Senior Staff Software Engineer, Applications

Software Engineering San Diego, California

We are Brain Corp and we build AI software for robots and automation services. We set out to create the most intelligent tools, and now, we power the world’s largest fleet of robots operating in commercial public spaces. By injecting intelligence into solutions from trusted manufacturers , we are able to transform organizations’ manual operations into automated workflows - making the lives of people safer, easier and more productive. Our robots are running around thousands of stores, schools, warehouses, hospitals, offices, airports and more, solving practical challenges with revolutionary solutions. For more information on how we are turning robots into tools that serve a purpose and to learn how you can become a brainiac, please visit: https://www.braincorp.com/.

Position Summary:

Have you ever had an online order canceled because something was out of stock or wasted time going to a store to look at something the website said was available only to find out that it was not? This is the problem we are trying to help our retail customers solve to maximize shopper experience and on shelf availability.

As a Senior Staff Software Engineer on the Software Engineering Applications team, you will be part of a fast-paced team that is pioneering products built on our BrainOS platform to revolutionize the Retail Inventory Analytics Space. You have the depth of past experience to quickly pick up new technologies through iteration and innovation. You have coded enough systems, interfaces and end-to-end capabilities to quickly identify performance bottlenecks, prioritize design patterns in the right contexts and technically focus teams in areas of workflow that make the most difference to the end customer.

Our robotic solutions integrate multiple hardware and software disciplines in order to provide scalable solutions for our customers. For example, we get to think about how to apply autonomous navigation, camera characteristics, and data transfer techniques to ensure that the highest quality images are captured so that inventory insights through computer vision can be realized by our customers. While this job is highly technical, and being a top code-contributor is expected, your responsibilities also include driving discussions across teams, ensuring scalable system designs and implementations, and having deep understanding of product and customer use cases. This allows you to not only contribute, but also steer the direction of the project and the development of future technical leaders on the team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be a significant code contributor developing extensible, maintainable, scalable and impactful application value and experience.
  • Instill by demonstration, a culture of data driven and test driven development that leads to consistent and dependable delivery of commitments and advancement of product capabilities.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to ambitious top talent across multiple projects and technology stacks within our product portfolio.
  • Lead and enable teams to resolve production issues and engineer long-term solutions through constructive root cause analysis.
  • Collaborate with Product Managers and Technical Program Managers to ensure prioritization, alignment and focus on deliverables and timelines.
  • Identify and build consensus and buyin for high-level technical strategies and product vision in coordination with Product, Program and Engineering management.

What you need:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or applicable engineering discipline.
  • 10+ years of demonstrated experience in software development for complex function-based software that interacts with sensor inputs, control loops and redundancy.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with OOO implementation in C++ and/or Python production level coding.
  • Demonstrated experience leading, mentoring and developing mid-size software engineering teams (multiple scrum teams of 4-8 engineers) in a fast-paced environment.
  • Delivered enterprise software products with consistent CICD-like release cadences that meet rigorous functional safety-critical and high availability requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience being part of agile (scrum) development teams and tailoring processes to maximize team’s productivity and efficiency based on product and organizational maturity.
  • Inspiring technical and analytical skills using best practices in design and analysis.
  • Articulate communication skills in translating (and sometimes defining) requirements and outcomes from internal and external stakeholders, while leaving space for team members to iterate on implementation details.
  • Coded diverse systems and solutions to generally estimate accurately the complexity of new capabilities.
  • Thrives in the tension of pressure to deliver in a first-to-market environment while also maintaining a build-once-sell-many principle.

Things that make a difference:

  • Experience in autonomous vehicles, robotics, or related industry.
  • Experience with robotic motion planning, perception, or SLAM.
  • Experience in IOT, Data Analytics and Machine Learning.
  • Aspirations for people and technical management.
  • Disciplined to stay up to date on new technologies and development trends.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential functions may require maintaining the physical condition necessary for sitting, walking or standing for periods of time; operating a computer and keyboard; talk and hear at normal room levels; using hands to finger, and grasp; repetitive motion; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines; use of measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes; push or pull up to 10 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. Employees are exposed to the typical office environment with computers, printers and telephones.

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