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Senior Software Engineer, Robotics

Berkshire Grey

Berkshire Grey

Software Engineering
Bedford, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Robotics, Computer Science or a closely related field.
  • 4+ years of experience in software development applied to robotic manipulation.
  • Strong development expertise in Python.
  • Experience developing for robotic manipulation, including experience working with ROS 1/2, MoveIt!, OpenRAVE, or similar frameworks.
  • Experience in designing and implementing software and algorithms for motion planning, motion execution, multi-arm coordination, robotic kinematics, and/or environment representation.
  • Familiarity with simulation tools and environments for testing and validating robotic systems.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting and communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with system design, and design patterns.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Robotics, Computer Science or a closely related field.
  • 6+ years of experience in software development applied to robotic manipulation.
  • Experience with programming using C++ is a plus
  • Experience with development and integration of drivers for robotic hardware (including Fanuc / ABB robot arms).
  • Experience in developing APIs and SDKs for robotic systems.
  • Experience in developing RESTful, and/or gRPC services/clients.
  • Experience with the Robotic Operation System (ROS2).
  • Experience with NoSQL databases (e.g. MongoDB).
  • Understanding of parallel/distributed systems and asynchronous/concurrent programming.
  • Knowledge of the material handling field.

About The Job

Berkshire Grey is a leader in the field of AI and robotics, providing innovative solutions for e-commerce, retail replenishment, and logistics. Our technology automates complex pick, pack, and sort operations.

In the role of Senior Software Engineer, Robotics, focusing on manipulation, you will play a pivotal role in enhancing the capabilities of our robotic solutions. Your work will involve developing advanced software that enables robots to interact with their environments in completing complex, real-world tasks.


  • Design, develop, and support advanced robotic manipulation software deployed in production environments.
  • Create high-performance software solutions for robotic manipulation, focusing on motion planning, kinematics, control strategies and motion execution, to enhance the robotic solutions.
  • Utilize and extend simulation software environments to test and refine manipulation development, ensuring expected and robust performance.
  • Develop software to effectively enable multi-arm manipulation capabilities into our solutions.
  • Work closely with hardware engineers, product managers, and other software teams to integrate capabilities into our broader robotic systems.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to junior engineers.
  • Communicate technical priorities and status.