Software Engineer, Spot Payloads at Boston Dynamics (Waltham, MA)

Boston Dynamics

Full Time

As a Software Engineer at Boston Dynamics, you will help build exciting and useful payloads to improve Spot’s functionality. You’ll help to integrate a wide variety of sensors, video streams, and actuators so they can make Spot more useful as a robot. Every day you’ll build the software stack that powers payloads, adding custom sensing, communications, and other capabilities to the Spot platform. To thrive in this role, you must be willing to work quickly to get demonstrable prototypes into the hands of our customers while being able to bring code to a production-ready state.


Boston Dynamics is a world leader in mobile robots, tackling some of the toughest robotics challenges. For years, our awe-inspiring viral videos on YouTube have shown the world what remarkably capable robots can do. Now we are quickly becoming a recognized leader in automation solutions for industrial applications, logistics, and warehouses.


Day to day activities:




  • Improve interaction with Spot CAM - robust payload integration serving video streams to user interfaces and autonomy systems, webRTC




  • Responsible for imaging process for Boston Dynamics branded computer payloads including default services, updating, UX, and delivery of applications




  • Hardware sensor integration; Spot is a robotic platform built to bring information back to people. The surface is only being scratched.




  • Bringing that new sensor information and outfitting that to a tablet or desktop




  • Feature development to make customer’s lives easier




  • Testing features to make sure they can hold up to customer’s surprising use cases




Desired skills:




  • Comfortable writing Python or C++




  • Familiarity with Linux and Networking




  • Knowledge of other relevant tech stacks, such as WebRTC and video streaming, Frontend development and React, Docker, CUDA/GPU




We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas for this position.


Boston Dynamics will never ask you to divulge your personal financial or account information as part of its recruiting process