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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 jobs@BostonDynamics.com.

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.

Requirements:

  • 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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Lead Mechanical Design Engineer

Title: Lead Mechanical Design Engineer
Location of Job: Waltham, Massachusetts

For this position we are looking for someone who can lead the design of light-weight, high performance, articulated 3D systems with extensive sensing and actuation. In addition to performing key mechanical design tasks yourself, you will lead systems engineering tasks including oversight of integrated electronics and sensing. You will play a key contributor and leadership role within a larger mechanical design team that contributes to multiple on-going robotics efforts.

We require a Mechanical Engineering degree; Masters or PhD degrees are desired as long as they reflect pragmatic, design oriented efforts. We prefer 5 or more years of professional experience. The ideal candidate will have a portfolio of machines they have built that include articulated mechanisms using custom joint design, actuation, and sensing. Likely relevant industrial experience includes the fields of robotics, aircraft and aerospace, and automotive design.

In addition to exceptional demonstrated hand-on design skills, we are looking for experience in at least several of the following areas:

  • Advanced SolidWorks user, or equivalent
  • Finite element analysis, design optimization
  • High performance hydraulics
  • Fluid and electro-mechanical actuators and sensors
  • Articulated mechanism design with custom actuation and sensing
  • Systems engineering

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Mechanical Design Engineer

Title:Mechanical Design Engineer
Location of Job: Waltham, Massachusetts

For this position we are looking for someone who can contribute to the design of light-weight, high performance, articulated 3D systems with extensive sensing and actuation. In addition to performing extensive key design tasks yourself, you will work as part of a mechanical design team to design, build, field-test and deliver the most advanced dynamic robots on the planet.

We require a BSME or MSME degree plus 1-5 years of relevant experience. The ideal candidate will have played a central role in the creation of articulated mechanisms using custom joint design, actuation, and sensing. Likely relevant industrial experience includes the fields of robotics, medical devices, aircraft and aerospace, and automotive design.

In addition to exceptional demonstrated hand-on design skills, we are looking for experience in at least several of the following areas:

  • Advanced SolidWorks user, or equivalent
  • Finite element analysis, design optimization
  • High performance hydraulics
  • Fluid and electro-mechanical actuators and sensors
  • Articulated mechanism design with custom actuation and sensing

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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.

Requirements:

  • 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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Control Systems Engineer

Title: Control Systems Engineer
Location of Job: Waltham, Massachusetts

For this position, we are looking for someone who can work as a key member of our multi-disciplinary team. It will involve creating dynamic simulations of robotic systems for early stage development as well as on-robot testing to deliver real world machines.

We require a MS or PhD degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, aeronautical engineering or related discipline plus 2 or more years of relevant experience. A balance between analytic ability and practical implementation on hardware systems will be expected. Simulation experience is useful. You'll do well here if you like thinking about how things move and developing algorithms to make machines realize your vision. Strong interpersonal, speaking, and writing skills are required. We desire experience ranging from concept through build, test, debug, and delivery.

What we are looking for (required skills):

  • Implementing high-bandwidth feedback control in hardware.
  • Developing simple models of complex systems.
  • Control of multi-DOF systems.
  • Familiarity with multi-body kinematics.
  • Sensing and state estimation.
  • C/C++.
  • Dynamic simulation.
  • Optimization.
  • Path planning.

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Electrical Engineer

Title: Electrical Engineer
Location of Job: Waltham, Massachusetts

For this position, you will be responsible for design, construction and troubleshooting of compact and reliable electrical systems in robots. This includes electrical system design and integration as well as schematic development and pcb layout. It also includes hands-on work with large robots to assemble and test systems.
A successful candidate must also demonstrate an ability to work in large teams and communicate effectively with other engineers.

What we are looking for (required skills):

  • BSEE or MSEE with 2-5 years of work experience
  • Excellent circuit analysis fundamentals
  • Electronics debug and failure analysis
  • Demonstrated experience using schematic capture and PCB layout software
  • Embedded sensing and electronics
  • Firmware development in C
  • Working understanding of command-line Linux or similar operating system
  • Ability to use lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, DMM’s, power supplies
  • Familiarity with a wide variety of electrical components and devices
  • Ability to solder SMT PCB components with satisfactory skill

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated high level of motivation and interest in electronics and/or robotics
  • Experience designing power electronics from 100W to 10kW
  • Experience using or designing motors and/or motor drives
  • Experience designing wireless devices, antennas, or other RF applications
  • Working knowledge of Solidworks or other CAD experience
  • Experience with Python, LabView, or MATLAB
  • Experience in Verilog or VHDL

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Benefits

Boston Dynamics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Google Inc. with the same generous compensation and benefits of our parent company, http://www.google.com/about/careers/lifeatgoogle/benefits/

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