Outstanding humans wanted.
To build great robots, we need great people. Dextrous is building a robotic system for manipulating objects at superhuman speeds, with game-changing applications in logistics and beyond. If you love to build, experiment, and create alongside a team of problem-solving technical experts, then you may be in the right place.
We build
in Memphis.
Memphis, TN is quite literally the center of it all. Sitting squarely at the intersection of major air, rail, road, and river lines, it’s the largest logistics hub in the country. That’s why Dextrous Robotics HQ is located in the heart of this city on the rise. Culturally, Memphis is unmatched — it’s personality can be seen, heard, tasted, and felt the moment you step foot here (and the cost of living is hard to beat, too). Join us and see for yourself.

open positions:

Software Engineer

Dextrous software engineers develop components for our high-speed robotic manipulation system. We will consider both junior-level and senior-level candidates.

Who we’re looking for:

  • You have experience developing software for robots under real-time constraints
  • You are in the top 5% of C++ developers
  • You thrive in and contribute to a culture of software engineering best practices
  • You take joy in designing algorithms and creating abstractions
  • You pass your knowledge on to others in your team, and you spend time on your craft (maybe you’re a Git wiz, you write tools to speed common tasks, or you’ve done some devops to speed overall development throughput)
  • You are driven to rapidly field real robots and are motivated by high-impact engineering applications that have the potential to revolutionize society

Responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborating with our hardware and software teams to build a the highest quality robotic system product possible
  • Helping to institute practices to reduce the time between committing a change to our codebase and that change being deployed
  • Following software practices that produce maintainable code, including automated testing, continuous integration, and rigorous code review

Necessary qualifications:

  • You have significant industry experience with a strong track record of software contributions
  • You have experience programming in ROS, LCM, or another IPC mechanism for robotics
  • You have experience developing on Linux
  • You keep up with developments and innovations in software engineering
  • You are passionate about deploying a large fleet of robots that will operate around people in the real world

Compensation and work environment:

  • Competitive base pay w/ benefits
  • Equity incentive package
  • Relocation package
  • Professional development opportunities

To apply, send your resume and a cover letter to careers@dextrousrobotics.com with “Software Engineer opening” in the subject.

Dextrous Robotics provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Full Stack Software Engineer

Dextrous full stack software engineers develop software for interfacing between humans and robots. We will consider both junior-level and senior-level candidates.

Who we’re looking for:

  • You are proficient at UX design
  • You thrive in and contribute to a culture of software engineering best practices
  • You pass your knowledge on to others in your team, and you spend time on your craft (maybe you’re a Git wiz, you write tools to speed common tasks, or you’ve done some devops to speed overall development throughput)
  • You keep your skills honed: you are aware of the latest developments and innovations in software engineering

Responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborating with our hardware and software teams to build a the highest quality robotic system product possible
  • Helping to institute practices to reduce the time between committing a change to our codebase and that change being deployed
  • Following software practices that produce maintainable code, including automated testing, continuous integration, and rigorous code review

Necessary qualifications:

  • Significant industry experience with a strong track record of software contributions
  • Experience programming both front end applications and back-end technologies
  • Extreme proficiency in Linux
  • Mastery of software development tools and practices (code review, version control, unit testing, API design, etc.)  

Compensation and work environment:

  • Competitive base pay w/ benefits
  • Equity incentive package
  • Relocation package
  • Professional development opportunities

Controls Engineer

Dextrous controls engineers develop the high-level behaviors and low level control code that give our robots dexterity. We are hiring both junior- and senior-level controls engineers.

Who we’re looking for:

  • You possess expert knowledge of robot kinematics, robot dynamics, numerical linear algebra, and optimization
  • You are experienced at closing the loop between perception and control for the purpose of manipulation (or legged locomotion)
  • You want to work for a company that is driven to rapidly field real robots
  • You are passionate about addressing hard perception problems in complex, unstructured environments
  • You are driven and motivated by high-impact engineering applications that have the potential to revolutionize society

Responsibilities will include:

  • Designing high-level behaviors to manipulate various objects
  • Working with Dextrous' perception team to servo our robots for precision manipulation
  • Designing and implementing low-level algorithms for transforming behavior outputs into actuator (e.g., torque) commands
  • Designing, testing, and supporting your software from simulation to prototypes to a scaled fleet
  • Following software practices that produce maintainable code, including automated testing, continuous integration, and rigorous code review

Necessary qualifications:

  • You have a PhD, MS, or equivalent industry experience
  • You are a talented software developer, ideally with experience in C++ and experience analyzing and debugging robotic control algorithms
  • You have a strong track record in inventing and deploying innovative planning and control algorithms to robotic systems in real-world environments
  • You have expertise in relevant technical areas like optimal control, adaptive control, reinforcement learning, state estimation, and system identification
  • You are passionate about deploying a large fleet of robots that will operate around people in the real world
  • You enjoy bridging the gap between the theoretical (desired actuator forces) and the actual (dealing with backlash, back EMF, cogging, reflected inertia)

Compensation and work environment:

  • Competitive base pay w/ benefits
  • Equity incentive package
  • Relocation package
  • Professional development opportunities

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to careers@dextrousrobotics.com with “Control Engineer opening” in the subject.

