[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Aldebaran Robotics Boston Studio - several open positions

Andrew Stout astout at aldebaran-robotics.com
Mon Sep 30 15:48:29 PDT 2013


Aldebaran Robotics is looking for several people to join us as we launch
our Boston Studio. We have several positions open, all based in Boston (MA,
USA):
- Robot Software Developer (3)
- Robot Animator (1)
- Pre- and Post- Sales Engineer (1)
Full descriptions below.

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Job Title: Robot Software Developer

Job Description: You will be part of small team tasked with developing
end-user applications for our interactive humanoid robots. You will face
challenging deadlines, so you must be able to learn new tools and skills
quickly and work quickly without sacrificing quality. Excellent technical
abilities are required, but so is a creative sense of what makes a robot
engaging, appealing, and entertaining. Because you will be developing
applications for local markets, North American cultural and language
fluency is needed, but you will be part of a larger multicultural and
international team. The position is based in Boston, but occasional travel
for demos, partner meetings, etc. will be required. Occasional duties may
include providing technical support to our sales and customer care teams
and conducting training for clients or partners.

Requirements:
   * Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or similar
   * Excellent programming ability, especially Python and C++
   * A passion for robotics
   * Familiarity with Linux; comfort using the Linux command line
   * Creativity
   * Fluent in English
   * Ability to multitask and prioritize, and to work in a dynamic and
fast-paced environment
   * U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a U.S. Green Card
   * Availability to start immediately

Desired/Plusses:
   * A background in robotics, especially humanoid robotics or human-robot
interaction
   * Background in interaction design
   * A background in web development: Javascript, HTML, CSS, AJAX
   * Experience developing for mobile, especially Android
   * Experience using revision control systems (such as Git, Subversion,
etc.)
   * Experience using issue tracking systems (such as Redmine, Trac, etc.)
   * Comfortable making technical presentations to an audience, including
live robot demos
   * Language skills in French, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, or Portuguese
could be a plus.

About Aldebaran Robotics: Aldebaran Robotics is a fast-growing, Paris-based
company with 400 employees and a mission to create interactive robots for
the development and well being of mankind. A pioneer founded in 2005,
Aldebaran became popular thanks to its 3,500 NAO humanoid robots sold to
research labs and academics around the globe.  We’re now taking the
humanoid robotics business to the next level with no existing precedent.

Multiple positions based in Boston (MA, USA). Please submit resume and
letter of motivation by email to Andrew Stout:
astout+prog2013 at aldebaran-robotics.com. If contacted for an interview you
will be asked to pass a practical exam.

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Job Title: Robot Animator

Job Description: Your primary responsibility will be to create expressive
and emotive movements and animations for our interactive humanoid robots.
You will be part of small team tasked with developing end-user
applications, and you will work closely with software engineers to
integrate your animations. You will face challenging deadlines, so you must
be able to learn new tools and skills quickly and work quickly without
sacrificing quality. A creative sense of what makes a robot engaging,
appealing, and entertaining is a must. Because you will be animating robots
for local markets, North American cultural and language fluency is needed,
but you will be part of a larger multicultural and international team. The
position is based in Boston, but occasional travel for demos, partner
meetings, etc. may be required.

Requirements:
   * Experience in 3D character animation, for example CG for movies or
games
   * Creativity and a sense of what makes a robot expressive, engaging, and
appealing.
   * A passion for robotics
   * Fluent in English
   * Ability to multitask and prioritize, and to work in a dynamic and
fast-paced environment
   * U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a U.S. Green Card
   * Availability to start immediately

Desired/Plusses:
   * Experience in robotics, especially humanoid robotics or human-robot
interaction
   * Experience in keyframe animation
   * Experience with animation tools such as Maya, 3DS Max or Motion Builder
   * Programming experience (especially Python)
   * Background in scriptwriting or interaction design
   * Performance background (e.g. Theater or Dance)
   * Experience using revision control systems (such as Git, Subversion,
etc.)
   * Experience using issue tracking systems (such as Redmine, Trac, etc.)
   * Language skills in French, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, or Portuguese
could be a plus.

About Aldebaran Robotics: Aldebaran Robotics is a fast-growing, Paris-based
company with 400 employees and a mission to create interactive robots for
the development and well being of mankind. A pioneer founded in 2005,
Aldebaran became popular thanks to its 3,500 NAO humanoid robots sold to
research labs and academics around the globe.  We’re now taking the
humanoid robotics business to the next level with no existing precedent.

Position is based in Boston (MA, USA). Please submit resume, letter of
motivation, and (a link to) a sample/portfolio of your animation work by
email to Andrew Stout: astout+anim2013 at aldebaran-robotics.com. If contacted
for an interview you will be asked to pass a practical exam.

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PRE- & POST- SALES ENGINEER, Americas Region (based in Boston)

Aldebaran Robotics is a fast-growing, Paris-based company with 400
employees and a mission to create interactive robots for the development
and well being of mankind.  Aldebaran’s NAO humanoid robot was named the
best robot for education, as judged by the Robot Hall of Fame and Carnegie
Mellon University.  Over 3,000 NAOs are in service at universities,
research centers and high schools around the world, used primarily as a
research and teaching platform for computer science, robotics, mathematics
and other disciplines.  Aldebaran’s robots in coming years will be sold
into other markets, such as retail, senior centers, hotels, etc.

Role Summary

Aldebaran Robotics seeks an engineer to support our critical pre- and post-
sales activities.

Examples of “pre-sales” activities include:
• answer prospective customers’ technical questions
• prepare videos to persuade customers of the technical capabilities of our
robots
• participate in customer sales meetings, webinars and special workshops
• attend university-level conferences and occasionally make technical
presentations

Examples of “post-sales” activities include:
• provide  technical product training to prospective clients, clients, and
business partners
• answer complex technical questions from the installed base of users
(basic questions are handled by the customer care team)

Additional responsibilities :
• Act as the North American authority on technical questions and product
knowledge (HW & SW)
• Communicate with R&D and Marketing to provide customer perspective and
market feedback

Requirements
• Bachelor's degree in robotics or a related discipline (Computer Science,
Electrical or Mechanical Engineering)
• Programming skills in Python and C++
• Excellent communication and presentation skills; ability to explain
highly technical concepts in easily-understandable language
• A passion for robotics
• 2 year’s technical sales support experience in advanced hardware or
software technology
• Ability to build strong customer relationships
• Extensive travel required
• Language: Fluent English required. French, Portuguese, Spanish a plus
• US citizen or permanent resident with a US Green Card

Position is full-time and based in central Boston at Aldebaran’s office on
Congress Street (South Seaport).

Competitive salary and commission plan.  Attractive benefits package.

Please send resumé and letter of motivation to:

Eric Stevenson, Director for the Americas, Aldebaran Robotics
(estevenson at aldebaran-robotics.com)

-- 
Andrew Stout

Boston Studio Manager - Aldebaran Robotics
email: astout at aldebaran-robotics.com
phone (google voice): (760) 9 DEV NAO == (760) 933-8626
374 Congress St, Suite 505, Boston MA 02210


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