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Sr. Performance Test Engineer - Agility Robotics

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Job Title
Sr. Performance Test Engineer
Job Location
Corvallis, Oregon
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

Agility is building a Performance Testing team to ensure that our hardware and software are thoroughly tested and continually monitored. 

About The Work

  • Experience in leading the development of large scale automated and manual testing strategies for a complex robotic system.
  • Implementation and use of automated testing tools.
  • Developing and documenting testing proposals to stakeholders
  • Analyze, diagnose and identify the root cause of applications performance issues. Prototype and implement necessary changes in order to resolve the performance issues.
  • Recommend, design and develop techniques which will improve performance, ease of use, and manageability.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in metrics and working through data sets
  • Conduct performance testing and evaluate the test results. Identify concerns as well as points of contention from the benchmark as well as present a summary of the benchmark analysis to developers, systems integration engineers, and architects.
  • Develop and extend custom applications using the relevant technologies.
  • Work well independently as well as part of a team on assigned tasks; generating and implementing creative solutions which will improve customer implementations. Collaborate
  • Provide hands-on leadership for a growing Performance team, coaching technicians and testers to help them develop their skills and careers
  • Removing roadblocks and recognizing the power of autonomy and ownership of each individual contributor in their teams
  • Work with developers to make hard-to-test features more testable, mentors the team on testing strategies and technologies, and can coach the team on exploratory testing across the product
  • Lead the team to not only assist with testing, but also investigate complicated production issues, and work on the product directly
  • Push the limits of the system, exposing bugs and performance limits. Break things so they can be fixed.

About You

  • A B.S. or M.S. in computer science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or similar field
  • Experience working with various sensing technologies (monocular cameras, stereo cameras, lidar, IMU, etc.)
  • Exposure to standard agile and software development processes (issue tracking tools (Jira), feature branching, version control (Git), continuous integration and deployment)
  • Strong programming abilities in a modern scripting language – Python required, C++ experience preferred.
  • Enthusiasm for learning about Digit’s hardware, software stack, and principles of bipedal robotics
  • Six or more years of experience in leading testing services in multiple technologies
  • General project management experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; influencing skills and ability to work effectively in a geographically dispersed team.
  • Experience leading testing teams, including mentoring and coaching and on-boarding new resources
  • Proven debugging and diagnostic skills.
  • Must be independent, self-motivated, innovative, diligent, reliable, and trustworthy.
  • Authorization to work in the USA

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

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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