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Guangzhou, Guangdong

Systems Engineer

Category | Research & Development Job Type | Regular Full-Time/Part-Time | Full time Remote | No
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The Systems Engineering team is a skilled group that plays a crucial role in creating successful products within the organization. We are considered leaders in Engineering and are responsible for guiding the development of various products and technologies. Our mission includes leading teams through technical decisions, managing risks, developing performance tests, and ensuring timely product launches.

What You Will Do:

iRobot is looking for a Systems Engineer in our Guangzhou office to work with a global team of engineers.   In your role as a technical leader on a consumer robot development team, you are crucial in ensuring the product meets or exceeds customer expectations.  You'll support cross-functional teams in system and subsystem architectures, requirements generation, design execution, and product validation.  You will use your skills and experience to evaluate tradeoffs and help define the best technical path forward. Using the voice of the customer you will refine requirements, contribute to theories of operation, and run trade studies.  You will lead engineers using pragmatic risk management through integration, trouble shooting and test. You'll work at the intersection of hardware and software.

To Be Successful You Will Have:

You possess good knowledge in at least one core area (software, mechanical, electrical) and an understanding of the other two. You can quickly learn new technologies through self-teaching or consulting with experts. You have experience with many systems engineering methods and an understanding of iRobot product technologies.  You have a confident technical voice with the ability to collaborate with colleagues to reach consensus.


  • Broad technical knowledge in several of the following topics: Embedded systems, hardware - software interactions and dependencies, interfaces, optical sensors, Wi-Fi, navigation, batteries and power electronics, and motion control.

  • Demonstrated cases of engineering leadership.

  • Knowledge of Systems Engineering tools and methods: Use case ideation, requirements development, risk analysis, trade space decision-making, root cause analysis.

  • Experience (2+ years) in new, high volume consumer product development.

  • BS in Engineering or related field.  Solid knowledge in one of the core disciplines (Electrical, Mechanical, Software) and a good knowledge of the other two.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with ability to learn quickly.

  • Ability to work proactively with limited supervision.

  • Ability to communicate complex technical concepts and trades clearly and concisely to fellow engineers.

  • Demonstrated systems thinking.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with a mastery of the English language.

Additional Qualifications and experience of the ideal Candidate:

  • Robotics experience

  • Knowledge of software architecture

  • Knowledge of mechatronic hardware architecture

  • Embedded systems experience

  • High volume manufacturing

In Return You Can Expect

iRobot is a highly technical environment that moves extremely fast, and our Systems Engineers help drive that. The team members are technical leaders in their programs enabling them to make connections with engineers and operations personnel of all stripes.  Opportunities to learn new technologies, processes and techniques abound.  There is a strong sense of team and camaraderie within the department, and throughout iRobot, which makes for a fun and rewarding experience every day.

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