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Robotics Test Engineer

  • Location:
    Mountain View, California
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  • Category:
    Hardware Engineer
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A Robotics Test Engineer position in Mountain View, CA is available courtesy of Modis Engineering. This position is at the world's largest search engine and is a six month contract with strong possibility of extension.

As a Test Engineer, you will be running and maintaining long-running robot experiments, which require some software and basic hardware knowledge. You will be supporting the Brain Robotics team by running long-running experiments on multiple robots. These experiments are used by our researchers to design & verify new machine learning techniques that allows the robot to learn to manipulate objects like a child would. Your contribution is key to make this research successful by maximizing robot usage which in turns will increase the velocity of our researchers.

Top Daily Responsibilities:

Set up and monitor long-running experiments with robots, which involves physical setup as well as scripts to upload, run, and monitor software.
Work out improvements to the current setup, debug and fix the broken robots (write bugs).
Communicate issues to the respective researcher, organize the lab, and write documentation.

Required Qualifications:

BA/BS in Software Engineering is a plus not required
One to two years of Robotics assembly and testing experience
One to two years of Technician experience
Experience working with Linux, starting/restarting processes, some bash scripting, etc.
Basic software engineering experience (e.g. Git) and ability to read and write Python code.
Ability to understand logs and debug the root cause of issues.
Perceptive with good mechanical intuition, very “hands on”, able to measure carefully and catch problems early and solve them.
Careful attention to detail and quality, able to catch new problems.
Able to learn quickly by example and work in a fast-changing prototype environment where work may change week to week, without detailed step by step instructions.

If you are interested in this Robotics Test Engineer job in Mountain View, CA then please click APPLY NOW. For other opportunities available at Modis Engineering go to If you have questions about the position, please contact Carol Heard at (503) 535-2588 or

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