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Senior Software Engineer, Applications

Berkshire Grey

Berkshire Grey

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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a closely related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in software development.
  • Strong development expertise in Python.
  • Commercial experience in a fast paced, agile environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Provide technical leadership on key projects
    • Architect component-level software solutions
    • Operate autonomously
    • Determine and communicate justification of technical priorities to management
    • Navigate and contribute to large, complex codebases
  • MVP mentality, prioritizing functionality and going from simple to complex
  • Proficient in:
    • Python
    • C++
    • System design
    • Git
    • Jira
    • Ubuntu
    • Code reviews
    • Design patterns (producer-consumer, modular and configurable, robust and error-aware, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or a closely related field.
  • Robotics experience.
  • Knowledge of the material handling field.
  • Understanding of parallel/distributed systems and asynchronous/concurrent programming.
  • Basic data analysis (logging, profiling, statics, pandas)
  • Demonstrated ability in one or more of the following:
    • Code documentation that can stand the test of time
    • Key-value stores (ZooKeeper)
    • Software testing (pytest)
    • Process management, containers (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Within the robotics space:
    • Design and run real robot experiments, analyzing results
    • Basic knowledge of robot simulation, visualization
    • Experience with real sensors, robots
  • Experience in developing APIs.
  • Experience in developing RESTful, and/or gRPC services/clients.
  • Experience with the Robotic Operation System (ROS2).
  • Experience with NoSQL databases (e.g. MongoDB).

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, Applications, you will be joining a robotics software engineering team working on developing cutting-edge robotic solutions. If you have a start-up mentality, like to get things done, stick with things until you figure it out and are motivated by delivering working products to customers, then this might be a fit for you. The robotic application development involves high-level logic that controls the systems and ties everything together. You will be solving a variety of robotic problems including software behaviors and systems intelligence.


  • Design, develop, and support advanced robotic application software deployed in production environments.
  • Design, prototype, implement, test, and maintain software that integrates and enhances robotic capabilities to reliably deliver and perform complex robotic tasks.
  • Work closely with hardware engineers, product managers, and other software teams to integrate capabilities into our broader robotic systems.
  • Communicate technical priorities and status.