the pace of development for our high mobility robots. As Operations Manager for our prototype shop you will be at the front lines of development of the most advanced robots in the world. You will ensure our internal shop effectively supports new system development through the creation of complex parts. Responsibilities include:

  • Establish and maintain state of the art prototype shop, including equipment selection and procurement, facility integration, and oversight of day to day operations.
  • Build and lead a high performance team of talented machinists that will deliver parts of outstanding quality on aggressive timelines.
  • Consult with engineering staff to improve part design and performance by making use of existing and new manufacturing technologies and by developing new processes and techniques.
  • Create and execute strategy for maintaining cutting edge capabilities as fabrication technologies evolve to support new, advanced designs and improve existing designs in terms of quality, speed and cost.


  • Positive, energetic demeanor and a passion for pushing the limits of what’s possible.
  • 5+ years experience leading a highly functioning fabrication team that has demonstrated the ability to create complex parts of excellent quality on short timelines.
  • Strong knowledge of many different manufacturing processes including CNC milling, CNC turning, welding, EDM, multi-axis machining, 3D printing, plating, etc.
  • Experience with Quality Assurance processes and techniques.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Creative problem solver.
  • Extensive experience with tooling and fixturing

Preferred Attributes:

  • Experience with quoting/estimating complex parts.
  • Background in mechanical or manufacturing engineering.
  • Familiarity with lean manufacturing techniques, 5S, and Continual Improvement principles.
  • Experience with SolidWorks and advanced CAM software.
  • Working knowledge of GD&T call outs and inspection procedures.
  • Experience with efficient scheduling and lights-out production.

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Manufacturing Engineer

Title:Manufacturing Engineer
Location of Job: Waltham, Massachusetts

We are building up our capabilities to take our robots from a prototype level to low volume production. As a Manufacturing Engineer you will be on the ground floor of our effort to make our high mobility robots reliable, producible, and affordable.
Your responsibilities will include:

  • Work with design engineers to launch our prototype designs into low volume production.
  • Select appropriate manufacturing processes to improve manufacturability and reduce cost while maintaining robot performance.
  • Select and manage vendors, machine shops and contract manufacturers to deliver high quality sub-assemblies on time and within budget.
  • Set up appropriate quality systems to ensure high reliability in the field.
  • Contribute to creation of a manufacturing team.


  • BS in Engineering.
  • >5 years of hands-on experience with relevant manufacturing processes (CNC machining, 3D printing, injection molding, investment casting, etc. and assembly).
  • Demonstrated results from Design for Manufacturability & Design for Assembly projects.
  • Experience launching products into production including Advanced Quality Planning.
  • Experience with shop floor procedures and establishing Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions.
  • Familiarity with machine design, mechanisms, hydraulics, electrical systems, sensors, wiring.

Preferred Attributes:

  • Demonstrated experience taking a concept design from prototype stage and launching into series production.
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing, Six-Sigma, Value Analysis/Value Engineering.
  • Experience selecting and managing contract manufacturers.
  • Good documentation practices as well as revision and configuration control strategies
  • Experience with electrical assembly processes.
  • Working knowledge of robot systems, electro-mechanical and hydraulic systems.
  • Mechanical design experience using SolidWorks

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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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Financial Administrator

Title: Financial Administrator
Location of Job: Waltham, Massachusetts

For this position, we are looking for a sharp Financial Administrator who will handle an array of organizational and accounting tasks. You will help us keep our financial system in order as we develop the next generation of amazing robots. You will be responsible for reconciling company credit cards, processing purchase orders and tracking expenses. You will work closely with a small team of people, including our CFO, who are dedicated professionals. You will interact with our visitors, customers, and vendors, and will learn about the financial organization of a small company and how it interacts with a large company like Google. Other tasks may include backup purchasing/receiving, filing and travel coordinating. This job requires someone who is extremely sharp, detail oriented with great follow-through, and willingness to help out wherever needed.

Job requirements:

  • Bachelors degree, preferably in finance
  • High level of organization and high attention to detail
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Excel
  • Able to quickly learn and adapt to new computer databases/systems
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience with Quickbooks preferred

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Boston Dynamics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Google Inc. with the same generous compensation and benefits of our parent company,

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