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Hardware Engineering Director - Agility Robotics

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Job Title
Hardware Engineering Director
Job Location
Pittsburgh, PA. Corvallis, OR
Job Description

Agility Robotics is a pioneer. Our robot, Digit, is the first to be sold into workplaces across the globe. Our team is differentiated by its expertise in imagining, engineering, and delivering robots with advanced mobility, dexterity, intelligence, and efficiency -- robots specifically designed to work alongside people, in spaces built for people. Every day, we break through engineering challenges and invent new solutions and capabilities that will one day make robots commonplace and approachable. This work is our passion and our responsibility: our mission is to make businesses more productive and people’s lives more fulfilling.

About the role:

This individual will serve as an Engineering Director for the hardware engineering group and work with software, applications, systems, industrial and manufacturing engineering teams to develop and deliver high-performance, industry-leading robots. This individual with work directly for the VP of Hardware Engineering to direct and oversee all aspects of hardware engineering activities at the company.  This director will establish policies and procedures that produce high-quality hardware products.

About the work:

  • Leverage both internal resources and external partners to enable Agility’s hardware engineering group to deliver advanced products
  • Identify staffing requirements and priorities and lead hiring efforts
  • Keep abreast of all group initiatives/blockers and drive resolutions
  • Be trusted to make independent program decisions of relatively large scope with minimal oversight
  • Understand business objectives and ensure engineering alignment
  • Lead by example by implementing best practices and exhibiting excellence in own work
  • Maintain a positive, collaborative and productive work environment
  • Foster a culture that promotes collaboration, communication, and respect for unique approaches to problem solving
  • Conduct annual performance reviews with staff
  • Identify and implement improvements for tools and resources
  • Identify, monitor and communicate risks and dependencies to executive leadership
  • Be available as a mentor to engineering leads and managers
  • Independently conceive organizational initiatives to improve operational effectiveness and make recommendations to leadership
  • Lead and support mechanical, electrical, robotics and analysis group managers
  • Develop and maintain engineering portions of program schedules
  • Manage group resources and budgets and provide status reports to leadership
  • Ensure that engineering requirements are satisfied in designs

About you:

The successful candidate should be an excellent coach, mentor, communicator, and leader and have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering/science/robotics
  • 15+ years of relevant experience with Bachelor’s degree
  • 7+ years of leadership experience in hardware, electrical or electromechanical systems and products
  • Systems Engineering experience
  • Effective communication skills and demonstrated success in a team environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work across disciplines to build consensus and drive complex systems to completion
  • Ability to drive team success through technical direction and empowerment


Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Robotics experience and leadership in robotics organization
  • Advanced degree in engineering/science/robotics
  • Experience with agile development
  • Jira/Confluence experience
  • Smartsheet experience


  • Employer-matched retirement plan
  • Stock Options possible for some exempt employees
  • 100% paid high-quality health, dental and vision, short/long term disability insurance
  • Five weeks of paid vacation for all exempt employees
  • Unlimited sick days for all exempt employees
  • A great selection of healthy snacks & refreshments on-site
  • Generous parental leave programs
  • Catered lunch 2x per week 
  • A culture that encourages flexible work
  • Relocation assistance for specific roles


Agility Robotics is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits unlawful discriminatory practices, including harassment. Therefore, it is the policy of Agility Robotics to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Agility Robotics prohibits any such discrimination or harassment.


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Agility Robotics Headquarters Location

Albany, OR

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Agility Robotics Company Size

Between 100 - 500 employees

Agility Robotics Founded Year


Agility Robotics Total Amount Raised


Agility Robotics Funding Rounds

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  • Series B

    $150,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $20,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $8,000,000 USD

  • Seed

    $792,000 USD