Dextrous Robotics provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Electrical Engineer

Dextrous electrical engineers continue development of new robotic platforms. Help us build cutting-edge robots and positively impact humankind.

Who we’re looking for:

  • You are capable of designing electrical systems, predominantly for robotics and mechatronics projects.
  • You have a deep knowledge of the physics of power electronic systems and electronic communication systems.
  • You are capable of designing, building, and maintaining complex electrical systems (e.g., electric vehicle or robot), and can select and purchase the components that comprise these systems.
  • You can prototype software to communicate with electronics using C or C++.
  • You are experienced at debugging serial and real time protocol communication systems (e.g., EtherCAT, Ethernet, CAN, I2C, BISS).
  • You can deliver reliable, manufacturable, and cost effective designs and products.
  • You can methodically document requirements, designs, assembly, and test procedures and results.
  • You are driven and motivated by high-impact engineering applications that will revolutionize society.
  • You want to work for a company that is driven to rapidly field real robots.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.
  • Experience making conceptual and final designs using CAD tools.
  • Proficiency in designing, building, and testing hardware and firmware systems.
  • Experience designing robotic electronic systems including actuators and sensors.
  • Can evaluate, design and conduct research for electromechanical systems and products by applying principles of power electronics, digital signal processing, computer engineering, and electromagnetics.
  • Proven communication and presentation skills with technical and non-technical audiences.

Personal Attributes:

  • You are able to balance timely project completion with quality work.
  • You are motivated by good engineering design, effective implementation, and pushing the envelope of what is possible.
  • You are passionate about deploying a large fleet of robots that will operate around people in the real world.
  • You have a passion for design and manufacturing.
  • You are a strong team player with excellent communication skills and a high degree of ownership and drive.

The following additional experience might also be beneficial to this role:

  • You are capable of designing and fabricating power electronic circuits.
  • PCB design, fabrication, testing, and debugging.
  • PLC programming and debugging.
  • Experience working with electrical systems in college competitions involving solar/electric cars or aircraft
  • Experience with EtherCAT and Ethernet network interfaces and tools.
  • Debugging serial communication data with an oscilloscope.
  • Deep understanding of the dynamics of high voltage AC and DC power systems.
  • Experience with high voltage (> 300V) designs.
  • PE Certification.
  • Experience in optics and photonics for camera and sensor design.
  • Experience in the design and deployment of sensor hardware and electronics (e.g., strain gauge, accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, transducers, and digital encoders).

Compensation and work environment:

  • Competitive base w/ benefits
  • Equity incentive package
  • Relocation package
  • Professional development opportunities

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to careers@dextrousrobotics.com with the subject “Electrical Engineer opening”.

Dextrous Robotics provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Perception Engineer

Dextrous perception engineers develop and deploy the visual perception components for our high-speed robotic manipulation system. We’re currently looking for an engineer to develop a robust, high-quality system and to evaluate its performance quantitatively.

Who we’re looking for:

  • You have experience integrating and deploying robotic perception R&D onto real robotic systems (including debugging, calibrating, and optimizing)
  • You have practical experience that includes data fusion for object tracking, system calibration, model building and matching, image labeling, and segmentation (experience enabling robot manipulation and pick-and-place applications is preferred)
  • You want to work for a company that is driven to rapidly field real robots
  • You are passionate about addressing hard perception problems in complex, unstructured environments
  • You are driven and motivated by high-impact engineering applications that have the potential to revolutionize society

Responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and implementing algorithms for high-speed detection, tracking, and classification of static and dynamic objects for robotic manipulation from RGB-D data
  • Collaborating with our hardware team to configure our RGB-D and related systems
  • Investigating new sensors and establishing ways to integrate them into our sensor fusion and perception stacks
  • Designing, testing, and supporting your software from simulation to prototypes to a scaled fleet
  • Following software practices that produce maintainable code, including automated testing, continuous integration, and rigorous code review

Necessary qualifications:

  • You have a PhD, MS, or equivalent industry experience
  • You are a talented software developer, ideally with experience in C++ and experience analyzing and debugging robotic perception algorithms
  • You have a strong track record in inventing and deploying innovative perception algorithms to robotic systems in real-world environments
  • You have expertise in relevant technical areas like object recognition, segmentation, dense 3D reconstruction, tracking, sensor fusion, and state estimation
  • You are passionate about deploying a large fleet of robots that will operate around people in the real world

Compensation and work environment:

  • Competitive base pay w/ benefits
  • Equity incentive package
  • Relocation package
  • Professional development opportunities

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to careers@dextrousrobotics.com with “Perception Engineer opening” in the subject.

Dextrous Robotics provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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