X is Alphabet’s moonshot factory. We are a diverse group of inventors and entrepreneurs who build and launch technologies that aim to improve the lives of millions, even billions, of people. Our goal: 10x impact on the world’s most intractable problems, not just 10% improvement. We approach projects that have the aspiration and riskiness of research with the speed and ambition of a startup.
We are the Everyday Robot Project at X, a moonshot that brings together people with varied skill sets and backgrounds to build a future where robots can be as helpful to people in the physical world as computers now are in the virtual world. We believe that the future of robotics and AI can unfold in a way that has lasting positive impact in our everyday lives and our wider communities. Our mission is to build learning robots that help people everyday and everywhere live better lives. Creating robots that can learn in different ways involves navigating some of the hardest challenges in robotics today. It’s an ambiguous and iterative process, so we’ve worked hard to create a team environment where collaboration and creativity can flourish, and where people always feel comfortable bringing their unique perspectives and expertise to the table.
We're looking for SWEs excited about robotics that have a passion for making robotics systems come to life. As a part of the hardware testing team, you will provide software and hardware solutions to drive our project testing in design, manufacturing, reliability, and operations. This role offers a chance to innovate and make an impact on a growing project, working with a diverse group of roboticists, designers, software engineers, and technicians.
You will design and implement critical components of our hardware test SW infrastructure. You’ll be writing code to add features to our automated test framework, drivers for our test hardware, interfaces to our robot system, and following good coding practice with unit and integration tests. Your work will span services running in production all the way down to tests directly interfacing with robot hardware. Your expertise in SW is balanced out with a breadth of cross functional experience or interest. You like your bytes to have an impact on objects in the real world - testing our motion and sensing systems as they interact with the world. Your work will drive quality and product excellence for our robots, generating insights that we learn from to improve the product and delight our users.
- Write and maintain testing libraries for a variety of HW systems with high stability and reliability
- Provide solutions for automation of data pipelines to generate data for our test ecosystem
- Plan, design, develop, validate and deploy hardware testing solutions through the full product life cycle (i.e. prototype development, characterization, calibration, and validation)
- Generate insights and recommendations from test data to improve product excellence
- Demonstrated industry experienced programmer
- Expert in Python, experienced developing on Linux
- Demonstrated ability to plan and execute self-directed projects
- Track record of collaborative coding, SW design, and code review
- Effective collaborator, comfortable working on multidisciplinary teams
- Experience with automation for testing HW products, in a manufacturing environment
- Ability to set up, manage, and run data pipelines in a production environment
- Proficient in C++
About X, the moonshot factory
X creates radical new technologies to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. We develop uncomfortably ambitious, potentially world-changing new ideas such as self-driving cars, balloon-powered Internet and smart contact lenses. We’re a team of makers, entrepreneurs, engineers, designers and scientists with deep technical expertise who love the challenge of the seemingly impossible. X was formerly known as Google[x] and is part of Alphabet.
At X, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.
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