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Senior or Principal Software Engineer, Robotics

Berkshire Grey

Berkshire Grey

Software Engineering
Bedford, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Robotics, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Computer Science or a closely related field.
  • 4+ years of experience in software development with a focus on robotics manipulation or related areas.
  • Strong development expertise in Python and C++
  • Experience in working with ROS or ROS2
  • Experience in designing and implementing software and algorithms for real robots, including troubleshooting of real robot systems
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities
    • Determine and communicate justification of technical priorities
    • Rapidly prototype and iterate on solutions to challenging problems
    • Work independently on a variety of projects while maintaining focus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, capable of explaining complex ideas clearly and concisely to both technical and non-technical stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD in Robotics, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Computer Science or a closely related field.
  • Demonstrated experience with one or multiple of:
    • Computer vision applied to robotic manipulation problems, such as grasp estimation, object detection/segmentation, or anomaly detection
    • Motion planning & optimization for single or bimanual manipulation
    • Imitation learning or reinforcement learning for manipulation or other real world use cases
  • Experience with:
    • Common deep learning frameworks such as PyTorch
    • Robot simulators (e.g. Isaac Sim, MuJoCo)
    • Robot learning frameworks (e.g. Orbit / Isaac Labs, OpenAI Gym)
    • Robotic sensors, such as rgb cameras and depth sensors
    • Combining model-based and data-driven approaches
    • Docker, cloud computing, or similar applications
    • Parallel/distributed systems and asynchronous/concurrent programming
  • Knowledge of LLM usage within robotics context

Possessing some of these preferred qualifications is great to have but not required and should not discourage applicants from applying.

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.

As part of the Research & Advanced Development group, you will develop new approaches to solving a variety of challenging manipulation problems for real-world robotics systems, allowing them to understand and interact with their environment in unprecedented ways. Your work will contribute to enhancing the capabilities of our robotic solutions and explore new solutions and approaches, unlocking new value to be delivered to our customers. This position offers a unique opportunity to work at the cutting edge of robotics applied to real-world challenges.


  • Quickly prototype solutions, creating demos for stakeholders and visitors
  • Serve as subject matter for transitioning prototypes to product teams
  • Identify high impact areas for improvements of our robotic systems to solve real problems
  • Utilize and extend simulation software environments to develop and test manipulation behaviors
  • Contribute to training and adapting of existing machine learning architectures for robot learning and visual scene understanding
  • Stay abreast of the latest advancements in robotics and related fields, evaluating applicability to our challenges
  • Assist with mentorship of more junior engineers or interns
  • Communicate technical priorities and status.

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