USA Wilmington, MA - HQ

Senior Manager, Robot Perception

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Senior Manager, Robot Perception

Time type: full time

Posted on: March 20, 2024

Job requisition id: R3167

What we need 

Symbotic is currently seeking an experienced leader to join our team. The candidate must understand the importance of fostering a strong team environment and the ability to develop trusting relationships with their team members. We are looking for a creative and collaborative person who thrives in an agile development environment. This role manages a talented team of roboticists working on our Symbot mobile robot. Not only is high-level technical contribution expected, but the role also requires excellent communication and leadership skills, and the ability to collaborate in a highly cross-functional environment. 

What we do 

The Perception team is primarily responsible for developing and improving perception algorithms that enable our robots to be robust and efficient in a warehouse environment utilizing their onboard sensors.  

What you'll do 

  • Building, motivating, and coaching a diverse team of roboticists and software engineers. 

  • Managing multiple work streams with contributors both inside and outside the Perception team, taking responsibility for the timely execution and high-quality delivery of commitments. 

  • Collaborating with other engineering teams on planning, design, and development for releases. 

  • Using your technical skills to contribute to architecture and design discussions as well as code development and code reviews on all managed work streams. 

  • Managing the day-to-day activities of approximately 4 to 8 engineers. 

  • Manage both in house and outsourced software engineering teams. 

  • Translate strategic objectives into tactical action plans and establish teams which can execute those plans. 

  • Continue to build the team by hiring and onboarding new engineers and then cultivating their careers from there. 

What you'll need 

  • 10+ years of software development experience (design and implementation)  

  • At least 3 years focused on leading or managing teams. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related discipline. 

  • Knowledge of Python and C++ coding and design patterns, suitable for real time environments. 

  • Strong background in at least two of the following areas: computer vision, machine learning, localization and mapping, and data science. 

  • Knowledge of real time or embedded operating systems and threading and communication issues related to real time operating systems. 

  • Solid experience with software process and version control tools. 

  • Expert level communication (oral and written) and documentation skills; must be comfortable explaining complex software systems and programming concepts. 

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